Interview with Tina & Stephanie

Stephanie Allen, Co-Author

Is a recognized pioneer in the meal-assembly industry. She first began to making fix and freeze meals for her own family in 1986 and gradually began developing a collection of specialized “dream dinner” recipes. When the demand to share her time-saving meal assembly solutions became overwhelming, she and longtime friend Tina Kuna hosted the first series of large-scale meal assembly sessions, which became the catalyst for opening the first Dream Dinners store. A popular speaker and educator, Stephanie spreads her vision to make people’s lives easier and restore the tradition of family dinners.

SmartGirls WayStephanie has also been selected as a 100x100 Project Entrepreneur! The 100 x 100 Project is the first SmartGirls Way initiative celebrating the strengths and success of women entrepreneurs. The goal is to inspire women to create and launch new businesses by shining a light on the bench-strength and sheer grit driving the women's entrepreneurial movement. Watch the interview >

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Tina Kuna, Co-Author

A recognized leader in the meal-assembly industry, was instrumental in creating the innovative Dream Dinners business model. A working mother of three, Kuna adopted the assemble and freeze method for her family in 1996. A strong advocate of families eating together, she plays a key role in bringing the Dream Dinners solution to communities across the nation. In 2006, Tina and Stephanie were awarded Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneurs of the Year in the Pacific Northwest.

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Les and Leslie Parrott, Co-Authors

Co-directors of the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University and the best-selling authors of the award-winning book Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts and many others. The Parrotts are sought after speakers and hold an average of forty relationship seminars across North America annually. Les and Leslie live in Seattle with their two sons.