Design Team | Kids Crafts & Activities for Children | Kiwi Crate

What is Kiwi Crate

Design Team

Our community of creative parents develops and thoughtfully curates all of our projects. They take inspiration from their children and their passions to develop fun and engaging projects.

Jami Milton

Jami Milton

Jami is the mom of a 4.5 year old boy and a baby boy. Jami has a life-long passion for science and went on to earn a doctorate doing neuroscience research. Exploration is key for Jami, and one of the many joys of being a mom is sharing in kids' natural curiosity, imagination and willingness to "get their hands wet". Jami has worked as a scientific editor, and is also a professional life coach supporting others in following their hearts.

Most popular activities in our house: Making animals out of anything, play acting, improvising games and songs, hide-and-seek using maps and objects - an idea we got from Kiwi Crate!

Lara Housser

Lara Housser

Lara is a mom of two boys and a girl - ages 5, 3 & 1. Lara has worked in various careers in business doing management consulting, marketing & e-commerce -- but currently spends most of her time as a chauffeur-short order cook-party planner-camp counselor-art teacher-negotiator-cat herder extraordinaire. In the past, Lara spent many summers as a camp counselor & art / science educator for young kids, and she is having a great time rekindling that passion in herself and her own little ones.

Most popular activities in our house: Legos, dress-up, gardening, science projects, anything involving paint!

Leigh Henderson

Leigh Henderson

Leigh is a proud auntie to two little boys, ages 5 and 2. She works in the theater in numerous capacities – research, management, design, and production. Leigh loves drawing, painting, building, baking, and decorating and tries to push the limits of her abilities and her medium wherever she can. Her philosophy is that if you always know that what you're doing is going to work, you aren't trying hard enough, and she does her best to pass on this acceptance of failure to her nephews.

Most popular activities in our house: building anything and everything with duct tape and cardboard, studying bugs and spiders, make-believe

Meeta Gaitonde

Meeta Gaitonde

Meeta is a mom of two - a 6 year old boy and 2 year old girl. She worked in high-tech during the start-up boom, but soon switched her career path and went into education. Meeta has been teaching elementary school on and off for the past 8 years, taking time off in between to spend time with her children. She is currently working as a media assistant at an elementary school. Nothing brings her more joy than watching her own children and her students come to understandings through creative, hands-on learning.

Most popular activities in our house: puzzles, legos, board games, balls

Ryan Pilat

Ryan Pilat

Ryan is a mom of a 5 year old boy and a 2 year old boy. Ryan has worked in web design and publishing and currently does e-marketing. As a former physics major, she loves introducing her kids to science activities and as an avid crafter, she loves helping them with arts and crafts projects. Ryan was brought up believing that a gift you make is always better than a gift you buy, so one of her favorite activities is helping her boys make presents for their aunties and grandparents.

Most popular activities in our house: drawing, playdough, magna-tiles, trucks, trains, climbing

Vanessa Park

Vanessa Park

Vanessa has two children, a 4 year old girl and 1 year old boy. Vanessa has worked in various fields including telecommunications and banking. She is currently involved at a preschool program where she works as a teacher aide alongside her children and teacher in the classrooms. She enjoys fostering her kids' creativity, curiosity and imagination.

Most popular activities in our house: reading books, dressing up, coloring/drawing, baking, water play, anything and everything to do with hippos

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