Vicky Keston, Co-Founder and CEO, has 20 years of experience in business development, marketing, finance, project management, and engineering. Vicky worked in business development for 8 years at Genentech, followed by 5 years as an independent consultant. She was the first non-founder at Alere Medical, and spent 5 years at GE. Vicky has an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Premedicine from Carnegie Mellon. Vicky has two young children.
Lisa Danielpour, Co-Founder and COO, has 25 years of management, marketing, communications, publishing, and customer service experience. She served as Marketing Director for industry association ICMA for 20 years, followed by social media and marketing consulting. Lisa builds collaborative partnership and leverages web technology and social media to reach measurable goals. Lisa has a BS in Communications from Northwestern University. Lisa has two sons.
Terri Selting David, Director, Art and Animation. With 17 years of experience in the game, film, and television industry, Terri created all the art and animation for the Cavity Dragons game as well as the Gooseling corporate logo art. Terri was Co-Creator and art/story lead of the original game franchise, Death, Jr. Her credits include 11 shipped game titles, 8 as Lead, art direction, and oversight for 7 additional titles, plus 2 years in TV and feature film.
Aaron Danielpour, Game Designer, is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University majoring in Computer Science and Psychology. Aaron enjoys turning the initial game idea and goal into a fun gaming experience and story that teaches children important life and social skills.
Elise Lebec, Cavity Dragons Game Sound and Music. Elise Lebec has been working in sound and music design and direction for over ten years. An accomplished composer, pianist, and voice over artist, Elise has composed and created soundtracks for over 300 films, games and apps. Web site: www.signalstudio.net; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joshua Danielpour, Game Designer, is a high school student who has fun using his imagination and extensive gaming experience to create ideas for animations and stories that engage kids while teaching them.
Amandine Serrano, Intern, is responsible for French translations for the game, the iTunes store, and soon the web site. Amandine recorded the French voice overs in the game. Amandine lives in Aix in Provence.
Benjamin Keston, Head of Testing, is a third grader and expert app tester. Ben made critical suggestions for changes to the games to appeal to preschoolers through first graders.
Gooseling, Inc. Advisory Board
Founding Advisory Board Member – Jennifer Katz, MS, CCC/SLP, Speech Therapy Practice. Jennifer has worked in the field of communication disorders for over 15 years. Jennifer is part of a city-wide transdisciplinary team working to bring inclusion to preschools in San Francisco. In addition, she is a board member for the Autism Social Connection and Community Alliance for Special Education. She has also served as an adjunct supervisor and lecturer at San Francisco State University. Jennifer’s web site is http://www.katzspeech.com.
Lee Atkinson-McEvoy, MD, Medical Director of the University of California at San Francisco Pediatric Primary Care Practices at Mt. Zion and Parnassus, Associate Division Chief of General Pediatrics, and Associate Program Director for the Residency Training Program. Lee’s UCSF profile is at http://pediatrics.ucsf.edu/faculty/lee-atkinson-mcevoy-md.
Rachel Norton is a communications professional and an education policy expert. She currently serves as President of the San Francisco Board of Education and works as the Communications Director for the San Francisco Parks Alliance.