Stephanie Tsuruda, Michael Toppel and Linda Coldeway met in Panajachel, Guatemala.
Stephanie came to Guatemala from Salt Lake City, Utah to fulfill a dream she had to live in Latin America. She worked as a research nurse on a project and during that time she rediscovered the passion within the lives of the Mayan people she met throughout her travels in Central America. Stephanie is in charge of selling the dog collars in the United States.
Michael arrived to Guatemala from Florida for 6 weeks in February 2010 to volunteer his time and carpentry skills at Mayan Families. He is still there and currently starting up a carpentry vocational school thru Mayan Families that will impact many students. He is co founder of Pana Paws. He spends many hours placing and picking up orders and handling production in Guatemala.
Linda arrived to Guatemala from Vancouver Island, Canada where she expanded her dreams of healing practices. She, too, was deeply touched by her experiences. Each of them came to Guatemala for different reasons but were so moved, touched and inspired they stayed for well over a year. Linda currently lives in Victoria, Canada and sells dog collars along with other beautiful items made in Guatemala.