Expert Category: Our Experts

Selena Brown

Selena Brown

Selena Brown is a certified carseat safety technician and the public education officer for Woodside Fire Protection District in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She has presented the fire & life safety education programs throughout multiple counties within California.  She also served as co-chair for the Northern California Public Education Committee for two terms.  Selena applies the highest standard of excellence to the delivery of emergency and non-emergency services and places a high value on public education regarding fire and life safety.  She believes that excellence is achieved by a commitment to ongoing learning and growth.  It is best to be prepared and well informed so that you can properly handle every situation.  For more information about Selena and the Woodside Fire and Safety Program please visit woodsidefire.org.

James Barr

James Barr

James Barr is a Paramedic and a CPR instructor who is certified with the American Heart Association (AHA). He works with LifeSaver CPR that teaches approximately 400 classes each year.

Kasia Hopewell

Kasia Hopewell

Kasia Hopewell is a naturopathic doctor practicing general family medicine with a special emphasis in pediatric and women’s health. She seeks to find the root cause of illness and help her patient’s reach optimal health, naturally.

Karen Schwarzbach

Karen Schwarzbach

Karen is a certified child sleep consultant who has been working with expectant and new parents for seventeen years. She has helped thousands of families worldwide improve their children’s sleep with her unique Babies to Sleep system.

Kirsten Kell

Kirsten Kell

Kirsten is a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with new parents on issues specific to big life transitions, such as balancing family and work life, changing roles and identity, problem-solving, and communication skills.

Taryn Mickus

Taryn Mickus

Taryn is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and founder of Milk Nook, which provides in-home breastfeeding support for mothers. She consults for California Pacific Medical Center and has served on the board of the Bay Area Lactation Associates.

Becky Roosevelt

Becky Roosevelt

Becky is a certified child sleep consultant and founder of Snug as a Bug Pediatric Sleep Consulting. She works directly with families nationwide to get their child’s sleep on track.

Lori Collins

Lori Collins

Lori is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in California since 1990. Lori is dedicated to helping couples and individuals keep their marriages & relationships alive and thriving after baby comes along.

Heather Ward

Heather Ward

Heather has been working with children and families since 1992. She teaches babycare, breastfeeding, and childbirth preparation courses and provides doula services through her company Birthlore.

Liisa Hale

Liisa Hale

Liisa has 30 years of experience as a teacher and director in full-day childcare programs for children under 5. She is currently a Co-Director of BlueSkies for Children, an NAEYC Accredited program in California. She co-authored the book and DVD “Second Home: A Day in the Life of a Model Early Childhood Program”.

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