Here's Our Team
The PeTab Village, the sanctuary for many original inhabitants finally had a chance to mesh, yet they are now confronted with many new challenges. Some of the original inhabitants must learn to live with being challenged by the status quo and navigating around their non-comfort zones as there are now diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues the leadership must address.
Ecosystems are biological communities of interacting organisms and their physical environments. Ecosystems within the PeTab village contain water, trees, and rocks, and every part of the ecosystem is interdependent on each other, either directly or indirectly.
Every system is part of the ecosystem like a puzzle piece. All the pieces fit together to make a complete Ecosystem. This is one reason we started having puzzles in our store. We are all pieces of the puzzle, and we must collaborate and find innovative ways to accommodate the need of every inhabitant to make our ecosystem work!
Our Team Has Grown Through The Years
Each of our inhabitant is a piece of the puzzle with their unique gifts and challenges.
Xǐlè 喜乐 (Joy & Happiness) - Chief Believer
Xǐlè 喜乐 , the owl, can turn her head 360 degrees and can be found perched in the highest tree in PeTab so she can watch over all the creatures and monitor all the visitors to the sanctuary. She prioritizes growth over comfort, and she is still struggling with her previous people-pleasing tendencies while guiding the inhabitants with new understanding.
Sarang - Chief People Officer (CPO)
Sarang, the impala, is quiet but introspective, and kind, and uses her gift of observation and helps VPG connect people within and outside of the organization. Sarang is a great follower, and she's about to find out her gifts as a leader. Sarang listens compassionately as other inhabitants seek advice, and she supports Xǐlè, as they know each other for a long time.
Alexandra - Digital Strategist
Alexandra, the lion, applies her expertise in social interactions, and courageousness to help her animal friends connect to other animals beyond PeTab. Alexandra is receptive to feedback and listens well. Alexandra is interested in growing herself both personally and professionally. She is dedicated to growing PeTab village, and she is exploring her soul purpose and wanting to form a family, when the right person comes along. Alexandra wants a work-life balance, and she is not afraid to work hard for it.
Paprika, Webinar and Podcast Producer
Paprika, the black leopard, is a worldly and calm observer who doesn't sweat the small stuff ? she also sings like you would not believe! As Paprika gets to know the various inhabitants of our new ecosystems, she will have a chance to exhibit her leadership skills. Paprika is a detailed planner and Xǐlè respects her a great deal for her knowledge, and she balances the intermittent high-energy temperament of Xǐlè.
Chika - Junior Project Engineer
Chika, the cheetah, enjoys trying new things and is extremely talented. Chica is aware that she can grow in areas of patience and at times needs to slow down to reflect. Chika has grown significantly, especially when it comes to "Fear of Missing Out - FOMO". She is growing her leadership skills as she ventures out to the world.
Toto - Junior Artistic Engineer
Toto, the zebra, is an incredible artist and insightful. However, Toto feels safest when she's alone and in her comfort zone. Toto is at a crossroad exploring ways to live a happy life but learning that she also has responsibilities.
Kia - Litigation Assistant
The name Kia means “hill” or “mountain" and originated in Africa. Just like a mountain standing tall unweathered by the elements that come its way, Kia stands her ground against any odds in her life, welcoming challenges that enrich her experiences.
Nico - Litigation Assistant
Nico, the tree frog, is a kind and thoughtful creature who loves spending time with friends and family. She thrives while collaborating with others, which aligns with the original Greek meaning of her name: "victory of the people." Nico is passionate about history and loves to spend hours sitting with a good book.
Hetter - Creative Writer/Editor
Hetter, the Fennex Fox is quiet and creative. She enjoys helping others polish their projects. She finds inspiration and peace in the outdoors; some of her best work was begun while hiking or running. She loves the positive atmosphere of the PeTab village and is grateful to have been welcomed into the fold.
Fauna - Junior Learning Engineer
Fauna is expressive, creative, devoted, and open-minded. Fauna is still cultivating confidence, she ultimately takes pride in exchanging knowledge and helping others. Fauna strives to balance solitude and socialization. Fauna sees the beauty in numbers and is interested in uplifting others to stand tall, as she continues to branch out her circle.
Gigi - Junior Creative Engineer
Gigi is an artist who seeks to explore and experiment in creative ways. Despite her quiet nature, she is a passionate and aspires to grow her confidence and contentment.
