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Photo of Janitzio store FrontHoratio Castillo and Maria Chavez were born and raised in the rural state of Michoacán, Mexico.  Both came from traditional families that valued hard work and authentic food.  Independently, they migrated to southern California as young adults seeking a better life.  After a few years in the hustling environment of Orange County, Horatio and his uncle took an eighteen-hour bus ride to Caldwell, Idaho, in search of employment opportunities in 1994.

Some folks dream of the bright lights while others will make great sacrifices for the peaceful lifestyle found in a rural community.   Traditionally, manufacturers gravitate to industrial centers where they can benefit from the proximity to support services, especially if they plan to export products worldwide.  Well, High Country Fusion bucked that paradigm by blending their global business with a small-town atmosphere in rural Fairfield, Idaho.


Dan Todd has always thrived in a team-oriented atmosphere.  At a young age, he was introduced to team sports and his passion for the athletic camaraderie continued into college.  At home, his father regularly socialized with fellow small business owners and their conversations would always migrate to ideas of how they might collaborate on various projects.  The Todd family regularly vacationed at Henry’s Lake, Idaho to spend time at Henry’s Lake Lodge which was owned by Dan’s parents.


Kaleo Nawahine grew up in a very secure home on the Island of Oahu, the son of an educator and a nurse.  He spent his youth surrounded by his extended family enjoying all the regular activities available to Hawaiian children.   Education was emphasized in his home so there was never any doubt in his mind that upon graduation from high school he would go to college and eventually find a secure job of his own.


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