Tater's Team

Laura Holman Byrne

Tater Tot’s chief biographer

Laura Byrne’s first children’s book, Tater Tot At The Chase: A Happy Helper, was inspired by the overwhelming joy her bulldog, Tater Tot, brings everyone he meets and her not-always-fond memories of when she personally learned character-building life lessons.

Laura believes Tater Tot’s smushy charm provides the perfect “fall guy” to prepare, reinforce, or simply discuss how we personally can create respect for ourselves and others in every situation.

A Happy Helper focuses on “doing what you said you would do,” which builds trust from others, confidence in ourselves, and respect for everyone. 

A healthcare marketing executive for the last 23 years, Laura also sees her children’s book as an excellent reminder for big readers to practice respect-building life lessons every day, in every way.

 

Evan Quel

Tater Tot’s illustrator

Evan has been drawing and painting since before he rode his first big wheel. He attributes Tater Tot with teaching him to always consider others first, even if he hasn’t had his coffee yet.