Meet Our TEAM

Theresa Vigarino

Founder and Executive Director

Theresa founded Mom’s House For Children as an extension from her own heart for the children of the world.  A born mother that has raised two children of her own, while becoming a second mom to many, her love of motherhood is now extending to the most vulnerable children in developing countries.  During Theresa’s travels across the globe, she fell in love with South Africa, its land and its people. Her family knew from a very early age that Theresa was drawn to the plight of African children.  She’s wanted to help the children of Africa for as long as she can remember. Everything Theresa has experienced in her life has prepared her for the journey of providing housing and loving home environments to these children.  A world-traveler, author, speaker and entrepreneur, Theresa has dedicated her life to be of service to others. Her heart’s mission is now to embrace the orphaned and most vulnerable children of the world. She believes that to make any lasting profound change, we start with the children.  Her firm belief is that together, when we love the children, we can and will unite the world.

Victor Lazzaro

Co-Founder, Advisor

Victor is a born problem solver.  He has spent the past 30 years inventing, designing and engineering products in a variety of areas.  His products in the consumer, medical and technology spaces have helped millions live better lives around the world.  Victor brings innovative ideas and concepts to our projects, from development through implementation. Victor is a writer, video blogger and speaker on design, creativity and personal development.  He brings a wealth of unique and diverse set of skills to the Mom’s House For Children team. His personal mission is to make our planet a better place for all of us through solving big issues such as sanitation needs, energy resources and clean water.  Through his global travels, he has an enthusiasm for creating environments where children can thrive and become the next generation of game changers and new thought leaders. He realizes that children are our future and that too many are without healthy living conditions.  His influence for innovation is pivotal for the success of Mom’s House, as it is for several companies where he is an active Board Member.

Victor is an avid motorcycle rider and rock climber.  He and Theresa spend their free time in nature climbing and hiking.

Jessica Wahl

Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ANCHIE KUO, MD

Board Member

Anchie Kuo, MD has spent most of his career on the finance and operational side of early to middle stage companies. He began his career in business development at Pfizer Hospital Products Group, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. with over $1 billion in revenue. Additionally, he has over 15 years of experience in venture capital and was a co-Founder of BankAmerica Ventures (Scale Venture Partners), a fund that had approximately $1.2 billion of assets under management. At BankAmerica Ventures, Dr. Kuo was responsible for all healthcare investments and served on the Board of Directors of over 15 healthcare companies. He was CEO and owner of ARC International, a medical device company that manufactures in Beijing China and distributes its products worldwide. Post- acquisition of ARC International, Dr. Kuo was a cofounder of CA Medical which focuses on distribution of international products in China. He recently formed Thalos, a company dedicated to creating products that provides safe clean water to communities and reducing the environmental impact of plastic bottles. Dr. Kuo received his MD from Dartmouth Medical School and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College. 

 

 

DAVID HOPP

Director of Design & Construction 

AIBD: Certified Professional Building Designer #5-633. California General Contractor License #519606

David is a certified professional member of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), and a licensed general contractor.

He started working with his father at an early age, always knowing he would grow up to design and build the best and most beautiful homes possible. 

David is currently applying to patent a new design & building process he developed that a competent craftsman can learn in about half a day, or less. This process uses 3% less wood and provides, at minimum, a 250% increase in insulation value over a traditionally built wall of the same length. It uses less, costs less, and is faster and easier to build; it’s more energy efficient, and still retains the structural aspects of a traditionally built home. 

Outdoor mountain sports, woodworking, and poetry are David’s avocations. 

 

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