Who We Are

We’re two businesswomen and moms with four kids among us, who want to never stop exploring earth’s marvels—specifically its magnificent, majestic animal kingdom. We want to inspire parents and kids alike to keep searching and learning throughout life. Our children’s worlds expand every time we introduce them to something new.

Each of us brings unique expertise and skills to our roles in The Creature Crew:

Ginger Quye portrait

Ginger is at the heart of TCC. She studied zoology in college before earning a B.S. degree in organizational management from John Brown University. She made a successful career in the business world, and TCC is the product of more than two years Ginger spent brainstorming about a business built on her love for animals. What would it take to create a subscription service for kids that brings to life creatures all over the world? The question would not let go until she acted on it. Ginger heads up the business, design, and research sides of TCC. A mother of two, she gets a lot of inspiration, input, and crafty ideas from her daughter and son.

Marian Knaust portrait

Marian is the creative genius behind TCC’s crafts and activities, as well as a dedicated question-asker who ensures no detail goes unchecked. With a long-time background and business in speech pathology—and as a mom of a teenage daughter and son—Marian has great instincts for what speaks to kids. She brings a plethora of ideas and discerning input to our team. Marian earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in speech-language pathology from the University of Arkansas.

Our Writer

Amy joins TCC with a huge desire to help kids continue their learning journey through a love for reading and exploring. With over 2 decades in public education: from the elementary classroom, to a literacy staff developer and finally as an elementary administrator, Amy has never lost her passion for seeing children’s eyes light up when discovering something new. As a published author, she looks forward to bringing facts and information to all members of the crew in fun and exciting ways! 

Amy graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education, then continuing on to earn a Masters in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Math and Science, and then a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher. Amy lives in NWA with her furry four-legged girls and her husband Chris.