trendsetter to know / teri

the awesome team at Arizona Foothills Magazine spotlighted our co-founder and CEO as a local entrepreneurial “trendsetter to know” with a super fun game of question and answer. We’ve included some of our favorite parts below, and you can read the whole thing here.

Name: Teri Lysandra Bockting (yes, that’s my real middle name)

Title: Co-Founder & CEO of wagkind

Married/Single: Happily married for 10 years (for reals)  

Kids: Mama to three: Clementine, 3 + Poppy Plum, 1.5 years + Hunter the Frenchie, 14 years

A typical day in my life includes…

the never-ending practice of being present. Almost every day I toggle from mama to creative agency owner to start-up founder and then to wife, friend, daughter, board member, and splat-point earner.

I was born…

in sunny Southern California.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

the growing sense of community and the accessibility to all the good stuff. The best restaurants, music venues, festivals, make-yourself-better organizations – there’s so much of it and it’s all right at our fingertips, with easy parking.

I’m listening to…

#allthepodcasts. I’m a huge podcast nerd and try to convince everyone I know to get on the pod train! Favorites are NPR’s How I Built This, Gimlet’s Start Up and loved the NPR mini-series Making of Oprah.

My family…

rules.

One thing I cannot live without…

Chapstick, coffee and a sleep mask. In no particular order.  

The perfect day would be…

beachside from sunrise to sunset with my family and dearest friends.

My first job was…

golf course beverage cart girl, complete with the Safari-style safety hat for rouge golf balls.

My favorite escape…

Burning Man.

I’m currently working on…

becoming the best version of myself and building the world’s go-to dog wellness brand.

Always…

invest in true friendships. It’s the good stuff in life and you’ve got to think of them like savings accounts. You need to continually invest in them so that they grow over time and are there when you want or need them.

Favorite Quote…

“The two things in life you are in total control over are your attitude and your effort.”

More about Teri Bockting…

I’m a Central Phoenix mama, music festival lover and good vibes seeker. A San Diego native, I’ve traded the waves for desert sunsets and love the life my family has built here in the Valley. I’m a proud University of Arizona grad, PANDANCPG member, and believe in giving back to the community here locally and also globally. Pre-kids, my husband Danny Bockting and I backpacked the world and brought home a ton of inspiration that’s now a part of our everyday life.  

Now I’m onto a new journey with the launch of a new all-natural dog wellness brand: wagkind. At wagkind we use mother nature’s goodness and CBD to create daily essentials that help our furry kids live their happiest and healthiest lives. Together with my co-founders, we’ve blended the things we love – dogs, plants, holistic wellness and good design into wellness for all wagkind. We launched with two products, organic CBD cookies and organic CBD drops, that are as clean and effective as you can get with all human-grade, organic, dog superfood ingredients.

To meet more local trendsetters and keep your finger on the pulse of everything coming up in the Valley of the Sun, be sure to follow Arizona Foothills Magazine on Instagram @AZFoothills!