The We Do Listen Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) Non Profit Corporation. Our intention is to enable children to enjoy inner peace and communicate in a more effective way.
We create entertaining, educational books, videos, games and songs to help young children become better listeners, learn important life lessons and feel good about themselves. Children who learn these skills will grow up better informed to resolve conflicts and empowered to change the world.
We are a group of artists, designers, writers, librarians, therapists, counselors, parents and grandparents. We share a vision of a kinder world with more harmony and peace and a better life for everyone to enjoy.
Author and Artist Visits
We offer free visits for PK-3 classrooms and schools. Contact Us to schedule a time.
ANA VOLINSKI is a writer, artist, counselor and Reverend who dedicates her life to help children and animals. Ana lived and studied with great masters in Brazil, China, England, Italy, Germany, Peru and Korea and presently lives in Boca Raton, Fl.
HOWARD BINKOW is a successful entrepreneur skilled at teaming up with extremely talented partners.
CHERYL S. ELLIOTT is a seasoned professional in the animation, video editing and motion graphics industries, specializing in After Effects animation. BFA graduate and former adjunct professor of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she has a 25-plus year career as an artist, animator and entrepreneur with a broad range of video production, post-production and visual art skills. Her credits include 5 years as animator with VIACOM’s (MTV Networks) popular Emmy®-winning preschool program “Blue’s Clues”, animator for the full 3-season run of Nick Jr.’s “Fresh Beat Band” and Supervising Director for the animated adaptation of Platinum Studio’s “Cowboys & Aliens” graphic novel. Locally, for CPTV Kids she produced and directed the children’s health series “The Vita 4” for which she received two regional Emmy® nominations in animation.
DAVID A. CUTTING’S 20-year career is currently credited with over 100 illustrated children’s novelty, picture and activity books for such publishers as Simon & Shuster, Golden Books, Dover Books, Harper Collins, Modern Publishing, Kappa Books, Son Schein Press, Parachute Press, Pearson, Barbour, Robert Frederick, Bendon Publishing, Twin Sisters, Color-Bridge Books and more. As a professional Animator & Designer, David’s career includes over 3 years experience as a Senior Animator on Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues, 2 years a Designer and Storyboard Artist on Disney’s Doug, and 5 years as a Commercial Studio Artist on various commercial projects for MTV, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Marvel, as well as many others. David has a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts NYC.
JANE DARROCH RILEY makes books. It's something she likes to do. It doesn't matter if you are an artist, a poet, a scientist or a romance novelist. Jane has worked with first time writers and huge publishing companies, cutting edge artists and nonagenarians. The important part for Jane is to take the idea you have in your head and to work together to turn into a beautiful book.