Dachia, Pronounced: Day-Sha, is originally from the east coast. She grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Penn State University for Undergrad. After college she became a middle school dance teacher in the Northern Virginia (outside of DC) area. After several years of teaching, Dachia decided to move to San Francisco to obtain her Masters degree. She quickly grew to love the Bay area and has been here going on 8 years! While loving the Bay area, she also met her now husband, Mario. Dachia & Mario, moved out of San Francisco to Petaluma in October of 2020 to be closer( but not too close ) to his family in Santa Rosa. Dachia and Mario had their first child, Eliana in May of 2022. . When Dachia is not coaching high school cheer or working for SFUSD she enjoys working out, time with friends and family, wine tasting and of course a good netflix binge! She joined the PMC board to make new friends and connections in Petaluma and be involved in the community and is excited to take on the role as president.
Victoria is Petaluma born and raised! She has spent the last 13 years as a CPA working as a financial consultant to start up companies in the bay area. She met her husband Ross in Silicon Valley in 2012 and they moved to Petaluma in 2018, just before welcoming their first daughter Taylor. In Dec 2021 they welcomed a 2nd daughter, Blair. Victoria spent last term as PMC Treasurer and has thoroughly enjoyed sharing her passion for numbers! When not crunching numbers and corralling her kids, she can be found at a winery, taking trips to Tahoe, at the beach or hopping on her Peloton.
Adrianna was born and raised in Sonoma County. After moving away for college and spending almost 10 years in the Bay Area she relocated to Petaluma in 2018. Since moving she and her husband Jamie adopted their Golden Retriever/German Shepherd mix, Cal, and had two children, son James (2020 playgroup) and daughter Annabelle (2022 playgroup.) Adrianna is a Project Manager for a local design-build company and has worked in the construction industry for 10 years. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends listening to live music and visiting local wineries and breweries. The PMC has helped her create wonderful friendships since joining in 2021 and she is excited to be able to give back to this amazing community by participating on the board for the first time!
Clementine is from Marin and moved to Petaluma in 2020. She and her husband Jeremy love calling Petaluma home. Their daughter Charlotte was born in June 2022, and they have a cat named Coco and a Golden Retriever named Cash. Clementine is a stay at home mom, formerly an HR Administrator and Executive Assistant for a security company. In her free time, Clementine enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring new wineries in Sonoma County, taking Charlotte and Cash to parks, and spending time with her family. This is her second term on the PMC Board and she loves all the new friends she has made.
Kera lives in Petaluma with her husband Daniel and son Ari (2020). She is the head of marketing for a VC firm, and a wedding coordinator on the side. Outside of work, Kera loves walking the paths in Petaluma, working in the garden, exploring wineries in Sonoma, and chasing her giggly + rambunctious son around the yard. She joined the PMC board to connect with families in the community, and has loved every minute of it!
Daniela grew up all over the SF Bay area but finally found her “forever” place in beautiful Petaluma with her husband, David and her toddler Nicolas (2021 playgroup). In her free time, Daniela enjoys laughing with her family, catching up with friends, shopping (we see you small business!), lettering, art projects, audio books, and all things spa/self-care related. She loves meeting new friends and is genuinely happy to be around people. She joined the PMC to become a part of a community of parents and hopes to create catchy and informative social media assets to help educate all PMC members about the wonderful programs that are offered. Her goal this year? To make PMC information – events and all – more accessible to all mothers (and cute, obvi).
Raya (pronounced Rye-uh) is a San Francisco native who moved from San Francisco to Petaluma in December 2020. She lives with her husband Michael, son Niall (2021 playgroup) and dog Banjo on the Westside. Baby girl McHugh will be joining the fam in August 2023! Raya has a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and is a Customer Engagement Director at Genentech, where she has worked for the last 9 years. When she’s not working or in mom-mode, Raya loves reading, exercising, cooking, baking, social/political activism and traveling. She joined the PMC to have a stronger sense of community in Petaluma, meet some cool moms and make some adorable friends for Niall!
Jessica grew up in Petaluma and moved to Ventura for college where she met her husband. Jessica is a boy mom to Nico (2020 playgroup) and Benny (2022 playgroup) and a fur mom to 2 dogs and 1 cat. Having a baby during quarantine, she felt like she needed help connecting with other moms so she joined the PMC. Jessica looks forward to being an active member of the club and connecting with other moms going through this journey of motherhood.
