"At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are & you know what you want."
~ Lao Tzu
At the center of my being lives a puppeteer. I've known this since I was six years old, putting on endless puppet shows for my ever tolerant family. In my early adult years I tried to suppress this creative energy -- trading in my puppets for a respectable, acceptable adult career. After earning two masters degrees in Elementary Education and Film/Television, I discovered I was still a puppeteer at heart -- just older, wiser and more educated. Today, I am proud and grateful to be on a journey that encompasses creativity, positive energy, and a love for learning.
The core of my work's passion is to inspire a child's sense of wonder. In this day and age of parents' "Struggle Against Screen Time" and their "Battle Against Electronics," I feel so fortunate to be able to interact with children face to face, not "Facebook to Facebook." I am honored to be part of the spark that ignites their imaginations as they begin to discover who they are at the center of their being.
“Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.”
— Wess Stafford, President Emeritus of Compassion International
Through Me To You Puppetry supports anyone who believes in themselves and are following their dreams -- and not letting doubt or fear stop them.
We are committed to exploring themes of love, courage, and persistence through the wonderful world of puppets.
PUPPET STORY TIME
I perform various types of puppet shows for both small and large audiences. "Puppet Story Time" is the program that I most frequently provide to libraries, schools and daycare centers. It includes 30 minutes of stories & songs performed by the puppets. Both the stories & songs are interactive, allowing the kids to fully engage both their minds and bodies during the show. This is followed by an optional 30 minutes of puppet free play. This show can be geared to both toddlers (ages 0-3) and preschoolers (ages 4-5), and elementary school students (grades K-2).
ORIGINAL PUPPET SHOWS
I also perform larger puppet shows geared toward grades K-4 (but all are welcome). These shows include an additional performer, a stage, and a sound system. They are based on themes such as: