Lizzy Van Heest is a senior at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In her free time she enjoys taking yoga classes, cooking vegetarian meals and reading by the lake. She has a Cavalier King Charles who she loves and spoils. Lizzy studied abroad in Madrid, Spain during the spring of 2020.
Dr. Fernando Peña is an orthopedic surgeon who has dedicated his career to helping patients with foot and ankle problems walk pain free. His expertise in foot mechanics led to Julieta's innovative shoe base—one he developed based on the latest research in biometrics. Originally from Spain, his heritage and personal knowledge of traditional Spanish shoemaking is infused in every detail of the design.
Paige Kocourek graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2019 and has since taught students in Thailand and coached soccer. She is a lover of teaching others, cultivating positivity, camping, cheesecake and life in general. One of Paige’s greatest passions is traveling, as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle. On a day off, not much can keep this energetic lady inside. She will be writing in the park with friends or persuading her boyfriend to embark upon an outdoor adventure.
Kristie Landing is a writer and art curator with 5+ years of experience working in communications. She has a BA from Duke University and an MA from Sotheby's Institute of Art, London. In addition to working for lifestyle publications, she has helped numerous luxury B2C retail companies bring their voices to life. Kristie is based in Charleston, S.C. where she loves doing yoga, traveling, and hanging out with her Westie, Katie.