Karen grew up outside of Boston, but with family on the west coast always knew she wanted to make California home. After over a decade in San Francisco, Karen and her husband fell in love with the community of Petaluma and relocated in 2020, welcoming their son shortly after. As a new mom in a new town, PMC was vital to get more integrated into the greater Petaluma community. Now a mama of two, Karen is building her practice as a birth doula supporting growing families. Karen loves trying new recipes, spending quality time with family and friends, exploring the outdoors by hiking or rowing on the river, and living a life full of cheesy diet and wordplay.
Courtney moved to the Bay Area in 2013. Originally from San Diego, Courtney moved to the midwest to attend DePaul University for her undergraduate studies, and ultimately landed in Northern California for her graduate studies which just so happened to be where her partner was also living. After years of bouncing around the North Bay, Courtney and her now-husband Steve found themselves in Petaluma in 2019 and began to set down roots. Courtney is a practicing licensed clinical psychologist at Sonoma State University and her husband Steve owns and operates his own business, SPYE General Engineering. Together they have their toddler, Charlie (2021 playgroup), a rambunctious lil guy who is very good at keeping everyone on their toes. In her small amount of spare time, Courtney enjoys weightlifting and reading the latest greatest mystery novel.
Vanessa grew up in LA and made her way up north in 2017. Prior to moving to Petaluma, she spent some years studying abroad in Spain and working abroad in Argentina, where she met her husband Martin. They welcomed their first child, Sofia, in January 2022. She works in accounting for a construction company in San Rafael and absolutely loves it. In her spare time, Vanessa loves traveling, gardening, working out, doing aerial silks, walking her dog Sydney, and enjoying a cold beer or glass of red wine. She joined the PMC to meet other families and contribute to the community.
Kat moved to Petaluma in 2019 after many years of traveling abroad. She has one daughter, Riley (2021 playgroup), and is the Head of Administration for a local company, Avid Coffee. Between work and family, she’s a graduate student in marriage and family therapy, and loves weightlifting at the gym. She joined the PMC in 2022 as a way to make new friends and support other local parents.
Christie moved to Petaluma with her husband, Pete, and their two boys - Nico (2018 playgroup) and Jack (2020 playgroup) - in the summer of 2022. Christie is a software engineer at a small HR tech company. Outside of work, she loves to travel, go to ballet class, watch movies with her family, and ride her Peloton (christie_ok on the Peloton app). She is also an avid reader who loves science-fiction, and studies personal finance and health/longevity. She joined PMC in 2022 to meet other parents and build community here in Petaluma.
Tess was born in San Francisco and moved up to Petaluma in middle school. After meeting her future husband Eoin in college, the two moved back up to Petaluma in 2015, then bought a house in Cotati in 2020. They welcomed their son Killian in November, 2021. As a family, they love going out and trying new restaurants and traveling together. Tess works on the clinical side of the BioTech industry, and in her free time, she enjoys exercising, cooking, and finding new things to do with her family in Sonoma County. She joined the PMC right after Killian was born and is looking forward to getting more involved and planning some great service projects for the group!
CMarissa is grew up in Southern California, but fell in love with NorCal through her time at UC Berkeley. She moved to Petaluma in January 2021 from Oakland with her husband, Gant, and now 4 year old son Atlas. Her youngest, Chancelor, was born in Petaluma in 2022. PMC became a true community for her family with the arrival of her second. Marissa has a background in tech and is currently a business strategy consultant. She also serves on the Board of Pacifica Family Fund, an organization focused on making birth center births more accessible. Marissa enjoys baking, wine, gardening and connecting people.
Ellen lives with her husband, Ben, their son Jackson (2021 playgroup) and our puppy, Frankie! When she is not helping out in the Martin Electric office you will find Ellen and Jackson playing at the park! She loves hiking, skiing, swimming and finds so much joy in hosting people she loves in their home. Ellen looks forward to another fun year creating amazing memories together. Being a newish mom, Ellen has really enjoyed connecting with other moms. Joining the Petaluma Mothers Club Board last year was great and Ellen looks forward to building more relationships with awesome moms!
