Growing Minds strives to provide excellent customer service to all of our customers.
Muzzy BBC Publishing/Growing Minds Inc
10250 Constellation Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA, 90067
Caporal Fradera 47,
Malgrat De Mar 08380
Meet the team
Originally from York in England, Richard Flower has established deep roots in the Duneland area. He and his son have lived in the region for 8years after spending 10 years in Chicago. His career spans many years in sales and marketing in the educational market and includes executive-level positions at Encyclpoaedia Britannica for 7 years, Director of International at World Book for 7 years. He has also worked overseas in Athens, Greece, and for Kurzweil Education in the special needs market. Richard’s current position is Vice President of Sales at Growing Minds Media, a publishing company specializing in educational products for children and located in Los Angeles. Due to his extensive travel and business experience internationally, working with many Ministries of Education Richard has a global view of education and broadens that view with his expertise to the special needs population in schools.
Berta is an editorial professional with many years of experience in educational publishing. She is recognized as one of the top editors in the field of English language teaching, and has overseen the development and written a large number of publications for international publishers including National Geographic Learning, Cambridge University Press, and Macmillan Education.\
Berta lives in Puebla, Mexico with her husband and 5 cocker spaniels. From her desk she can clearly see the Popocatepetl volcano. Home can be noisy, but Berta believes that the beautiful scenery and her handsome puppies inspire her to write captivating stories and textbooks for young learners.
Berta de Llano
Senior Managing Editor
Global Business Development Director
Alan is responsible for developing our international reach through the creation of partnerships with publishers, distributors, schools and Ministries of Education. With more than 30 years experience gained through working in senior international roles at leading publishers Oxford University Press, Santillana-Richmond and SM, he has a deep knowledge of ELT and Bi-lingual markets and their distribution networks. With a Bachelor´s degree in Education he also has a particular understanding of the pedagogical aspects of teaching young children.
When not travelling on business Alan divides his time working between Madrid and the English Cotswolds.
Director of Product Development
Steve is an expert on the business side of the international education business, with over 35 years experience in senior leadership roles at international educational publishers such as Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill, Santillana and HMH. Lately Steve has dedicated himself to supporting English language learning and computer literacy in public education in Latin America, especially in the early grades, knowing firsthand the doors of opportunity that bilingualism opens. Over his career Steve has published hundreds of ELT titles and brings valuable experience to our development of fresh language-learning content for Muzzy.
Christina has been a part of the Muzzy team since December 2015. She began working in customer service, but has since touched in many areas of Growing Minds. Including, marketing, sales, technical assistance, accounts payable, and library usage. Anytime a new account is needed, Christina is the go-to person for set up. She is always working behind the scenes, whether it is with a library, homeschool, school or consumer account. When not working on Muzzy, she spends her days chasing her 2 kids and Boston Terrier!