About the Team

@LaptopLaura and @Pedactor.eth brought Duck Buddies to the world for kids and families who love stories about cute animals, friendship, technology, web3, humor, and new adventures. 

Learn more about us below.

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Hello and #GM!

Laura Petersen
Author & Creator

Laura is a high school teacher turned ghostwriter, writing coach, podcaster, and content marketing consultant. She earned a Bachelors in Psychology from UCLA and later did a Masters in Secondary Education and Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification while living in Prague.

Laura has spoken on stage on three continents and at incredible events including, Gary Vaynerchuk’s VeeCon (community stage), Social Media Marketing World (as an emcee), Podcast Movement, and San Diego Start-Up Week.

Duck Buddies: The Secret Clubhouse is her first children’s book. While written with a positive message about inclusion and being yourself, it also has subtle references to the NFT projects that inspired the artwork and wordplay to make adults with a sense of humor chuckle.

Fun Facts:
Laura has flown in Zero G, is Rescue Diver scuba certified, speaks German & Spanish, and loves to dance Salsa. While her homebase in Southern California, she’s a digital nomad at heart.

Learn More: CopyThatPops.com/media

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Raj Khater
Business Development

Raj spent 20 years in the banking industry working his way to a VP role at RBC Royal Bank before leaving to start Arcay Ventures. 

Always having an entrepreneurial spirit, Raj was able to balance his former full-time career with starting multiple businesses, including real estate development, consulting, e-commerce, and digital marketing. 

Prior experience includes working at Hewlett-Packard (Germany) in HR Talent Management and Bosch (Germany) in HR International Policy Development.

Raj previously served on the Board of Directors for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (a $20 Billion dollar corporation) where he sat on committees including the Investment, Operations & Technology, Human Resources & Compensation, Governance, and Audit Committee.

He holds a Bachelors of Commerce and International Business from the University of Victoria, as well as studies in E.U. Constitutional and Trade Law at the University of Mannheim, Germany.

Learn More: ArcayVentures.com

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Our children face a lot of stress and pressure just trying to fit in.

Dani Mallard uses humor to make people laugh and feel good about themselves and, in turn, feel better about others.

What a great read for teaching tolerance.

Dr. Mack Chapman DBA

Partnership Executive at Walden University | Peak Performance Speaker

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Duck Buddies: THe SEcret Clubhouse

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