Alex grew up in Tomales and Mill Valley and lived in San Francisco for several years where she met her husband Brian. They moved to Petaluma in August of 2021 to be closer to Alex’s family. They welcomed their first son Sawyer (2021 Playgroup) and they are enjoying all the joy and silliness he brings! She works at Google as an Administrative Business Partner and plans to use her organizational skills and love for Google products to help her make an impact in her role as volunteer coordinator. When she’s not working she enjoys visiting one of their many wine clubs, planning the next family trip or spending quality time with friends and family. She joined the PMC to create connections with other parents and families, be involved in the community and to put her love for organization and spreadsheets to good use.
Christa made the move to Sonoma County in 2011 to attend Sonoma State University. After completing her undergraduate studies, she became an elementary school teacher and later pursued her Masters in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at SSU. During the pandemic, Christa discovered she was pregnant and decided to be a stay-at-home mom. Living in Petaluma with her husband Ben, son Dakota (2020), and their three dogs, (Bear, Lulu & Kona) Christa and her family share their mini farm with two rescue cows, three ducks, and a group of chickens. Every year, her husband creates a homemade pumpkin patch on their property for her and Dakota to enjoy, making it no secret that Christa absolutely loves the fall season! Christa loves spending time outdoors with her family, especially when they can explore the beauty of Tahoe. In her spare time, she enjoys weightlifting, her Peloton bike, and getting creative with art. Christa joined the PMC community in 2022 after a chance meeting with a fellow PMC mom at Target.
Kimberly grew up in Pennsylvania and Arizona. She met her husband, Adam, while attending high school, but they didn’t start dating until after college. Kimberly moved to Santa Rosa in 2012 after dating Adam long distance for almost a year. A couple of Sonoma County moves and a two-year relocation to Redondo Beach, she and Adam settled down in Petaluma and had their son Hudson (2021 playgroup) a few years later. She is also a fur/reptile mom to two large dogs, three cats and two bearded dragons. She’s a full-time Contracts Administrator for an aerospace defense company based out of Southern CA and a part-time paralegal for a solo practitioner in Marin. When she is not reviewing contracts or preparing for trial, she can be found exploring local wineries and breweries, spending time with friends or planning family RV trips or trips to Arizona to visit family. Being a first-time mom, with no local family, Kimberly joined the PMC in 2020 to connect with other parents and to deepen her roots in the community.
Amanda was born in San Francisco and has lived in the north bay most of her life. Attending Sonoma State University graduating with a bachelors in Psychology. Now living in Petaluma with her husband Albert, daughter Eliana (2020), welcoming baby girl #2 in August, and beloved French Bulldog, Gracie. Before becoming a mom, Amanda worked in San Francisco in the financial district as an Executive Assistant and then in Human Resources. In 2018, she left the corporate world to join her mother as a real estate agent. Amanda and her mom Margaret are a real estate team here in Petaluma with Compass. When not working, we love to plan trips and local staycations with our daughter.
Bio coming soon
Jen is a 3rd generation Petaluman who after some time away returned to the best place she could think of to raise a family. She and her husband Jason represent FAR West Petaluma with their two sons Isaac (2004) and Jamie (2019) and daughter Ella (2022). Jen works as the PMO Director for local ISP Sonic and serves on the board of North Bay Performing Arts Center. Jen strongly believes that with most things in life you get out of something what you put into it, which is why she is so excited to be a part of the PMC board and help grow this amazing, loving, and supportive community.
Sarah was born and raised in Petaluma. After transferring to CSU Chico and living in Chico for a few years following, she knew that she wanted to come back to Petaluma to be near family to start her family. She lives with her husband, Chris, who works downtown as a Chef, their two kiddos: Miles (2016) and Lyla (2020), and their sweet pup (Blanco,) a leopard Gecko (Maddie) and a gazillion+1 fish. A park ranger for over 11-years, Sarah is now her home’s momager. While she’s not putting together the next interactive Art in the Park project for PMC, volunteering in and around town for various organizations and schools, and house/pet-sitting, you can find her thrifting, fixing up their 1966 15’ Aristocrat trailer named Frida (was once a traveling art studio), and traveling with her family! Sarah wanted to join in as the 2020 Playgroup Admin to help further her connections within the PMC community.
Kelly grew up in Novato and her mom moved to Petaluma while she was in high school and she has loved it ever since. She lives with her husband, Danny and their three children: Cody 2016, McKinley "Mickey" 2017, and Beau 2021. She is a local Real Estate Agent, she renovates homes with her husband and manages their rental properties. She enjoys home improvement projects and visiting their seasonal camp spot at Blue Lakes. Kelly loves being on the Board because it has introduced her to some of her closest friends and she is excited to help continue the tradition of bringing friends together. Her favorite PMC experience is hosting and attending playdates.
