Our Teammates

Thank you to all of our Teammates who played their part in making our vision a reality.

Sheldon Dawson


Sheldon Dawson has illustrated more than 50 children’s books in various genres, including fantasy, historical and educational. He balances both a career as a freelance illustrator and a long-standing commitment to produce and exhibit fine art that explores his own personal vision. His paintings have been exhibited in several art galleries in Winnipeg and Calgary. Please visit sheldondawson.com to view his other books and artwork.


Gwen Smid


Gwen Smid is a Canadian high school teacher and writer who lives in Wakefield, Quebec with her husband and two daughters. They like canoeing, puzzling over Star Wars puzzles, and reading lots and lots and lots (and lots) of books. Gwen is really pleased to be part of the Not Without My Teammates project, and she has fond memories of learning how to properly throw a football with her family. Gwen is also the author of T-Rex Girl and the Mary's Atlas picture book series. For more information about Gwen and her writing, please visit gwensmid.com


Scott Taylor

Author of Biographies

Scott Taylor has been part of Canada’s media industry since 1968. He is the founder and editor of Game On Magazine and the editor and columnist at gameonhockey.ca. He is co-host of the Game On Hockey Radio Show at 790 KFGO in Fargo, N.D. and a contributor to the Around the Rink Hockey Show on 740 The Fan in Fargo, N.D.

He’s a regular on the Mike Richards Show on sauga960 in Toronto and co-host of the hockey podcast Talking With Taylor presented by Sports Illustrated, The Hockey News, Paramount Sports and Game On Hockey. Taylor has written 13 books including Winnipeg Jets: A Celebration of Professional Hockey in Winnipeg, a national bestseller that was nominated as 2007 Manitoba Book of the Year (non-fiction) and Excellence: The Untold Stories of Manitoba’s Indigenous Sport, also a national bestseller.

He has covered 11 Olympic Games, 25 Super Bowls, 13 World Series, 28 Stanley Cup finals and 21 Grey Cup games. He is also the editor of SportsLife Magazine and The Hockey Insider, a columnist for Senior Scope Magazine and the thoroughbred racing reporter for chrisd.ca.

He is a member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame’s Media Wall of Honour and a team member of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame.

Carol Szuminsky, Peanut Butter Press

Consultant to the Publisher - Peanut Butter Press


Daniel McMullin






Utility Safety Partners



Jeff McWhinney

Creator & Co-author