Help kids see that the world in which they live is bigger than the place they live.

Derek Stumfall

Founder and CEO, GeoWhiz

Why GeoWhiz?

Kids purchase influence.


Kid gamers.

Virtual worlds.


Have mobile device.

Our Clients

We’ve joined forces with some of the greatest brands in the world to electrify their message, make it kid friendly, and share their stories with kids and their families. If you’re focused on kids age three to 12 and looking to add digital media to your arsenal of marketing tools, we’ve got a solution for you.

Our existing clients operate in multiple industries including:

  • Travel, tourism, and hospitality;
  • Faith and philanthropy;
  • Hospitals and healthcare;
  • Education; and
  • Consumer products and services.

To learn more about our work on behalf of these organizations, contact us.

Tailored Solutions

We’re excited to give businesses a digital platform to tell kids the story of their destination, mission, products, and services.

Meet Our Characters

With over 100 years experience, our team offers a unique blend of expertise as storytellers, designers, and gamers. Clients tell us this mix of talents uniquely supports their needs, but we believe it’s our hands on experience and knowledge of building businesses and selling products and services that makes us a valued partner.

Derek Stumfall

Derek Stumfall

Founder and President

Worked extensively in over 50 countries managing operations and conducting business and product development for hospitality, media, and Internet services companies.

Terry W. Tandy

Terry W. Tandy

SVP Hospitality Business Development

Brings 35 years of successful travel, tourism, and hospitality consulting and sales experience and his extensive network of “C-level” relationships to build hospitality footprint.

KJ Burleson

KJ Burleson

Director of Education

Applies her early childhood education instructional technology doctorate and experience creating training solutions for inner city schools, corporations, and foundations to our design.

Dan Kardell

Dan Kardell

Senior Technologist

Technology developer and project manager with more than 35 years experience building client server platforms and mobile applications for Fortune 500 companies.

Shiven Malhotra

Shiven Malhotra

Creative Design / Production Manager

Uses his insight into trending game play to guide animation and production of our virtual worlds and games for clients.

Story of Us

While visiting old friends in Bangladesh, Derek Stumfall was asked by the children to bring back souvenirs from an upcoming trip to Australia.  He did.  And as he watched their eyes light up when they realized the world in which they live is bigger than the place where they live, the GeoWhiz idea was born.

How to bring the idea to life?  Should it be a board game?  A television show?  No.

It soon became clear the best way to engage kids was with fun, entertaining, and educational virtual worlds and video games.  Our COPPA compliant GeoWhiz was introduced to families in 2014.  Shortly thereafter, we began building custom theme-based worlds for our enterprise clients as a way for them to connect to kids.

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