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and the Moms Who Live Here

Meet our executive team

Lisa Glowacka

Lisa

Co-Founder; Editor & Social Media

As someone who loves to be busy, by day Lisa runs a wealth management firm in Central Phoenix and in between clients edits EVMB and takes care of our social media! She loves shopping (what girl doesn’t?), pinning on Pinterest (you really need to check out some of her boards!), throwing over the top birthday parties (or any party for that matter) and spending time with her family. She’s also a great cook and a fashion-ista. When she isn’t at work, blogging, redecorating her house or chasing her kids your will find her either training for her next half-marathon (she has completed 10), at the gym or hanging out on the beach!

Michelle Alexander

Michelle

Co-Founder; Advertising Manager

Michelle Alexander launched EVMB in August of 2013 with Lisa Glowacka. Michelle, formerly a contributing writer on the San Diego Moms Blog Team, was looking for something that would help her connect with others during her transition from California to Arizona. She met Lisa on the phone and the #1 Parenting Resource website in the East Valley was born. Michelle is a licensed real estate agent as well as full time wife/husband assistant, mom, football recruiting manager, chef, housecleaner and household manager. She also helps run her husbands medical device sales business.
 
Michelle resides with her family in Chandler and is wife to Jason, mom to Tyler (17) who is on his way to play college ball this fall, and Jicelle (4) who is an outspoken self proclaimed boss, going on “25”. Michelle is devout in her faith and her work. She loves cooking and staying healthy by lifting weights and boxing. She loves her life and all that Arizona has had to offer since she has called it home.
 
Her most rewarding business endeavor has been managing sponsorship and advertising for East Valley Moms Blog. She loves the businesses she gets to meet and interact with as well as all of the amazing writers she has had the pleasure of meeting and admiring. Michelle is amazed by all that women accomplish everyday and how they devote the greatest passion and devotion to their “many hats”. She believes that calling the job of mom or wife “easy” would be ludicrous because it is THE most difficult job (but extremely rewarding and fulfilling)!

Erin Hicks

erin

Website Photographer

Erin Louise Hicks has been in love with her husband since they were in 8th grade. Her skater-boy grade school boyfriend turned into her hot fire fighter husband and baby daddy to her two toe-head sons, Colin and Tommy. She is a full-time mom, photographer, runner, artist, wine lover and high-heel wearing hippie. She became a vegetarian in 2011 and has never looked back. She goes by both her first and middle name and what you call her usually depends on how you know her. Though she was born in Wyoming, she is practically an Arizona native since she has lived here since preschool. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Art from ASU and Masters in Elementary Education from NAU. She taught third grade for a few years before becoming a mom and has since pursued passion for photography. You can see her beautiful photos on her website at E. L. Hicks Photography .

 

Erica Jenkins

Erica

Community Involvement Coordinator

Arizona native, born and raised in Mesa, is now raising her family on the edge of the south east side in San Tan Valley.  Erica met her husband Chris in high school and tied the knot at 19 and soon after became a mother at age 20.  Married for 10 years and is a crazy busy stay at home mom raising 4 children, two girls 9 & 7 and two boys 4 & 1. She tries to instill kindness, gratitude and fun into mothering her children and finds the humor in everyday life situations. Erica loves being a part of such an amazing, and loving community that is East Valley Moms Blog. Find Erica on her blog Good Job Momma, also hit her up on Instagram and Twitter.

Shannon Costello

Shannon

Events Manager

 Shannon and her husband Aaron moved to Arizona 8 years ago from Upstate New York. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Resort & Recreation Service Management and has been involved with the Hospitality industry for over 15 years. After becoming a Momma to daughter Giovanna “Gigi” in 2014, Shannon decided to leave hotel events industry and peruse her new role as a full-time Mom. She started her own Event Planning business, Costello & Co. Events which provides Event Planning and Design services to the Phoenix area and all over the country.  She is also now mom to a sweet baby boy named Rocco who joined their family in Spring of 2017.
 
Shannon is so excited to be a member of the EVMB team where she can combine her passion for her two favorite things; Event Planning and being a Momma. At home, she enjoys spending time with her family including her two crazy Jack Russell Terriers Oscar and Charlie. They spend a lot of time outdoors, hiking, golfing and letting people from back home know they’re outside enjoying the weather when it’s snowing there ;-). She is known for her parties and her cooking which she takes great pride in being from a big Italian family. She is looking forward to connecting with other East Valley Moms and planning some memorable events for you!
 

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Teena Miller

Teena

Events Coordinator

Teena is a “Military Brat” that has had the pleasure of calling a few places home. Her main roots are Southern California and the Metro Detroit Area. She recently moved to Gilbert with her husband Hugh and 3 children Tory, Madison, and Hugh “H2” in December 2015. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and worked for the State of Michigan for 7 years but then decided to stay home and manage the house.

Teena enjoys all things makeup. She has developed a passion for cosmetics and you can always find her in Sephora or chatting with someone about a new cosmetic product. She also has a love for traveling and going out on the town with her side kick “The Hubby”. She enjoys shopping and spending time with her family. Teena loves entertaining and meeting new people and is excited about joining the EVMB team.