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SHERPAPA    / sher•pa•pa / n.

1. A strong family leader; a protector of children's futures and their world.
2. A term of endearment for a beloved father or grandfather.

Etymology of SHERPAPA:

Sherpa- Sherpa is a term used to describe an expert guide or mentor, originating from the ethnic local Himalayan people of the same name, whose revered mountaineering skills and local knowledge proved invaluable to western explorers' expeditions to climb the world's highest mountain (Mt. Everest). 
Papa- the most universal term for father, commonly used in French, English, and Spanish among other languages. Although it is considered by many linguists to be one of the first words spoken by humans (along with mama), papa was first used commonly as a name for father in French around the year 1680. "Cher" in French means "dear" or "dearest", so cher papa (phonetically pronounced the same as sherpapa) is also a term of endearment for a beloved father.


The decisions that are made by the current generation of parents will have more impact on the environment and the world we leave our children than any other in history. Sherpapas are modern family leaders, setting good examples and always thinking of their families and their future. They carry a lot of new responsibilities, and they do it with pride, honor, and style.  Co-founders Zach McDuffie and Matthew Morrison started Sherpapa Supply Co. to supply, support, and celebrate these family leaders.


Matthew Morrison is an actor, dancer, and singer/ songwriter who is recognized for his work on-stage and on-screen. He has been nominated for Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. Morrison is known for starring in multiple Broadway productions including Hairspray, South Pacific, and Finding Neverland, as well as his role as Will Shuester on the award winning Fox television show Glee (2009–2015). Most recently, Morrison has guest starred in TV shows including The Good Wife and Grey’s Anatomy. Matthew married in 2014 and in October of 2017 he and his wife Renee became the proud parents of Revel James Makai. 
Zach McDuffie is a designer, photographer, and adventure entrepreneur that founded a surf, yoga, and photography retreat in Costa Rica called School of the World. After establishing the retreat and designing a boutique hotel for the guests, McDuffie went on to become one of the foremost experts in learning vacations, traveling extensively to study everything from sailing and freediving in the Bahamas to fashion photography in Paris. In 2011 he met his wife, international model Natazha McDuffie. The birth of their daughter, Taya Tupelo, inspired Zach to start designing better gifts and gear for dads and was the seed that grew into what is now Sherpapa Supply Co. 
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