WHAT WE DO

Recompose is developing a process that gently converts human remains into soil, so that we can nourish new life after we die. Our goal is to offer recompositon as an alternative choice to cremation and conventional burial.

 
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Our Impact

Our modular system uses nature's principles to return us to the earth, sequestering carbon and improving soil health. In fact, we've calculated carbon savings over a metric ton per person. Recomposition allows us to give back to the earth that supports us all our lives.

 
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Our Model

 

We believe that death care is an important part of life. In addition to creating a system that will gently return us to the earth, we encourage participation and strive to make the experience transparent and meaningful for everyone.

 

Participate

 

From having a home funeral to the care of a loved one's body after death, we encourage the participation of families and friends during this profound human event.

 

return

 

Recompose takes guidance from nature.  At the heart of our model is a system that will gently return us to the earth after we die.

 
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our team

Recompose is a benefit corporation powered by people who believe in changing the death care paradigm. All of us approach this work with energy, tenacity, and joy. To read bios of our team, click here.

 
 
 Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, PhD Research Advisor

Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, PhD
Research Advisor

 Katrina Spade Founder + CEO

Katrina Spade
Founder + CEO

 Tanya Marsh Legal Strategy

Tanya Marsh
Legal Strategy

 
 Alan Maskin Architecture + Design

Alan Maskin
Architecture + Design

 Angela Hennessy Ritual + Cultural Practices

Angela Hennessy
Ritual + Cultural Practices

 Caitlin Doughty Alternative Funeral Practices

Caitlin Doughty
Alternative Funeral Practices

 Leslie Christian, CFA Operational Strategy

Leslie Christian, CFA
Operational Strategy

 Jim Boldt Public Affairs

Jim Boldt
Public Affairs

 Katie Booser Operations Design

Katie Booser
Operations Design

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 Richard Finch Pilot Operations

Richard Finch
Pilot Operations

 

At Our Core

 

We emulate nature, because nature is really, really good at death.

We believe everyone deserves choice when it comes to the end-of-life.

We hold transparency and participation dear, and work them into everything we do.

 

Questions? Check out our FAQ.