Wendy Enikeieff Boortz combines a professional business career with a passion for children’s literature and creative education. Early in her career, Wendy worked in finance with large organizations including the Office of the Controller of the Currency, Citicorp, and Hewlett Packard. More recently, she has worked in lending, microenterprise, and entrepreneurship training and support. Wendy served on the Ohio Commission on Personal Finance Education, has taught business at the college level, and ran a financial literacy outreach program for high school students. She loves teaching and writing for young children, a passion which grew from frequent trips to the library, and involvement in programs such as Destination Imagination, Girl Scouts and K-5 Junior Achievement. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University, and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
Julia Moffett has a passion for technology, education and working with children. She worked as a software engineer for Polyvore, which was acquired by Yahoo in 2015. Previously she worked at Palantir. Julia is a lifetime Girl Scout, a certified children’s ski instructor, and has taught children in a variety of capacities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering, and in political science, from MIT.
Lauren Cole Henderson has a passion for art, and illustrating children’s books. She is a freelance illustrator and designer, and the owner of Curiously Cute Creations. Lauren has been working with Bizzy Whiz since 2012, providing contracted services in both illustration and graphic design. Lauren holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration from the Columbus College of Art and Design.
Steve Boortz has a passion for skiing, working with children, baseball, and bargains. He recently retired from a 37- year career with the U.S. Government Printing Office, where he oversaw the purchase of hundreds of millions of dollars of printed products. Steve currently works as a children’s ski instructor at Keystone Resort. He holds a bachelor’ degree in printing management from South Dakota State University.