The Founders

Make new friends but keep the old; one is silver, and the other is gold.  Kristin and Brooke are sisters and forever friends with a bond as good as gold. They grew up in a tight-knit family wedged between two brothers.

The sisters were taught to cherish family and value creativity early in life. Their childhood memories are marked by coloring contests, make-believe adventures, and LOTS of glitter!

Through thick and thin, these sisters never lost their love for one another or the arts. In a world where technology leads the way and artsy opportunities lack funding, the two strive to gift families with learning experiences wrapped in memorable moments through Paper People Play.

The Voice: Kristin is child number 2 of 4. This educator turned actress holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Development and a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Instructional Technology. She received formal training in drama at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is a graduate of Chicago’s Second City Conservatory and The School at Steppenwolf. In addition to her academic credentials, she has performed in several stage plays and independent films. She lends her voice to all the characters of Paper People Play.

The Visual Artist: Brooke is child number 3 of 4. Her talent is displayed in every character, costume, and backdrop of Paper People Play. She graduated from East Carolina University with a concentration in painting and drawing. Brooke’s specialties are oils, watercolors, mixed media, and drawings. Her original works have been on exhibition and were chosen to be featured in a number of art shows.

The Vision: Through Paper People Play, Kristin and Brooke combine their talents to stir a love for the arts and imagination in the hearts of children and their parents. Their hope is that families will be strengthened and valuable lessons gleaned through intentional play.