Meet the Team


SP Sophie

Sophie Ouellet is David’s lovely and talented wife. She created the book about U.S Presidents and co-created the 2nd edition of the Celebrities book. She has learned to make grids and is very creative.

SP Linda

Linda Boragina started working with David in 1995 while studying in the BA program at York University. She has 2 beautiful children and a wonderful husband. She started as David's assistant and helped make grids and is now editor. She also responds to all our fans personally and make sure that everyone gets that personal touch.

SP sue We are pleased to announce the promotion of Sue Tarantella to the position of Director of Public Relations. She formerly did research for the WONDERWORD family and we are pleased to see her advance.
She will be working with editors, publicists and promoters.
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SP Rita

Rita Mancini has been with our team for some time. She is the jack-of-all-trades preparing vocabularies and puzzles for Wonderword, working for her own family business and being a full time homemaker. Rita even cuts her own grass and loves gardening.

SP Angela

Angela Ciotola: Proud mother of 3, Angela is busy creating vocabularies for WONDERWORD. She is very dedicated, loyal and punctual. She never misses a deadline and we are happy to have her on our team.

SP Valentina Valentina “Lenti” Perciballi came to work for WONDERWORD as an intern as part of a grade 11 school project. We were so impressed with her devotion and ability that we offered her a part-time job. Valentina is currently in university working on her BA.
SP patricia

Patricia Paladino is a Jane of all trades. She has her teacher’s degree and works as a licensed massage therapist. She also works on theme selection and provides research.


APP & Website Management:

 SP max Max Stern of E-griculture.com has been with WONDERWORD since it has gone digital. He has modified and improved our website several times and not only are we proud to call him our webmaster, but our friend too! Max studied at the University of California and is a proud DeadHead.
 SP steve Stephen Kenzie is our coding genius and designed our App for Android and Apple devices. He will be continuously working on improving our App and designing new games. Your suggestions are always welcomed.

Syndication and Books:

WONDERWORD has been syndicated by Universal-Uclick since 1980. They are headquartered out of Kansas City, MO, and we are in good company with features like Doonesbury, Garfield the Cat, Peanuts, and about 200 others.


Clint Hooker is the WONDERWORD Editor at our syndicate, Universal Uclick. He has a degree in English from the University of Kansas. Clint is the last person in the long line who check the puzzles for possible errors. He's a big sports enthusiast who had his heart broken when the Kansas City Royals lost the World Series in 2014.


Christina Craver is Director of special projects for Universal-Uclick. She supervises the production and distribution of Wonderword books. Christina went to Truman State in Kirksville, MO. and has a BS in Graphic Arts and Photography.


Emily Robertson handles book orders both by phone and online. Over the years she has developed personal friendships with many of our avid fans. People actually go to her office in Kansas City to pick up books! Emily holds a BS in Education from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.


Diana Neuwirth is the newest member of the WonderWord team in Kansas City. She also handles book orders by phone, mail and online. Diana has a BS in Science the University of Missouri-Columbia.

 joyce Joyce Mott Editor Emerita was the syndicate’s Editor of WONDERWORD for over 20 years and taught David a thing or two. Since taking retirement, she continues to work as Editor of the WONDERWORD Treasury and Volume books. She hates mistakes! She has a degree in English from the University of Missouri.