Akuna Matada Suris has been raising Suris since 2005. They have been an advocate to the industry by promoting Suri alpacas and their fiber. Using all the tools- Histograms, Skin Biopsies, SHIP- Suri herd improvement program and culling, they produce uniform, dense and grade-appropriate fleece for a U.S. commercial market.
Owner Deb Christner has promoted educational programs and tools to achieve this goal. She was the head of the Suri Network Product Development Committee for 4 years, during her tenure she oversaw the production of the P2P educational video. Deb sat on the Suri Network board for 4 years, during this time she spearheaded the Suri Network branding initiative-Suri Simply Stunning™ and was the board liaison for SHIP. is very involved with the Suri Network.
Deb was honored to receive The Judy Steele award from the Suri Network in 2020.
She has worked with many knowledgeable fiber people and sorts and grade fiber for The North American Suri Co.