Kathryn grew up in New Hampshire and lived in Vermont and Boston before moving to California. She met her husband, Brandon, while attending graduate school at UC Davis. They moved to Petaluma in 2019 and welcomed their son, Ethan, in early 2022 (2021 & 2022 Playgroups). Kathryn is a psychology professor at Napa Valley College. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming, taking Ethan on walks around Petaluma, day tripping/traveling, and visiting with family and friends. She is grateful to be part of the PMC community and has loved meeting other young families in her role as the 2022 Playgroup Admin.
Mary grew up on the Peninsula and moved to Sonoma in 2020 on a whim after attending a birthday party which made her fall in love with the area - best impulse decision ever! She continues to work in commercial real estate in Silicon Valley and is a published author. Mary and Dick met in 2011 in Lake Tahoe and they welcomed Baby Annie in November 2022. They enjoy traveling, wine, good food and Mary is an avid gardener. They look forward to repopulating their flock of silkie chickens next spring when Annie is big enough to enjoy watching the chicks hatch and grow up. It was a very proud moment when Annie took home the gold at the 2022 Cutest Chick Contest! The PMC has been such a wonderful outlet to make new friends, have other moms to lean on and provide guidance. Very grateful for such a fun, vibrant and inclusive community!
Aman (pronounced: Uh-min) moved to Petaluma with her husband in 2017 and welcomed her son, Owen in December 2020. Aman works in the pharma industry. Outside of work Aman loves to find new activities for her family to enjoy (Library events, local events, Activities in SF for children, visiting nearby museums, visiting family, arranging play dates with friends, etc), working out, and listening to podcasts. She joined PMC in 2022 to meet other parents and build a community in Petaluma.
Emily was born in the East Bay but grew up in WA state, she came back to CA to attend Sonoma State University and has been in Sonoma County for almost 17 years. She spent a couple of years in LA while her husband was getting his MBA at USC before settling down back in Sonoma County on the east side of Petaluma.. Emily works in Financial Planning for a local Wine & Spirits company and has a passion for entertaining and sharing good food and wine. Emily and Husband Corey had their first son Mack in September 2022 and is looking forward to getting more involved in the PMC through the years. In her spare time they love traveling as a family and enjoy all types of water activities.
Adina has moved around a lot (Dominican Republic - San Francisco -Novato- England - Boston- Sacramento -San Rafael), but has called Petaluma home since 2017. Adina and her husband John welcomed their first son in December 2020 and their second son in April of 2022. Now that the fog of having 2 under 2 has lifted, Adina is looking forward to getting more involved in the PMC. Adina’s work background is in HR Management and she currently does some part-time consulting when the kids are sleeping. She and her husband also run a small business providing event fundraising services to nonprofit organizations (he’s the on-stage auctioneer, she’s the behind-the-scenes admin). When they are lucky enough to have a babysitter, they love to enjoy the wineries and restaurants in Sonoma County, and also love spending time in the mountains.
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Micaela is one of Petaluma’s newest residents as of this past winter. She moved with her 5 year old Burke (2018 group), 3 year old Rhodes (2020 group) and husband Ben. Micaela is originally from Massachusetts and thought she’d live in San Francisco for a couple years but ended up meeting her nextdoor neighbor turned husband and they’re thrilled that they finally settled on Petaluma to lay down their family’s roots. Micaela’s career has primarily been spent managing and leading non-profit events but she is currently taking a career break while her family settles into their new community. Micaela enjoys discovering new things to do with her kids, running, seeing live music, and checking out all the great family friendly breweries and wineries Sonoma County has to offer.
Kristina grew up in Madison, WI but moved to San Francisco years ago without having any family or friends in the area. Fast forward eleven years, and she currently resides in Petaluma with her husband, Josh, son Bennett (2021 Playgroup), son Levi (2022 Playgroup) and Goldendoodle Henry. She's a full-time Executive Assistant at a tech company but when she isn't wrangling the C-levels, she can be found exploring wineries, playing softball or other sports, hosting friends and family for get and planning family trips. Being new to you today today the areaa Kristina joined the PMC in is a great day to connect with other parents and be a part of a community where her entire family t be involved. Wild how quickly time flies as this is her third year on the board!
