Young Inventor Challenge

Judge/Mentors 2020

We thank these and talented toy and game industry professionals for

volunteering their valuable  time and expertise in guiding our Young Inventor

Challenge Entrants! 

Director of the Young Inventor Challenge

Jazmine Darden

3D Printing Instructor, Dunwoody College of Technology

Thank You to our Judges & Mentors!

Kelly Adams
Kelly Adams

Director of Product Development, Goliath Games & Pressman Toys

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Phil Albritton
Phil Albritton

Creative Director, Toy Industry Podcaster, Consultant, Product & Packaging Innovator

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Lee Allentuck
Lee Allentuck

Principal at RN Branding & Licensing

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Steven Anne
Steven Anne

Creative Director at Big G Creative

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Gwen Austin
Gwen Austin

Creator at Gwen Austin Studios

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Christopher Bensch
Christopher Bensch

Vice President for Collections at the Strong Museum

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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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Naomi Brugnatelli
Naomi Brugnatelli

Inventor Relations Associate at Mattel, Inc.

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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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Matt Colleran
Matt Colleran

New Business Development Head - Clamour - Connecting elite Influencers & top brands - Former Yulu, Hasbro, Reebok, Abercrombie Mktg. Exec.

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Boaz Coster
Boaz Coster

Inventing and Marketing Playthings at Theora Concept Ltd

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Kirk Dietz
Kirk Dietz

MPS Literacy, 6th Grade English Teacher at Sleepy Hollow Middle School

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Julie Doverspike
Julie Doverspike

Senior Product Manager at Goliath Games

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Bob Driscoll
Bob Driscoll

Game Inventor

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JM Duparc
JM Duparc

Chief of Creation at Identity Games

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Janelle Duthie
Janelle Duthie

Director of Marketing at NetBricks

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Paul Fish
Paul Fish

Chief Brand Officer at FAR OUT TOYS, INC.

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James Freeman
James Freeman

Social Media Marketer - White Wizard Games

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Alex Fuhrer
Alex Fuhrer

Business Development at Nextoy

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David Fuhrer
David Fuhrer

Managing Director at BlueSquare Innovations

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Bob Fuhrer
Bob Fuhrer

Owner at Nextoy LLC and KenKen Puzzle

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Sara Furay
Sara Furay

Inventor Relations, Goliath Games

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Mark Garcia
Mark Garcia

Design Director at KID Group

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Ed Gartin
Ed Gartin

Director Of Product Development at Thames & Kosmos

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Egils Grasmanis
Egils Grasmanis

CEO and FOunder, 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

Senior Director, Global Games Inventor Relations, Spin Master

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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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Wolfgang "Arlo" Hitzeman
Wolfgang "Arlo" Hitzeman

Owner and Creative Designer at Creative Konzepts

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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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Krista Jakes
Krista Jakes

Brand manager at Playmonster

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Jenni Jalava
Jenni Jalava

Product category director at MARTINEX OY

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Ken Johnson
Ken Johnson

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

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Bernd Keller
Bernd Keller

Amigo Games

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Dan Klitsner
Dan Klitsner

Founder at KID Group

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Michael Kohner
Michael Kohner

President, The Michael Kohner Corporation

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Andrew Krauss
Andrew Krauss

inventRight Co-Founder / IGA (Inventor Groups Of America) Co-Founder

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Anita Landgraf
Anita Landgraf

Board Games Agent, Whitecastle

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Francesco Lercari
Francesco Lercari

CEO at Megableu USA

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Gary Levenberg
Gary Levenberg

Co-Founder/Partner at KID Group

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Maria McLane
Maria McLane

Innovation Project Manager at The United States Playing Card Company

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Tobi Meaney
Tobi Meaney

Customer relations, Oink Games Europe

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Nick Metzler
Nick Metzler

Incubation and New Business Specialist + Game Designer - Games at Spin Master

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Elizabeth Moody
Elizabeth Moody

Head of New Business Development at Seven Towns Ltd

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Colin Morgan
Colin Morgan

Founding Partner at Hoyt Games

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Ravi Narula
Ravi Narula

Entrepreneur and Business Elevator at The Future Playground

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