PAX was founded in December 2018 by Kirstin and McKinley in Westport.

Kirstin and McKinley decided to do something about the lack of options for packaging-free organic food and personal care items. Tiffanie and Jan have been integral to helping us scale up and serve our community.

THE PEOPLE OF PAX

Find out more about everyone below!
McKINLEY

McKINLEY

Co-Owner
McKinley grew up in Kentucky, and has since lived and worked in Mexico and Germany, traveled extensively to other countries and studied an MSc at SOAS in the UK. She is now very happy to be settled with her family close to the sea, mountains and green fields to promote organic food, sustainability and art with very nice people. She is honoured to be on the board of the Edible Landscape Project, and to speak about minimal waste and sustainable business frequently.
KIRSTIN

KIRSTIN

Co-Owner
Kirstin grew up in the west of Ireland foraging and living a sustainable life without even realising this was unusual. Always taking a great interest in food and flavours, she owned and ran her restaurant, The Quay Cottage, in Westport for many years. The horror of climate change and the plastic nightmare was the seed that became PAX where we try to help people live a more sustainable lifestyle and discover the joys of waste free shopping.
JAN

JAN

Part-Time Employee

Jan, an artist and part-time PAX employee, has been passionate about the environment for much of her life. She woke up to the severity of the world’s plastic crisis about six years ago when she went swimming in the sea and found herself paddling through a soup of plastic forks, bags and cups. Jan enjoys spending her time sculpting with clay, walking in the Mayo hills and cooking plant-based meals.

TIFFANIE

TIFFANIE

Full-Time Employee

Born in the west of France, Tiffanie studied Environmental Communication in Nice University. In 2012 she did work experience in Mayo and fell in love with the wild Irish landscapes. She has always been deeply passionate about sustainability and believes in the power of individual actions. She likes volunteering with endangered species, crafts and the great outdoors.