In 2011, Kristina Guerrero (aka Turbo) was on a backcountry ski trip with her rescue pooch, Dunkan (on left), when she realized he was just as hungry as she was. She fed him some of her own food, but worried it lacked the proper nutrition. The trip inspired her to create and develop TurboPUP 'Complete K9 Meal Bars!' A premium, lightweight compact meal on the go!
Today, TurboPUP is still a woman run, small company, with some giant friends. In 2015, Kristina partnered with Daymond John on the hit show Shark Tank, to scale the company (see video below). Kristina's vision is for TurboPUP to manufacture canine edibles that embody health, nutrition and premium quality. As a Veteran, Kristina donates five percent of TurbopUP's profits to causes in support of our four legged best friends and our country's heroes.
A little about Kristina...
Kristina graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 2002. As a turbo distinguished graduate of US Air Force pilot training, she went onto fly C-130 TurboPROPS. She is a decorated US Air Force Veteran, and proud recipient of two Combat Air Medals for missions flown in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Horn of Africa.
With over 1000 hours of community service, she returned to school in 2009 to obtain a Master's in Occupational Therapy, in pursuit of a life of service. Her life goal is to "be the change." When she's not nurturing TurboPUP, Kristina serves diverse populations as an occupational therapist or as a volunteer for Deschutes County Search and Rescue. She also loves to wander through the mountains with her TurboPUPs!