Wade Gease is an AOA certified senior alpaca judge, judge training instructor, presenter, and consultant/mediator for the worldwide alpaca industry. He has been co-owner of LondonDairy Alpacas and Alpaca Threads gift store since 1998. He now unveils his own product lines and services at www.TheAlpacaGuy.com.
Wade has been honored to be involved with so many different activities in the alpaca world: presenting his personal educational seminars, consulting, commentating, coordinating for auctions, evaluating for private alpaca breeders, and leading yearly educational trips to Peru.
Wade was the first to produce a North American made alpaca bamboo fabric. Thereafter, he created an upscale clothing line highlighting alpaca fabrics, Alpaca Couture. The company’s vision was to gain greater attention from a discriminating consumer and help the industry gain greater recognition as an attractive fiber to use. Fashion shows were presented in Las Vegas, Orange County, and San Diego. The business transitioned into the accessory lines of The Alpaca Guy. Wade helps with Fashion Show/Auction ordinations’ at alpaca venues.
Wade also forged ahead in making alpaca materials and designing alpaca products. He also created a new wet felting machine, The Wet Felting Wizard, for home/farm use that empowers ranches to make products on the farm. It has had over 16,500 views on YouTube and has sold as far as the Netherlands and South Africa.
Wade earned an Associate’s Degree in Aeronautical Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, and a Masters Degree in Biochemistry. He is also a Camelid Fibre Sorter certified from Olds College Natural Fibre Centre, Canada. His past has given him experience as a construction worker, certified flight instructor, chemistry instructor, co-owner of a retail gift store, and a sale representative for pharmaceutical companies. He enjoys scuba diving, home improvement projects, and anything related to alpaca fiber!