Our Founders

Our founders have traveled long and diverse paths to Hudson Alpaca. Their journeys have inspired them to focus on product quality and customer service. These fundamental attributes are their guide posts for every business decision and customer interaction.

 

Elizabeth Gels

Elizabeth comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and explorers. She hails from Lima, Peru and ventured to the United States in 1998 to broaden her horizons at graduate school. Always a student of marketing and design, she has a professional background in data analytics and a passion for start-up culture. Elizabeth earned her Master's in Business and Administration (MBA) from Boston University's School of Management.

 

Dean Gels

Dean loves business and operations. He is a trained Army Officer and worked for over a decade as a finance professional in the technology industry. Growing up in a farm community in Ohio, Dean has lived the city life but has not forgotten his roots. He enjoys the hands-on logistics of international manufacturing and servicing those who share his passion for the Alpaca fiber market. Dean is a proud graduate of the United States Military Academy (West Point) and earned his Master's in Business and Administration (MBA) from Boston University's School of Management.