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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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All are welcome

It takes a small ‘ville’ to bring Kidville to life and we believe our team should be reflective of our community.  This means we hire and empower humans of all races, genders, identities and backgrounds.  Our team is made stronger by the diverse voices that fill the halls of Kidville!

 

 

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Kidville team traditions

Our team is like a giant family and at the foundation is our collection of Kidville traditions.  From your first day in Kidville uniform, to team potlucks and retreats, your Kidville journey will be marked with meaningful milestones.

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Time to celebrate

We believe that no victory is too small to warrant a confetti toss!  We are a team of goal getters and when one of us succeeds – we all succeed.  We will cheer you on, celebrate your birthday with a custom theme and encourage you to reach for more.  Do you prefer a confetti cannon or a balloon drop?

Our core values

'The Kidville Ten' represent individuals who feel JOY by giving JOY!

Authenticity

The freedom to come as you are.

Passion

The love for the work you do, the brand you ignite and the people you serve.

Care

The kind of connection, leadership and service that comes from the heart.

Innovation

The energy that comes with fresh ideas and new methods to build the best experience.

Positivity

The choice to approach people, places and things with optimism.

Resourcefulness

The ability to creatively problem solve.

Curiosity

The ongoing interest and desire to learn and grow outside of your comfort zone.  

Vibrance

The spark that happens when your work is aligned with your purpose.

Collaboration

The unity of working together for a greater purpose.

Reflection

A keen understanding of your surroundings and those with whom you interact.

Meet the faces of Kidville!

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Rammy Harwood

CEO & Co-Founder (and Dad) rammy@kidville.com Meet Rammy
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Rammy Harwood

CEO & Co-Founder (and Dad)

"In Kindergarten, I learned life lessons that I work on every day: be kind, have empathy, and impact others - the end goal: happiness."

Over the past 16 years since founding Kidville, Rammy's greatest accomplishment is leading, learning from, and listening to the team of remarkable Play Professionals that have positively imprinted the minds and hearts of families around the world. He is a fanatic for providing remarkable service and prior to Kidville, co-founded Xando Coffee & Bar then Cosi, opening 100 locations nationwide. Rammy graduated with honors from Middlebury College and received his MBA from NYU -Stern. However, the real learning comes from his inspirational wife and two children Cameron and Xander.

Rammy is the Treasurer of Young Presidents Organization – Gotham Chapter and has been recognized by The Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Second Chance Toys, and Rock Asylum.

Connect with him to find out his WHY and to discuss Simon Sinek's Golden Circle.

Connect with Rammy Harwood

rammy@kidville.com
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Jennifer Mingucci

Vice President of Operations jmingucci@kidville.com Meet Jennifer
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Jennifer Mingucci

Vice President of Operations

"I believe Kidville is the intersection where small and big humans come together to unplug and connect around a rug, the resulting magic is one of a kind!"

Jennifer has been a member of the Kidville team since 2006 and currently serves as Vice President of Operations. Her work over the past decade has been focused on growing the Kidville brand and marketing the vision and voice to franchise owners and family communities around the world!

Passionate about connecting strategy to service excellence and experience – she thrives leading, mentoring and inspiring teams. She spends her time fostering communities at our locations in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Connect with her for professional development, team building and local partnerships within NY, LA, Chi or to discuss this quote. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” ― Brené Brown

Connect with Jennifer Mingucci

jmingucci@kidville.com
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Michael Galyon

Vice President of Franchise Operations mgalyon@kidville.com Meet Michael
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Michael Galyon

Vice President of Franchise Operations

“My favorite way to play is to go on adventures. Whether it’s traveling the world, or finding a new part of the city, I love exploring and seeing what this world has to offer.”

Michael joined the Kidville team in 2017 and quickly fell in love with the people, the culture, and the mission of Kidville. As the VP of Global Franchise Operations, Michael gets to pair his love for adventure with his passion for helping teams across the world create environments where children are given the opportunity to fall in love with learning through play. Michael works closely with owners, operators, and our play professionals to help support their growth and success, and helps ensure that the mission of Kidville is realized all around the globe.

Connect with him with any questions regarding our franchise operations, both here and abroad.

Connect with Michael Galyon

mgalyon@kidville.com
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Tiffany Lowery

Director of Marketing tlowery@kidville.com Meet Tiffany
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Tiffany Lowery

Director of Marketing

"Fave thing about Kidville? The spirit of play — a childlike wonder and curiosity — in all that we do."

Tiffany joined the 'ville in 2016 bringing with her a formal education in design and experience in public relations and social/corporate event coordination. She's jazzed about the ability to combine creative and big-picture thinking into engaging digital touch points for parents with young kiddos. It's no surprise Tiffany's a super nerd about crossing t's and dotting i's, process optimization, realizing concepts, data analytics, and the power of stories. She's fanatical about the Pantone Matching System and fanciful children's books.

Connect with her for brand partnerships and creative marketing opportunities and solutions.

Connect with Tiffany Lowery

tlowery@kidville.com
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Morgan DeTogne

Director of Content Creation mdetogne@kidville.com Meet Morgan
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Morgan DeTogne

Director of Content Creation

"My favorite thing about working at Kidville is all of the surprises, treats and absurd amounts of confetti we throw to celebrate each other and team successes!”

Morgan has found a creative playground at Kidville and has "learned through play" within each role. In 2011, Morgan began her Kidville career at the front desk! She quickly felt welcome to be her authentic self in a space where people consistently drew with chalk on the walls and broke out into song at all times of day. Since 2011, she has planned over 1000 birthday parties, sang with the Rockin’ Railroad Band, and now is happily creating social media and marketing content with the creative wizards that are Tiffany + Jennifer!

Connect with her regarding creative content production, social media advertising + partnerships, or if you need to have a mid-day showtune sing-a-long.

Connect with Morgan DeTogne

mdetogne@kidville.com
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Carlos Mercado

Director of Finance carlos@kidville.com Meet Carlos
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Carlos Mercado

Director of Finance

"My favorite thing about working at Kidville, is my Kidville extended family. I can always count on the team to put a smile on my face.”

Carlos has been a member of the Kidville team since it first opened in 2005. Over his years at the company, he has combined his retail and customer service experiences with his passion and training in finance.

As Director of Finance, he understands that structure and financial organization is essential to running a business like Kidville. He works with our vendors, team members for payroll, and franchise owners to handle any financial or accounting questions.

Connect with him for accounts payable questions, vendor accounts, and invoices.

Connect with Carlos Mercado

carlos@kidville.com