Tim and Robin Ganstrom
Robin is a multi-talented artist who loves to entertain children and families. Having grown up as the oldest in a large family (10 kids!), relating to kids comes very naturally! Robin has also worked as a nanny for two different families, one with four children, and one with eight children, and she also was an in-home tutor for four children in their home, for a full school year. She also has an extensive background volunteering in children's ministry work, both in the U.S. and also overseas children's ministry trips to Russia, Singapore, and Belize. In her free time Robin enjoys all kinds of arts and crafts, including painting, jewelry making, costuming, and scrapbooking. She is also an aspiring fantasy writer.
In 2008, Robin met and married her soulmate, Tim Ganstrom, who also loves kids and has a background working in AWANA children's ministry, as well as other ministry organizations reaching out to high school and college age young people. Tim owns his own business as a mechanical and design engineer. In his free time, Tim loves all kinds of extreme sports, especially snowboarding and skateboarding. He also shares Robin's love of costumes, and loves spending time with kids and being goofy. Robin loves that Tim doesn't take himself too seriously. :-) Tim also does awesome Glitter Tattoos, is learning to twist balloons, and is fast becoming a Jumping Stilt Entertainer!
Tim and Robin live in Renton, WA with their cantankerous old Siamese cat, Sara.
Twelve years ago Robin started her professional entertainment career with a face painting and balloon art booth at the 1999 Bonner County Fair in Northern Idaho. She performed there every year until 2008. After moving to the Seattle area in 2005, Robin spent two years working for another local entertainment company before striking out on her own and starting her own company, Party Art By Robin. Robin also provides henna art, temporary glitter tattoos, and many other art forms! She has performed locally for Microsoft company picnics, the Seahawks Christmas party, and events for Sound Transit, the City of Sammamish, Newcastle Days, Remlinger Farms, Suncadia Resorts, Kvichak Marine, Kirkland Church of the Nazarene, Calvary Chapel Eastside, Alderwood Community Church, and many others.
At the Northwest Festival of Clowns in September of 2006, Robin facepainted live before the judges and won the gold medal for her skills, speed, and interaction with the children. She also earned Fourth place (out of 250 face painting photos from all over the world) in Snazaroo.com's 2002 Summer Free For All contest.
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