Playbill

The Playbill

Here is Our Cast

Of Characters.

Buzz

Buzz runs the Lemonade Stand as its on-site manager.  The Lemonade Stand is a nation-wide franchise operation.

The Lemonade Stand in LiML is right on the campus grounds – at the center of the university where Buzz is also a student in the ISD – Instructional Systems Design and HPT – Human Performance Technology Program.

Buzz tries to apply what he is learning both formally and informally about Performance Improvement in both business and in life.

Buzz has lived all over the country. He enjoys bike riding and boating.

Buzz is played by Patrick Ryan.

Jimi

Jimi is the other employee at the Lemonade Stand – a franchise operation – on campus – where he is also a student in the ISD and HPT Program.

Jimi is often the foil in each cartoon strip. He is at the bottom left of the learning curve. With a long way to go.

Jimi lives off campus with friends not involved in the strip. He enjoys gaming, reading and hiking, and his dogs, in his off time.

Jimi is played by James Hilton.

Katie

Katie is also a student in the campus ISD and HPT Program – and is a frequent customer at the Lemonade Stand.

Katie is a veteran of other cartoon strips, and due to that unfortunate incident down south last year she undergoes a huge transformation in makeup for each strip.  But she says when asked “why go on?” that the show must go on, and that she is a trooper.

In her private life Katie enjoys her garden and gin.

Katie is played by Wanda Jones.

Katrina

Katrina is also a student in the campus ISD and HPT Program – and is a frequent customer at the Lemonade Stand.

Katrina is the radical of the group – and its conscious.

Katrina flies kites and AC model airplanes in her free time. She is also studying in an EMT program following up as her time as a medic in the army.

Katrina is played by Lucy Williams.

Karen

Karen is also a student in the campus ISD and HPT Program – and is a frequent customer at the Lemonade Stand.

But Karen is a ditz. She makes no sense.

In her private life Karen is a busy public speaker as well as a well established auctioneer. She lives in the country with her 3 cats and 3 horses.

Karen is played by Helen Carver.

Jeff

Jeff is also a student in the campus ISD and HPT Program – and is a frequent customer at the Lemonade Stand. He is also a part-time cop and in the military reserves.

Jeff needs structure. And a girlfriend.

Jeff is played by Steve Morris.

Jackson

Jackson is also a student in the campus ISD and HPT Program – and is a frequent customer at the Lemonade Stand. He is also a part-time, local Fireman.

Jackson is weird. He is a shy poet. He likes music and plays the guitar poorly.

Jackson is played by Henry Fickle.

Jacob

Jacob is also a student in the campus ISD and HPT Program – and is a frequent customer at the Lemonade Stand.

Jacob is searching. Jacob is lost. Jacob is a hoot. Jacob knows things.

Jacob lives with Guitar Johnny, his brother.

Jacob is played by Samuel Waters.

Johnny

Guitar Johnny is a student in the campus ISD and HPT Program – and is a frequent customer at the Lemonade Stand.

He is into computer programming, the guitar, and music.

He lives off campus with his brother Jacob, whom he joined last year in the college and in the program.

Guitar Johnny is played by Dale Sumpter.

Jason

Jason is also a student in the campus ISD and HPT Program – and is a frequent customer at the Lemonade Stand. He is getting ready for a second career.

Jason lived in Europe for 5 years back in the 1990s, but found the transition back to the US difficult. He was working in a corporation doing ISD work, but felt he was not properly trained for it. So he is circling back to earn a degree in what he’d been doing successfully for 5 years already.

He rides European style motorcycles and drives a bright yellow Jeep Wrangler with a winch on the front and on the back. Mostly with the top down.

Jason is played by Walter Boatsmann.

Junior

Junior is also a student in the campus ISD and HPT Program – and is a frequent customer at the Lemonade Stand.

Junior is gay. But you’d never know that by what he says or does in the cartoon strip. Isn’t that interesting? Hmm.

Junior is also a weekend warrior and tutors returning veterans in making the transition back to civilian life when not serving with the Guard. He has received numerous awards and commendations during the past 6 years for his volunteer work from various veterans groups, the Secretary of the Navy, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his local American Legion Post.

Junior is played by Ronald Forrester IV.

Professor Hurley

Professor Karen Hurley teaches in the campus ISD and HPT Program – and is a frequent customer at the Lemonade Stand. She is popular with all of her students and colleagues on campus.

Everyone thinks she has a relationship with Professor Burley. It’s not true, not that she isn’t interested.

She volunteers in her spare time working with children to improve their reading abilities. She lives just south off the campus in the downtown area.

Professor Hurley is played by Celeste McCoy.

Professor Burley

Professor John Burley teaches in the campus ISD and HPT Program – and is a frequent customer at the Lemonade Stand.

Professor Burley has moved around quite a bit as an academician. This is his 9th college or university since he began his teaching at Wyoming’s Northwest College in the late 1970s. He has numerous publications to his credit. He has mellowed with age.

He wonders about professor Hurley in his spare time and lives north on the local country club’s golf course’s 18th fairway and green. He shoots 105 most outings.

Professor Burley is played by Francis Breeze.

The Health Inspector

The Health Inspector is an infrequent customer at the Lemonade Stand – he’s there mostly for business.

When he is around – everyone is on their toes. Even the customers of the Lemonade Stand.

But it’s all good. No one gets hurt, everyone learns something in each strip.

A win-Win-Win-Win, or something like that.

The Inspector is played incredibly well by Geoffrey Gaines.

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Who dreamed all of this up?

Guy W. Wallace

Guy is the creator of LiML – Lessons in Making Lemonade.

He has been consulting since 1982, and has served over 80 firms including over 45 F500 firms.

LiML Genesis

He first dreamed up this exact cartoon strip in the early 1990s – and one of his staff members took that on with his own idea with Business Boy Fred. It was thanks to the advancing Cartoon Strip creation technology that enabled Guy to bring this to life. Digitally.

Lessons in Making Lemonade was always to address the applications of HPT – Human Performance Technology to real life situations, as well as to situations at work.

Special Thanks to Toonlet.co – for making their tool available!

More on Guy…

His work has received awards from General Motors (The Chairman’s Quality Award 1998), from Siemens Building Technologies (President’s Award 2000), NSPI Award of Excellence 1989, plus other recognition.

 

Recipient of ISPI ‘s Honorary Life Member Award – 2010

For significant contributions to both the Society and to the technology of Human Performance Technology – ISPI’s highest award.

Go to ISPI – here.

Founding member of ASQ’s Influential Voices Initiative – 2010

Recruited by ASQ – the American Society for Quality – in the inaugural team of Posters to address issues raised by ASQ CEO Paul Borawski, in an effort to Raise the Voice of Quality – globally – using Social Media.

Go to ASQ – here.

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