Meet Our City Moms Blog Network National Team
Steph is the Founder & Director of City Moms Blog Network; growing the network after founding its original site, Scottsdale Moms Blog, in 2009. Now living in the greater Minneapolis area, she oversees the national network by spearheading growth strategies, sales initiatives and shepherding and encouraging an ever-increasing number of moms managing individual local parenting websites. She is married to Alan and is mom to three little girls, Nora, Elsie and Audrey. She loves throwing a great party, connecting people and cooking with a glass of red wine in hand.Kelli is the Web & Content Director for City Moms Blog Network. She assists our Sister Sites in developing their online business, provides ongoing support for current sites as well as manages CityMomsBlog.com and national content initiatives. Kelli is a Nebraska native, living outside of Chicago. She is married to Garrett, mommy to Dempsey (March 2011) and Ellis (December 2013). She loves getting her fitness on, watching a good movie, meal planning and color-coding her calendar! Colored sticky notes, a great pair of boots and tootsie rolls are on her list of favorite things!Jessica is the Business Director for City Moms Blog Network, providing administrative, financial, and project management support to our growing team. She is married to Josh and is the official photographer of Stella (July 2010), Graham (January 2012) and Mia (August 2015). Jessica recently moved to her husband's hometown of St. Louis and loves being back in the Midwest, rooting for the Cardinals, and exploring all that St. Louis has to offer for families. She loves to find a good deal, shop at consignment stores, and enjoys long walks through Target. A good night involves dinner with her husband or friends, karaoke, games, talking about her family, and a Hendrick's gin and tonic.Laura is the Creative Director for City Moms Blog Network and loves making all things beautiful. She creates the logos and artwork for our Sister Sites, designs promotional and sponsorship materials for the network, and is director of our annual Sister Site Conference for our site owners and teams. Laura is wife to Philip and momma to two precious little girls, Brighton (March 2013) and Juliana(January 2015). Laura is passionate about adoption, loves gathering people in her home, eats an ice cream sundae every night, always has her nose in a book, enjoys decorating her home, and loves traveling the world.John is our Director of Technology. He is involved in the long term planning of the technology platform as well as the hard hitting day to day issues. What does John know about mom bloggers? He’s married to one! Vicky owns Jacksonville Moms Blog, which John helped build for two years prior to joining the network. John and Vicky are parents to up and coming tech mogul Brendan and future mom blogger herself Audrey. When he is not banging on keyboards, you may find John and the kids playing practical jokes on mom.Beth is the Sister Site Director for City Moms Blog Network. She works to help equip, lead and support the City Moms Blog Network Sister Site Owners, helping them to reach their full potential. She’s also the Founder of Twin Cities Moms Blog. Beth is married to Dan and resides in the Twin Cities in Minnesota. At home, they have two daughters, Sophia (August 2009), and Evelyn (2011) and a wild little boy named Wesley (December 2014). Beth is a born and bread Midwesterner who loves tending her flowers, a great restaurant patio and fall weather on the front porch.Lynsey is Marketing & Sales Director for City Moms Blog Network. Also the owner and founder of Bloomington Moms Blog, Lynsey is passionate about uplifting other women through complete transparency and community with one another. Born and raised in Indiana, Lynsey and her husband, Josh, love raising their three children in the Hoosier state. They enjoy hiking, home building and design projects, playing baseball with their sons, vacationing at the beach, and snuggling up on the couch for a good movie.
Alisa was born and raised in Iowa before attending Arizona State University where she graduated with a degree in business and psychology. She then lived in Chicago, Georgia and Naples, Florida before settling in Madison. Alisa and her husband, Joe, are parents to Ava Mae (August 2012) and twins, Nora & Jacob (March 2014). 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, eating sushi with her girlfriends, pinning her heart out on Pinterest, cheering for the Badgers and exploring Madison with her little ones (and sweet Boston Terrier, Peaches) in tow!Anastasia is the Tech Support Coordinator + Graphic Designer for City Moms Blog Network. Raised in Rio Grande City, Anastasia is now a McAllen local, mother to three little boys and wife to OJ. When she’s not busy picking up toys, keeping her boys from climbing over the couches or running away in opposite directions, she can often be found designing invitations, editing photos, creating and managing websites, baking goodies (and eating them, too), or trying to squeeze in movie time with her hubby. Anastasia is also co-owner of Rio Grande Valley Moms Blog.Becky is the Social Media Coordinator for City Moms Blog Network. Born and raised in Rochester, she is a Minnesota girl through and through: mostly due to her love of winter. Becky has a passion for building community among women and supporting local. She also spends her time supporting the entrepreneurial community in Rochester. Becky is married to AJ and together they have Evie (May 2014) and Theo (December 2015). In her free time, you can find her frantically looking for something to keep from boredom as it doesn't suit her.Catie is the Resources Coordinator for City Moms Blog Network. Her role is to creatively build resources and works to empower site owners with continuing education, support, and online resources. Catie resides in Gainesville, FL with her husband Andrew and children; Connor (2013), Declan (2015), and Liam (2017) and is the owner of Gainesville FL Moms Blog. With her precious, little spare time she enjoys a great book, a sweaty workout, learning to code, and obtaining as many stamps in her passport as possible.Jeanine Ferguson is a National Sales Manager for City Moms Blog Network. She is also a Contributor for Jacksonville Moms Blog. