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 and screenwriting – especially for children – painting, cooking, traveling, walks on the beach, foreign movies, good music and museums.  She is originally from Savannah, Georgia and resides in Southern California with her husband and two daughters, Taylor and MaryKelly, and her dogs 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 dog, Ally.

 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, and has three children, Ron, Jeanne Lyn, and Susan, and four grandchildren and one cat, Bogie.  Jim enjoys an eclectic mix of interests, including travel, music, dance, writing, books, diverse art, outdoors, and assisting people to achieve their dreams.