About The Board

The Board

Erin Huiatt –Midwest Mom& Wife, LLC- postpartum doula and Des Moines Parent

E.B. Updegraff-Social Media and Community Manager Hatchlings

Annika Schilke-Planner II at City of Urbandale

Noelle Fox- Assistant Director of Income Management Principal Financial Group

Ashlen Sheaffer-Daycare provider and kidspert.com

Jacqueline Harris

Nancy Bobo- Vice President of Development at Orchard Place

Julie Burtnette (Co-Founder, President)

I’m a happy transplant from the Southwest suburbs of Chicago.  I have four monsters children and whenever I come across occupation on a form I enjoy writing Rock Star Mom.  I have yet to have someone question me on it.

I’ve had all sorts of jobs- lifeguard, retail, food service (back of the house and front of the house) and of course my adult job of being a Language Arts teacher for middle school and junior high. Insert Gasp.  I actually really love to teach those wacky years and have for 8 plus years.

Children’s museums are a bit of a passion for me.  My dad traveled when I was young, and I went to all sorts of children’s museums.  I’ve continued the traveling and visiting children’s museums with my own kids.  It would be creepy if I tried to get in without youngsters, but a good children’s museum can keep adults engaged too.


Laura Johnson (Co-Founder, Vice-President)

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