Children’s Advisory Board
MyFear Zapper™ was invented by a nine-year-old girl who wanted to help herself and her friends with a fear they were experiencing. Since then, other young people have joined the effort to bring you this fun, effective program. And here they are!
Natalie B., Inventor & Writer, Age 17
Natalie, inventor of MyFear Zapper™, is the brains behind the program. It was her insight and creative solution to a problem we all face at one point or another – being afraid – that led to this proven solution. She’s also helped write a good portion of the program, so you’ll be hearing and reading her words as you go through the process.
Natalie says, “I’m 17 and a senior this upcoming year. I play the trumpet, piano, sing and write – in fact, I have my own blog and I love experimenting with different types of writing styles. I was formerly Junior Assistant Editor and then Non-Fiction Editor for a wonderful online magazine for kids called Amazing Kids! You can find it at www.amazing-kids.org. I hope MyFear Zapper will help cure any fears you have!”
Caleb S., Writer, Age 14
Caleb wrote many of the pieces you’ll read or hear throughout this website. A very talented writer and all-around amazing kid, he is also the inspiration behind the names of our Mascot Cats, “Courageous Cate” and “Bold Bill.”
Caleb says, “I write for the newspaper at my school and that is how the creators of MyFear Zapper™ found me. I enjoy writing and one of the possible jobs for me in the future is an author. I also enjoy acting and I am a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do (I’ve done TKD for 7 years). I’ve really enjoyed working on this project, and am honored to be part of this amazing experience!”
Megan H., Illustrator, Age 17
When we needed to put a face on the adorable mascot and “expert” who takes children through the MyFear Zapper™ process, Natalie immediately turned to her artistic friend, Megan, who was able to visualize and draw on paper precisely how Courageous Cate/Bold Bill look.
Megan says, “I am 17 years old and have always enjoyed drawing for my friends. I love fantasy, especially fantasy books, and drawing. I want to be an author someday. It was really fun drawing the cats for this project, getting them just right so they would fit perfectly with MyFear Zapper!”
Derek L., Prototyper, Age 22
Derek was only 16 when he developed the MyFear Zapper™ prototype. A highly talented techie, Derek was able to write the program in just a few hours – and in doing so, helped us confirm we really did have a powerful approach to overcoming fear.