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Florida. Jeanine and her husband, Cleveland, are proud parents of two fun-loving boys, Cleveland IV (February 2009) and Jackson (July 2012). In her spare time, Jeanine enjoys spending quality time with her family, watching and attending culinary competitions, and finding new adventures to explore.Jennifer is the Sponsorship Coordinator for City Moms Blog Network. She strives to connect moms and our national brand partners. Jennifer resides in Ames, Iowa with her husband Todd and children; Tate (March 2011) and Tenley (January 2013). She is passionate about fitness and loves sharing that passion as a group fitness instructor at the YMCA. Besides getting her sweat on she loves a good morning cup (or 2) of coffee, shopping, reality tv and adventures with her little ones.Jenny-Lyn is a National Sales Manager for City Moms Blog Network, and she is also a co-founder of Birmingham Moms Blog. Jenny's background is sales and marketing, and she gets jazzed when she helps a client find the right fit for his or her advertising dollars. She's married to Soo-Young, and she has two boys, Michael and Jonathan. Becoming a mother has been Jenny-Lyn's greatest joy, and she loves balancing her family with a professional role that enables her to connect moms. She can't help but think she has the best of both worlds!Kate is the Executive Assistant for City Moms Blog Network. She works alongside CMBN's Director and Executive Team, on various research-based and special projects to keep this network going strong! She was born and raised in the Chicago-area, but love lead her to Sioux Falls, SD. She is the proud mom of four adorable kiddos: Kole 8, Aden 7, Anna 4 and Nora 3. She loves connecting with friends, reading and baking with her kids, along with a great glass of wine!Kelly is a National Sales Manager for City Moms Blog Network. She is also the founder of Houston Moms Blog. She has a degree in education from Texas State University and taught special education for eight years. She is mommy to Hayes and Hadley. In her not-so-spare time these days, Kelly loves meeting up with her girlfriends for margaritas, failing miserably at Pinterest projects, and exploring the city with her two favorite little side-kicks in tow.Megan is a National Sales Manager for City Moms Blog Network. She is a work-from-home mompreneur with a passion for business, fashion, fitness, community, and all things mom. Megan is loving wife to Mike, and devoted mommy to Kingsley (February 2010) and Britton (May 2014). She is also the co-owner of Jacksonville Moms Blog. When she’s not working on JMB, you can find Megan sweating it out with other Jacksonville Stroller Strength moms, shooting skeet with Mike, or running around on the beach with her energetic duo!
Michelle Fortin is an award winning broadcast journalist and public relations professional. Michelle spent a decade working in television newsrooms across the country, both behind and in front of the camera. She has also trained future broadcast journalists in her faculty associate roles at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, Arizona Christian University, and The Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia. She maintains a roster of public relations clients through her business, The Fortin Agency, LLC. A polished speaker and entertainer, Michelle routinely speaks for various groups and performs improv comedy as one-half of the popular duo - Leeann & Michelle Think They're Funny. Michelle received her bachelor’s degree from Biola University and Master of Mass Communication (MMC) from Arizona State University. She and her husband, two young children, and English Bulldog live in Scottsdale, Arizona.Nissa is the Sister Site Coordinator for City Moms Blog Network and works hand-in-hand with our new Site Owners to equip them and support them as they prepare to launch their business as well as providing training and coordination of current site owners. She was the previous owner of BurlingtonVT Moms Blog before moving back to Minnesota with her family in November 2015. She loves spending time with her husband Robin and 3 daughters, Nora, Maggie and Hattie, traveling and exploring new places with those she loves, getting lost in a great book, and dance parties in her living room.Sara is the Managing Editor for the City Moms Blog Network. She is married to her high school sweetheart Matt and is mommy to Sam (August 2008), Cooper (May 2010), Nora (August 2012), and Adam (December 2015). Sara is passionate about connecting moms, and is also the owner of the Iowa City Moms Blog. She loves a good book, snuggling with her four littles, and an ice cold Cherry Pepsi any time of day.Tonya is a National Sales Manager for City Moms Blog Network. She grew up in Iowa, where she attended the University of Northern Iowa and graduated with a degree in Health Promotion. After college, she moved to Colorado and fell in love, both with the state and with her husband, Ryan. They have two energetic boys, Landon (2009) and Kellan (2011). She is also the Co-Owner of Colorado Springs Moms Blog. A few of her favorite things include date nights with great food, hiking, camping, and gathering family and friends in her home.