Management

Anissa Mayhew ~ Founder, Publisher, Lead Project Manager

I had a dream of this non-judgmental place where everyone was welcome and it was less about “inability to do” than “being ok NOT doing”. But then I woke up from that nap and went to the bathroom.

I got these geniuses you see to build up this site.

This is the place where they call me “boss” and tell me I have shiny hair. I have three kids, a wheelchair and a strange affection for Steve Buscemi. I also write at my personal site and as a contributor for Babble. You can find me at Twitter, Facebook, G+, Pinterest and Trader Joes.

You can read more about me here.

IzzyMom ~ Technical Operations Manager

IzzyMom really likes cookies, late nights, naps, judicious use of the F word, kitties, reading, made-for-cable shows about sexy vampires and damaged (but hot) serial killers. She does not like pointy shoes, mean people, hangovers, most forms of domesticity or being interrupted when coding. In her next life IzzyMom wants to come back as Veronica Mars. In case of emergency, you can find her procrastinating on Twitter and Facebook, carrying on about one thing or another on her personal blog, showcasing her quirky personal style at Caffeinatrix: A Compendium of Awesome and photoblogging with her daughter about the insane cuteness of interspecies animal friendships at Critterbuds.

 

Kymberli Barney ~ Staff Operations Coordinator

JW Moxie has a BS in BS, but someone thought it was a good idea to make her responsible for educating adolescents. She does a good impression of an 8th Grade English teacher by day, but by night she’s a gangsta nerd superhero. She wishes she could clone copies of her husband Frank to sell; he is that awesome. Despite Moxie’s best efforts, their four children (ages 6-10) refuse to be corrupted into doing her evil bidding. Moxie is in love with carbohydrates and in hate with writing bios. She blogs at The Smartness and Tweets @JWMoxie. Word.

 

Linda Roy ~ Event Management

Linda is a writer/musician with a Peter Pan Petty complex, a guitar toting husband, two boys and pug dependency issues. She’s grateful that the word “snark” has been introduced into the vernacular since people just used to know her as “the chick with the bad attitude”.  She feels strangely akin to Larry David and will criticize your parallel parking abilities to prove it. She blogs at elleroy was here, fronts the Indie Americana band Jehova Waitresses and writes a music column at Funny Not Slutty.  You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili – Social Media Coordinator

Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili is a food geek who is a teensy bit obsessed with baking, blogging (you can find her at My Shiny Life), and Doctor Who. She is currently a stay-at-home mom who enjoys every stress inducing minute of it. Arbine often gets distracted by sparkly things, pretty packaging, and desserts covered in sprinkles. She will never turn down bacon wrapped anything, a nap, a cheeseburger with French fries, a trip to Paris, or watching You’ve Got Mail. Arbine lives in Hawaii with her husband, two sassy bass daughters, and dog.

 

 

Julia Roberts – Content Coordinator

Julia Roberts married into the name. In case you didn’t know, (the famous) Julia Roberts will not call your establishment to make her own tire rotation appointment or to argue about her cell phone charges. To make matters worse, this Julia Roberts husband’s name is Julian. They own a marketing firm together. They know. It’s a bit much for them, too. A geneticist’s dream, they produced two cute kids with a rare syndrome that includes a vision disorder and a crazy kidney disease; resulting in weirdly moving eyes and kidney transplants for both at age of 8.  Julia speaks to groups on topics about navigating life as a special needs family. She blogs at Kidneys and Eyes and created a social networking site for special needs families, Support for Special Needs with writer/blogger Dawn Friedman. You can find her on twitter as @juliaroberts1