There are quite a few of us on the WeatherWool Team. WeatherWool Advisors number over 73 at this writing, and that number will slowly grow.
The core, original WeatherWool Team includes my (Ralph's) family and two friends. The seven of us own 100% of WeatherWool. All of us are American Citizens by birth.
Ralph DiMeo: the founder of WeatherWool. I just couldn't find any wool that met my own performance requirements. And I've always preferred wool over everything else when dealing with Nature.
Debby DiMeo: Ralph's better half, and the Big Boss and brains and much more. Debby restrains a lot of my foolish enthusiasm, but not so much as to break my spirit. Debby also is the one who understands tailoring and sewing and garments, and -- tailors be warned -- she is a tough cookie when it comes to craftsmanship!
Alex DiMeo: Debby and Ralph's oldest child, Alex does what I think of as the real work. Shipping, packaging, inventory. Plus more and more Alex handles customer relations.
Denali (Laura) DiMeo: Denali is a full-time professional photographer who is devoting increasing time to WeatherWool. Denali's given name is Laura ... I wanted to name her Denali, after the tallest mountain in North America, but, Mom's preference -- Laura -- won out ... This was an early example of Debby restraining my outlandish impulses. But Denali is winning out lately, not least because of our daughter's own fondness for the name.
Zack DiMeo: Zack is our middle child, and he is not involved with WeatherWool, except to wear it. Zack lives in Casper, Wyoming where he works (a lot!) in the energy business. And yes ... New Jersey (our home) is what it is, and Wyoming is calling ... a much more natural place for WeatherWool to be located.
Lew Webb: A friend from Colorado since about 2005. I met Lew because of our woolens, but well before we even thought of WeatherWool. Lew is a businessman and an extremely serious traditional archer.
Bob Krause: Bob and I have been friends since 1993, when we both worked in the Institutional Equities Division of the original Morgan Stanley. Bob has a passion for financial markets in the way some people have a passion for golf or carpentry. When Bob's not working on financial instruments he's playing around with financial instruments. Bob and I were partners in a financial consultancy for about 10 years, ending about the time WeatherWool began taking over my life. Bob is an owner of WeatherWool because I have a small advisory and equity role in Bob's businesses, and vice versa.
THANK YOU ---- Ralph
New Year's Eve, 2019