Jeff Knurek, Jumble cartoonist, is an award winning toy and game inventor, consumer product developer, graphic artist, illustrator, cartoonist, and puzzle creator. Jeff’s first game invention to make it to market, in 1989, was the outdoor game, Spikeball. Knurek’s other game credits include Family Fun magazine’s “Toy of the Year” award winners: "What's In Ned's Head?" and “Monster Under My Bed”. He also develops and licenses children’s magic tricks and products for Las Vegas headliner Mac King. In 2008 Jeff Knurek became only the third artist to draw the cartoon for the popular Jumble puzzle which is seen in over 600 newspapers. Jeff took over the art duties when the great Henri Arnold retired. Jeff’s unique humor and style can be seen in the caricatures and fun pop culture references placed throughout his cartoons. Knurek’s hometown is Southgate, Michigan. He as lived throughout the Midwest, having lived in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana. He received a B.F.A. in Industrial Design with an Art Education certification from the University of Michigan. In 2007, Jeff donated a kidney to a family member with Polycystic Kidney Disease and both are doing great. He resides in Fishers, Indiana with his wife Kathy, and children, Sydney and Cameron.
MARILYN PRICE - Secretary & Treasurer
Marilyn is a nationally known puppeteer, storyteller and educator who has been telling and teaching for over forty years. Her uniquely handcrafted characters convey an enthusiasm for the spirit of her stories to all of her audiences both young and less young. Over the years Marilyn and her puppets have traveled to every corner of the United States using original scripts and stories fitted to her characters and style.
Marilyn has taught and performed across the country to children and educators, librarians, parents, professional puppeteers and storytellers and clergy. All of the stories she tells reflect the ethics she feels necessary for a valuable and full life.
Currently Price is the President of TriBraining, Inc. a not for profit educational foundation that is spearheading the efforts to teach educators (formal and experiential) on how to reach all the members of the classroom. Marilyn currently resides in Evanston with her husband of many years, Roger.
DIANE BERGAN - Director
SIMA KIRSCH - Director
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