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Judy Julin
Founder and CEO - CosmiKids, Inc.
Managing Director – Inspired Parenting Groups
Caretaker of Wonder

Judy Julin has been active in various aspects of children's wellness programming since 1982. A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, she created the first children's health clubs in the United States. These clubs led to the creation of videos, learning products and a television pilot that built positive minds, strong bodies and warm, loving hearts. In developing, designing and managing children's health clubs, Judy received both national and international attention through various media venues including CBS television, The Wall Street Journal, The L.A. Times and The London Times, for her innovative style and ground-breaking ideas.

Interspersed within her years spearheading children's wellness programs, Judy co-owned and managed five fast-food franchise businesses overseeing 60 employees. Because she felt that bottom line profits were directly tied to the employee's sense of well-being, she developed one-of-a-kind empowerment seminars unique to the fast-food industry.

During her years representing major national department store chains, Judy developed a solid talent for public speaking, seminar leadership and effective marketing in the area of personal enrichment through positive lifestyle choices. She now brings this wealth of knowledge to the pint-sized set through her work with Cosmikids.

Judy launched CosmiKids in 2003 at the Chopra Center for Well Being at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA. In just 2 years Cosmikids events were being held all over the country within festival-like, portable environments at conferences and in homes, schools, resorts and churches. CosmiKids is currently poised for entrance into the fast-growing franchise marketplace.

After eight successful months at it’s Tarzana, California flagship location, the curtain again rises to showcase CosmiKids’ next exciting array of evolutionary offerings. These new empowering venues include the launch of Inspired Parenting magazine, home-based play groups and award-winning retail products featured in their one-of-a-kind Empowerment Emporium market place.

As you would expect from the world's most innovative and imaginative enrichment program for today's highly aware children, CosmiKids is busy crafting and developing a host of new cutting edge concepts, activities and inspiring avenues of expression, IT-enhanced educational products, a radio show, video offerings and various film projects.

Julin, now a published author of Romancing the Future, can also be seen alongside Olivia Newton-John in Deepak Chopra’s DVD release of his best selling book, Seven Spiritual laws of Success. Watch for her and CosmiKids to be featured in the upcoming release of the Millennial Evolution documentary due out in mid-2008. You can view her website at: judyjulin.com.

Judy Julin


John Evanko
Chairman

John Evanko was the former president and chief executive officer of MHF Logistical Solutions (MHF-LS), a provider of packaging, technical services and rail and intermodal transportation logistics for radioactive, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, materials and byproducts.

He founded the company in 1994 with the vision that rail could be a viable option for the safe and economical transportation of hazardous materials and wastes. According to one business publication, Evanko is "forward-thinking and smart - enough to see a trend, anticipate its implications and needs and invent an industry niche for himself".

In 2001, John was named a regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and has been named three times on Inc’s fastest growing company list. He recently moved into early retirement after growing his company to a 90+ million dollar enterprise in ten years.

John contributes a wealth of experience as CosmiKids chairman, with his keen knowledge of start-ups, high growth learning curves, trend-setting, financial infrastructures and creative business growth strategies.


John Evanko


Sandra Sedgbeer
Managing Director Media, Marketing & Publishing
Editor-in-Chief Inspired Parenting magazine & Managing Director Inspired Parenting groups
Chief Innovation Officer

Sandra Sedgbeer is a British publisher, author and marketing consultant whose work has appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines in both the UK and throughout the world.

She has extensive experience in the British magazine publishing, advertising and direct marketing industries. In addition to conceiving, designing, creating and launching a number of new magazine titles and special edition supplements for a variety of publishing houses, she has been retained as an editorial/marketing/publishing consultant to several of the largest and most successful Direct Marketing companies in Europe.

The author of 6 books published by major international publishing houses, Sandra has been a frequent TV and radio guest in Great Britain. Her books have been translated into German, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.

After relocating to the USA in 1999, Sandra conceived and launched two highly successful, cutting edge online magazines, www.PlanetLightworker.com and www.childrenofthenewearth.com, and established the multi-media company, New Earth Publications, which has recently been acquired by CosmiKids.

Sandra has been involved with CosmiKids virtually since its inception, as both an advisor and consultant. With the acquisition of New Earth Publications, she will now be playing a more central role managing our Media, Marketing and Publishing Divisions.


Sandra Sedgebeer


Shaun McCabe
Vice President of Development

Mr. McCabe also serves as a board member who is an experienced attorney with both private and public corporations, M&A, financing and governance matters. Most recently, Shaun served as general counsel for a publicly traded energy marketer and was formerly the President of a privately held fixed asset processing company. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Texas. Additionally, Shaun serves as a board member of the Michael Krupinski Memorial Foundation.


Shaun McCabe


Lori Shomphe
Director of Operations
Weaver of Light and Joy

Lori Macango Shomphe spent her childhood in coastal Long Island summering on beaches and skiing in the Catskill Mountains in the winter. Lori studied Education and Creative Writing at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs NY, where she spearheaded an urban student teaching program. After graduating with a degree in education she accepted a position at a children's enrichment center developing curriculum for after school and summer camp programs. She later assumed directing responsibilities for the rest of that center, which served over 500 families. Before leaving Children's Corner, Lori also oversaw and trained the staff of two other facilities and consulted for several clients who were opening preschools and childcare centers.

In the fall of 2002, Lori moved to California with her then fiancé (now husband), where she directed two schools, before giving birth to her small son, who has proven to be both her greatest joy and challenge.

Lori is thrilled to be a part of the CosmiKids team and is truly inspired by the programs that CosmiKids is bringing to the children of today.


Lori Schompe


Uran Snyder
Curriculum and Training Coordinator
Navigator for Peace and Enchantress of Color

Uran Snyder is proud to have been with CosmiKids since its inception in 2003. She is responsible for the Creative Expression Station of Discovery and is also a vital part of the training force for all incoming and ongoing CosmiKids vibes (caring facilitators).

Uran was born in Japan and left the country at age 20 to pursue her education in Europe and the USA. She attended the University of Madrid in Spain and the University of Grenobles in France, among other institutions, and received her BFA and MFA in the USA. She brings a unique blend of knowledge from different cultures, philosophies and countries to the CosmiKids experience.

Best known as an accomplished visual artist; Uran desires to give children outlets for their creativity with her gentle encouragement and quiet support. More importantly, she strives to guide children to connect with their inner creative spirit and to experience the pure joy of making art. She believes that within a nonjudgmental and an all accepting environment anyone can express creatively their inner thoughts and dreams.

Uran’s teaching experience encompasses children from 2 years up, college students, and also many adult workshops.

On a global level, Uran is a part of the World Peace Prayer Society and wishes to bring peace to earth so that all our children will have an opportunity to grow into their full potential.


Uran Snyder



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