THE MAMA 'HOOD TEAM

Who are the people who make the mama 'hood what it is?  
 

MAVENS, FOUNDERS & LEADS

  Linda Appel Lipsius , Co-Founder & CEO    linda@themamahood.com   Hi, I'm Linda. I love the mama 'hood because it helps mamas enjoy & embrace this crazy, terrifying and awesome experience of motherhood by providing community, education and a place to let it all hang out. Walking through the 'hood and seeing the brand new babies and the toddlers as they grow up and the moms as they get more & more comfortable with their new reality - that's the best part for me!  When I’m not at the ‘hood, I’ll be drinking tea, hanging with my kiddos, watching movies, running or doing yoga.

Linda Appel Lipsius, Co-Founder & CEO 

linda@themamahood.com

Hi, I'm Linda. I love the mama 'hood because it helps mamas enjoy & embrace this crazy, terrifying and awesome experience of motherhood by providing community, education and a place to let it all hang out. Walking through the 'hood and seeing the brand new babies and the toddlers as they grow up and the moms as they get more & more comfortable with their new reality - that's the best part for me!

When I’m not at the ‘hood, I’ll be drinking tea, hanging with my kiddos, watching movies, running or doing yoga.

 Jessica Bouck Front Desk MAVEN Yoga Instructor  Hi! I'm Jessica Bouck. I've been working at the mama'hood since we opened in 2012. I've taught prenatal and postpartum yoga, babywearing, and cloth diapers, but I can most often be found helping out at the front desk. I am also a birth and postpartum doula, helping the families of denver have awesome and empowered birth experiences.  When I'm not at the 'hood or out "doula-ing" I can be found enjoying the crazy, joyful, chaos of parenting three kids, preparing a great meal and a delicious whiskey cocktail with my husband and friends, attempting to cultivate my backyard fruit and veggie garden, and doing yoga and zumba at my neighborhood gym.   

Jessica Bouck
Front Desk MAVEN
Yoga Instructor

Hi! I'm Jessica Bouck. I've been working at the mama'hood since we opened in 2012. I've taught prenatal and postpartum yoga, babywearing, and cloth diapers, but I can most often be found helping out at the front desk. I am also a birth and postpartum doula, helping the families of denver have awesome and empowered birth experiences.

When I'm not at the 'hood or out "doula-ing" I can be found enjoying the crazy, joyful, chaos of parenting three kids, preparing a great meal and a delicious whiskey cocktail with my husband and friends, attempting to cultivate my backyard fruit and veggie garden, and doing yoga and zumba at my neighborhood gym.

 

  Gabrielle Johnson , Buyer, Manager    gabrielle@themamahood.com   Hi, I'm Gabrielle, and the mama 'hood is my balance. I love the unique culture the mama 'hood has created for mamas to cultivate their individual professional passions while making the business of motherhood top priority. A balanced life is wholeheartedly embraced at the mama 'hood.  When I'm not scouting out mama 'chic fashion or novel innovations to help make life with a little one a bit more blissful, I'm either reading, practicing yoga with my girls, or sewing Barbie a new wardrobe!

Gabrielle Johnson, Buyer, Manager 

gabrielle@themamahood.com

Hi, I'm Gabrielle, and the mama 'hood is my balance. I love the unique culture the mama 'hood has created for mamas to cultivate their individual professional passions while making the business of motherhood top priority. A balanced life is wholeheartedly embraced at the mama 'hood.

When I'm not scouting out mama 'chic fashion or novel innovations to help make life with a little one a bit more blissful, I'm either reading, practicing yoga with my girls, or sewing Barbie a new wardrobe!

  Amanda Ogden , BSN, RN, IBCLC Co-Founder Director of Lactation Services & EDUCATION   amanda@themamahood.com   I am very passionate about the art and science of breastfeeding and rebuilding this lost generational knowledge. Women are powerful and tenacious. Watching new mamas discover how the birth of their child changes and empowers them is my favorite part of the 'hood.  When I am not reading or talking about breastfeeding and parenting you will find me hanging out with my two teenagers skiing, riding bikes, and attending theatrical productions.   I also enjoy piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.

Amanda Ogden, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Co-Founder
Director of Lactation Services & EDUCATION

amanda@themamahood.com

I am very passionate about the art and science of breastfeeding and rebuilding this lost generational knowledge. Women are powerful and tenacious. Watching new mamas discover how the birth of their child changes and empowers them is my favorite part of the 'hood.

When I am not reading or talking about breastfeeding and parenting you will find me hanging out with my two teenagers skiing, riding bikes, and attending theatrical productions.   I also enjoy piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.

