About Us

What sets The Ant & the Grasshopper apart from all the other team building companies is originality, the ability to customize and fun!

ORIGINALITY

We create all of our own original team building programs. Even the common scavenger hunt is a fun, original experience once we have added our creative twists. 98% of our customers return and one of the ways we have kept our clients coming back year after year is that we are always developing new, quality programs. Whether you are an organization that’s never experienced a team building program before or a company that has done it all, we have an innovative, new program for your group.

“Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality overcomes everything.” ~ George Lois

ABILITY TO CUSTOMIZE

Because we create all of our own team building programs in-house we can customize them to your specific needs. Our programs can be adapted to focus on specific soft skills or outcomes; they can shortened or lengthened; they can adapted for a smaller group or a larger group; they can be adapted to various venues and environments. We can also create a new program based on a theme, goal or your organization or industry.

“The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor; he took my measurement anew every time he saw me, while all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

FUN

The Ant & the Grasshopper forges strong teams by firing the imagination. All of our programs use play to teach and build team spirit, consequently comedy and laughter are important components to all our programs. Every program is designed to go all the way to 11 on the “fun-dial”. Most fun-dials only go to 10 but we have added one more number on our fun-dial so we can take it up a notch. 
Our trained facilitators and performers love what they do and the programs we offer, and it shows! Their genuine enthusiasm is infectious and will carry over to your group.



“Humor is something that thrives between man’s aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.” ~Victor Borge 



“Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.” ~Mark Twain

OUR MANDATE

  1. To create and develop original, truly innovative team building programs.
  2. To ensure 100% customer satisfaction by focusing on the needs of the customer.
  3. To carry out operations in an environmentally friendly manner.
  4. To give back to the community through outreach programs.
  5. To do business with integrity; it’s not about the bottom line, it’s about achieving success through excellence.
  6. To have fun while doing it.

“You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.” ~Warren Beatty

OUR NAME

The Ant and the Grasshopper is a fable by Greek philosopher Aesop. In his story the Ant works hard all summer collecting food and building a home while the Grasshopper spends his summer playing and enjoying himself. Come winter the Ant is safe and warm inside his home while the Grasshopper is left in the cold to starve and freeze.

At the Ant & the Grasshopper team building company we believe neither character in the ancient fable leads a happy life. We believe success is the balance of work and play. All of our team building programs strive to mix equal parts of business and pleasure, and hopefully teach some work skills to your playful grasshoppers while encouraging your hardworking ants to relax and enjoy themselves.

“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” ~Joseph Chilton Pearse

OUR COACHES

“Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.” ~Vince Lombardi

Kevin

Kevin W Prentice

Founder

Kevin has worked as a team building program developer and facilitator since 1988, and as a writer, director, actor and comedian since 1981. Prior to entering the field of team building he worked as the COO of Unhandicappers Limited and before that in the foreign service for the Canadian government.

Katherine

Katherine Pecevich

Lead Facilitator NYC, New York

Katherine Pecevich heads up the Ant & the Grasshopper in the NY, NJ, PA area. Originally from the Boston area and a musical theatre graduate of The Boston Conservatory, Katherine has many years experience as a performer, writer, teacher and team building facilitator. Katherine receives rave reviews every time she leads an Ant & Grasshopper program.

Tim

Timothy Dennis

Lead Facilitator Portland, OR

Tim heads up The Ant & the Grasshopper on the west coast. As well as being an excellent lead facilitator Tim has developed several new team building programs including Improvising To Success. Tim also has experience in theater and film performance, improv comedy, as well as writing and directing. He also worked for many years as a mechanical engineer.