About Us

About Critter Adventure Tales

and the meaning behind the message

we have a selection of teaching tools

Coloring Books
Self-Authoring Books
DVD Animated Storybooks


The authors of the “Critter Adventure Tales” series, Roger Hukle and Elizabeth Hille, in collaboration with production/graphics designer Susanne Arens of Crystal Peak Design, and performance artist/voice talent Mark T. Epperson, are working to create a series of audio, electronic, and printed learning tools to assist young students in developing the reading, writing, and comprehension skills that are critical in having success in both academics (at all grade levels) and their eventual careers.

Whether English is a primary or a secondary language (combined estimates of speakers which exceed 1.4 billion people worldwide), beginning the language/learning process at an early age provides benefits that literally last a lifetime.

Come with us as our “Critters” experience the many challenges of surviving in the wilderness – and overcome these challenges by being responsible, independent, and working together for the benefit of all.

Welcome to Adventures in Learning!

Meet the Critter Team

The people behind the messaging

Roger Hukle
Author, Story Concepts, Editing
Roger’s educational background includes teaching Russian and English to Air Force personnel as an extension of Alaska Methodist University, assignment to the Commandant’s training and command staff at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and receipt of Colorado Outstanding Individual Award by the Colorado Education Association for work with high school students. Production credits include being the Executive Producer of the Telly Award winning documentary, “The Hughes Brothers, On Our Own, Together,” and credits on the Disneyland 50th Anniversary film, “Disneyland – Secrets, Stories, and Magic.”
Susanne Arens
Co-Producer, Illustrator and Graphics Design
Susanne and Crystal Peak Design have received numerous local, regional, National and International awards for her graphic design and marketing work. Susanne participated in and volunteered as the Chair of the Multi-Media and Graphics Department at the Pikes Peak Community College for 12 years and has taught as an Adjunct Instructor for the past 10 years. She also volunteers as a judge for the Space Foundation International Student Art Contest and is the Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Studio Tour which supports and promotes local artists through our annual Pikes Peak Tour Studio event.
Mark Epperson
Audio Book Voices/Audio Engineer
Mark has been involved in communicating stories for his entire adult life. For many years, he told the Great Story as a minister working with college students from Colorado Springs area colleges and universities. Currently he is an actor in New York City giving voice to many characters in Musicals, Off Broadway plays, and multiple TV and Film projects. You can see some of his work on his website - TheMarkEpperson.com. Mark is excited to share in these Critter stories, with hopes they move young minds to consider others and the greater community.
Elizabeth Hille
Co-Author, Story Concepts, Editing
The co-author/editor of the Critter Adventure Tails series is a student at St. Olaf College, where she is pursuing degrees that would lead to work in International Relations and as a professional interpreter. She has traveled overseas extensively, to include mission work in the Fiji Islands for Homes Of Hope, and she has also been involved as a volunteer for Care and Share and Compassion International, among others. Prior to St. Olaf College, Elizabeth was an award-winning graduate of The Classical Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado…where she also served as President of the French Honor Society.