janine saunders

Co-FOUNDER, Producer

Janine is a doer by heart. Whether it’s creating products, designing experiences, or coming up with strategies, Janine is most happy when the work is grounded in kid-focused social innovation. She has designed and produced for global brands like UNICEF, Ogilvy, Tribeca Film Festival, Penguin Books, and others.  When she’s not connecting sparks, she’s chasing her three year old around the house. @janinesaunders


susie Kavanaugh

Director, education

Susie uses her background in education, cognition, and entrepreneurship to reimagine the future of learning. She empowers young people to solve school, community, and global challenges through storytelling and design thinking. Susie designs product, program, and media to ensure the experience promotes collaboration and imagination. She dreams BIG and encourages youth to do the same.  @SusieKav


barrie adleberg

director, digital Play & learning + partnerships

Barrie is an imaginative play designer, master people connector, and expert kid experience translator. She loves bringing products and programs to life through ethnography, collaboration, and rapid prototyping. Her work is inspired by story's ability to enchant and connect peoples and worlds. You can always count on her to carry gum... and robot parts. @barriessentials

Lance weiler

co-founder, Mentor

Lance is a storyteller, entrepreneur, and thought leader. An alum of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Lance is recognized as a pioneer because of the way he mixes storytelling and technology. WIRED magazine named him “One of twenty-five people helping to re-invent entertainment.” He is currently working with a number of Fortune 50 companies to lead and shape their media offerings for the 21st Century. Lance has provided creative services for studios, networks, NGOs, gaming companies, publishers, and technology companies. @lanceweiler