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Founding partners of Prairie Hollow Productions, Laura Mead & Dave Kendall are also happily married to each other.  Dave is a native of the Kansas Prairie and Laura grew up in Shaftsbury Hollow, Vermont -- hence the name "Prairie Hollow."


Photo credit:  Michael Henry

Photo credit:  Michael Henry

With a master's degree in Media Anthropology from the University of Kansas, Dave Kendall began producing documentaries in the early 1980s.  He was hired by KTWU, the PBS station in Topeka, to help create "Sunflower Journeys," a new series about Kansas launched in 1987.  Serving as host of that series, he produced a number of its stories and eventually became Executive Producer, also serving as Production Manager at KTWU until his departure in the spring of 2015.    


A teacher of meditation, Laura Mead also engages in the art of jewelry making through the medium of polymer clay, marketing her artwork as Prairie Hollow Creations. Her work may be found in gift shops at the Kansas Museum of History as well as in the Capitol and at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. She also enjoys hand-spinning, felting, and many other creative fiber arts.  She also serves as creative consultant for Prairie Hollow Productions.