Owner and Founder: Katalin Mendly Zambo (Mama Zambo)
Katalin, or Mama Z, (yes she is Hungarian) is the heart and soul of this company and can be best described as having a heart of gold. Her only aim in this world is to encourage people to feel their best through healthy living including good nutrition and plenty of exercise. In fact, at the age of 65, she began to play ice hockey, proving over and over again that anything is possible! She has spent the last 30 years serving the community and has gained invaluable experience and knowledge, the accumulation of which is at the disposal of all her customers.
Owner: Kat Zambo (Kat Jr. Yes they have the same name)
Kat is a die-hard hiker and hockey player. She grew up in North Vancouver hiking in the forests surrounding their home. If she’s not at the shop she’s on a mountain or at the rink.
“Hiking teaches you that every step no matter how small, make a difference in getting you to the top. You just have to keep going” says Kat, for who no hike is too long or too steep. If she had to pick, her favorite hike would be Mt. Harvey.
Kat is a big believer of getting you out of your comfort zone. She sees the potential in everyone and pushes them to do their best and to be their greatest.
She would also like to add this about Wild Trails ditching dairy:
“I just wanted again to say thank you for the support. I honestly didn’t think people would care so much but wow was I wrong. I want people to know that we aren’t doing this to be trendy or to jump on a bandwagon. When you know the truth its hard to ignore. I watched Earthlings and I cried for days. I couldn’t imagine what those animals go through especially during the slaughter process. And what’s worse, giving birth to a baby and have it taken away? All for milk? We cannot support that. Its heartbreaking. I just wanted people to know why we are doing this. We could easily sell out but we wont. I don’t want a business that hurts someone or hurts animals. We even brew our own syrups for our lattes because we don’t want to use the chemicals that get you addicted. We go through the garbage and we make sure it all gets recycled. Everything gets recycled. Is it hard work? Absolutely but its worth it. You are all worth it. So are animals and so is this amazing planet that we live on. We are here for a short time and well we want to do the best we can to help and be kind. Not destroy and be greedy. That is no life for us. When I take my last breath when I die because we all die I want to know that I did my best to be kind and compassionate. I’m so overwhelmed with the love..I wont lie I spent some time crying because I’m so happy. Happy tears. Thank you for everything. You have filled my heart w joy and given me hope. My mom too. We are both so grateful. Thank you.”