Like putting together the perfect belt and shoes, Team KinderCare Education stylishly pairs fashion designer and Project Runway celebrity, Sonia Kasparian, and IT professional and solutions expert, Jenni Doyle to compete for the title of Spelling Champion at the Schoolhouse Supplies 2020 Celebrity Spelling Bee Fundraiser on March 4th!
Sonia Kasparian has been a designer for 34 years. Her long and varied design career encompassed working first for surf/snow/skate firms such as Jimmy’z, Quiksilver, Roxy and O’Neill (creating and launching the Roxy boardshort brand). She moved to Portland in 1997 to work for Nike designing NBA and Team USA Olympic apparel. Since 2006, Kasparian has designed under her own label Sonia Kasparian – Urchin, creating bespoke couture and bridal directly for individual clients. She was recently a contestant on Project Runway season 17.
Jenni Doyle is the Vice President of Enterprise Applications for KinderCare Education, where she leads software engineering for KinderCare’s more than 1,500 early learning centers and more than 480 before-and-after school sites across the country.
Prior to joining KinderCare, Jenni led IT at Papa Murphy’s Pizza in Vancouver. Prior to this, she resided with her family in Kansas City where she had positions with Staples, Sprint and CenturyLink.
Jenni earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Central Missouri. She is married to Gary, and the mother of 3 amazing teenagers who keep them both busy. Family time is spent exploring the Pacific Northwest with their rescue pup, Ella.
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