The DaniMation Entertainment Team
Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Dani Bowman founded her company, DaniMation Entertainment, at age 11. She has worked professionally in the animation industry since 14, premiering 8 award-wining animated short films at San Diego Comic-Con each year for the past 7 years. Her shorts feature the voices of Joe Mantegna, Tom Kenny (Sponge Bob), June Foray, Debi Derryberry, and Stella Ritter, among others. Dani uses her passions of Public Speaking, Animation, Illustration, Fine and Visual Arts, and Teaching Animation to demonstrate to others on the autism spectrum that anything is possible.
Since age 15, Dani has led summer animation camps around the country, initially with Joey Travolta’s Inclusion Films, and then expanding out on her own to teach to over 1000 teens and young adults with autism and other special needs. Dani not only teaches animation, but also works with her students as a role model and mentor, encouraging them to follow their dreams.
Dani graduated Woodbury University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) in Animation in 2018–where she earned her WISE scholarship in Civic Engagement and Leadership, earned her Entrepreneurship Award, and took both her junior and senior thesis shorts at Comic-Con. Dani is currently working on getting a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) at Woodbury.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Patrick helped Dani Bowman launch her company DaniMation Entertainment in 2009.
He is also one of the founders of companies like Direct Scripts–a pharmacy company.
Patrick began serving as Vice President Operations and IT of Direct Scripts LLC In January of 2014 . At Direct Scripts, Patrick leverages over 25 years of expertise in retail supply chain, operations and information technology delivering innovative solutions for procurement, forecasting, operations and demand management. In May of 2014, Patrick was invited to testify before the House Committee on Postal Reform about the challenges private companies have bringing new cost-saving packaging forms like those pioneered by Direct Scripts to the Postal Service.
Patrick was previously at Boston Retail Partners Supply Chain Services Practice and, before that, led the consulting division of SDI Industries, where he worked to expand the company from a single US office to eleven country operations and a successful IPO in 2007. Additionally, Patrick holds two utility patents for the application RFID in material handling systems.
Born in Caldwell, ID, with a BS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M, Patrick now resides in La Cañada Flintridge, California with his wife Sandy, and niece Dani, a nationally recognized speaker about autism and employment.