Our Creators

 
 The original... Harry Pierre .

The original...Harry Pierre.

 

 Deborah Caldwell

Deborah Caldwell

President & CEO

After years of gathering and creating ideas for Harry Pierre’s adventures and a desire for owning her own company, Debbie put the two together with a creative team and CRS Ventures International was started.  She is pleased to be a part of CRS and see her imagination come to life with Harry Pierre & PeTunia Puddlesworth.  Debbie enjoys writing, screenwriting, painting, dancing, cooking, traveling, walks on the beach, laughing with girlfriends, foreign movies, good music, and Saturday morning visits to the museums.  She is originally from Savannah, Georgia and resides in the Space Coast Florida area with her husband and two daughters, Taylor and MaryKelly, her dog and cats, with one cat – the reason for her creation named Harry Pierre.

 Gladys Vargas-Ruiz

Gladys Vargas-Ruiz

Vice-President

While listening to Debbie’s ideas of Harry Pierre’s adventures, Gladys thought Harry Pierre needed a side kick … and diva PeTunia came to life.  Gladys is thrilled to be a part of the CRS Team and looks forward to CRS’s commitment to bring quality stories to children everywhere.  She enjoys photography, hiking, cooking, traveling, gardening, art and using her imagination.  She resides in Southern California with her husband and four children, Victor, Michael, Christian and Isabella, and her dogs, Ally, Little Bear and Harper.

 James H. Smith

James H. Smith

Principal

After an executive career in the blue chip corporate world, and as a technology entrepreneur, Jim welcomed the opportunity to be a part of the CRS Team and assist bringing Harry Pierre & PeTunia Puddlesworth to life.  The creative talent, enthusiasm, and dedication to the children he saw in Debbie and Gladys motivated his desire to ensure its success.  Jim lives in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia with his wife, and has three children, Ron, Jeanne Lyn, and Susan, and four grandchildren and two cats.  Jim enjoys an eclectic mix of interests, including travel, music, dance, writing, books, diverse art, outdoors, and assisting people to achieve their dreams.