My name is Brook Packard and I am your host for the summit. I am an early childhood music specialist, a mom, educator, and a storyteller with a mission: making bedtime irresistible for parents and kids.
For years, I suffered from sleep issues, bouncing around from doctor to doctor hoping they’d solve the problem with a magic pill. But as we all know from fairy tales and bedtime stories, there’s never a magic pill.
I then took my love of the power of story, music, and genuine excitement about the magic of childhood are all factors in the creation of Sleepytime Club. I was voice faculty and Assistant Director of Concordia Conservatory and continues to perform in venues such as The Princeton Festival, b-sides productions, and New York Music Theatre Festival (NYMF).
I have written books for Oak, Coracle, and Morehouse Publications and blogs for Huffington Post, Sleepytime Club, and Building Faith. Under a Western Sky, released by Brook’s children’s label Lingonberry Music, was cited as one of the top 5 independent releases for children by Billboard. I've been interviewed by Prevention Magazine on eating for sleep and bedtime habits and completed training as a life coach.