Peanut - Knowledge Management Engineer
Peanut, the giraffe, is graceful, protective, patient, and intelligent, and has been a long-time and trustworthy friend of Xǐlè. Peanut is analytical and detail-oriented, and she recently got recognized for her talent in knowledge management in a national competition. The time for her to devote to the PeTab Village is dwindling, but she wants to see it through as she started this from the beginning, and she is a finisher.
Luminary - Artistic and Workshop Consultant
Luminary, the llama, is creative, cheerful, and passionate about colors. She likes to inspire the team using her unique talents. Luminary has a great fashion sense and wants to hold her own exhibits. She is also interested in teaching others about "ikigai", and the reasons for being. Luminary uses arts to help feed others' souls.
Sara - Creative Writing Coach
Sara, the hippo, is a protector and can be assertive to protect her team. She is also creative, caring, and generally happy. Sara experienced some significant losses in her life, yet she charges forward and enjoys life, despite her fears. Sara is a good egg, and she is loyal to her friends.
Misha - Spiritual Consultant
Misha, the tiger, is intuitive and observant. She is also compassionate and a wonderful listener to her team. Misha seeks relationships that are meaningful and lifelong. She seeks to be an active listener and wants to help others balance their life by removing energy leaks and seeks spiritual fulfillment.
Scar - "Taker"
Scar is self-centered and narcissistic. He is greedy and never listens to others. He is charismatic until people get to know the true him. He epitomizes the idea of "fake it till you make it" behavior. Scar is very fearful of others finding out about his deep-seated insecurity. He is often loud and wants to show others how intelligent he is.
Timo - Golf Club Owner and Philanthropist
Timo, the gorilla, is laid back and chill. He has very strong opinions, but he listens to others and considers their ideas and opinions. He has an inner strength that shines through and seems to not have a care in the world. Timo is the opposite of Scar and they butt heads. Timo wants to live life, one golf game at a time.
Roo - Athletic Coach and Compassionate Mentor
Roo, the cat, is energetic and moves fast. She is very compassionate because she has experienced trauma in her life. Roo is very athletic and loves to be a positive mentor to others. Roo believes in mentorship and grows with others in her spare time. She lives her life with humility, and she has quiet confidence.
Keola - Wellness Consultant (left to explore the entrepreneurial world)
Keola, the pangolin, is a wellness coach. She is high-energy and has a personality bigger than life. She is a go-getter. Her strategies are intense, and she has strong opinions. She is very caring and loves her family.
Woodbury - Litigation Specialist
Woodbury, the sloth, has a very chill attitude. He is quiet, observant, and meticulous. He does not like to be misunderstood as "slow". In fact, Woodbury's favorite saying is, "I am not slow, I am meticulous." Woodbury is loyal and in search of purpose and ways to live a fulfilled life. Woodbury is growing his understanding of boundaries, in both his personal and professional life and is doing well.
Luna - Life Coach and Workshop Consultant
Luna is a generous soul, and she loves to fly around and observe interactions between different inhabitants in PeTab village. Luna is an introvert, and she tries to explore the meanings besides what is on the surface. She also likes to approach matters from an intellectual perspective.
Ellie - Website Manager
Ellie, the chameleon, uses her tech skills to manage the PeTab websites. She is adaptive and curious, which helps her keep up with the constant changes in technology. Ellie appreciates "thinking outside of the box" and strives to instill growth-mindsets in her family.
Henrietta - Creative Consultant (left to become a writer)
Henrietta, the horse, is from Great Britain, and uses her humor and tenacity to lighten the mood and drive creativity. Henrietta is outspoken and she longs for belongingness. She eventually figured out that she's interested in becoming a writer and she's preparing herself to go to school to become a published author. Henrietta knows that she will not stay in PeTab for long, but it was a good transition for her as she explores herself.
Hanso - Project Analyst (left to explore the entrepreneurial world)
Hanso, the suricate, is cautious yet always on the lookout for opportunities for growth. He takes care of the bugs-keeping viruses out of the sanctuary. Hanso has an expansive mindset, and he is interested in growing different revenue streams for the PeTab village.
Koki - Junior Project Engineer (left to pursue his passion in Industrial Engineering)
Koki, the axolotl, is a peaceful and curious creature, who approaches life with thoughtfulness and patience. He is highly adaptable and always seeking new experiences. As a symbol of transformation and healing, Koki brings a sense of loyalty and trust to those around him. As his name implies, he seeks to spread hope and joy to his companions.