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About Us

Based in Austin, EPIC Education specializes in creative teaching techniques and high-energy, interactive assemblies to reach and teach students all over the United States. We have performed over 5,000 successful events since starting in 2012. Our team is composed of experienced educators, nationally-touring actors, professional mascot performers, and talented motivational speakers who have been engaging national audiences for years. We love to work with schools of all sizes and age groups. We uniquely offer fully customized assemblies to suit your needs and content preferences.

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Our Epic Team

TAYLOR GRISWOLD
Jack of All Trades, Master of Fun (Executive Director)

EPIC Education founder, Taylor Griswold, has entertained children and adults throughout the U.S. for over 25 years, and has been featured on national TV shows like NBC “America’s Got Talent,” the CBS “Early Show,” ESPN “SportsCenter,” ABC National Radio, the NCAA Final Four, and at sports arenas nationwide.

Taylor is known as a “jack of all trades, master of fun.” He has a broad range of experience in teaching, public speaking, acting, juggling, magic, mascot performance, puppetry, music, dance, event planning, sales and marketing, and writing. Taylor also has hands-on teaching experience in math, science, and reading.

Taylor has a passion for using quality entertainment for positive impact and a BIG heart for kids. While in college, he won the UCA National Mascot Championship representing Auburn University as their official mascot “Aubie the Tiger.” Taylor was honored when “Aubie” was inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2005. Taylor then spent eight years performing as the mascot and dunk team director for the NBA Detroit Pistons basketball team, captivating crowds of 22,000 each night. 

He used his well-rounded experience to create EPIC Education in 2012. He now uses his best practices as a pro mascot and traveling entertainer to teach students powerful lessons on having great character, making good choices, and being a leader. Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Taylor is married to his best friend, Amy, and they have an adorable daughter named Eden. The Griswolds love serving their community through positive, uplifting entertainment.

MATT HOLLAND
Director of Operations

AMY GRISWOLD
Co-Founder

DANIEL MONPLAISIR
Director of Motivational Entertainment

JOSÉ MARTINEZ
Event Producer

JAMIE SHAW
Motivational Entertainer

AVERY WALLACE
Motivational Entertainer

KENRICK GOULD
Motivational Entertainer

ASHLEY MONPLAISIR
Motivational Entertainer

CHASE COLLINS
Motivational Entertainer

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