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Kimberley SorensonThe Waterford Institute, Dust or Magic Highlights Foundation 2015
"A wonderful opportunity to get down and dirty with a lot of different voices in a protected space. Inspiring + energizing on all conceivable levels -- many many thanks."
Hans WagnerOwner, Computer Explorers, Dust or Magic 2014
"Just soaked in all of it. Great environment!"
Megan SmithSenior Designer, Interactive Media, Highlights for Children, Dust or Magic 2014
"Warren and Daren really made everyone feel relevant and comfortable. Perfect balance of healthy criticism and ideas for growth."
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Stephen Gass is the President of The Gass Company. From about the second grade on, Stephen Gass wanted to be a doctor. During college, his interest turned to education. After a few years teaching, the doctor calling returned. But, with just a dissertation to go to complete a PhD in child development, a job at Sesame Street released his inner “Geppetto.” Stephen’s spent the last 30 years creating and marketing a wide range of children’s products, both traditional and digital, including toys, books, games and video for kids between the ages of 6 months to 12 years. Gass has been an innovator throughout his career: he launched an educational toy group at Coleco; led the creative efforts at Scholastic’s and Nickelodeon’s first software groups; played on the original Noggin development team; served as President of Sesame Workshop, Online; created and built eebee’s adventures, the multi-award winning infant brand to over 15 million views. He is a member of the Education Committee of the board of trustees at PBS-affiliate, WNET/ Thirteen; a trustee of the Toy Industry Foundation; an advisory board member of the NY International Children’s Film Festival; and a TechStars mentor. Currently, he serves as the president of The Gass Company, a children’s media agency that provides creative, business and content strategy services for clients including Sesame Workshop, Citibank, Discovery, American Museum of Natural History and MoMA.
Gass received a B.A. in psychology from New York University, an M.A. in developmental psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and completed work toward a Ph.D. in educational psychology at The City University of New York.