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Meet the Leadership Team of Kidville
Carroll Gardens!

John Lehman

John Lehman

Owner john@mykidville.com Meet John
John Lehman

John Lehman

Owner

John Lehman, a true New Yorker, was raised on the Upper East Side, and has been the owner and operator of Kidville Carroll Gardens and Park Slope since 2012. When he is not at Kidville, he spends time with his wife and three boys, plays sports and cooks.

Fun fact: John rides Citi Bike every day to work 12 months of the year and still reads a paper copy of the NY Times and Wall Street Journal every day.

Connect with John Lehman

john@mykidville.com
Katie Kalin

Katie Kalin

Manager kkalin@mykidville.com Meet Katie
Katie Kalin

Katie Kalin

Manager

Having grown up in Carroll Gardens, Katie is a lifelong Brooklynite. She graduated from the Goucher College with a degree in Psychology. Katie has years of experience working with children in camp and after-school programs. She was the Manager of the American Folk Art Museum Gift Shop for 5 years. When Katie isn't at Kidville, she enjoys tending to her windowsill garden, working with animals and shopping for tchotchkes! She thinks all the kids at Kidville are hilarious.

Connect with Katie Kalin

kkalin@mykidville.com
Summer Bedard

Summer Bedard

Assistant Manager sbedard@mykidville.com Meet Summer
Summer Bedard

Summer Bedard

Assistant Manager

Summer graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Creative Writing. She has years of experience in graphic design, social media, video production, and marketing for news companies, political campaigns, and businesses. When Summer isn't helping everything run smoothly at Kidville Carroll Gardens and Park Slope, she's writing and performing sketch and improv comedy. She loves being creative, working with people, and making them laugh!

Connect with Summer Bedard

sbedard@mykidville.com

Meet the Play Professionals of Kidville Carroll Gardens

Amy Carstensen

Amy

Find me in Rockin' Railroad, Circle Sing Paint & Play, Circle Sing & Play, Camp Kidville, KVU

Education: BA from the New England Conservatory of Music
Anya Clarke

Anya

Find me in KVU, Big Muscle Builders, Big Muscles for Little Babies

Education: BFA in Dance from Long Island University
Brina Gabryel

Brina

Find me in KVU, Camp Kidville

Education: BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts
Calley Luman

Calley

Find me in KVU, KVU Prep, Big Muscle Builders, and Camp Kidville

Education: BFA in Acting from the University of Oklahoma
Emily Gaffga

Emily

Find me in Hip Hop, Creative Movement, KVU, Circle Sing Paint & Play, Big Muscle Playtime, Big Muscles for Little Babies

Education: BFA in Dance from Ohio State University
Erica Harte

Erica

Find me in Big Messy Art, JV sports, Big Muscle Builders, Ballet Tea Party, My Masterpiece, Circle Sing Paint & Play, Camp Kidville

Education: BS in Developmental Psychology from the New School
Ian Hayes

Ian

Find me in Heroes in Training, Gymnasts, Big Muscle Builders, Ballerinas, Big Messy Art, Sports, Camp Kidville

Education: Acting at the Maggie Flanagan Studio
Melissa Schwarz

Melissa

Find me in Big Muscle Builders, Big Muscles for Little Babies, Heroes in Training, Gymnasts, Big Messy Art, Ballet Tea Party, Camp Kidville

Education: BA in Trumpet Performance and Music Education
Mitch Davis

Mitch

Find me in Rockin' Railroad, Circle Sing Paint and Play

Education: BFA in Vocal Performance from NYU, Contemporary Music and Religious Studies from the New School
Olivia Foreman

Olivia F.

Find me in Hip Hop, Ballet Tea Party, Camp Kidville

Education: BA in Childhood Education from Brooklyn College
Olivia Mccoy

Olivia M.

Find me in Big Muscle Builders, Big Muscles for Little Babies, Circle Sing Paint + Play, Big Messy Art, Gymnastics, Camp Kidville

Education: Musical Theatre Performance at HB Studio
Sean O'Shea

Sean

Find me in Heroes in Training, Gymnasts

Education: BA in Music, Theatre, and Philosophy from St. Bonaventure University
Stephanie de Zengotita

Stephanie

Find me in Circle Sing Paint & Play, Big Muscle Builders, JV Sports, Camp Kidville

Education: BA in Dance/Performance Studies from Roger Williams University
Tyler Oakley

Tyler

Find me in Ballet, JV Sports, Varsity Sports, Big Muscle Builders, Big Messy Art

Education: BA in Theatre and Dance from UC San Diego

Kidville is powered by our people!

We believe that remarkable experiences are handcrafted by people who LOVE what they do!

Mission in motion

We align leaders, teachers, artists and musicians with positions that match their talents and purpose.

We take pride in sourcing, hiring and training the best talent to make magic happen at Kidville locations around the world.  Our vision is to build an ensemble to collectively put our mission statement in motion through our daily service to the families in our community.

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Where work is play!

We take ‘whistle while you work’ to the next level and put PLAY at the center of how we interact, create and communicate as a team. Are you ready to LOVE what you do?

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