Averil Pooten-Watan "Wendy" (Igorot name is “Alimayo”) is a second generation Igorot born in London, UK. Her family trace their roots to Besao and Sagada, Mountain Province.
Averil studied her law degree in the UK and postgraduate legal studies in the USA. In her "former life" she worked in the trademark department of a large Fortune 500 semi-conductor company in Silicon Valley, California. Currently, she manages the family business a residential care home.
Presently she resides in London with her husband, Mark Sapaen Watan, also a second generation Igorot from California, USA. She is the mother of two beautiful girls, Penelope “Gamosal” and Eleanor “Ayagan”.