The most important part of our cast, of course,

are the children who play and learn with us!



Mandy's Place Cast and Crew


Asal Safoura Forotan, Hostess

Asal, our multilingual hostess, will guide us on our weekly adventures, exploring the many different countries and cultures of the world.

Asal's biography


Linda Hymes, Dancing Chef

Linda is our resident chef and dancer. She will be with us each week to help us cook up some healthy snacks and dance our way to around the planet.

Linda's biography


Amanda "Mandy" Egron, Producer

Amanda is very excited and proud to be producing "Mandy's Place". Each week's episode is her way of giving back to her Bay Area community and beyond.

Amanda's biography

Kaveh Nikpour, Director

EMMY nominated Director Kaveh comes to us with many years of experience producing and directing for PBS. He loves promoting the arts and education.

Kaveh's biography




Daryoush Derakshandeh, Editor/Camera

Daryoush is our Editor extraordinary. Creating special effects for our very special guest will be his pleasure each week.


Barbara Butler, Set Designer/Art Director

Barbara is our San Francisco based artist-designer-builder of unique custom play structures for families. She is very excited about this project because of her love of children and her desire to promote peace and understanding between all people.

Barbara's biography







Claude Ibrahimoff, Web Designer

Claude is our web designer. She has designed our beautiful new web site and will keep us updated as the show progresses. More about her on her site at