Mover and Shaker of the Month

Hana Haatainen-Caye

Hana Haatainen-Caye

Hana Haatainen-Caye

Speechless was launched ten years ago

By: Paula Green

Earth Day is commemorated in the United States on April 22.  It is a time when we celebrate the beauty of our planet and think “greener thoughts.”  One local woman, Hana Haatainen-Caye has not only grown to appreciate greener and healthier living she has become an expert on the subject.

Haatainen-Caye writes an awarding-winning daily blog called Green Grandma.  The information that she features in this environmental blog led her to publish her first non-fiction book Vinegar Fridays, and is also planning to release an ebook version.  Haatainen-Caye travels around the region speaking on green topics. Additionally, she lectures on creative writing as well as a sought after speaker and workshop presenter at writers conferences.   Haatainen-Caye certainly has the experience and expertise behind her.

She has published over 60 children’s books with Marvel’s iStorybooks and is currently under contract for 20 more.  Eight of her true stories have appeared in the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.  Haatainen-Caye leads a monthly writers’ workshop at Northland Public Library and teaches local writing classes upon request.  She also teaches writing courses at Carnegie Mellon through their Osher program.  She is slated to teach two writing courses at the university in May and June.  This spring, she will be on faculty at conferences in Leesburg, Va., Stoneboro, Pa., and at the annual Pennwriters Conference, which will be held in Pittsburgh in May.

Haatainen-Caye is truly a woman who likes to put words in your mouth.  This year she is celebrating the tenth anniversary of launching her business called – Speechless.

When Haatainen-Caye founded her company in January 2005, the central focus of her business was on copywriting and voice-over narrations.  As her business flourished, she expanded it to include editing and creative writing.  Over the years, she has lent her voice to numerous ventures.

Haatainen-Caye’s voice is heard on corporate videos, commercials, IVR systems, websites, podcasts, radio shows, audio books, and eLearning modules. She is most known for her narrations on over 150 children’s audio books. “That is where my training as an actress pays off,” she says.

Haatainen-Caye and her husband Bill reside in Ross Township.  She envisions significant growth for Speechless in the coming years. “I look forward to seeing where this decade takes me,” she says. “Every day is a different adventure and, so far, I’m really enjoying the ride.”

For more information on Hana Haatainen-Caye and her speaking and writing availability, visit www.wordsinyourmouth.com or www.greengrandma.org.