Hillary and Dylan both grew up in Santa Rosa. After years away, they moved to Petaluma in 2021 with their daughter Morgan (2020 play group). Their son Markus was born October (2022 play group). Hillary is an RN at Stanford Health Care in the neuro ICU and Dylan is a drummer who teaches lessons and performs all over the Bay Area. They love being back in Sonoma County and enjoy going to the park, riding bikes, gardening, the SF Giants, farmer’s markets, being outside, and trying out all the awesome Petaluma restaurants.
Sara grew up outside of Sacramento, CA and moved to the Bay Area with her husband Travis in 2019. When they found out they were expecting they bought their first home in Petaluma in the summer of 2021 and welcomed their first daughter Maya in February 2022. They are now expecting their second daughter in December 2023! Before COVID Sara worked behind the scenes for all kinds of events from weddings to concerts to corporate events but now focuses all her energy on being a stay at home mom. She joined the PMC in 2022 to make mom connections and she’s excited to plan the member socials this year!
Melissa grew up in Mendocino County. She moved to Sonoma County after graduating from Chico State, where she met her husband Richard. She and Richard fell in love with Petaluma and have lived here for a decade and a half. The two transplant Petalumans grew their family with the birth of Audrey in 2017 and Magnolia is 2021. They also have a crew of fur babies! Melissa is an elementary school teacher, currently in a job share in Rincon Valley in Santa Rosa. She has been on the PMC board for 5 years, serving in several roles. She loves the people she has met while serving on the board, in addition to the wonderful community events. In any free time she can find, Melissa enjoys crafting, traveling, reading, watching Netflix, helping with Audrey’s PTO at Meadow School, cheering for the Giants, and being outside with her people!
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Sarah, her husband Ben, her son Lucas (2019 Playgroup) and their dog Scrappy, moved to Petaluma in the Summer of 2020 from Marin, They welcomed Baby Nico (2022 Playgroup) not long after. She fell in love with Petaluma years ago, when her band used to perform at Mytsic Theater. When she’s not running circles around her boys, she’s working on pottery commissions out of her garage studio. She has lived in Hong Kong and the UK and now calls Petaluma her home that ticks all the boxes! This is her first year on the PMC board and she looks forward to contributing to this incredible club that has welcomed her so warmly into the community.
Amanda is from the greater Sacramento area, but she fell in love with Sonoma County when she attended Sonoma State University. She and her husband, Patrick, sons Miles (2020 playgroup) and James (2022 playgroup), and their dog Briggs moved to Petaluma in summer 2022. They couldn’t be happier to call this wonderful city home. Amanda has built her career in the SF tech world, and is now an Executive Assistant in venture capital. In her free time she enjoys hiking with the family, yoga, dining out, or getting together with family and friends. Amanda joined the PMC in 2022, and quickly grew to love the community. This is her first year on the board, and she is thrilled to be able to contribute to making this a fun and welcoming resource for Petaluma families.
Cailen grew up in Novato, CA and currently lives in Petaluma with her husband Sam and toddler Naomi. She works part-time as a therapist that specializes in postpartum mental health (we see you mamas!), and when she is not chasing Naomi around the park she can be found enjoying happy hours, venturing into the city for adventures, and hosting Netflix marathons with friends and family. Cailen joined the PMC when she left her home in San Francisco and her kiddo was still a bun in the oven, and has loved connecting with other parents and navigating this new chapter with other families with littles. She is excited to join the board and dig a little deeper into the fun and welcoming community here, and is always up for impromptu brunch playdates!
Jessica is in her 2nd year with the PMC Board. She started as the Parent Fitness coordinator and has now transitioned into the Parent Education coordinator role. She lives with her husband Matthew, her older Shih Tzu Nera and toddler Leon. As a family, they enjoy camping in their Westfalia VW bus and Jessica personally enjoys powerlifting, biking, hiking and reading sci-fi. Jessica graduated with her doctorate in Education in May 2023 and is excited to start a career in digital learning design.
Brianna has been a PMC member since 2019 and member of the PMC Board since 2020. As President, she is focused on rebuilding PMC leadership and holding more in-person activities after a hard pandemic period. She looks forward to the PMC celebrating 30 years in 2022 and feels grateful to be a part of guiding the future of the club. Brianna resides in Petaluma with her husband, Nathan, and their daughter, Margo (2019/20 playgroups). When Brianna is not busy volunteering, she loves gardening, cooking, crafting, and enjoying the beauty of Sonoma County.
