Madison Moms Blog is made up of a team of over 50 moms from around the area, including 8 community group leaders, an Event Team of 20 and 30 talented writers, but our Executive Team is the driving force behind events, Neighborhood Groups, resources, sponsorships, tweets, status updates, graphics, and all things that make Madison Moms Blog the resource that it is!
Meet The Madison Moms Blog Executive Team
Alisa, Owner & Co-Founder
Alisa was born and raised in Iowa before attending Arizona State University. She then lived in Chicago, Georgia and Florida before settling in Madison. From her nomadic lifestyle grew a love for the beach, as well as a fondness for spicy food, sushi, white wine, southern charm, Diamondbacks baseball and idyllic ocean sunsets. Alisa and her husband, Joe, are parents to Ava Mae (August 2012) and twins, Nora & Jacob (March 2014). Alisa is a work-from-home mompreneur with a passion for business, fashion, fitness, community and all things mom. When she’s not enjoying time at home with her family, you can find her sweating it out on the tennis court, training for the next big race, pinning her heart out on Pinterest and exploring Madison with her little ones (and sweet Boston Terrier, Peaches) in tow.
Ann Marie, Sponsorship Manager & Event Lead
Ann Marie is a Minnesota transplant who got sidetracked in Iowa, (where she met her hubby, Kai) and landed in Madison where they decided to set their roots. Enter Aston (furbaby) in 2010, Vera on Mother’s Day 2015 and Sylvie in June of 2017. Ann Marie is a proud momtrepreneur who has her own event planning and marketing business, Rêve, where she coordinates everything from weddings to runway shows. When not knee deep in bouquets and timelines, Ann Marie can be found exploring the world with an over-the-weight-limit suitcase. A self proclaimed reality tv addict, Ann Marie has an affinity for red wine and soy lattes, but will accept the black coffee and white wine with very little convincing.
Betsy, Sponsorship Coordinator
Betsy is a mom to two sassy, spunky and spirited kiddos and wife to an adventurous, soccer-loving Chemist named Noah. She is originally from the Chicago suburbs but has bounced around the world with her husband before landing (hopefully permanently!) in Madison. Her first child, Jackson, was born in Germany during their two years living abroad. Betsy loves exploring new cities, donuts (any kind, anywhere) and being a stay at home mom. She is currently in school with plans to become an Occupational Therapist.
Jessica, Managing Editor/Community Outreach
Jessica is a work-at-home mom of three. She has been married for over 10 years to someone who makes her laugh every day and reminds her not to take herself too seriously. She grew up in northern Wisconsin but has called the Madison area home since college. She holds a degree in Social Welfare from UW-Madison and hopes to someday put it to good use. She spends her days trying to decide what she wants to be when she grows up while balancing life with three kids. She can be found reading cookbooks but not cooking, saying yes to more volunteer work than she has time for (and loving it), on a Netflix binge, or with her nose in a book.
Kyla, Social Media Coordinator
Nestled into an unincorporated town just outside of Madison, Kyla has a passion for community and the slow-down, small-town lifestyle. She was born and raised in the Verona area, and kept her roots planted here, with the exception of a short stint at UW Milwaukee while getting her BBA in Marketing and cheerleading on the collegiate coed cheer team. A traditionalist in most aspects, she stays at home and tries to keep up with homemaking with toddlers by her side. Along with raising her three boys, she enjoys crafting and working on her blog (www.homemadehometown.com). On the weekends, you can catch Kyla’s family adventuring through many of the Wisconsin State Parks or working on the next project renovating their hundred-year-old home.
Kim, Project Manager
Kim grew up in Minnesota, but moved to Madison to attend the UW and fell in love with the city’s spirit and culture. Kim is married to a handsome dude named Brent and has two handsome little boys, Mason and Joshua. When she’s not racing monster trucks across furniture or reading dinosaur books, she’s working on freelance writing projects or planning events for Madison Momshine, a local health and fitness community for moms. Kim is a certified personal trainer and teaches strength training classes for women through her fitness business, Lioness Fitness. She’s also a food allergy mom, which means she can read a food label like nobody’s business! Kim’s a sucker for good wine, good sushi, a good book, and ANY beach.
Melissa, Event Coordinator
Melissa is a mother to two little people, ages 3 and 1, that are already much cooler than she will ever be. It was once proclaimed that she would never be a stay at home mom, but as funny as life can be, couldn’t be happier being home with her kiddos and being her husbands number one fan. Prior to her job of keeping the kids alive her experience was in architecture. In her spare time she loves to eat or wanderlust on their next vacation. You can also find her family adventures on www.defininglovely.com.
Tara, Event Coordinator
Tara is mom to two energetic daughters Bianca and Iyla and wife to amazing husband Deepak. Passionate about inspiring others to cook healthy, delicious and allergy-friendly food, she teaches healthy cooking classes for both kids and parents at Whole Foods Market. She shares her recipes, kid-friendly restaurant reviews and healthy lunchbox ideas on her website yummysprout.com. Tara has been featured in the Wisconsin State Journal, on WISC-TV and NBC15 on topics including homemade baby food, cooking with kids, packing healthy lunches and allergy-friendly food. She adores living in Madison and all it has to offer family life. Her favorite ways to spend time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing, running, yoga, writing, painting, traveling and reading books with her girls.
Amy, Graphic Designer
Amy was born and raised in northern Wisconsin. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire she married her college sweetheart (Derek) and in 2012 they welcomed their beautiful daughter Emma into the world! In 2013, Derek, Amy, Emma (and their little papillon, Chelby) moved from Hudson, WI to Madison and they love it here! Amy is a work-from-home Mom running her own graphic and web design company (AJMJ Design). She loves having a perfect blend of her career and staying home with her sweet and funny toddler! Amy is an animal lover who enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing, hanging out with friends, visiting family up north, pinning on Pinterest, shopping and taking her toddler to many of the fun activities Madison has to offer!