Meet the Team

Since 2000, Bear Paw Creek's creative movement products have been proudly 100% manufactured in the heart of the country, Missouri, United States of America.  We are passionate about supporting a work from home lifestyle.

Here are the faces behind the hands, that make this all possible - meet our team!

Owner and Sewest Janet Stephens of Bear Paw Creek Musical Movement Products

Janet Stephens

Founder, Product Designer, Seamstress

Janet is the founder, designer, and one of the seamstresses behind Bear Paw Creek's made in the USA line of musical movement props, and bags.  She is passionate about her faith, family, and loves the journey of learning and growing this life provides.

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Sarah Waddle


Sarah is a life-long crafter and seamstress, designing and sewing with her own business, Angeline Design. She is a faith-filled lover of God and people; family, music, education, and experiencing life to the fullest are just a few of her inspirations.

American Made Music Movement Products Sewist Cindy Recreation Therapy Lets Play Music

Cindy White


Cindy has been sewing since childhood, thanks to a Mom who is an incredible seamstress. She is wife to John for 30+ years and a mother of boys, through birth, adoption and foster. Her first passion is knowing and following her Creator God. She enjoys using baking, writing and sewing to bless others. Being a part of the BPC family is truly a blessing and privilege.
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Madison Stephens

Seamstress/Social Media Manager

Madison has been a part of BPC her whole life, as a young child she and her siblings helped stuff stretchy bands and flip bean bags. Over the last six years she has become even more involved and is now an official BPC employee with the role of seamstress and social media manager. When she’s not working, you’ll find her spending time with family and friends, going on walks with her dog, working with horses, or cooking and baking. Madison feels honored to have the opportunity to work alongside her mom, Janet Stephens, and be involved with the family business.

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