Meet MBW’s Leaders and Volunteers

MBW Leaders

Milwaukee Babywearers leaders volunteer to run and coordinate events while trying to ensure our growing and evolving community’s needs are being met.

Jessica Featherstone

President, North Meetup Lead, Babywearing Basics Lead, Social Media Goddess, Wrap Intensive Instructor, Babywearing Educator, Brand Representitive, Trained Babywearing Consultant with the Center for Babywearing Studies

Jessica Featherstone

Jessica started babywearing when her first child hit 8lbs per the manufacturer instructions. Jessica didn’t know much about babywearing when she started but quickly start learning about the different carriers and styles since her baby wanted to be held and carried constantly. Jessica can be found teaching Babywearing Basics, leading the North meetup, and occasionally teaching at Wrap Intensive. She is also an independent babywearing consultant with Close to the Heart Baby. For a personal consultation, you can check out her Facebook Page and website.

Amy Linzmeyer-Jelinek

Vice President, Wrap Intensive Lead, Babywearing Educator, Website Administrator, Blogger

Amy Linzmeyer-Jelinek

 

Amy has been wearing since her first child was born in 2013. She now has two children who are still worn occasionally. She coordinates our events at Authentic Birth and Wellness, leads Wrap Intensive, maintains the website, and can be seen teaching at various meetups as needed. You may also run into her at Hike It Baby events throughout the area.

Alicia Haugen

West Meetup Lead, Wrap Intensive Instructor, Babywearing Educator, Graphic Designer, Blogger

Alicia Haugen

Alicia first learned of babywearing while pregnant with her daughter, Rose, in 2014. What first started as a casual interest quickly grew to a passion for babywearing. Alicia leads the South meetup at Well Rounded and coordinates Community Sponsors for Milwaukee Babywearers. She is also an independent fashion consultant with LuLaRoe. Join her Facebook Group, LuLaRoe Alicia Haugen VIPs, for more information.

Sarah Kidd

Central Meetup Lead, South Meetup Lead, Babywearing Basics Instructor, Babywearing Educator

Sarah Kidd

Sarah may be spotted travelling through the Milwaukee area by bus while wearing her toddler. She leads the South and Central meetups and teaches Babywearing Basics. She is also a postpartum doula, and can be followed and contacted on her Facebook page.

Dana Hall

Milwaukee Babywearers Guidance, Librarian, Brand Representative, Babywearing Educator

Dana Harrington Hall

Dana has six children and has been babywearing and involved with our organization for many years. She performs a wide variety of administrative duties for MBW, assists with the South Meetup, teaches Babywearing Basics and provides invaluable insight. She is also co-chair and board member for the Care Network.

Ana Nicholson

Volunteer Coordinator, Babywearing Basics Instructor, Babywearing Educator

Ana Nicholson

Ana has 2 children and has been babywearing for almost 10 years. She’s been involved with our organization for many years as well. As a Doula, Lactation Educator, and infant care specialist she has a passion for all things birth and baby. You can find her teaching Babywearing Basics and acting as our volunteer coordinator.

Genavieve Danes

Milwaukee Babywearers Guidance, Babywearing Educator

Genavieve Danes

Genavieve has been babywearing and involved with Milwaukee Babywearers for many years. Her youngest is now a toddler, which means she mostly contributes to MBW by doing invaluable admin work. You may also see her teaching at Babywearing Basics.

 

MBW Volunteers

Our team of volunteers is essential for running events and keeping various other aspects of our community running as efficiently as possible.

Kate Bernhard

Wrap Intensive Instructor

Kate Bernhard

Kate teaches at Wrap Intensive. She’s been babywearing since 2014 and enjoys using woven wraps.

Amanda Carlson

Babywearing Educator

Amanda Carlson

Amanda helps with both the Central and South meet-ups. She has been babywearing since her first daughter was an infant, using a Moby, and now enjoys using woven wraps, mei tais and SSCs to tandem-carry her twins. She is also a Perfect Posh sales consultant, and you can find out more on her website.

Kayla Clough

Babywearing Educator

Kayla Clough

Kayla has three children and has been babywearing since 2012. By day, she’s an elementary German teacher. She can be found helping with weekend events– Babywearing Basics and Wrap Intensive. Her favorite brands are Lenny Lamb and Tula. She enjoys cooking going to sporting events, crafting and sewing. To check out her crafty creations and sewing projects (many of which are babywearing-related!) visit her Facebook page, Sewn By Kayla.

Tori Hartmann

Babywearing Educator

Tori Hartmann

Tori helps with the West meet-up.

Alexandra Sullivan

Wrap Intensive Instructor, Babywearing Educator

Alexandra Sullivan

Sandy started babywearing with a Moby wrap when her daughter was a newborn in 2013. She became involved with Milwaukee Babywearers quickly and used the lending library to try a few carriers. She started attending the Wrap Intensives to learn how to use woven wraps, and over time transitioned from learning to teaching, and continued becoming more involved. You can find her at the West Meetup, and teaching at Wrap Intensive.

Alane Rode

Wrap Intensive Instructor, Babywearing Educator

Alane Rode

Alane has been babywearing since 2013 when her first daughter was an infant. She may be spotted teaching at Wrap Intensive or hanging out at the West Meetup. She is also a personal color analyst with Colorgeek Studio.