VP & TREASURER
Laura grew up in Petaluma and moved back with her husband, Ted, in May of 2020. Their son Wally will be four in December (2017/2018 playgroups) and they are expecting a second boy in November (2021/2022 playgroups). Laura has worked at Kaiser Permanente for the last 6 years, with her most current role of Lead Project Manager for Strategic Initiatives in National Finance. In her free time she likes to cook, bake, and hopefully travel more in 2022.
Melissa has two daughters, Audrey (4.5) and Magnolia (5 months), with her husband, Richard. Melissa has been an elementary school teacher in Rincon Valley for her whole career — 15 years! She has taught 4th grade, 5th grade, and currently job-shares in 1st grade, so she can be at home with her sweet girls part-time. Melissa grew up in Ukiah, Ca., met her husband at Chico State, and they moved to Petaluma in 2008. Melissa enjoys crafting (sewing, embroidery, painting, etc.), travel, writing, watching movies, working out /running (when time allows! She has run 3 full marathons).
DESIGNER & EVENTS
Carli is originally from Los Angeles and has lived in Petaluma with her husband for over 12 years. They have two daughters: Iris is in the 2016 playgroup and Kira is in the 2019 playgroup. Carli didn’t know anyone when she moved to town and has made all her closest friends from the PMC and wants to give that back. The PMC was there for her when she needed it and she knows that others need it now. She has always loved going to the PMC Spring Tea event -- it is more wine than tea -- and makes for some fun times! Carli is a freelance graphic designer and likes to bake, read, and travel in her free time.
We moved into Petaluma on Butter and Eggs Day in 2013, and have enjoyed the small town community ever since! We enjoy hiking and going to the beach as a family. The Petaluma Mothers’ Club has provided so many wonderful opportunities to connect with other families and give back to the community. My favorite tip: if you enjoy going to the park or on a hike, always feel free to post about it in the playgroup year to see what other friends you can meet.
Rachelle has been part of the PMC since 2018, joining when her oldest son, Bryson, was a few months old. She welcomed another son, Oliver, to the family at the end of June so is part of the 2017, 2018, and 2021 playgroups. She is excited to be on the PMC Board and to bring her digital expertise to enhance new and existing members' web experience. She is also excited to be building friendships with other moms at events and on the Board. Some of her hobbies include reading, baking, mountain bike riding, and hiking! She looks forward to meeting more moms and having lots of play dates!
LAURA DISHAROON (she/her)
Laura was born and raised in Petaluma. She recently moved back to the area after 20 years to raise her son, Miles (2018 playgroup) in this wonderful town. Laura works as a registered dietitian at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa and specializes in diabetes, kidney disease, and digestive health. She identifies as a single mother and has relied heavily on the friendships and support system built via the Petaluma Mothers' Club these past couple years! She is excited to give back to the PMC as a member of the Board, to further the mission of the club to serve local parents and caregivers.
Kristina grew up in Madison, WI but moved to San Francisco years ago without having any family or friends in the area. Fast forward ten years, and she currently resides in Petaluma with her husband, Josh, son Bennett (2021 Playgroup) and Goldendoodle Henry. She's a full-time Executive Assistant at a tech company based out of SF but when she isn't wrangling the C-levels, she can be found exploring wineries, hosting friends and family and planning family trips - next up is Arizona, Connecticut and Hawaii. Being new to the area, Kristina is excited to be a part of the PMC to connect with other parents and be a part of a community where her entire family can be involved.
MEALS IN A PINCH
Jimena is originally from Colombia and moved to Los Angeles in 2007 where she became a Relationship Coach. In 2017 Jimena and husband Julian drove by Petaluma and fell in love with the town and made a decision to move and start a family. In 2019 her baby girl Camilla arrived. The PMC has shown up for her since day one and made her motherhood experience unforgettable. Through the pandemic the online group stayed connected, and now, after the pandemic, Jimena feels the need to give back and support all those new moms with all the unconditional love from this wonderful community.
EVENTS - MEMBER SOCIALS
Kera has lived all over California, but moved to Petaluma in 2020 where she now lives with her husband Daniel and son Ari (born late 2020). She is the head of marketing for a VC firm, and a wedding coordinator on the side. Outside of work, Kera loves walking the paths in Petaluma, working in the garden, exploring wineries in Sonoma, and chasing her giggly son around the yard. She joined the PMC board to connect more deeply with moms in the community, and has loved every minute of it!
