Pemba Tenzing Sherpa is 38 years old sherpa painting contractor who lives in Vail,Colorado, USA.He was born and raised in a "Cheplung" a small Village in Khumbu Everest region. He started his job as a Trekking guide which was the only source for most of the sherpa to live with. His career took a turn when he meet american trekker during Kanchanjanga Expedition in 1996 who invited him to visit America. He is the founder of Sherpa Painting Services established in 2003,and also the main man behind the Sherpa Foundation.
Sherpa Foundation's mission is to provide humanitarian aid to Himalayan communities while preserving the dignity & integrity of Sherpa & Himalayan culture.No one is paid one thin dime for their Sherpa Foundation work. There are no salaries and no administration costs. "Lots of people seek fame and publicity, but the Sherpa Foundation sought none of it. Still, by keeping it quiet, word got out. Sherpa Foundation has build more than 23 well built houses for the Earth Quake victims and repaired more than 140 houses which were damaged
during the Earth Quake.
Mr. Sherpa has recently received an award "Jana Sewa Shree" from the President of Nepal Ms Bidhya Devi Bhandari. Mr. Sherpa is the president of Sherpa foundation in America who helped to rebuild the houses of quake victims.