Young Inventor Challenge

Mentors

We thank these and talented toy and game industry professionals for volunteering their valuable  time and expertise in guiding our Young Inventor Challenge Entrants! 

Alicia Alexander

Alicia Alexander

Communications Director,

Larkspur-Corte Madera Schools and

Concept Manager, KID Group

Interested in finding out more about being a mentor for the 2019 Young Inventor Challenge?

Click here to send us your information and we will get in touch with you about this
exciting opportunity! 

Thank You to our Judges & Mentors!

Director of Young Inventor Challenge

Kelly Adams
Kelly Adams

Director of Product Development at Goliath Games and Pressman Toys

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Carsten Ahrenfeldt
Carsten Ahrenfeldt

Vice President, PG1 Front-End at LEGO Group

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Charles Albert
Charles Albert

CEO at Creativity, Inc., Managing Director at Inspire, Ltd and Partner at Funfare, LLC

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Marco Alferez
Marco Alferez

Senior Designer at Razor USA

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Lee Allentuck
Lee Allentuck

Founder & Clueless Dad at Raising Nerd

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Missy Anderson
Missy Anderson

Vice President of Operations at Goliath Games LLC

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Steven Anne
Steven Anne

Category Manager of Toys/Licensing at Walgreens

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Adrienne Appell
Adrienne Appell

Senior Director Strategic Communications at The Toy Association

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Gwen Austin
Gwen Austin

Creator at Gwen Austin Studios

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Karri Bean
Karri Bean

Senior Manager, Lego at Disney Consumer Products

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Xander Beberman
Xander Beberman

Lab Staff at Hack Arts Lab

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John Bell
John Bell

Director, Product Design & Development, Buffalo Games, LLC

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Erin Bitar
Erin Bitar

Vice President of Global Marketing at Razor USA

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Eleanor Black
Eleanor Black

Client Relations at Fuse London Ltd

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Brendan Boyle
Brendan Boyle

Partner at IDEO and Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford d.School

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Pete Cartlidge
Pete Cartlidge

Director at Fuse London

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Brian Clemens
Brian Clemens

Partner, KID Group

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Ryan DeChance
Ryan DeChance

Director of Discovery at The Grommet

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Ian Desberg
Ian Desberg

VP of Design & Development at Razor USA

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Kirk Dietz
Kirk Dietz

MPS Literacy, 6th grade English teacher in Sleepy Hollow Middle School

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Matthew Dohmeyer
Matthew Dohmeyer

Sales Account Manager at Playmonster

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Sally Dominguez
Sally Dominguez

Innovation Provocateur, Catalyst & Adventurous Thinker. Multi-award-winning Designer, Educator, Multifarian.

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Janelle Duthie
Janelle Duthie

Marketer & Brand Strategist

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Jason Erickson
Jason Erickson

Associate VP of National Accounts at Playmonster

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Steven Fink
Steven Fink

Owner, Bang Zoom Ltd.

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James Freeman
James Freeman

Social media marketer at White Wizard Games

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Opal Freeman
Opal Freeman

Finance Professional with Diversified Expertise in both Non-Profit and Corporate Sectors

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Alex Fuhrer
Alex Fuhrer

Business Development at Nextoy

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Bob Fuhrer
Bob Fuhrer

Owner at Nextoy LLC and KenKen Puzzle

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David Fuhrer
David Fuhrer

Managing Director at BlueSquare Innovations

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Sara Furay
Sara Furay

Marketing and Licensing Manager at Goliath Games

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Mark Garcia
Mark Garcia

Design Director at KID Group

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Egils Grasmanis
Egils Grasmanis

Brain Games Publishing

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Ruth Green-Synowic
Ruth Green-Synowic

President at Ruth Green Inc

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Dougal Grimes
Dougal Grimes

Director of Product Design at Hasbro Gaming

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Bill Guschwan
Bill Guschwan

Serious Game Designer at Columbia College Chicago

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Caitlin Gutekunst
Caitlin Gutekunst

Senior Director Marketing and Business Development at Creativity, Inc.

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Erik Hansen
Erik Hansen

Senior Innovation Director at LEGO System A/S

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Dave Harris
Dave Harris

Senior Director of Inventor Relations and Strategic Partnerships at Mattel, Inc.

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Adam Hocherman
Adam Hocherman

Vice President of New Business at PlayMonster

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Ahren Hoffman
Ahren Hoffman

Ahren Hoffman Director of Education & Training at American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA)

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Mitch Hufnagel
Mitch Hufnagel

Communications and Membership Coordinator & Chicago Student Invention Convention Program Manager

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Charity Humphreys
Charity Humphreys

Associate Buyer at PlayMonster

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Stephanie Infantino
Stephanie Infantino

Sales Account Manager at PlayMonster

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Krista Morsett Jakes
Krista Morsett Jakes

Brand Manager at PlayMonster

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Ken Johnson
Ken Johnson

CEO / President of Grand Legacy Corporation, Inventor, Author, Visionary Entrepreneur, Investor, Speaker

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Megan Kanous
Megan Kanous

National Accounts Manager at Publisher Services, Inc

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Kristin Karalis
Kristin Karalis

Accounting Clerk at Playmonster LLC

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Perry Kaye
Perry Kaye

Founder/CEO Perry Teri Toys

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Bridget Kenney
Bridget Kenney

Buyer at Target

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