Our Story

 


 

Praba Soundararajan

Praba is a neuroscientist who gets to develop his ideas and inventions everyday. He is also the Founder and CEO of BOON-dah, an educational company whose mission is to grow and nurture a child's creativity and curiosity through the integration of imagination and science. 

 


 

Heather Forde

I am a children’s book illustrator and designer who has worked on everything from children’s stories to user interface designs for patient monitors.  More importantly, I am the mom to 2 little boys.  I have spent years teaching my children to take their problems apart and rebuild them until they find a solution, to go outside and get dirty, and to use their brains and their bodies to make the world a better place for everybody.

I want kids to see that there is more to their world; and that they can build great things and be great things when imagination meets know-how. 

 

I live in southern New Hampshire with my husband, 2 sons, 2 dogs, and a small army of chickens.  We all enjoy being outside, taking things apart, and making a proper mess.  Generally, in that order.

Jack Spellman

Jack loves drawing funny pictures that tell a good story. He has illustrated for children’s books, magazines, newspapers, and just for fun. When he’s not hard at work in the studio or watching Bill Murray movies, you can find him in the backyard with a very energetic and needy dog named Gus. 

Daniel Salinero

Daniel Salinero has been a credentialed educator since 1981 in addition to a professional translator since 2011. Most of his teaching career has been as a California elementary school teacher. He currently teaches at Earhart Elementary School in Indio, California, an International Baccalaureate school. Daniel taught in international schools in Spain for 3 years and Thailand for 6 years. He is interested in STEM education in particular and teaches his school’s robotics program to 4th and 5th graders.

 

Daniel uses Praba’s Pumpus series story platform and activities to help teach STEM concepts to his school’s students. He translated the Spanish versions of ¡Pumpus tiene una brillante idea!, ¡Pumpus tiene una idea fluida! and ¡Pumpus tiene una idea creciente!  You can reach Daniel at www.TheWriteTranslator.com