  Sara Guenther  Yoga Lead   sara@themamahood.com   My favorite thing about working at the mama 'hood is being part of a community that is creating a positive shift in prenatal, postnatal, and family centered practices. I have the honor of offering yoga to women during the pregnant and postpartum periods and inviting sweet little ones to embrace yoga as well.  It warms my heart to work with women and families through their pregnancies, see their growth and expansion as they embrace motherhood, and them come together to practice yoga as a family!   When I'm not at the 'hood you can find me spending time with my own two sweet children, on my yoga mat, brewing kombucha, fermenting veggies, or in the mountains enjoying the beauty of nature.

Sara Guenther Yoga Lead

sara@themamahood.com

My favorite thing about working at the mama 'hood is being part of a community that is creating a positive shift in prenatal, postnatal, and family centered practices. I have the honor of offering yoga to women during the pregnant and postpartum periods and inviting sweet little ones to embrace yoga as well.  It warms my heart to work with women and families through their pregnancies, see their growth and expansion as they embrace motherhood, and them come together to practice yoga as a family!


When I'm not at the 'hood you can find me spending time with my own two sweet children, on my yoga mat, brewing kombucha, fermenting veggies, or in the mountains enjoying the beauty of nature.

  Allison Schneider  Co-Founder Director of Everything   allison@themamahood.com   Hi, I'm Allie.  I love the 'hood because this is where this mama sh*t gets real.  Come to laugh, cry, fall completely apart - we've got you covered, mama. I also love the community of mamas we have here as well as the most incredible staff on the planet.  When I'm not at the 'hood my favorite thing to do is enjoy our amazing city with my husband and our two boys.  We love to ride bikes to City Park, hang at the amazing museums, and cruise to some of the great watering holes (when we're not at all the sports practices & games). I also enjoy pina coladas and long walks on the beach...

Allison Schneider
Co-Founder
Director of Everything

allison@themamahood.com

Hi, I'm Allie.  I love the 'hood because this is where this mama sh*t gets real.  Come to laugh, cry, fall completely apart - we've got you covered, mama. I also love the community of mamas we have here as well as the most incredible staff on the planet.

When I'm not at the 'hood my favorite thing to do is enjoy our amazing city with my husband and our two boys.  We love to ride bikes to City Park, hang at the amazing museums, and cruise to some of the great watering holes (when we're not at all the sports practices & games). I also enjoy pina coladas and long walks on the beach...

 Leanne hughes Director of marketing & Social Media Manager yoga instructor   leanne@themamahood.com   Hi! I love my work here at the mama ’hood – it’s like my home away from home! I’m so grateful for this community and I can’t tell you fulfilling it is to help a new mama in the midst of her prenatal and postpartum journey.   When I'm not borrowing babies at the 'hood, you'll find me hanging with my own little ones, having kitchen dance parties, exploring the mountains and eating tacos!

Leanne hughes Director of marketing & Social Media Manager
yoga instructor

leanne@themamahood.com

Hi! I love my work here at the mama ’hood – it’s like my home away from home! I’m so grateful for this community and I can’t tell you fulfilling it is to help a new mama in the midst of her prenatal and postpartum journey. 

When I'm not borrowing babies at the 'hood, you'll find me hanging with my own little ones, having kitchen dance parties, exploring the mountains and eating tacos!

  Jessi Walls , Front Desk MAVEN  Hi, I'm Jessi, and I've been with the mama 'hood since it opened. I love the supportive and uplifting community here at the 'hood, and these mamas and babies are like family to me and my little girl. My passion is lactation, and I am currently preparing to take the exam to become an IBCLC. 

Jessi Walls,
Front Desk MAVEN

Hi, I'm Jessi, and I've been with the mama 'hood since it opened. I love the supportive and uplifting community here at the 'hood, and these mamas and babies are like family to me and my little girl. My passion is lactation, and I am currently preparing to take the exam to become an IBCLC. 


lactation TEAM

the mama 'hood's expert Lactation Team in Denver is here to help you figure out how to feed your baby in a way that works for you.
Our highly-trained experts "meet you where you are" to help you find pragmatic solutions to your feeding challenges
(and a little humor too, wherever possible). 

"If you lived in the cave, way back when, you would just know how to do this. Breastfeeding is natural, sure. It is also a socially-learned skill, which is why our breastfeeding groups are so important! Being surrounded by other breastfeeding mamas at our groups is like getting back in the cave, except with our expert IBCLC (International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant) support."

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Amanda Ogden, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Director of Lactation Services

                SARAH CHOINARD, BSN, RN, IBCLC

               SARAH CHOINARD, BSN, RN, IBCLC

                SHARI HOWIE, MSW, IBCLC, PCD 

               SHARI HOWIE, MSW, IBCLC, PCD 

                         KRISTEN CONLEY, IBCLC

                        KRISTEN CONLEY, IBCLC

                            GINA PENKA, IBCLC

                           GINA PENKA, IBCLC

        MOLLY MILLS, RN, CLC, IBCLC

       MOLLY MILLS, RN, CLC, IBCLC