MUD was an idea that was introduced by Asma Mangrio, who believes in the need of having a day of fun at a local amusement park where everyone can put aside their differences and come together to have a great time and get to know each other. Thus, the first MUD event was hosted in 2005 at Great America. Aamir Waheed is a technologist and an entrepreneur who works for a technology company in the Bay Area. Asma graduated from UC Davis, where she was the president of MSA. She is a nutritionist who gives seminars about healthy living at non-profit organizations. She is an active member of the West Valley Muslim Association and volunteers at the weekend Islamic school.