Diversity and adventure-inspired children's board books and art

Baby Ventures, LLC is the brainchild of long-time friends, collaborators, and adventure-lovers Lisa Hall and Golzar Kheiltash. When motherhood recently entered the picture, so did the idea for one-of-a-kind board books. Combining Lisa's vibrant art with adventurous themes showcasing the rich diversity of peoples, creatures, and places, each Baby Ventures book inspires young children to explore their world early on with wonder and compassion. Baby Ventures books and art are inspired by Lisa and Golzar's real-life adventures in diverse locales, so stay tuned! 

​Meet the Team


Lisa Hall, Co-Author and Illustrator
Lisa is a life-long artist with a knack for children’s art, inspired by her many travels around the world. She served in the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa, worked in Australia, backpacked across Latin America, and volunteered at orphanages in India and Bolivia. She has been retailing her children's artwork for the past decade and is now drawing from her experiences to create the Baby Ventures book series. Her professional career also includes over 10 years of marketing and communications experience at international non-profits and other organizations in Washington, DC. 

Golzar Kheiltash, Co-Author
An avid humanitarian and advocate, Golzar trained as a lawyer and spent eleven years working on behalf of vulnerable populations at leading non-profit advocacy organizations worldwide, including in Washington, DC and New York. Her work took her from big cities and small towns throughout the US to European capitals, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Since becoming mom to a now tenacious and book-loving toddler, Golzar is committed to a new passion arising from her many experiences: creating adventure-inspired, diversity-friendly, and beautifully illustrated board books for young children everywhere.