Speakaboos brings classic children's entertainment into a digital world. Beloved characters and treasured stories are given new life through amazing celebrity performances, beautiful illustrations, and original music. At Speakaboos, children develop literacy skills while learning about technology in a safe and fun environment.
Favorite Character: Rip Van Winkle
Favorite Story: Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
Likes: Climbing Beanstalks
At Speakaboos, Neal is responsible for feeding the team with pat-a-cakes, magic beans and curds & whey and other forms of inspiration. He's also responsible for hiring additional elves to tend to the forest where Speakaboos lives.
Neal was born in the fairytale land of New Jersey and went to school in Washington D.C. where he received his BSFS from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He lives in New York City, just a stone's throw from the office, where he spends much of his adult life.
Favorite Character: Goldilocks
Favorite Story: The Happy Prince
When she's not daydreaming about bringing her favorite characters and stories to life, Noelle is charged with spreading the word about Speakaboos like fairy dust and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Speakaboos kingdom.
Noelle is from sunny Miami, but now calls New YorkCity home. She received a BA in English Literature and French at Georgetown University where she discovered her love for writing. Before Speakaboos, Noelle worked at the American Museum of Natural History where she visited the blue whale and dinosaurs daily.
Director of Marketing
Favorite Story: The Emperor's New Clothes
Favorite Character: Jack
Andrew is a connoisseur of children's stories which is good because he has a new baby son to entertain! (Aww!) He has a background in youth education and is earning his Master's Degree in Media Studies at New York University. His job at Speakaboos is to test out the coloring book pages. As Marketing Manager he gets to travel around the country meeting moms, dads, teachers, and kids who visit the web site.
Director of Product
Favorite Character: Little Miss Muffet
Favorite Story: Anything by Mother Goose
Ronit doesn't talk to strangers and eats all her veggies. She love Mother Goose and would live in a shoe if she could. At Speakaboos, she spends her days making sure that the Speakaboos website is generally hopping.
Ronit was born in Connecticut and grew up in Israel, where she received her BA in Linguistics from Tel Aviv University. She is currently studying for her PhD in Linguistics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In her spare time she can be found in her backyard reading a book or just playing with stray cats.
Director of Content
Favorite Character: Puss in Boots
Favorite Story: The Three Little Pigs
Before coming to Speakaboos, Yannai slept for one hundred years, met a genie, and married a princess. He loves his teachers so much, that he helps them every day on the Speakaboos site. He builds all the arts and crafts projects, tries all the recipes, and creates all the word jumbles.
Yannai was born in Israel, and now lives in a tree house in New York. He received his BA in English from New York University and worked as a teacher before coming to Speakaboos.