Editing, proofreading, and conference support are provided by Kate Hughes, Jenny’s sister. Be it hunting down typos and grammatical errors, working Square at a conference, or generally being a cheerleader and idea-bouncer-offer, Kate’s calm, logical, thoughtful way helps keep MooBoo in forward motion. She also happens to be excellent at knitting, quilting, crossword puzzles, and being very patient with her sister.
Additional editing and SEO support comes from Jenny Hughes, Kate’s daughter and Jenny Burke’s niece. MooBoo’s first intern while a student at Bowdoin College, today Jen H. is an editor and social media manager in New York. Most recently she filled both roles at frenchly.us. Additionally, she is a writer and photographer for the site. She is an amazing artist, a talented actor, and a crafting maestro.
A key contributor to MooBoo is Molly Burke, who has really stepped up in these difficult times. The older of the two Burke children, Molly is simultaneously wrapping up her senior year at Boston University remotely while helping out with product editing, virtual conference prep, and other work. Also, she has taken the majority of the staged photos in our products. Fun facts about Molly: also an artist, she’s terrific at drawing, and speaks decent French and some Arabic.
The inspiration behind MooBoo is Danny Burke, the younger of the two Burke kids. Diagnosed at the age of 2 ½ years with autism, the doctor told Tim and Jenny to have low expectations for their son. Good thing they ignored that doctor! Today, Danny is an awesome, funny, musically-gifted young man who studies music/music technology in college.
While MooBoo products are not a curriculum or therapy, nor a substitute for professional advice, they are based on all the incredible guidance and advice that Jenny and Tim received over the years from the very talented professionals who worked with Danny.