Meet Team Sparkle

Patty Palmer


Patty is the CEO and Founder at Deep Space Sparkle. Patty founded Deep Space Sparkle while working as an elementary art teacher in Goleta, California.

Sharing project ideas and tips on what her students were doing in the art room on her blog, inspired teachers from around the world. Now Deep Space Sparkle helps teachers teach art to kids in art rooms, classrooms, kitchens and studios.

Patty believes creating art is the shortcut to happiness.

Team Meetings

Engineer + Artist = Fun!

Neil Cutcliffe

Mister Sparkle

Neil is the CFO and CTO of Deep Space Sparkle. He keeps all ships running smoothly and even tolerates glitter.

In his former life, Neil worked as a computer engineer and manager before devoting his days to DSS.

Neil and Patty have been married for 25 years.

Marisa Gebert

Curriculum Content Manager 

Marisa makes the teacher’s job a whole lot easier by providing an array of standards, assessments and teaching resources for all the lessons inside the Sparklers Club.

A former K-12 art teacher, Marisa is now a full time Sparkler. She lives in Georgia with her husband and sweet baby daughter.

Shannon Cain Reyes

Customer Happiness

Shannon is our resident customer happiness guru. She takes care of all our customers and members and makes all things happen inside Team Sparkle.

She lives in Montecito, California with her husband and two boys.

Amy Crossley

Community Manager

Amy is our chief wrangler of Sparkle-y Goodness inside our community groups. She locates posts and helps you find the perfect solution to your questions.

Amy lives in Barrie, Ontario (yay! Fellow Canadian!) with her husband and their 2 active boys.

Ashley Christian

Web Content Assistant

Ashley is a former student of Patty’s and is our newest member of Team Sparkle.

Ashley meshes technical and creativity effortlessly by uploading  & managing the content for The Sparklers Club & Deep Space Sparkle.

Join our Team!

We are a growing company of online resources for art teachers. We're looking to grow our team in the areas of social media, community support, product design and education.
In person and virtual positions opportunities available. We are located in Goleta, California.