Gunnar Skollingsberg has lived through the tragic deaths of two of his children. A lifelong depression sufferer, Gunnar struggled to find the strength to carry on. Ultimately, he rallied around his love for his remaining children and a desire to bring comfort and laughter to lonely children everywhere. Dr. Skollingsberg is a distinguished academic. He has earned several degrees: two bachelor's degrees, a master's degree, and a doctorate in educational psychology. He has spent over twenty years as a public school teacher and twenty years as a school psychologist. His passion for education and mental-health awareness led him to focus his considerable talents on making small, positive differences in kids' lives on a daily basis. This simple approach helps him deal with his ongoing pain and grief for his own lost children.