Penny Bauder is the Founder of Green Kid Crafts, a multi-million dollar, award-winning company that delights kids each month with both online and offline monthly STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). Green Kid Crafts’ program has won a variety of awards including Dr. Toy’s Best Green Products, Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Award, Red Tricycle’s Award for Most Awesome Subscription Service, Parent’s Choice Recommended, PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval, MACT Excellence Award, MACT Green Award, Green America’s People & Planet Award, and more.
Penny was a winner of Entrepreneur’s “Build it Like a Woman” Inspiring Woman in Business Award, the Startup Nation Leading Moms in Business Competition and a recipient of the Female Founder Fellowship at the Founder’s Institute. Penny works to encourage creativity in children and cultivate a love and respect for the world around them through Green Kid Crafts. Penny, her husband Jeff, and her children Rowan (10 years) and Declan (7 years) live together in San Diego, California. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Management and an M.S. in Environmental Science. She has worked as a climate change scientist, a wilderness kayak ranger, a domestic violence counselor, an organic farmer, and an invasive plant biologist, all of which have nothing (but, also everything!) to do with being an entrepreneur.
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