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Meet Our Team



Founder + CEO

Manuel has a Master’s Degree in Communication Systems (Computer Science) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.  Since 2015, Manuel has worked tirelessly to provide the best platform possible for Villages to use and seniors to benefit from.  With a deep connection to the aging community (see Our Story page), Manuel recognizes the many benefits of Villages and strives to improve this model with the best platform for Villages to provide millions of seniors with resources to age independently, socially, and purposefully.



Marketing and Sales Associate

Parker is currently studying Quantitative Analysis of Markets and Organizations and Finance at the University of Utah. He has been with the Helpful Village team since January 2021. His role in the company is to aid new clients in their transition, market our company, and work with our data analytics and research. He is more than happy to answer any questions you may have and is truly passionate about healthy aging!



Business Operations Manager

Cristina has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Sciences from the University of La Laguna. Since 2018, Cristina has been working hard to ensure that Helpful Village meets goals and offers a high quality product to all of its customers. Cristina offers a broad overview of the business as a whole and she is a vital part of the success of Helpful Village.



Yoga therapist and teacher

Petra is a certified yoga therapist and yoga teacher specializing in yoga for healthy aging. She finished her Yoga Teacher training in 2012 and dived deeper into studying how yoga practices can help people address their health challenges and improve their well-being. Petra finished her 800-hour Yoga Therapy studies in 2015. She prepared herself to work with individuals that deal with limitations due to chronic conditions or injuries. 

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