Meet the Team

Creator/ Producer/ Director

Asif Ahmed

Asif is an award winning independent filmmaker with credits in feature films, music videos, commercials and social content.  He is also Petra’s dad.  Asif originated the concept after sharing trip pictures and videos with family and friends witnessing the crowds growing and growing after each trip.   Once Petra was old enough Asif started to work with her to get her comfortable in front of the camera and start sharing her stories from each trip.  This also helped her remember the many of the places she has visited.

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
Jean Wallace

Asif is also the CTP, Chief Trip Planner for Petra’s Playground researching each destination, designing the itinerary, handling all logistics and ensuring a never ending adventure for Petra and our amazing audience.

Social Media Producer

Karyn Bui

Karyn has managed Petra’s social media accounts for many years documenting her many travels interacting with travelers around the world finding tips and great restaurants.  Karyn is also Petra’s mother.

Animation Producer

Erika Swanson

Erika Swanson is an award-winning illustrator, animator and the creator of Bellossoms, a series about enchanted flowers blooming in new places. Follow her art adventures on Instagram and Facebook.

Join Our


Petra’s Playground just launched and we need your help.  First you have to be creative, love kids, and experience wanderlust daily.  Are you an influencer, growth hacker, social media marketer?  Petra has been around the physical world multiple times but it’s time to dominate the digital world.  Please contact us.

We are also searching the world for someone to help design toys, story books and merchandise.