Dolores Vásquez Reanda, Guatemalan General Manager
Dolores Vásquez Reanda is one of the most educated and influential women in Santiago. She graduated with a diploma in administration from the Colegio Teresa Martín in Quetzaltenango and has worked as a secretary and administrator for various community organizations and government offices. More importantly, however, Dolores has years of experience translating from Spanish to the Tz’utujil indigenous language and working with artisan women striving to improve the quality and marketability of their handicrafts.
Heidi McAnnally-Linz, Founder and Project Manager
Heidi McAnnally-Linz is the President of the Board of Directors for Natik. She first came to Santiago Atitlán in March 2004 as a student at Haverford College. After graduating from Haverford, she spent a year as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow studying indigenous organization throughout Latin America, and in August 2007, she returned to Santiago to launch Just Apparel. Heidi recently finished her MPA in International Policy and Management at New York University, and she works as the Global Outreach Coordinator for Innovations for Poverty Action.
Ryan McAnnally-Linz, Founder and Project Manager
Ryan McAnnally-Linz is a PhD Candidate in Theology at Yale University. Ryan began working with artisans and their children in Santiago in June 2005, and together with Heidi, he founded Just Apparel after graduating from Dartmouth College with a government degree in 2006.
Brittany Burton, Project Development Intern
Brittany holds her B.A. in Public Relations from the University of Southern California and is currently pursuing her M.A. in International and Intercultural Communications from the University of Denver. During the summer of 2013, she worked in Santiago Atitlán to implement Just Apparel’s project promoting and selling traditional artisan goods and customized embroidery through online markets in the US.