about us:

How did Owlets & Co. come to be?


Great question! As we are putting the finishing touches on our first children’s book,
Who’s That I Hear, we felt called to further address challenges affecting families during this extended time of pandemic and remote learning. As a mother of three, grandmother (Mimi) of 9, and former pre-k teacher, I thought back to the influence shows like Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood had in my own children’s lives.

What if? What if we created a website where children could stop by and feel safe, supported, seen, and inspired; where we would take kids by the hand and virtually lead them out into this big, beautiful world to have experiences they might not have otherwise. To give them access to games and activities that would keep them happily occupied while parents took a breather.

about us:

How did Owlets & Co. come to be?


Great question! As we are putting the finishing touches on our first children’s book,
Who’s That I Hear, we felt called to further address challenges affecting families during this extended time of pandemic and remote learning. As a mother of three, grandmother (Mimi) of 9, and former pre-k teacher, I thought back to the influence shows like Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood had in my own children’s lives.

What if? What if we created a website where children could stop by and feel safe, supported, seen, and inspired; where we would take kids by the hand and virtually lead them out into this big, beautiful world to have experiences they might not have otherwise. To give them access to games and activities that would keep them happily occupied while parents took a breather.

Meet the Team

Each member of our team played an integral role in creating Owlets & Co. and it seems only fitting you should meet these Wise Owls and get to know who they are, how and why they are involved, and some of their favorite things.

DJ Hill

Author of Who’s That I Hear? and Mother Owl of Owlets & Co.

Who? Who? It’s DJ! Mom, Mimi, and former pre-k teacher. I recently moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico with my husband Bob and our Australian Labradoodle, Hazel Grace. I loved to read when I was young and always dreamed of writing a book. My favorite was Flip, about a foal afraid to jump over the brook. Every time he tried, splash, he fell in. Until one night he had a dream….Overcoming fears can make way for magical thinking! djhill-writer.com

Jenniey Tallman

Editor

Jenniey Tallman is a writer, editor, and creative collaborator who enjoys editing all of DJ’s creative work and other writing.

Julie Adriansen

Illustrator for Who’s That I Hear and Owlets & Co. logo

Julie lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband Chris and adopted pup, Rocker. She is a visual artist, illustrator, wedding officiant, and former coffee shop owner. You could call her a Jill-of-all-trades. When Julie was a kid, her favorite show was Gigglesnort Hotel, which inspired her to follow her dream to become an artist. Pro tip: Dreams come true! julieadriansenart.com

Dave Taylor

Creator/producer of Owlets & Co. theme song

Dave is a media producer and owner of Cool Brick Studios and Stop Drop and Roll Productions in Carbondale, CO. He has produced music for top talent in all genres and his third feature-length documentary, Mark of the Jaguar (shot in Brazil). is set for release in the spring of 2021.

Alyssa Ohnmacht profile

Alyssa Ohnmacht

Graphic Designer

Alyssa brings her love of layout & design, book production, and working with authors to her business, Light of the Moon, Inc. She collaborated with DJ on both her first book, Homespun Mercies, and this book, Who’s That I Hear?

Christine Rousu

Owletsco.com Website Designer

Christine is a website designer/developer and owner/everything of So It Goes Design, which specializes in design for writers, artists, bloggers, all kinds of creative types. She loves writing and reading, cooking, watching her stories, and thinks fondly about Little Bear and his trip to the moon every day. She lives in Southern California with her mom/roommate, Vicki Jean, and her cat/roommate, Jezebel Jean Beyoncé.