In early 2014, Jonas Rutherford and Matson Bailey came up with the idea of creating an app to broadcast the life cycle of sea turtles in the Pacific. They called it “Turtle Friend” and their goal was to create an education and fundraising tool for sea turtle conservation. The amazing thing was that Jonas & Matson were eight years old at the time!
The two boys took their vision to non-profit organization Paso Pacifico and the rest is history. Paso Pacifico jumped at the idea of creating a new mechanism to fully engage the public in the fascinating lives of sea turtles and promote their conservation.