Meet a Member: Fireside Chat with Rikki Quintana

February 2023

WARP member Rikki Quintana took a blind leap of faith when she founded HoonArts Fair Trade in 2014 after retiring from her 31-year career as a business lawyer. Rikki is passionate about using her long-term partnerships with internationally acclaimed master artists to help art and travel lovers who are drawn to remote, unknown worlds experience the authentic and colorful world of the Silk Road ‘Stans.

Rikki delights in being able to welcome people “home to the Silk Road” with interactive experiences, education, and unique and beautiful handmade heritage products with soul. Just as important, HoonArts is also helping to empower over 100 artisans in three ‘Stans.  Rikki’s focus is always on preserving and sharing the authentic local culture, building lasting connections between people, and developing collaborative relationships with other people and organizations.

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