TEAM TOKI POKI
Angel Toki is the founder of Toki Poki and uses her spirit to guide us to this day. Toki lived her life as a big dog in a small body. Her travels took her all over the country, making countless friends along the way. Rest in peace, our fearless Toki and true superhero – she earned her wings in July 2015. (Toki Poki member #1)
Petey is a Boston Terrier/Pug mix rescue who loves to patrol his backyard for lizards, play tug-o-war with his sisters and is ready for a car ride at any moment. Petey can ‘leap tall buildings with a single bound’ whenever he hears the snack bag. However, as the CED (Chief Executive Dog) of Toki Poki, he usually oversees all business from the sofa, and prefers the title, “Lord Commander of the Couch.” He takes great pride in his daily duties of coordinating the lunch meetings. (Toki Poki member #1023)
Angel Cricket was a Boston Terrier rescue who loved to eat and prance around with her toys. She loved to sunbathe, explore and spend her days at the Toki Poki Petquarters. When she was done romping around, she would cleverly cover herself up with a soft blanket and take a nap. Rest in peace, our sweet Cricket – she earned her wings and halo in February 2018. (Toki Poki member #1022)
Christy is the founder, beating heart, and tireless dedication behind Toki Poki and it’s mission to make kids smile with pet trading cards. Christy is pack leader, graphic design artist, fervent philanthropist and constant, hopeful soul. She is Mom to her bonus teenage daughter, Summer, and all her furkids: Petey, Franki and Bini, as well as her Angels, Toki & Cricket. Christy and her pack love to dream up crazy ideas, tinker in the shop, travel, garden, eat ice cream and meet new people and their pets. It was Christy’s promise to her Boston Terrier, Toki that started the rage…find out more > WHO IS TOKI?
Franki is our activities director. Her playful, yet gentle demeanor makes it easy to attract and encourage new friends to join the fun! Our tomboy is a natural-born explorer, confident in her skills, and ready to take on any challenge… or squirrel. (Toki Poki member #1083)
Bini is our heLICKopter pilot with a tongue like a propeller and our eye in the sky – controlling traffic and play patterns. Bini is a girly-girl who loves pink…but watch out when this cautious girl commits to the chaos, she transforms from the caretaker to the party animal! (Toki Poki member #1084)
Super Steve is always there to help with the big projects and heavy lifting, and not afraid to lay on the floor to be slobbered in dog kisses. Steve is doting Dad to his teenage daughter, Summer, and all his furkids. Steve is Christy’s one-and-only, racing from one project to another fully supporting the cause to make kids (of all ages) smile.
Michelle is our creative writer, pet trading card organizer, event planner, pet sitter, pooper scooper…so reliable and super-crafty, Michelle wears many hats and is an essential team member. Her handsome furry assistant is her dog Yeti (Toki Poki member #624), who patiently slumbers under the desk in his bed until yappy hour! She also has three kitties at home: Sophie (Toki Poki member #634), Josie (Toki Poki member #635) & Roxie (Toki Poki member #700).
Matt is our super-cool jack-of-all-trades for Toki Poki who lives out West. Matt loves music so you’ll find him at festivals and concerts all over the country. We call Matt our pet whisperer – he can calm the snarliest of snarls in any dog and flutter the purrs of any kitty. Many of Matt’s pets who have crossed the rainbow bridge are Toki Poki Memorial members, including Damien (member #23), Jesse (member #42), Belle (member #322), Tuckerby (member #229), Chester (member #237), and Tess (member #235).
Grandma Michele is a passionate pet advocate and former vet tech who is always there to help out the pet crew when they need a snackie, help with the occasional boo-boo’s and give the best snuggles dogs could ever have. She also gives the same love to the people crew – keeping us all in line! Her pack includes her dogs Abbey (Toki Poki member #350) and Mondu (Toki Poki member #764) as well as her horses Meeka (Toki Poki member #1112) and Remey (Toki Poki member #1111) – all spoiled with lots of love. You will also find Michele busy hand crafting works of art and pet products for micheleswearableart.com and knots4kritters.com.
Ria is one special lady who is pet nanny to all. At the Toki Poki Petquarters, she helps with everything from projects and packing trading cards to giving treats and taking the dogs for walks. Pets love her, plants love her, people love her… EVERYONE loves Ria – most especially, her dog Miss Lily (Toki Poki member #1032)!