Team Players

Team players. Work hard. Play hard[er].

Here at Playward, viagra order our team is as strong in our individuality as we are in our group dynamic. Each equipped with a unique set of skills, from ninja star throwing to trust-falling… Meet our team players now!

Jenny Ward
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Jenny Ward

Founder, CEO
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Renowned speaker and author Jenny Ward has been seen across the country bringing play, work/life balance and parent workshops to Visa, You Tube, Merrill Lynch, Girl Scouts, YMCA, Stanford and numerous other corporations and non profits.

Her individual clients have enjoyed working with Jenny on single parenting, play, stress eradication and play based parenting for over 8 years. Jenny’s work can be seen on DOVE, San Francisco Times, Today’s MAMA, Nick for Kids, and numerous other publications.

She received her MFA from NYU, is a licensed Yoga Educator and Life Coach. Jenny is the author of “Who Said So” , “101 Ways to Play” and “Shifting the way we Parent” (2012)

Currently, Jenny is a single mama who resides in Palo Alto CA with her daughter and kitty.

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Brian Fox
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Brian Fox

EduPlay
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Brian has been a trainer since 2001. Starting off as an athlete himself, competitive waterskiing for Sacramento State, a player for the Sacramento men's rugby club, and a teammate of the Stanford grad school rugby club. Brian has also assisted during a season for the Stanford men's and women's rugby clubs.

He currently offers both massage therapy and personal training to a variety of clients including middle aged dancers, outdoor recreational athletes, kids and recovering cancer survivors.

Brian is qualified in:

BS Exercise Science
Certified Massage Therapist
RKC Certified
NASM-Performance Enhancement Specialist
Precision Nutrition Certified
CPR-AED Certified
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Michael Babel

Counselor
Michael Babel
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Michael is a graduate of the Swedish Institute for Holistic Healing (2003) and the California Institute of Integral Studies (2009) where he earned his Masters Degree in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness with an emphasis in spiritual counseling and life coaching. He has ten years of past experience in New York City, working professionally in the entertainment industry.

After which, Michael has spent another ten years working with clients on what he calls "Integral Wholeness". Explained as a type of therapy/coaching, where we take unconventional responsibility for our lives, following synchronicities, unleashing creativity, leading to a life that feels vital and free.

Additionally, he volunteers with various NGOs, leading teams in International Relief efforts. His international work has focused on disaster relief and community building projects in haiti, peru, philippines, bangladesh etc., literacy projects in Africa, and a peace initiative in Indonesia with Desmond Tutu.

As a writer he’s completing his first book on Conscious Love, Radical Monogamy, and Other Unusual Relationships; focusing on the future of intimacy and partnership.
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Irina McGrath

Counselor
Irina McGrath
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Irina McGrath is a meditation teacher and spiritual counselor based in San Francisco. She has a masters degree is social sciences from University of Armenia concentrating her studies in child development.

Her passion and research interest has been children, their behavioral development and how play affects children’s ability to learn, to imagine, to be creative and become confident, independent adults.

Currently, Irina teaches meditation, counsels parents and teaches art to kindergarteners in San Francisco public school.
Jennifer Peterman
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Jennifer Peterman

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Jennifer is equipped with a BFA in drama from Syracuse University. She is an active writer and teacher, and just recently finished her screenplay “Tooth and Nail”, slated for production in 2014. Also in circuit for consideration is her collaborative TV pilot “Gotham Cooks”, with Tom Gualtieri.

Jennifer is a part of the Gravity Partners at Juniata College in Huntingdon PA, where she teaches writing and character development for solo performance.

Jennifer has a four year history of doing stand-up comedy in New York City. Not having lost her sense of humor, she jokes, "...and that was enough."
Sheri Peakepose
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Sheri Peakepose

Yoga Instructor
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Sheri is a certified Power Yoga Instructor based in New Jersey, holding additional certifications in Yin and Children’s Yoga. She is the Founder and Mission Coordinator of the active children’s non-profit organization, Little Hands Connected, where she provides children the opportunity to give back in their community and parents the support and tools they need to help make this experience a success for their children.

Her degree in Psychology, dedication to the practice of yoga, and passion for working with children, has led Sheri to her current Peakepose Yoga project, “Connected Kids” where she teaches children to reconnect to themselves and others as they laugh, play, balance and breathe.

Sheri currently offers a variety of group and private yoga classes to adults and children in the New Jersey area.