We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly Munoz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kimberly, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
We didn’t start out with the idea of starting a business. I’ve always been an animal person but when I was young, I was allergic to hay. As I got older, my love for animals continued. We started looking at getting some livestock but with our land, we needed something that had minimal impact. Alpacas came to mind. With a great mentor, we learned a lot about them and our love for them grew. After getting our first herd of Alpacas, we wanted to give others the chance to meet and learn about them too. That’s when we started our business.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Aside from our Alpacas, I also work in the medical field. I started my career later in life as we were traveling and following my husbands military career. I stayed home and went to college then worked part time. It was challenging being a student and mom but I had a goal and I was determined to succeed, so I did. Success doesn’t come from just one person. I had great examples within my family and friends to look up too. Everyone played a part in my success.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Press Cafe is one of my favorites! The atmosphere is great and there is shopping not far. The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens is a must see along with the Kimball. For a sweet treat, we like to go to Melt and finish the day with some bowling at Pinstripes. The rest of the week would be spent exploring Sundance Square, the Fort Worth Zoo, and maybe a trip to Eataly in Dallas.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
We were very fortunate to have the mentor ship of Alpacas of Aledo. That is where we got our Alpacas and Jayme Haney is always there when I have questions. Melissa and Melissa from MSquared Photography has always been there for us and they truly understand how to work with our Alpacas and handlers during photo sessions. Our family has also been a big part in helping us with animal care and events.
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