John Haber

John Haber, OTR/L

Founder

Prince
Noggin
(The Architect)


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Jamie

Jamie Schmalenberger

Team Leader & Project Manager

Chaos Coordinator & Ringleader of Creative Operations


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Christine

Christine Lucido

Website Designer

Christina

Christina Denham

Marketing Specialist

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Leanna

Leanna Young

Social Group Moderator

Chief Chat
Collaborator


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Erin

Erin Agnello, BA/BEd/OCT

Educational Content Writer

Teacher-Approved
Word Wrangler


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Kristina

Kristina Cappetta

Child Development Writer

Parent-
Approved
Word Wrangler


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John

What is your absolute favorite meal to eat?
My grandmother used to make a meal we called beans, hotdogs, and noodles. It was just what the name suggests, but it was delicious!

Who was your favorite teacher and why?
In 10th grade, I had an English Teacher, Mr. Bob Thomas. He was amazing, so encouraging and just an all-around nice man. He also did this thing where he would flip his tie over his shoulder and say “let me be Bob for a minute”, when he wanted to speak to someone “off the record.”

If Noggins could talk what fictional character would they sound like?
For some reason, I think the dog would sound exactly like Captain Kirk (Shatner), and the pig would sound like Batman from the 1960’s version (Adam West). That would be pretty weird, right?

Jamie

What is your favorite vacation spot?
My favorite place to vacation is in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. My family has a vacation home in a small town about an hour outside of Asheville and I’ve been going there for over 20 years. I now go up there (from Florida) with my husband and our 2 kids at least 3 times a year. The fresh mountain air, sweet scent of the woods, and magical sounds of all the forest creatures refill my soul.

If you could create the next family of Noggins, what 4 animals/creatures would they be?
Definitely a llama, because they’re my favorite animal and I dream to one day have one as a pet. I’d also choose a unicorn because, how fun would that be?? Next would be a sloth, just because I think they’re goofy and cute. And, lastly, I would choose an eagle simply because I’m a Philly Eagles fan and we should totally rep our Super Bowl LII champs!

What’s your favorite way to use Noggins?
I have had so much fun introducing my kids to Noggins and “playing” with them together. My 7-year-old son had a blast coloring the Paper Airplane Activity, loading up his Noggin pilot, and flying him around the house. My daughter recently turned 5 and Noggins have been so helpful in reinforcing proper pencil grip. I have seen her improve immensely from just a few practice activities with the Noggins. She also takes her Noggins writing practice to a whole other level, making up stories about the Noggins as she’s using them. Her imagination amazes me!

Christine

What's the strangest outfit you've ever worn?
A spandex jumpsuit with a hot pink top (which included a sparkly sequin woman symbol) and black flared pants. The ensemble was enhanced with hot pink eyeshadow, lots of glitter, and an 80's-style teased ponytail (even thought it was 2 decades after the fact). This outfit was a costume for a pom competition when I was in high school.

Who is your biggest role model?
My Grandma "Peach" is my role model. She was an amazing woman who raised 8 kids and worked as a Nurse and later a Social Worker. She was extremely caring, generous, intelligent, insightful, and fun. I admired so many of her qualities and always valued her opinion and advice.

If "Nogginsland" was a real place, how would you describe it?
When you step into Nogginsland you would be surrounded by colorful scenery and objects while enjoying fun upbeat music. Nogginsland would be a very happy, fun, and beautiful place that would inspire play and spark imagination.

Christina

Who was your favorite teacher and why?
I absolutely LOVED my 4th grade teacher, Mr. T. He was, by far, the most personally vested in each of his students at my school. He went out of his way to truly get to know each of his students and make sure they understood and enjoyed the subject matter during each lesson. He also did some awesome science experiments and demonstrations, was a total science nerd, and started my love for science and research. At the end of the school year, he gave each student a framed photo of him and the student at one event or another from the year with a handwritten 1-page letter about his hopes and dreams for our future and his favorite part of the year with us. I still have the letter and picture to this day!

If you could have any of the Noggins as a pet, which one would you have and why?
The pig - I have always wanted a pet pig and the Nogginsland pig just seems like it would be a goofy animal with so much personality if it were real.

If "Nogginsland" was a real place, how would you describe it?
I envision Nogginsland to be kind of like Neverland where the children can just play and not have to worry about growing up. Children are free to explore the world around them without worrying about trouble. There’s plenty of nature to explore, fun activities around, and other children to play with. What kid wouldn’t want to play in Nogginsland?

Leanna

Who is your biggest role model?
My biggest role model growing up was my grandfather. He was the only doctor for many miles around (I grew up in a remote community in Northern Canada), and exemplified hard work, compassion, and kindness to all. He was often paid with things like chickens and firewood, instead of money - and he never once collected on a bill from someone who couldn't afford to pay for his services. He was an avid learner, and over the course of his life he learned 8 different languages, as well as three musical instruments...all while being on call 24-7, 365 days a year for about 40 years. What an inspiration!

What was your favorite toy growing up?
My favorite toy was a small stuffed lamb named Lambie. She's white, wears a pink t-shirt, and has blue eyes - she's adorable. My dad gave her to me the day I was born, so she and I are the same age. I have taken her all over the world with me, and have posed her for pictures in front of many famous monuments - she's a bit of a camera hog! My daughter loves playing with her as much as I did when I was young - and miraculously, she's still all in one piece!!!

If you could create the next family of Noggins, what 4 animals/creatures would they be?
If I was creating a new family of Noggins, I would pick Canadian animals, since I'm from Canada originally: a beaver, a moose, a Canada goose, and a polar bear!

Erin

What's the strangest outfit you've ever worn?
Working in a school, I participate in a lot of special theme days. I've dressed up as a pirate, a hockey player, a minion, and in many other costumes!

What is your favorite vacation spot?
I'm not picky. Warm weather and a beach are all I need!

What's your favorite way to use Noggins?
I have them on my pens at school so after decades with an incorrect pencil grip, I can finally change it! It's never too late to learn!

Kristina

Who is your biggest role model?
My biggest role model is my mom because of her strength and positivity.

What was your favorite toy growing up?
My favorite toy growing up was Barbie, or shall I say my Barbies. I had so many of them! I loved to put them in the pink Corvette and drive away!

What 3 adjectives would you use to describe Noggins?
Creative, educational, entertaining

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