Meet Our Staff

Carmen Rubin

Founder, President


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 Stewart

Designer/Art Director



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.

Robert Muhammad




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.

Talent Showcase

Carmen Rubin

Carmen Rubin is the creator of the animated series, 'Ashti's Harmony', and is an emerging voice who writes stories inspired by music and the lives of musicians.  Her children's books include Ashti Meets Birdman AlThe Gifted Guitar, Social Eyes and Honcho Hates Mud.  Her upcoming projects include 'Doodie Jones and the Swag Jackers', 'The Organics', 'Sophie & GG', 'Chicken Taco' and "Coyote Girl". With her easygoing "jam like" style of reading and writing, Carmen preserves the richness and history of music by teaching it to children.

Lee Rubin

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 LifeWIN: Simple Insights to Help Student-Athletes Win the Game of Life, and Thoughts of a Champion.

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