The Campaign Team
Canine Presidential Candidate
America is about to meet Gizmo, a fun-loving, surfing pup who teaches children how to use their imaginations to “Surf” life’s challenges and to bring awareness to coastal conservation.
Powered by a desire to clean up the oceans and save his sea buddies, Gizmo joins paws with his best pals in the canine presidential race. His mission is to inspire compassion and awareness for helping our marine life to smile again.
“Get on board, surf with me, let’s save the sea!”
Suzanne is a champion for volunteering with children’s reading and literacy programs, actively promotes pet therapy awareness and social, emotional learning initiatives.
Kline’s inspiration to co-author the newest book, Gizmo 4 President! was born out of a mission to empower children to share their innovative ideas to help the environment. The book encourages kids to use their voices to become leaders in their way.
She hopes that America’s children will join in Gizmo’s leadership campaign and become ambassadors for marine life conservation.
Suzanne, along with surfer pup Gizmo, is committed to expanding efforts in donating books to more schools in this crucial election year. She is giving her book royalties to support the Surf’s Up Gizmo Children’s Foundation, so every child can have the opportunity to discover the love of reading.
For more information about The Surfs Up Gizmo Children’s Foundation, Inc FL Registration # CH52078 visit www.sugcfoundation.org
Dulce Da Costa
Dulce Da Costa, LCSW is a Florida-based family psychotherapist.
Dulce has over twenty years of clinical experience working with children, adults, and families in public and private practice settings. She was born in Portugal and has traveled, lived, and worked in several European countries. She enjoys working with diverse populations, different ethnicities, backgrounds, and lifestyles and is proficient in Portuguese and Spanish.
Dulce lives in Florida and most recently teamed up with children’s author, Suzanne Kline, and co-authored Gizmo, 4 President! The book is a fun adventure about Gizmo, the canine surfing presidential candidate!
Award winning cartoonist, Jim Hunt has been a professional illustrator for more than 30 years. His clients include Google, FOX Sports, Hershey’s, Eastman Kodak, NASCAR, and hundreds more.
Jim lives in Philadelphia, PA, with his wife and puppy, Sofia. So when he draws Gizmo, he has a furry little art director sitting right by his feet! To see more of Jim’s work, you can visit his cartoon studio at www.JimHunt.us
Director of Client Relations
Jennie graduated with a MA in Management and Leadership from Webster University. With over 20 years experience in sales and marketing, she has been instrumental in growing several start-up companies over the years.
Jennie’s volunteer endeavors include Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast, Junior Achievement Organization, Project Teach Manatee and Pinellas Counties and Future Business Leaders of America.
At home in Florida she enjoys teaching her two Biewer Terriers tricks, practicing Ashtanga yoga and cooking for friends.
Nisa Martinez graduated with a B.S. in Graphic Design at Lynn University and an M.S. in Interactive Entertainment at UCF. Her main focuses are in graphic design and illustration. A love for compelling storytelling inspires her.
Nisa is the talented color artist behind the scenes in bringing Gizmo and pals to life on each page of the books, “Beep, Beep, Gizmo!” and Gizmo 4 President!
She enjoys watching cartoons and playing video games in her spare time. At home with her family, she has two long-haired dachshunds who always manage to brighten her day with their silly antics.