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We are Puzzler

The Puzzler Company consists of diverse leaders determined to reimagine communities through our GAME-based approach to innovation. In addition to relevant expertise, all team members are accomplished arts professionals, bringing unique perspectives and talents.

Thought Leaders

Core Team

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David Cutler
Founder, CEO, Thought Leader, Strategist

“If 1,000 people consider a particular challenge, and 999 spot roadblocks, I aspire to be the one who sees things differently.” 

Speaker, author, consultant, and facilitator David Cutler is known for leading immersive “innovation GAMEs.” These powerful, team-based experiences have empowered business, arts, and education communities from around the globe to solve creative challenges while becoming better collaborators. He is also an award-winning, multi-genre musician and Yamaha Master Educator. Dr. Cutler is a Distinguished Professor at University of South Carolina, where he teaches innovation and entrepreneurship, and a member of the Liberty Fellowship and Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Patti Dobrowolski
Thought Leader, Strategic Illustrator

“A simple picture will change everything! (Even if you can’t draw…)”

Patti Dobrowolski uses visuals and creative processes to help companies and individuals around the world accelerate growth and change. A critically acclaimed comic performer, keynote speaker, writer, and business consultant, she has brought innovative visual practices to Fortune 500 companies, NGOs and small businesses. Her consulting career spans 25 years, working to design, develop and facilitate workshops with all levels of organizations across multiple industries.

Lance LaDuke
Vice President, Thought Leader, Futurist

“My hope is not to predict the future, but to embrace tools, clues, and allies that lead us there (while enjoying some laughs along the way).”


Teacher, creator, futurist and performer Lance LaDuke has engaged audiences in all fifty states and twenty-five countries, sharing ideas on technology, problem-solving, the arts and entrepreneurship.

Cara Belloso Pinto
Art Direction, Graphic Designer

“Creating contrast, in design and life, makes every day more interesting.” 

Graphic designer by day, tap and flamenco dancer by night, Cara Belloso was born in Caracas,Venezuela. Since moving to the United States in 1994, she has designed for CNN en Español, TNT Latin America, the Coca-Cola Company, and many other organizations.


Thought Leaders

Recent Thought Leaders

Gavin Chuck
Sherard Duvall
Juan Cuellar
Executive Director, Alarm Will Sound
Former Executive President, Batuta National Foundation
Founder & Exec. Producer, OTR Media Group
Chicago, IL
Bogotá, Colombia
Columbia, SC
Lorie Gardner
Stanford Thompson
Donna Walker-Kuhne
CEO and Creative Director, Mad Monkey, Inc.
Founder, Play on Philly
President, Walker International Communications Group
Columbia, SC
Philadelphia, PA
Newark, NJ

Wellness Ambassadors

Anna Schaum
Jessica Litwak
Psychodramatist; Violinist
Drama Therapist; Playwright; 
New York, NY
Portland, OR
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