Redonkulary® is an Exhibit at iMAGINE Upstate STEAMFest

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Redonkulary® is thrilled to be an exhibitor at the iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival, which features interactive exhibits and live stage shows from more than 70 STEAM- (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) related organizations.

Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors! 

Redonkulary® partners with Continuum Games at ASTRA

Kristin Miller Burrell and Greg Hughes setting up Continuum Games booth at ASTRA

Kristin Miller Burrell and Greg Hughes setting up Continuum Games booth at ASTRA

Having fun on The Swurfer at the ASTRA convention!

Having fun on The Swurfer at the ASTRA convention!

ASTRA awaits inside the Denver Convention Center!

ASTRA awaits inside the Denver Convention Center!

All packed up and ready to go! It's hard to believe the entire Continuum Games exhibit fit inside these boxes!

All packed up and ready to go! It's hard to believe the entire Continuum Games exhibit fit inside these boxes!

Having fun with Redonkulary and our Redonkulous headbands!

Having fun with Redonkulary and our Redonkulous headbands!

So happy to see my friend Kelly with The Elephant's Trunk in Greenville, SC at ASTRA in Denver!

So happy to see my friend Kelly with The Elephant's Trunk in Greenville, SC at ASTRA in Denver!

Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors! 

Redonkulary® is the New Must-Have Game for Camping!

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Take Redonkulary® on your next camping trip! Redonkulary® is lightweight, packable, and durable. It has no loose pieces to lose so there is nothing to clean up. Best of all, it is fun for all ages!

Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors! 

Retailers can now order Redonkulary® through Continuum Games!

Continuum Games

In addition to being able to purchase Redonkulary® directly from Vistavation LLC, retailers can now order Redonkulary® through Continuum Games. Send orders to orders@continuumgames.com or call 877-405-2662 | 317-869-4000.

Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors! 

Fun & Games Exhibit Press Release from The Children's Museum of the Upstate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact:

Tara Rowland
Marketing Consultant
Children’s Museum of the Upstate 678.551.5378 marketing@tcmupstate.org

New Exhibit at TCMU Challenges Children with Games of Skill, Chance and Strategy
Exhibit Created and Built by TCMU that Highlights Local Toy and Game Inventors

GREENVILLE, SC – May 16, 2016 - The Children's Museum of the Upstate (TCMU), a leader in innovative family activities and dynamic learning, is pleased to announce a new exhibit opening May 28, 2016 through September 5, 2016. The exhibit, called Fun & Games, features new and traditional games created to teach children vocabulary, problem solving, math, counting, critical thinking and pattern recognition. It will give museum guests interactive learning experiences, allowing them to:

Play giant replicas of favorite games, such as Jenga and checkers

Learn the rules, origins and histories of beloved games and activities

Create new games with their own rules

Enjoy game tables with family and friends
The new exhibit, which is created and built by TCMU, will be housed on the third floor

of the museum. It will also feature a “make your own” game area inspired by local inventors, Dave Yearick and Kristin Miller Burrell. Redonkulary, a game invented by Burrell, gives kids more than 200,000 possible word combinations with endless definitions, resulting in a hilarious and nonsensical word game. Yearick’s game, called Djubi, is described as the “ultimate game of catch” that features a sling-shot attached to a mini-lacrosse stick to give kids a hands-on play experience. Both games are representative of the breadth and depth of activities the exhibit will offer to guests.

TCMU President and CEO, Nancy Halverson, is excited to announce the newest exhibit, noting, “The Fun & Games exhibit gives our guests the chance to have fun while they learn, especially as they explore new and traditional games that offer multiple STEM-inspired learning components.” She also remarks that each changing exhibit gives museum guests something out of the ordinary, adding, “TCMU’s rotating exhibits give museum guests and members the opportunity to glean new experiences during museum visits, because they offer fresh programming and activities that differ from the permanent exhibits they are familiar with.”

The exhibit is free with admission. For information about location, hours and admission rates, visit www.tcmupstate.org.

The Children's Museum of the Upstate in downtown Greenville, SC is a private, not-for- profit organization dedicated to sparking a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play. As the nation's 7th largest children's museum and first children's museum to become a Smithsonian Affiliate, TCMU engages communities through interactive exhibits, online resources and award-winning public and youth education programs.

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About The Children's Museum of the Upstate (TCMU)

TCMU's mission is to spark a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through
play. Conveniently located in downtown Greenville on the cultural campus of Heritage Green, visitors experience 19 exhibit galleries with more than 100 individual exhibit components that offer a continuum of programming in the areas of arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment. At 80,000 square feet, TCMU is the nation's 7th largest children's museum and 10th largest in the world. As the nation's first children's museum to become a Smithsonian Affiliate, there are new and exciting programs developed for every age level to stimulate creativity and stir the imagination. For more information, visit www.tcmupstate.org. 

Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors! 

Redonkulary® is a Registered Trademark now!

Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors! 

Redonkulary Makes Travel Fun!

Get 15% off your entire order with promo code HolidayTravel now through December 23 on Redonkulary.com!

FREE SHIPPING on all orders now through December 23!

 

Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors! 

Get 20% off your entire order on Redonkulary.com with promo code "cybermonday2015" on Monday 11/30/15 only!

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Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors! 

Meet the Maker of Redonkulary at the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire

Barnes & Noble chose Redonkulary as an exhibit for their National Mini Maker Faire this weekend! I will present Redonkulary at the "Meet the Maker" event at Barnes & Noble Shops at Greenridge in Greenville, SC this Saturday, November 7 from 7-8pm and Sunday November 8 from 1-2pm and 5-6pm. Please join me if you are local! 

Check out the  Barnes & Noble website for details. You can find more information and photo credits for these images on the Barnes & Noble Facebook page. Watch this video to learn more about the Maker Movement.


Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors! 

Why I Created Redonkulary! The Game of imag-ilar-ious Words!

Redonkulary interview with Mike Switzer, host/producer of the South Carolina Business Review on SCETV radio

Listen to my interview with Mike Switzer, host of the South Carolina Business Review on SCETV public radio (http://etvradio.org/post/lawyer-leaves-firm-word-games) to hear the story behind the low-tech boredom buster, Redonkulary! Redonkulary is an outrageously funny, interactive, engaging, and intelligent word game for players of all ages.

 

Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors! 

Inventor Takeaways from Redonkulary! The Game of imag-ilar-ious Words!

Redonkulary, a hilarious word game for all ages, is the first product that I created and brought to market. I learned a lot as a first-time inventor.  This article by my friend and consultant, Ryan Hamilton, discusses some inventor takeaways: Redonkulary! - A Client Success Story. For more information about how to bring a product to market, visit makerealstuff.com.http://makerealstuff.com

Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors! 

Redonkulary article in the Upstate Business Journal

Kristin Burrell, creator of Redonkulary, and the infamous John Taylor, owner of O.P. Taylor's toy stores
Former paratrooper takes a new plunge with word game Redonkulary
Fun & Games with Redonkulary in Falls Park

Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors! 

Celebrate Redonkulary's official launch on Saturday, August 15 from 1-3pm at Boardwalk in Greenville

Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors! 

What is a rhumpulkyn?

Join Redonkulary at The Elephant's Trunk on July 24, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm for a fun event! 

Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors! 

Redonkulary Fulfills Kickstarter Rewards Early!

To thank Redonkulary's Kickstarter backers for their early support, Redonkulary placed its first manufacturing order earlier than anticipated and delivered the first batch of games to backers within two weeks of the campaign's conclusion!

Shipping Kickstarter Rewards!

Kristin Burrell

I am the CEO and General Counsel of Vistavation LLC, a 100% woman-owned and veteran-owned business that innovates, invents, researches and develops imaginative products such as Redonkulary®. I am an Army veteran, lawyer, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

My entrepreneurial spirit emerged at an early age, as an Army brat and child of parents with Wanderlust. In kindergarten in California, I picked lemons from a tree in our yard and sold them to neighbors. In elementary school in Connecticut, my friend and I created a mobile craft store by nailing dresser drawers to a wagon and sold our wares door-to-door. As a tween in Germany, I used my experience as a year-round competitive swimmer to start my own business teaching swimming lessons. And, as a teenager in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut I worked as a lifeguard.

I always dreamed of flying, so I earned an Army ROTC scholarship, served as the USC Army ROTC Color Guard Commander, became a paratrooper, qualified as an expert marksman, and received a Regular Army commission. I got into flight school before discovering I was medically disqualified to become a pilot. Plan B: I became an Army Reservist, used my military skills to land a background role as a soldier in the movie “Renaissance Man,” starring Danny DeVito, and went to law school.

Fast-forward two decades, through numerous relocations, a career as an Army officer and as a lawyer, and I found myself on a long trip in a foreign country with my two young, antsy children. I began making up silly words and even sillier definitions with the kids. And voila: Redonkulary® was born! Redonkulary®is a hilarious word game that combines the fun of making up ridiculous words and corresponding definitions with the art of persuasion.

I am thrilled to be finally manifesting my vision of making the world a brighter place by spreading joy, community and laughter through my new game, Redonkulary®—and my future endeavors!