#MeetMeMonday with new ILEA Austin member Tatiana L Penney. Tatiana L Penney is a franchise owner of the Coop Austin “the coolest play and party space for kids.”
Tatiana became a Franchise Owner of the COOP Austin in 2017. The COOP is the most
modern and coolest kids play and event space that was originally featured on ABC’s
Shark Tank. The COOP hosts fabulous parties and was built for kids, but designed for
parents. Tatiana was most recently Vice President at GLG, a company that
transforms the way that top professionals share expertise and learn. Her 15 years of
professional experience has taught her the importance of continued learning,
innovation, and the strategic decisions necessary to build a successful business from
the ground up. She obtained her degree in Government from the University of Texas
at Austin in 2005.
Outside of her professional career, she loves collaborating with her imaginative 5
year old son to create short stories and he’s also her main inspiration for planning
innovative, creative and fun modern parties. Tatiana has also spent the past 27 years
actively promoting and volunteering at various non-profit organizations across
Central Texas and a 6-year member of the Junior League of Austin. Tatiana
appreciates, and shares with those in need, that even the smallest gesture can
impact a person for a lifetime. After recently losing their home to a house fire, she,
her high school sweetheart husband, David, and their son Winston Cole, relocated
back to Round Rock, Texas.
NOW FOR THE FUN QUESTIONS
What is the neatest place you have ever visited? Turks and Caicos! The laid-back culture,
freshest food, and most beautiful corals make this place extremely unique.
If you won a million dollars, what is the first thing you would buy?
A large educational and play living facility for Autistic kids. Growing up with an Autistic little
sister, I’ve witnessed firsthand the struggles the child and parents face every single day. I
would love the opportunity to create a community where everyone feels supported in a very
What is a unique fact about you?
I donated a portion of my liver to my father in 2010 and we celebrated our 7-year Liver-sary
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