Our founder, Ronna Phelps, has been involved with orangutan conservation for more than 25 years and actively contributes to numerous orangutan organizations and endeavors, and notably developed the first nationally and internationally distributed palm oil free body care line.
She helped to retire a group of orangutans from the entertainment industry and has worked with many schools to educate children and teachers about the palm oil crisis that faces the forest and its inhabitants in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Ronna currently volunteers on a regular basis at the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, FL, where she also serves as a board member and volunteered at the zoo in Denver, Colorado as a Keeper Assistant for 25 years.
In October 2014, she received the Pongo Award for her work in the beauty and healthcare industry, presented by Dr. Gary Shapiro of Orangutan Republik and the actor and environmentalist, Ed Begley Jr.
Ronna is excited to bring a palm oil free skincare line back to market in the form of Pongo Lifestyle.
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