Don and Kim have been making monsters since 2003. In their studio in Wyoming, they have created a wide variety of designs depicting a number of the better known cryptids which they subsequently used to decorate many different products. The project started in 2001 when Don was working for the Government of Nepal and was unsuccessful in finding a toy plush Yeti in all of Kathmandu. This eventually led to their creating a stuffed animal in the likeness of the famed chupacabra and having it mass produced overseas.
Originally from Hawaii, Don grew up in Mexico and lived many years in California prior to moving to Wyoming where he has resided for the last 22 years. Formerly a pharmaceutical industry executive until 1981, Don runs his own consulting practice specialized in international fiscal reform. Since then, he has worked on a diverse array of assignments in 48 countries on behalf of multilateral development institutions like the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, USAID and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Don has an MBA from Cornell University and speaks fluent Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.
Kim was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in New Jersey. After graduating from Colorado State University with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts, she moved to New Mexico where she lived for many years developing the D.A. Harris line of fine jewelry and silver art. Kim has a lifetime of experience in silversmithing, jewelry design and engraving. An artist, painter and sculptor as well, Kim is the creator of all designs of the fearsome creatures from the annals of cryptozoology marketed by Cryptocritters.