Dee Fuller

Dee Fuller

Play Maven, Creativity Mentor, Interactive Worldbuilder

Several years ago, a conversation with the younger of her two kids shined a spotlight on something Dee had been contemplating since having kids. There were not many options for freeform play by the time they reached their tween years. Since then, she noticed that play and creativity are rigidly structured during the teen years. This rigidity continues into adulthood, where many of us are so focused on productivity and perfection that we forget how to have fun.

We have become a culture that neglects play as older kids. Then as adults, we put away childish things even though science tells us we need play and creativity throughout our lives. Teens and adults need playtime, and she would help them find it. It’s like using recess to de-stress.

Dee creates workshops and events using play to improve mental health and spark creativity. Workshops can include classic children’s games and activities, unstructured play, freeform arts and crafts, and imagination-sparking activities. Events can range from interactive experiences and field trips to immersive theatrical events designed to find a playful way to explore, nurture curiosity, connect with others, and try new things. 

Dee’s mission is to bring more fun into people’s lives so they can discover a way to open up creatively and improve their mental health through activities they enjoyed as a child. 

Dee is also available for speaking engagements where she can discuss the health benefits and history of play.

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.” ~ Charles Schaefer


“Our brains are built to benefit from play no matter what our age.” -Theresa A. Kestly


“There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.” – The Fourth Doctor