Meet our Team

  ARUN PAUL, CEO + Founder   Growing up in a hard-working, immigrant family has shaped Arun's commitment to community and communal living.   His vision brings together multiple generations to live, play, and spend time together in vibrant, warm spaces.  His vision also includes all-you-can eat dosa parties. If there's a way to combine chilaquiles and dosas into one tasty meal, Arun would be the first in line to sample it!  Whether exploring underground caves in Belize or roaming the streets of Tokyo, Arun's passion for world travel inspires his work. 

ARUN PAUL, CEO + Founder

Growing up in a hard-working, immigrant family has shaped Arun's commitment to community and communal living.   His vision brings together multiple generations to live, play, and spend time together in vibrant, warm spaces.  His vision also includes all-you-can eat dosa parties. If there's a way to combine chilaquiles and dosas into one tasty meal, Arun would be the first in line to sample it!  Whether exploring underground caves in Belize or roaming the streets of Tokyo, Arun's passion for world travel inspires his work. 

  RACHNA PAUL, Administration   As a young girl, Rachna's grandfather came to live with her family every summer. She grew up knowing in her bones the important role seniors have in the family unit. The transformative effect of community living inspires Rachna everyday. When she’s not busy doing a little of everything at Priya Living, you might find her running around the park with her daughters, or cuddling with her white, noisy family cat, Houston.  One of Rachna’s lifelong goals is travel to all the earth’s continents. She's made it to four so far. 

RACHNA PAUL, Administration

As a young girl, Rachna's grandfather came to live with her family every summer. She grew up knowing in her bones the important role seniors have in the family unit. The transformative effect of community living inspires Rachna everyday. When she’s not busy doing a little of everything at Priya Living, you might find her running around the park with her daughters, or cuddling with her white, noisy family cat, Houston.  One of Rachna’s lifelong goals is travel to all the earth’s continents. She's made it to four so far. 

  GUNDI VIGUSSON, Project Manager   Gundi is a maker, plain and simple. When he was a kid growing up in Iceland, the brakes failed on his BMX bike. His grandfather, without batting an eye, built new brakes from scratch. Gundi carries that ingenuity and self-reliance with him to this day. And when he’s not diligently transforming Priya Living spaces into something fabulous, you’ll find him making something. It could be gorgeous, colorful photographs. It could be whimsical light sculptures.. Some day, it could be a BMX bike from scratch.

GUNDI VIGUSSON, Project Manager

Gundi is a maker, plain and simple. When he was a kid growing up in Iceland, the brakes failed on his BMX bike. His grandfather, without batting an eye, built new brakes from scratch. Gundi carries that ingenuity and self-reliance with him to this day. And when he’s not diligently transforming Priya Living spaces into something fabulous, you’ll find him making something. It could be gorgeous, colorful photographs. It could be whimsical light sculptures.. Some day, it could be a BMX bike from scratch.

 
  MAHESH NIHALANI, Community Director   Make em laugh. That's Mahesh's motto. Once he swallowed a shilling coin while doing a magic trick for kids. He had to be operated on to remove the coin. But what a small price to pay for someone whose lifelong goal is be an ambassador of happiness for all people, young, old, and somewhere in the middle. It’s no surprise that Mahesh was awarded “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Cupertino. His exuberance, gregariousness, and genuine love of community make him a force to be reckoned with.

MAHESH NIHALANI, Community Director

Make em laugh. That's Mahesh's motto. Once he swallowed a shilling coin while doing a magic trick for kids. He had to be operated on to remove the coin. But what a small price to pay for someone whose lifelong goal is be an ambassador of happiness for all people, young, old, and somewhere in the middle. It’s no surprise that Mahesh was awarded “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Cupertino. His exuberance, gregariousness, and genuine love of community make him a force to be reckoned with.

  NAMITA KAPOOR, Creative Director   On any given day, you’ll find Namita in the creative zone: she designs spaces; paints large installations and murals, makes jewelry, dances and choreographs shows in all her spare time. Namita harnesses her fierce skills as visual artist and designer to make Priya Living look and feel the way it does—bold, stylish, full of color and fun—an inviting place for the whole family. One of Namita’s best-kept secrets? She was a finalist on the reality TV show “So You Think You Can Dance: India” with Hritik Roshan. 

NAMITA KAPOOR, Creative Director

On any given day, you’ll find Namita in the creative zone: she designs spaces; paints large installations and murals, makes jewelry, dances and choreographs shows in all her spare time. Namita harnesses her fierce skills as visual artist and designer to make Priya Living look and feel the way it does—bold, stylish, full of color and fun—an inviting place for the whole family. One of Namita’s best-kept secrets? She was a finalist on the reality TV show “So You Think You Can Dance: India” with Hritik Roshan. 

  ELIAS LOPEZ, Operations Manager   Elias loves his job because nothing feels more rewarding for him than helping and bonding with seniors. He's happiest spending time with his family and on the weekend you’ll find him snuggling with his two, young daughters. His dream is to travel to Paris someday.

ELIAS LOPEZ, Operations Manager

Elias loves his job because nothing feels more rewarding for him than helping and bonding with seniors. He's happiest spending time with his family and on the weekend you’ll find him snuggling with his two, young daughters. His dream is to travel to Paris someday.