Who's Who in Changing the World

Meet the team of professionals behind Avery's World.

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Bill Weber

Artist/Writer/Producer

 

Bill is an award-winning artist, writer, and inventor who is committed to building a better world.  
     He was privileged to be mentored by Marvin Hamlisch, Shari Lewis, and John Burstein (known as Slim Goodbody). He is the author of three children's books and holds a patent for a promotional picnic basket.  
     He is most proud of being the parent of two Latinx children adopted from Colombia, South America.
     His Broadway credits include work on the musicals Smile, Jean Seberg, and That's Not Tango (now playing at Jazz at Lincoln Center.) In film, Bill has designed for I'll Be Next Door for Christmas (the first investment crowd-funded movie in the U.S.), Avocado, and The Happy Side. For TV, Bill was Executive Producer for Music City Tonight's Salute to Children's Entertainment. 
     After studying art and architecture at Parsons School of Design, he began his career in publishing, rising to become the publisher of magazines in the parenting, entertainment and advertising industries.  
     ​ He is the former president of the American Academy of Children's Entertainment, and holds leadership roles in the L.A. Children's Media Association, the L.A. Guild of Puppetry, and Screenwriters and Actors of Hollywood. 

billweberstudios.com

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Stephen Cohn

Musical Director

 

Stephen is a multiple award-winning composer, songwriter, and musical director who has worked with such talent as Lily Tomlin, John Denver, and Kenny Rogers on Emmy, Peabody, and Parents' Choice award-winning productions.

 
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Paige Desjardins

Educational Consultant

 

An expert on Anti-Bias education, Paige holds a Masters in Education from Pacific Oaks University, where the Anti-Bias curriculum was first developed.
     She is the producer of Natural Learning Kids, an early learning website for families, and Communications Director of the L.A. Children's Media Association.


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Dr. Liz Fernandez, DVM,

M.A., Early Childhood Education

Educational Consultant

Marci Levine

Consulting Producer