Wendell C. Taylor has an AB in psychology, an MS in psychology, a PhD in social psychology, a Masters of Public Health, and has completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Community Health. He has more than 70 publications in scientific journals and over 20 years of university teaching experience. As the originator of the Booster Break, Dr. Taylor is dedicated to creating a Booster Break movement. The objective is for organizations to organize, support, and encourage health-promoting practices during break times.
Karen Pepkin has a BA in education with a minor in English, and an MA in psychology. For the past 30 years, she has worked in the social service, psychiatric, and education fields. Currently, she is an educational consultant. Her responsibilities include designing and providing training and support to school districts, and designing and creating educational products and manuals. She is also a published author of two cookbooks, The Best 50 Muffins and The Best 50 Scones (Bristol Publishing Enterprises), and she contributed to developing the scientific publication, "Transforming Work Breaks to Promote Health."