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About Anna

Anna Peterson Macsalka

Anna Peterson Macsalka is the proud founder of Zenimal.  As a child, Anna suffered from severe anxiety and panic attacks.  She found peace in a mindfulness meditation practice that changed her life forever. After becoming a mother, Anna was determined to find an engaging, screen-free solution to teach her children awareness of their minds and bodies through meditation. Unable to find any tools that met this criteria, Zenimal was born.

After a career in acting/voiceover, she spent the last 5 years educating herself further about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and how it can benefit not only children’s brains and behavior, but adult's as well. Currently, Anna is applying all her learnings of mindfulness meditation into developing devices that will help improve the lives of children and adults across the globe.

Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains, Anna earned her bachelor's degree in Theatre and Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  She now lives in Southern California with her amazing husband, two fantastic kids, and a one-eyed senior rescue pup lovingly named Tuna.