EVENTS - FIELDTRIPS
Liz and husband Michael have son Kylan who is in 2020 and 2021 Playgroups. Liz has lived in Petaluma for 6 years and loves to cook, hike, swim, and travel. She is looking forward to meeting more mom's and attending all the PMC events.
EVENTS - EDU/PARENT SUPPORT
Our daughter Claire is in playgroups 2020 and 2021. I am the Founder and CEO of Open Deltas (opendeltas.com), serve on the Board of SASS and act as the Regenerative Solutions Community Coordinator, and Permaculturalist. I believe our children's future depends on creating resilient and connected communities, I am honored to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on our community through supporting the PMC.
EVENTS - MOMS NIGHT OUT
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EVENTS - DADS NIGHT OUT
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EVENTS - EGG HUNT
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EVENTS - EGG HUNT SUPPORT
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PLAYGROUP ADMIN 2022
Kathryn grew up in New Hampshire and lived in New England (Vermont and Boston) before moving to California for graduate school. She and her husband have been living in Petaluma since 2019, and they are expecting their first child, a baby boy, in January 2022. Excited to meet other moms in the area, she recently joined the PMC and serves as the administrator of the 2022 Playgroup. When not preparing for her new arrival, Kathryn teaches psychology at Napa Valley College. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cross-stitching, swimming, hiking/walking, and taking trips to the coast.
PLAYGROUP ADMIN 2021
Kelly grew up in Novato and her mom moved to Petaluma while she was in high school and she has loved it ever since. She lives with her husband, Danny and their three children: Cody 2016, McKinley "Mickey" 2017, and Beau 2021. She is a local Real Estate Agent and she renovates homes with her husband. She enjoys home improvement projects and visiting their seasonal camp spot at Blue Lakes. Kelly loves being on the Board because it has introduced her to some of her closest friends and she is excited to help continue the tradition of bringing friends together. Her favorite PMC experience is hosting and attending playdates.
PLAYGROUP ADMIN 2020
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PLAYGROUP ADMIN 2019
Jen is a 3rd generation Petaluman who after some time away returned to the best place she could think of to raise a family. She and her husband Jason represent FAR West Petaluma with their two sons Isaac (2004) and Jamie (2019). Jen works as the PMO Director for local ISP Sonic and serves on the board of North Bay Performing Arts Center. Jen strongly believes that with most things in life you get out of something what you put into it, which is why she is so excited to be a part of the PMC board and help grow this amazing, loving, and supportive community.
PLAYGROUP ADMIN 2018
Jana has three children in the 2016, 2018, and 2021 playgroups. She is from Petaluma and feels lucky to raise her family here as well. The PMC has brought amazing friendships into her family's lives and she is forever grateful!
PLAYGROUP ADMIN 2017 & B/S/T
Amy is the mom to two wonderful kiddos that are almost 5 and 7. She grew up in San Luis Obispo and moved to Petaluma 9 years ago — her husband is a local! Before having children Amy was a Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher. She became a stay at home mom for a few years and then decided to turn her photography hobby into a business, and has been photographing your lovely families and children since 2018! She is also am an instructor at BodyRok Petaluma! She has been part of the Petaluma Mothers’ Club since her oldest was 6 months old, and has spent 5 years on the Board. One of her favorite memories was working on the Fall Carnival- it’s the most amazing, fun, toddler-friendly halloween event and is just a blast for everyone involved!
PLAYGROUP ADMIN 2016
Sarah has three children with her husband Michael. Her kids are Alice, Grant, and June in the 2016, 2018, and 2021 playgroups. Originally from Napa, Sarah and her husband, Michael, moved to Petaluma after getting married in 2013. They absolutely love raising their kids here and have met almost everyone they know through the PMC! Favorite PMC experience is forming friendships with other first time moms in the 2016 playgroup and having a community of support while entering a whole new stage of life.
PLAYGROUP ADMIN 2015
Tracy grew up in Carmichael, and has been in Petaluma for almost 8 years. Her husband, Scott, was born and raised in the neighborhood they live in! They have a son, Ryland (2014/2015 playgroups), and daughter Lylah (2016 playgroup). Tracy has been a member of the PMC since 2014, and on the board since 2015. She has held the positions of Membership Coordinator, Director of Playgroups, Secretary, and Vice President. Her favorite memories of the PMC include the friendships that formed during play dates and Moms Night Out.