The Northeast Alpaca Expo
May 2 - 4, 2014

NY State Fairgrounds & Exposition Center
Syracuse, New York

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Arturo Pena

Biography

Arturo Pena is from Arequipa, Peru.  He has an educational background in animal science and management.  In 2003, he moved to the United States, since then he has been working as a herd manager for a large alpaca farm's operation.  His fascination for alpacas and it's luxury product "The Fleece" motivated him to get into the AOBA Judging Apprentice Program.  He completed his training and became an AOBA Certified Halter, Performance, and Fleece Judge for both Huacaya and Suri.  Arturo, his wife Kat and son Nicholas recently moved to the East Coast area.

Arturo believes that education and mentoring are the keys to promote and develop a strong alpaca industry.