Alpa, the main character
This fun alpaca Alpa is a global traveler, who especially loves to visit small exotic places just like Estonia. Together with children he discovers the local culture and language. He is joyful and calm, but when you call him a llama he might get upset and even spit.

 

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Kelly Lilles, CEO and Content Manager
She and her lovely sons are behind the concept of the project. Kelly has a BA in Estonian Philology and a MA in Translation Studies. For the past 6 years she has been running national and international language tech projects at institutions like the National Library of Estonia and the Institute of the Estonian Language. 
It might come as surprise that aside from speaking the language of bureaucracy she loves manual labor - hand drill and a circular saw are well handled by her and she has tiled quite several bathrooms of her friends. But... she can neither cook nor ski.
 
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Mikk Lilles, CTO
Project and team lead who aside from dealing with all the technological stuff can squeeze out the voice of Alpa. Mikk has been an IT project manager for over 10 years out which the last 5 years as the head of the mobile development department. When metal music is not refreshing enough, we may see him hanging behind the office windows - he loves the hights and is also a certified arborist. At home he loves to play football with his two sons and make extremely healthy smoothies.
 
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Reimo Meier, graphic designer
Reimo has finished entrepreneurship and project management at the University of Tartu. He has 6 years of experience in the field of entrepreneurship and 10 years in graphic design. He is behind our visual identity and the appearance of our main character Alpa. At home he just loooves taking care of his 8-month old son and he can easily handle the diaper change. Alpa karakteri ja visuaalse identiteedi looja, kes suudab alati mõelda kastist välja. Kodus on ta oma 8-kuusele pojale suurepärane isa, kes ei jää hätta ei toitmisel ega ka mähkmevahetusel.
 
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Karin Maandi, Marketing Specialist
Karin on 10+ aastat töötanud turundusmaastikul – seda pikemalt ettevõtetes Estravel, Apotheka ja MyFitness. Lisaks Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli majandusteaduskonna magistriõpingutele omandas Karin ka FAF Eesti EQF Level 4 personaaltreeneri litsentsi. Osadele on ta tuntud ka kui DJ Karinsmatic, keerutades plaate mitmetel üritustel Eestis ja välismaal. Karini kirgedeks on lisaks jõusaal, jooksmine, surf (lohe- ja lainesurf), reisimine ja looduses viibimine. “Aktiivses kehas head loovad turundusideed ja strateegiad, mis toovad tulemusi!” 
 
karin@alpa.ee 
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Janek Jaago, Communications Specialist
Janek is a mutant combining technology, business development and strategic marketing. His academic background is from the University of Tartu: BA in leadership and marketing and MA in technology leadership and entrepreneurship. His working competence in the same fields started already in 2007 and he has an experience in the leaders of corresponding sectors, incl. Estravel, Ekspress Grupp and Veriff. When Janek has a spare moment and his youngsters give him permission, then you might catch him taming the dragon of wind or teaching it to others - he is an internationally certified kitesurf trainer at the Surftown surf school.
 
janek@alpa.ee 
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Maarja Männik, lokaliseerimise projektijuht
Maarja on elukestev õppur, kes on kombanud nii sotsiaal- kui ka humanitaarteaduste ääremail. Ta omab Tartu Ülikooli õigusteaduste bakalaureusekraadi ja Tallinna Ülikooli haridusteaduste ja kirjaliku tõlke magistrikraadi. Sama vaheldusrikas on olnud ka tema tööpõld. Ta on töötanud juristina, assistendina, huviringi MTÜ Mängides Targaks juhendajana, tegelenud tõlkimisega ja abistanud koolis vabatahtlikuna. Vaba aeg möödub tal peamiselt emarollis, aga kui võimalus antakse, siis väisab ta meeleldi mõnda kultuuriüritust. Tasakaalu ja rahulikku meelt aitab tema elus luua jooga.
 
maarja@alpakids.com 
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Karl Kristjan Mõtlik, Developer
Karl Kristjan is a joyful computer geek, who is interested in different cultures. He does not eat any kind of soup and he is not able to ride a roller coaster without feeling sick but... this has not been an obstacle to recently finish his BA in Business Information Technology at the Tallinn University of Technology.
 
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Pihel Saatmann, Developer
Pihel finished her BA in informatics at the University of Tartu and she has worked as a programmer for 5 years out of which the last year officially as a game developer. She likes to spend her spare time balancing calmer and more involved activities - cooking, consuming PC games and movies and also going to the gym and other physical activities.
 
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