Our Company

Mutasia is an entertainment company for children of all ages. The wacky, mixed up world of Mutasia explores friendship, individuality and creativity in a fun and humorous way. Our adventures come to life through books, music, and animation.

Our History

Mutasia was founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Tami Cotsakos, a former K-8 elementary school music teacher in New Jersey and California.  Tami always wanted to develop a family project that involved her love for children and animals by combining it with a creative and entertaining approach to learning about life’s lessons.

Tami’s daughter, Suzanne Cotsakos, an actor, writer, and producer, shared her passion, loved the idea and joined her Mom to co-found Mutasia and bring the project to life.

Together, mother and daughter pursued their dream and combined their passion, creativity and love for kids and animals to build a trusted and quality branded, family experience around Mom’s kitchen table — where her team still meets today to create the wacky, mixed up but not confused, world of Mutasia.

And, Mutasia® Children’s Entertainment was born.

Our Team

Our team is comprised of passionate individuals who have come together and blended their talents to create this fun and unique world.

Tami Cotsakos, Co-Founder, Chief Executive & Creative Officer

Education: BS Music, William Paterson University (Wayne, NJ)
Experience: Entrepreneur, Designer and Music Teacher (K-8)

Suzanne Cotsakos, Co-Founder, President and Co-Head Writer

Education: BA Theatre Arts, Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA); BFA Motion Pictures & Television, Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA); MBA, William Paterson University (Wayne, NJ)
Experience: Entrepreneur, Actor, Author and Producer
Author of: Land of Illogical & Utterly Impossible Critters and Figley’s New Favorite Food, Figley’s Search for the Perfect Pet, Figley’s Little White Lie and Figley vs. the Mookling Hat
Voice of: Figley

Ryan McCulloch, Chief Artist & Designer, Co-Head Writer

Education: BA Traditional Illustration, Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA)
Experience: Illustrator, Animator and Character Designer
Illustrator of: Land of Illogical & Utterly Impossible Critters, Figley’s New Favorite FoodA Nib Christmas, Figley’s Search for the Perfect Pet, Figley’s Little White Lie and Figley vs. the Mookling Hat
Voice of: Chadwick

Julianne Miles, Chief Compliance Officer

Education: BS International Business, Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
Experience: Digital and Social Media, Auditor, Governance and Compliance

Brigitte VanBaelen, Chief Operations Officer

Education: BA Communications and Public Relations, COOVI-PIVIT University (Brussels, Belgium)
Experience: Management, Operations, Public Relations, Events, Marketing and Community Outreach

Rob Broadhurst, Musical Director

Education: MFA, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (New York, NY); BA, University of California (Davis, CA)
Experience: Composer, Lyricist, Author and Voice Actor
Composer/LyricistNature CallsChristmas on MutasiaThe Mish Mash Bash Music
Co-Author of:  The Land of Illogical and Utterly Impossible Critters 
Voice of:  Julio Habañero, Flavian and critters 

Mutasia Gives Back

Mutasia provides books and merchandise to children’s organizations through its donations in support of hospitals, schools and communities in need.