Amelia is a New Orleans native that moved to the Lafayette area in 2014 along with her husband Gaven, and 2 daughters Amie (4) & Ann Riess (3). She graduated from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans with a Bachelors of Science in Business. Amelia was in Banking for 11 years prior to baby #2 and relocating. Currently, Amelia serves as Co-Director of the Mother’s Day Out program at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Youngsville. In her free time Amelia enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as getting out and discovering all that Acadiana has to offer. She loves concerts, the beach, reading and relaxing with a glass of wine.Anne Elise was born and raised right here in Lafayette. She is soaking in all the fun that motherhood brings while balancing her career as a real estate agent and marketing director for a local real estate firm. In addition to work, the day to day household affairs, and keeping up with her little blue eyed boy, she also enjoys anything to work up a sweat, Broadway musicals, cooking classes, and football! She and her husband, Michael, met in high school, but thought it would be easier to start a relationship while she attended graduate school in Dallas and while he pursued his MBA in New Orleans (yes, that this is sarcasm). A few short months after they married, they took off again to Houston where Anne Elise became a law school career counselor for the University of Houston Law Center. She and her husband have finally made their way home again to Cajun Country and couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of this vibrant community.Market ManagerKaren is a former NICU nurse turned work-from-home mom. Karen found “blogging” when she was transplanted to New Orleans for her husband’s fellowship. In an effort to find community and connection she reached out to the women of the New Orleans Moms Blog. Her role has morphed several times from contributor to Events & Sales Coordinator and now Sales Manager. She recently moved back to South Florida but strives to carry the spirit, spunk and fun of New Orleans with her. Currently her days are spent running from the grocery store to pre-school pick up while simultaneously fielding sales calls and scheduling sponsored posts and social media. Her favorite past times include drinking wine, “trying” to love working out, and explaining the difference between mommy blogging and FULL FLEDGED PARENTING WEBSITES.Director of SalesStephanie was born, adopted, and raised in Lafayette. She has a BA in Mass Communication from LSU and works for Rally Marketing as an account manager. When she isn't completely exasperated by her daughter Rascal Mae's antics, Steph runs on coffee, carbs, and adult conversation. During blissful moments of time to herself, she enjoys performing entire Broadway musicals in her car, running half marathons, and celebrating taco Tuesday. Steph is a terrible cook and hates to clean, however, she loves to entertain and is always ready to throw a party...as long as you promise not to look at her baseboards. She is constantly on the search for the balance between living a healthy lifestyle, eating her feelings, and being confident in her own skin.Events Manager
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