MEET THE MOTLEY CREW THAT MADE GOPALS HAPPEN
Chief Amazement Officer
Ringleader of all things… GoPals. Mompreneur juggling family, work, and fun!!
Director of Do Good
In charge of selecting an appropriate charity and being a Shot@Life Champion.
Director of Make it Cool
Responsible for being the voice of reality (e.g., “They have to be more fun, Mom)
Director of Work-Life Balance
Constant reminder of the need to take breaks. Usually food, walk, and pee breaks.
Every parent knows the fear and panic that accompanies a child’s loss of a beloved stuffed animal.
Somewhere while traveling between Seattle and Portland–we never figured out where–my daughter Piper’s favorite plush toy, Midnight, just disappeared. The loss was devastating to my six-year-old, who never went to bed without her favorite cat. “Right then it occurred to me: our phones are mobile, computers are mobile, why can’t plush toys be mobile too?”
Fast forward 11 years. My six-year-old daughter is now 18, she has a 12-year-old brother, and their mom had spent more than 20 years as a top Footwear and Apparel Designer for Nike. And so one night–after my kids and I watched a few too many episodes of Shark Tank–we decided it was time to make my idea a reality.
Together we worked to design a plush toy that travels everywhere a child goes, a stuffed animal that fastens securely to any backpack. GOPALS happily tag along on every trip–to school, sleepovers, vacations and more. And parents rest easier knowing that their child’s favorite friend will never leave their side.