Passionate About the Community
and the Moms Who Live Here

Meet our executive team

Lisa Glowacka

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Co-Founder; Social Media Manager

In 2013, Lisa was looking for a way to connect with other moms in the community while balancing 3 cute kids and a full-time career.  She discovered the City Moms Blog Network and was connected with Michelle Alexander.  A few phone calls and weeks later, East Valley Moms Blog was launched.  In addition to being mom and connecting with the community, Lisa works full-time in the financial services industry.  She loves balancing her analytical side with the creativity and connectiveness that East Valley Moms Blog brings.  

She resides in Gilbert with her kids Riley (13), Madison (11) and Landon (8).  She’s crossing her fingers that she survives the teenage years while being a single-working mom.  In her free time, she enjoys working out, spending time with her girl tribe, reading books and blogs about personal growth and building her relationship with her boyfriend of 3 years.  She also loves to visit the many food festivals our community has to offer and is the self-proclaimed biggest Justin Timberlake fan on the planet.  

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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)!

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Erica Jenkins

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Editor | Community Involvement Coordinator

Arizona native, raising her family on the edge of the south east side in San Tan Valley.  Erica met her husband Chris as a senior in high school and then tied the knot at 19 and soon after became a mother at age 20.  Married for 11 years and is a busy stay at home mom trying her best to juggle 4 cats and 4 children, Evelyn(10), Amelia(8) Camden(5) & Leonard(2). She tries to find the humor in everyday life situations, with a smile on her face and a Diet DP in her hand. 

In her spare time Erica enjoys working with her husband on completing their never ending DIY home projects list, having weekly girls nights with her friends, and spending quality time alone on the couch binge watching shows. 

Erica loves being a part of such an amazing, and loving community that is East Valley Moms Blog. Find Erica on her Instagram

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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.

 

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