Nancy Bobo – Vice President of Development at Orchard Place
Erin Huiatt – Midwest Mom & Wife, LLC – postpartum doula and Des Moines Parent
Annika Schilke – Planner II at City of Urbandale
Ashlen Sheaffer – Daycare provider and kidsperts.com
E.B. Updegraff – Marketing Manager at Hatchlings
Amanda Arnold – Coordinator, Des Moines Share the Love Cloth Diaper Bank
Liz Bender-Daycare provider and preschool educator
Julie Burtnette (Co-Founder, President)
I’m a happy transplant from the Southwest suburbs of Chicago. I have four 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 and have taught for 8+ 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.
Laura Johnson (Co-Founder, Vice-President)
I grew up in a small town just outside the Quad Cities called Geneseo, Illinois. I moved to Ames to get my BFA from Iowa State, and have been a proud Iowan ever since.
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