Paul Wozniak Author and Creator
Derrick Kuhn Co-Founder and Business Develoment
Jonathan Foos Website and App Development
Paul Wozniak is a happy Earthian who lives in Colorado. Professionally he is a broadcaster, writer, producer, blogger and DJ. Passionately, he spends as much time as he can in the midst of Nature on this amazing planet. He developed his love for the outdoors as a child and adult through swimming, hiking, skiing, rafting, kayaking, hunting and fishing. “I don’t write these stories to teach children fear of some climate catastrophe,” Paul said, “I write them to convey the love and respect we need to have for the fact that we are even here. This place is incredible, and we should be blown away by the fact that we even woke up on Earth this morning!” Read more about Paul’s personal reflections on the material in this storybook app series, as well as the music that goes along with it, in our Blog.
Paul and the Green Minstrel
If it looks like Paul resembles the Green Minstel, the colorful character from the stories the GREEN RADventures of Nico, well, it’s because he does. In fact the two couldn’t be more similar. Paul created the Green Minstrel in his likeness because he knew that these stories and lessons go beyond the cartoon world to apply to our world. Look for Paul Wozniak aka the Green Minstrel coming to a stage near you!
Derrick Kuhn has had his finger on the pulse of technology since the internet was conceived. With the spirit of an entrepreneur, he has built numerous web and technology companies since his graduation from Colorado State University. Most recently he has taken his Fort Collins company, Caddis Tech and merged it with Denver’s Greystone Tech to create a full range of technology services for businesses in Colorado and beyond. Derrick has a strong belief in continuing his education through relationships and curiosity. He feels that anything can be accomplished through what he has coined ‘Adaptive Persistence’, which is the ability to keep striving toward his goals, but adapting to situations to make sure that his effort and energy is wisely applied.
Paul and Derrick first crossed paths in 2009 after colleagues and friends suggested to Paul that he consider having Derrick’s company build the original website for the RADventures of Nico. The two didn’t at that time pursue any business together. But, as mobile apps grew in popularity and Derrick was becoming more and more interested in them. He remembered Paul, his idea, his talent and his drive to better the world. Soon thereafter, they found each other again and started their new company, Snowball LLC, with the RADventures of Nico app as the main product. Derrick lives in Fort Collins, CO with his wife Tara, their son Aiden, and baby girl on the way.
Jonathan Foos knew he had a thing for computers and design long before his high school teacher asked him to teach the school’s Photoshop class. He’s loved computers since he was 4 years old. Even though most of his knowledge about programming and design was self-taught, Jonathan wanted to challenge himself when he chose his institution of higher learning, landing him at the University of Denver. He learned the hard way that he’d have to do whatever it takes to be successful. He worked at McDonald’s for seven years to pay for his expenses during high school and college. After graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science he found his way to the GREEN RADventures of Nico. Jonathan also does freelance design and web development.
Outside of work, Jonathan spends his free time designing art, keeping up with his tv shows and movies, ice skating, going to the gym, and playing fantasy baseball, hockey and football. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his niece and nephew and watching his local sports teams, the Colorado Rockies, Avalanche, Denver Broncos, and Nuggets. He is also somewhat of a hot wing connoisseur and is a Volkswagen enthusiast; he loves to spend time washing, waxing, and working on his Jetta.