Meet Our Staff
Nationally recognized author and inspirational speaker, Carmen Rubin, is the President of Peppermint Candy Entertainment. She is also the founder of One Blue Village-- a non-profit youth organization as well as a proud supporter of NBA player Dwayne Wade's Wade's World Foundation, which gives "every child a shot at reading". With her work having been recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama, and featured on media outlets including 'The Chew' and 'Spotlight New Jersey', Carmen has become one of the most sought after children's lecturers nationwide.
Simon is an advocate of all things “self-expression. He started Spitfire Graphics over a decade ago to offer 100% custom, high end products to clients ranging from start-up businesses to big names in the Entertainment Industry. Simon works closely with children’s book illustrators to produce some of the most extraordinary artwork children can enjoy.
From time that Rob could remember he has been producing artwork. At 6 years old, he was recognized among his neighborhood for his talents and by his teen-aged years, Rob was selling his portraits throughout California. With a humble attitude and relentless work ethic, Rob is one of the bay area’s finest.
Carmen is the author of several children’s books and animated children’s programs. For decades, the Rutgers graduate and former teacher has used her voice to empower youth, promote literacy, and reinforce the importance of keeping music in elementary schools. She has worked diligently to bring diversity and inclusion into education – allowing children to see themselves in one way or the other in her work. The author’s signature stamp is peppermints hidden throughout her stories. The peppermints are a symbol to remind kids to show love. Carmen lives in an empty nest and loves tacos!
Lee Rubin is an emerging voice. His unique ability to understand and articulate winning principles with tremendous clarity and practical application makes him a highly sought after speaker and teacher. Lee is a frequent speaker and panelist at corporations, conferences and schools throughout the country. Lee is the author of WIN: Simple Insights to Help You Win the Game of Life, WIN: Simple Insights to Help Student-Athletes Win the Game of Life, and Thoughts of a Champion.