Lyla designed her first monster as a holiday gift for her Daddy when she was three years old. Now, at the ripe old age of six, she is the creative force behind the Lyla Tov’s, providing sketches, choosing fabrics, and dictating which monsters need bows and tutus and which should have horns and tummy pockets. Lyla also knows her way around a bag of polyfill and is an expert at stuffing monster bodies with just the right amount of love!
No stranger to monsters, Lyla’s four year old brother, Quinn, leaves a path of destruction behind him pretty much everywhere he goes. He is notorious for scattering monster legs, arms and horns throughout the house as the rest of the family tries to work. His main job, however, is quality control. Quinn attempts to cuddle each and every monster before it leaves for its new home, checking for softness and overall hugability.
Lyla Tov Monsters aren't the only ones keeping up good cheer through the dark hours of the night. Lyla's baby sister Tessa also likes to stay awake and babble happily well after the rest of the house is asleep. Tessa has the distinction of having served as Lyla Tov Monsters' first costumed mascot when she insisted on dressing as one for her first Halloween.
Erin uses the skills she has learned working as a professional costume designer and technician to oversee patterning and fabrication of the Lyla Tov Monsters. Erin’s familiarity with monsters goes back over ten years, to when she worked as a costume designer for Sesame Street at the Jim Henson Company – a job which earned her two Emmy awards. She has also taught costuming at New York University as well as working as a freelance illustrator, sculptor and designer for television, film and live theatre.
In addition to being “Daddy” to his own brood of little monsters, Eric is skilled at turning fabric arms and legs right side out and overseeing the purchasing and acquisition of high quality materials for Lyla Tov production. Eric has worked extensively in children’s television production, both for the Jim Henson Company, and most recently, Scholastic Media.