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       Hello I am Chris Sturgeon and welcome to SFAR - I have two careers one is SFAR and the other I am a mental health clinician. I have a practice in Everett, Stanwood & Arlington Washington area for over the past 22 years. My practice is called Westwinds Behavioral Health. It is professionally recognized for offering psychological services.


     Let me share about my career at SFAR. It started over 60 years ago because I fell in love with alpacas as a young boy at 11 years old. I was a caddy at the golf and country club that my father was a member- Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club. Every weekend and during summer holidays I was at the golf club carrying golf clubs and loving every second of it. Almost every golfer was wearing these cool sweaters. Arnold Palmer was a hero of mine and he wore alpaca sweaters which became known as golf sweaters. As I caddied through the summers, I was able to afford to buy these sweaters so I wore golf (Alpaca) sweaters all through school. In my high school pictures, I am wearing alpaca sweaters. Ever since then I have wanted to have something to do with these animals and this industry. So, 16 years ago I visited an alpaca event called Alpacapalooza in the Seattle area. I also visited a local alpaca ranch, Misty Ridge Alpacas owned by John and Shannon Ellis, and attended some their seminars and other alpaca shows. I was convinced this was for me and the rest is history.

     So, in 2006 the decision was made and the first alpacas were purchased. Brown Sugar was the name of our first alpaca purchased. She from a local alpaca ranch.  She is a stunning show stopper, a Blue-Ribbon winner with Color Championships under her fleece. It was so easy to fall in love with Brown Sugar’s loving disposition and her award-winning attributes - density -conformation – strength – fineness.


So, I was in.  Love to be of help – if you have any questions or just want to say hello, you can reach us at:   


Chris  206 280 8221