About Giggle Monster Toy Company
Giggle Monster Toy Company is owned and operated by Nick & Meg Folker.
About Nick Folker
Originally from Chicago Nick grew up on the northwest side and spent every free moment of his childhood playing sports or using his creative talents to extend projects in school. His two passions in life are recreation and art. His passion for recreation led him to pursue a degree in Sports, Health and Leisure Studies at the University of Iowa. With this degree he has been a leader in the field of youth sports and continues to keep his passion alive through the toys he creates. His passion for art was always fulfilled by his years of working side by side with his father in their family machining business. This is where he learned to combine his knowledge of the manual creative process with his love for recreation. His talents expanded from metal to wood when he decided that he wanted to develop a line of toys that would be safe, environmentally friendly and fun.
About Meg Folker
Though she met Nick while attending the University of Iowa, there was a winding road to get there. Meg was born outside Chicago but moved with her family to Geneva, Switzerland at age nine. She attended the International School of Geneva through high school. This international living and learning experience influences everything in her life including her role at Giggle Monster. Apart from her love of travel and different cultures, Meg’s passion in life is education. Her passion led her to pursue a master’s degree in Learning Disabilities at Northwestern University as well as a Learning Behavior Specialist certification from Northwestern University. She contributes to the creative process bringing in her expertise in child development and learning. Meg’s devotion to creating developmentally appropriate toys results in fun toys with a purpose.