Tim and Amanda Cowles are the creators of Skadoodles!, a family-focused ministry based in Knoxville, TN. Programs are packed with illusions, object lessons, and fun characters; most notably, they are the creators of "Gigi," a funky little turtle with a big zest for life. Their desire is to cultivate God-centered moments in which children and their families can come together to learn, share, and grow.
Their travels have taken them throughout the United States as well as to parts of Mexico, Africa, and Central America. They are regular emcees and workshop leaders for various children’s pastors and creative arts conferences. Tim was a director for the Ventriloquist Dream Team at the International Festival for Christian Puppetry and Ventriloquism. Amanda co-directed the Puppetry Dream Team in 2012.
In addition to providing live children’s and family programming, Tim builds wooden ventriloquist puppets for performers all over the world. Each of his figures is hand-carved and constructed in Tim’s own shop.