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Our Team

Hi there! My name is Adriana. I’m Bolivian. I began working at 21 for UNICEF on early childhood education. Working on this area has taken me all across the world, from Asia to Latin America and now Senegal.

Last year (2016), I realized that I wanted to create something that could make an impact on someone else’s life and create jobs. This is the main reason I founded KEARA. KEARA represents a bit of who I am, as it brings together the colors and traditions of Bolivia to the amazing country that has been hosting me since 2013.
Three months after hiring our first artisan, who is now one of KEARA’s main pillars, I was able to see first-hand the impact that this job made in his life; he started a family he could now provide for.
I am glad I left my 9 to 5 job to follow my dreams, it hasn’t been easy, but I have not seen a single day pass by without being excited about something. I am fully committed to KEARA and to the amazing project that we have for our brand. Read about our project by clicking here!

I am based in Dakar with our fantastic artisan team!

Hi there! My name is Jay, I first met Adriana while spending some time working at the American Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. I was first attracted to KEARA simply because of the beautiful leather. After spending some time in Senegal and seeing for myself the craftsmanship behind the product and attention to detail, I knew I wanted to be a part of this brand.

After leaving the military earlier in 2017, I joined Adriana in her endeavor. Together we share the same goal and we strongly believe that our Artisans can create a product unlike what is used to being seen come out of Africa. 

I am based in California, and represent KEARA in the US.