About The Organizers

Shara Mendoza and Alma Gurgol are both mothers with small businesses catering to kids and families. They share a passion for children and a fun family lifestyle.

Shara Mendoza organizes the annual Kelowna Wellness Fair and has been so pleased with its success that she is now planning the first annual Tot to Teen Expo! When searching for activities for her own children, she realized that it would be wonderful for families to be able to see what the Okanagan has to offer all in one place. When she is not organizing events, Shara is busy teaching guitar and caring for her family.


Alma Gurgol is a mother of two with a passion for family. She is always on the hunt for local services and handmade products. Her love for handmade local products led her to start her own business making cloth diapers and diapering accessories known as ‘Ogobumz’. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to plan the first annual Tot to Teen Expo as it will have everything you need for your family all in one place! Alma is busy working as a full-time Legal Assistant, part-time student and full-time mom! In her "spare" time she enjoys outdoor adventures with her family.