About Evergreen Creations, The Spookley Farm Program, and Aaron Burakoff
Evergreen Creations was founded by Aaron Burakoff in 2012 to manage the Spookley Farm Program. In addition to running Evergreen Creations, Aaron serves as a core member of the management team at Character Arts and Holiday Hill Enterprises, where he helps produce new movies, books, and events based on Spookley the Square Pumpkin and all of the characters on Holiday Hill Farm.
In 2011, Aaron partnered with a core group of 30 family farms that featured Spookley in their fall field trip programs and weekend activities, all while completing his MBA studies at Columbia University. Aaron's positive experiences that year, coupled with his passion for education and supporting local agriculture, motivated him to launch a new business devoted to the agritourism and education industry.
At Evergreen Creations, we believe that family farmers play a critical role in our local communities and we are committed to supporting family farms and connecting children with their local food sources. We provide a range of products and services that help family farmers attract, entertain, educate and inspire their visitors. Please visit our website for more information: www.evergreencreationsllc.com.
About Spookley, Holiday Hill Farm, and Joe Troiano
Spookley the Square Pumpkin was created by children’s author and lyricist Joe Troiano when his young son, Nicholas, asked him for a bedtime story – something not scary, something about pumpkins. Joe Troiano's bedtime story became The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, a top-selling book for 20 years and the beginning of a series of books, movies, apps, songs, stage shows and merchandise based on Spookley and all of his friends on Holiday Hill Farm, a magical farm where "Every Day is a Holiday." Spookley is now the "Official Spokes-Pumpkin" for National Bullying Prevention Month in October. Please visit www.spookley.com for more information.
In addition to writing the perennial best seller The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, Joe Troiano is the author of numerous other popular children’s books including: Spookley the Square Pumpkin, A Family to be Thankful For; The Legend of Mistletoe and The Christmas Kittens; The Legend of JellyBean and the Unbreakable Egg; The Legend of Beacon the Bright Little Firefly; Spookley’s Costume Party; Spookley’s Colors and Numbers; Halloween Fun with Spookley the Square Pumpkin; It’s Halloween with Spookley the Square Pumpkin; It’s Your Cloud; and The Legend of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
Joe is also a lyricist whose songs have been recorded for film, records, and TV, including Caillou; Arthur; and Disney’s Jojo’s Circus. Joe co-wrote the script and songs for the animated musical: Spookley the Square Pumpkin, as well as the script and songs for the upcoming animated musicals: Mistletoe and the Christmas Kittens, Lyla the Lovesick Ladybug, and JellyBean and the Unbreakable Egg.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin and Holiday Hill Farm are Copyright and Trademark Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC. The Spookley Farm Program is managed by Evergreen Creations LLC under license from Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC.