The Creators

Tracey Serebin

Creative Visionary, Author, Entrepreneur

Tracey is a Serial Entrepreneur who started her first company at 19, delivering balloon bouquets, while still in college. At 25, she Founded and was President of a company that was the largest buyer of home furnishings in the country, with Sears and Montgomery Ward as two of her clients. Years later, Tracey went on to co-create an Advertising Agency focused on creating TV commercials for car dealers, becoming one of the largest buyers of TV time in the state of Florida.

While running her businesses Tracey started volunteering as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer in the early 90′s, became Vice President of the Guardian ad Litem Guild and then later started her own non-profit called For The Children to support the needs of children in Foster Care in Hillsborough County, Florida. In this role, she interacted with social workers, psychologists, and teachers on a daily basis.

When Tracey moved up north she pioneered the first Family Coaching practice in the country providing life skills, communication tools, inner strength, and social skills to children, as well as partnering with parents to help advocate for their children within the school system. For the last 10 years, she has written articles, created a curriculum for children, published two books, hosted her own radio show, and conducted workshops across the country.

Clubhouse Enterprises is her latest venture, pulling together her 20 years of experience working with kids and the last 10 years of helping several hundred children one-on-one by providing solutions to problems. The DB Adventures series is a culmination of her work developed into a fun, engaging, educational and entertaining endeavor married with cool technology.

On the personal side, Tracey has a very active 8-year-old son. She loves being outdoors, speed walking in nature, and being at the beach. Tracey’s favorite past times are reading, traveling to new places, attending live sporting events, football season, and spending time with family and friends.

Mindee Hardin

Author, Speaker, Inventor and Business Coach for Moms and Young Inventor

After taking on a business partner, investor and 12 employees, her idea hit $15 Million in sales in 2011 and was acquired shortly after by Nehemiah Manufacturing. Mindee has been featured on the Today Show, The Big Idea, Good Morning America, Fox News and in People Magazine, The NY Times,, Inc, and Forbes. Recently, she was the keynote speaker for the Disney Moms Social Media Conference and Entrepreneur Uprising. In 2014, she earned the Spirit of Entrepreneurship award for her work with Oregon youth through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

Her husband, Scott, is in his 20th year at Intel and together they revel in the blended family blessings of coaching, scouting, feeding, growing and taxi cabbing their 6 kids through one adventure to the next. Mindee, like Daisy, believes that anything is possible and now having coached over 200 inventors and idea people through their dreams, many of the kids just like you, she knows firsthand how true that statement is!

Erika Kosina

Blogger, Writer and Communications Consultant

Erika is motivated by a lifelong passion for building community. She worked professionally as a web consultant and project manager for 15 years before starting her own business as a freelance writer and communications consultant. Erika has written about and organized community-building events that range from Tech-free Day in San Francisco to a “Tech Talk” lecture and networking series designed to inspire collaboration among a rural population’s engineering and technology community.

As a program and communications coordinator for Sierra Harvest, she worked for four years to unite and inspire the local food community in Nevada County. Erika especially enjoys introducing people to new foods and marveling at the spectacular natural beauty of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, where she spends as much time as possible outside with her two young children.

Mike Shute

Blogger, Reporter, Sports Specialist

Mike Shute is a 10-time award-winning writer who has covered sports in southern New Jersey since 1990 in print, online and on local cable television. While still in college, he started his journalism career at the Courier-Post newspaper in Cherry Hill, N.J.  While there, he was a reporter covering scholastic sports. He was also the play-by-play announcer of the paper’s football and basketball game of the week webcasts.

A graduate of Rowan University, he’s earned five first-place awards from the Philadelphia Press Association (PPA) for his work: one for Daily Newspaper Sports Coverage in 2011, one for Daily Newspaper Feature Reporting in 2012, and three in the 2014 PPA Media Awards, presented in 2015. Meanwhile, Mike placed second in Daily Newspaper Sports Coverage in 2012 and second in Daily Newspaper Feature Reporting in 2011. He also took third place in Daily Newspaper Business Coverage in 2012.

For eight years at two separate New Jersey-based companies, Mike was a senior copywriter, preparing the text and statistics for sports and entertainment trading cards for both, The Score Board, Inc. and Fleer/SkyBox.

Mike has been a freelance writer for several publications/websites over the years including Rowan University Magazine, Rowan Advances newsletter, the Burlington County (N.J.) Times, South Jersey Sports Club Magazine, The Diamond Report, the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority, Radio Television Interview Report, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Salisbury (Md.) Daily Times and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal.

He is also in his 20th year as a freelance TV sports statistician and spotter for FOX Sports, CBS Sports, The Comcast Network, Comcast Sports Net, ESPN, Total Production Services, Producers Management Television, Eagles Television Network, Philadelphia 76ers, NBC Sports Network, the American Sports Network and MLB Network. He has also been an associate sports producer for newscasts on The Comcast Network, formerly CN8.

Just before joining the Daisy Button team, Mike spent 16 months as the driving force behind the start-up website, South Jersey Sports Digest. He also wrote, hosted, produced, booked guests for the first season (35 episodes) of The South Jersey Sports Digest Show.  Mike also wrote more than 60 feature and game stories for the site and was an announcer for coverage of several live sporting events.

Along with his role on the Daisy Button team, Mike is a coordinating producer for Wipe Out Productions based in West Berlin, N.J. The company produces “Inside Villanova Basketball with Jay Wright.” Mike lives in Mullica Hill, N.J. with his wife Colleen, and their two children, Ryan and Keira.