Kat creates diagrams and illustrations for magazines, textbooks and educational materials with a focus on the Earth Sciences. She is actively engaged in education outreach in her community and is dedicated to exploring and conserving the world ocean.
Educated with degrees in special education and social work, Cheryl created Birdsong♪ and the Eco-Wonders to inspire young learners about the beauty of the natural world and the important stewardship role that children have in caring for Mother Earth. Her songs are now heard by tens of thousands of children worldwide, and are used by teachers in their curriculum in places as far reaching as Gabon, Africa; the Red Sea in Egypt; Brazil; Central America; the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Asia and throughout the United States.
Educated with a Doctorate Degree in Family Therapy, Dr. Marcie brings her expertise, limitless imagination and deep respect for Nature to the mission of Birdsong♪ and the Eco-Wonders. Dr. Marcie's fun-filled energy inspires the entire family to be "Eco-Wonder Heroes" and inquisitive stewards of our planet.
June also has over 15 years of experience in the education and retail industries. Her background includes e-commerce, strategy and merchandising experience at Nike and Target Corporation, as well as experience in the for-profit K-12 and higher education sectors. She served as Vice President leading the Business/Technology and Social and Behavioral Sciences markets, having previously led the Innovation team at Capella Education Company. While at LearnNow, a start-up school management company that was later acquired by Edison Schools, she launched LearnNow's first public charter school, an elementary school focused on the Hmong community. Most recently prior to Cargill, June was the Senior Managing Director for Strategy and Operations at Teach For America for their Organizational Effectiveness team, which included the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team.
She graduated with an A.B. in Psychology from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She currently resides in Minnesota with her husband and son.
Jason has maintained elaborate aquariums since he was an 8-year-old and still does so today. From childhood vacations on Maine's beaches to scuba diving in the Caribbean to kite surfing in the South of Spain, Jason has always been passionate about our oceans.
Professionally and personally has been involved in various aspects of business development & technology for years and passionate about STEM education. He continues learning about marine life & ecosystem and has been studying about marine habitats and ocean conservation for past several years and believes "it is about knowing and recognizing that we are part of everything, and everything is a part of us - We are One"
Leveraging extensive experience as an entrepreneurial technology leader and global workforce change expert who is always looking for an innovative way to challenge the status quo, she is a valuable asset for organizations that are working on transforming from smaller to larger size, or on change management initiatives and organizational development. Her broad areas of expertise include research, human dynamics, executive coaching, strategic change, organizational transformation, global workforce innovation, and interactive cinematic micro-learning programs.
Laura has authored, hosted and produced ten internationally distributed cinematic micro-learning programs for business and industry, she has hosted three television shows and a national radio program. She and her business partner are pioneer producers of Cinematic Micro-Learning programs that leverage film-making methods, coaching and storytelling into a designed process that drives true change.
Laura is the award-winning author and producer of the book "Seeing Red Cars: Driving Yourself, Your Team and Your Organization to a Positive Future, and the Creating a Mindset for Change cinematic micro-learning program" It's the culmination of her dynamic philosophy, and two decades of research on trends and the future coupled with extensive experience in business.
He holds a Master's Degree in Strategic Communication Management (Concordia University - Saint Paul), Bachelor's Degree in Communications / Associates in Environmental, Safety & Security Technologies (Thomas Edison State University), and Associates in Accounting/Mass Communication / Certificates in Management, Human Resource Management, along with Marketing Management (Normandale Community College). The volunteering seed was planted early in Alex's life as he began helping with video production work for the local food shelf in high school and was presented with the Caring Youth Award by the City of Minnetonka along with a nomination for the Youth Service Award by what was then Time Warner Cable.