Vanessa LeBourdais, the Founding Executive Producer and Creative Lead at DreamRider Productions, is an award-winning creator in interactive media. Her talents include producer, director, writer, creative director, composer, performer, creative director and experience designer. She has created and produced almost forty digital and interactive works including webisodes, a video game, digital comics, and the award-winning Planet Protector Academy (PPA) series of interactive programs, which have reached over 125 cities. In one study, 87% of families were still doing missions their children had initiated, a full year later. Prior to her interactive work, Vanessa was a theatre producer and creator whose work for children has reached almost a million kids; one of her plays is now touring its 21st consecutive year.