Our Team

An Indy-focused blog with a national reach.

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“We are not a single voice, a single perspective, a single experience. We are the collective voice of motherhood.” 

Meet Your Indianapolis Moms Blog Executive Team

Kait Baumgartner



Kait is a small town, Indiana girl who knew she was destined for the Big(ger) City when she grew up.  After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Elementary Education, she found her love and passion as a second grade teacher in Indianapolis, where she has been teaching for thirteen years.  Kait is the mom to three sweet littles, Cohen, Lola and Remy, and a teenage step-daughter.  When she isn’t busy attempting to play Super Mom, she enjoys running, fashion, Bravo TV, iced coffee and following the Royal Family. Kait and her husband Kurtis reside in Westfield where they are raising their young family. 

Paige Vauter


Events Director

Paige is a wife, mom, and technology professional. She is a (central) Indiana native and now resides in Westfield with her husband, son, and little one on the way. She runs on chai lattes and to do lists, and lives for cold weather, good books, and attempting to organize the chaos of this beautiful thing called motherhood. While not behind a computer (working), she and her husband can often be found outside, walking their two dogs or chasing their 3 year old toddler.



Chelsea Ohlemiller


Events Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea’s always had a way with words and a dramatic and energetic spirit. She is married to the love of her life, Justin. She’s the mother to a spunky and beautiful 7-year-old daughter named Hattie, an independent and rambunctious son who is 4, named Hutson and an adorable newborn named Hyland. She is currently a special education teacher in Indianapolis and has a deep love of teaching and helping to inspire students. She is a Ball State graduate but an Indiana University Hoosier at heart. Chelsea is new to IMB and excited for this new adventure.

Lauren Palmer


Communications Director

Lauren is an Indianapolis-based writer who lives in Broad Ripple with her husband, Jeff, and their persnickety Miniature Schnauzer, Sydney. In April 2015, a tiny, adorable human joined the family. In addition to contributing to Indianapolis Moms Blog, Lauren is a member of the Indianapolis chapter of Women Writing for a Change, a national organization aimed at nourishing and celebrating female voices. Lauren writes about everything from running, craft beer and cooking to marriage, family relationships and motherhood.

Bailey Streicher


Social Media Coordinator

A self-proclaimed “Hot Mess Mom”, Bailey is enjoying her whirlwind life in Brownsburg with her husband, two toddlers, and golden doodle. She’s a proud IU graduate, former Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader, and now taking on her greatest adventure of all, motherhood. When she’s not chasing her kids, she has a passion for dance, yoga, and Netflix. Bailey enjoys writing about real life as a mom: the good, the bad, and the sticky.


Amanda Shaffer


Managing Editor

Amanda is a stay-at-home mom to an adorable toddler and two puppies. A self proclaimed momarazzi she also runs a side business at Amanda Shaffer Photography. With a camera and coffee in hand she feels she can conquer anything. She is originally from a small sleepy town and is navigating motherhood and being in a big city all at once. Her husband is her biggest supporter and fan. They are both excited to see all of the opportunities being in Indianapolis has to offer their family.


Maria Eveslage


Team Photographer

Maria is an adventurous mom of two and a successful local photographer. She is the owner of Eveslage Photography LLC where she specializes in families and high school seniors. During the winter season, you can find Maria and her family skiing during their free time and then hitting the bike park during warmer weather. You can also catch her teaching a Jazzercise class at the Westfield studio.




Meet Your Indianapolis Moms Blog Contributors

Andee Bookmyer


Senior Writer

Andee grew up in Northwest Indiana and attended Ball State University. Following graduation, she moved to Indianapolis, where she met her husband, Jim. Andee taught high school English for nearly a decade before she and her husband welcomed their son, Preston, in the spring of 2013. She has a passion for writing, CrossFit, tutoring, laughing, traveling and maintaining genuine friendships. 

DeAndrea Beaven


Senior Writer

DeAndrea is Midwest blazed, grazed and raised. She resides in Broad Ripple with her husband, Steve, daughter, Weslie Vivian, and Stephen Eric Beaven III (aka Trey). DeAndrea is a 2000 graduate of Pike High School and 2004 graduate of Indiana State University with a Degree in Communications Studies and Marketing. She works full time at Harrison College as a Senior Enrollment Specialist. In her spare time, along with blogging, DeAndrea volunteers at the Center for Leadership Development mentoring young girls. Her hobbies include, reading, shopping and being a pop culture enthusiast.

Emily Nichols

Emily Nichols

Senior Writer

Emily is a busy working mom with 2 very active boys (Dylan & Tyler) and a very adventurous husband (Dustin)! She lives in Brownsburg and works in fundraising for a large nonprofit, promoting heart health in our youth (inspired by her oldest son who was born with a heart defect). She is also a Bootcamp instructor at her church and CycleStar at CycleBar-TradersPoint. Emily and her family love to do Spartan Races together and share their passion of creating healthy families through fitness and nutrition. She also loves audio books, yellow Labrador Retreivers, has a love/hate relationship with running and loves chocolate chip cookies.

Lauren Schregardus


Senior Writer

Lauren is a wife, mother and public relations professional. A born and raised Hoosier, she loves all things Indiana. After spending two years fighting the tourists in Orlando, Florida, Lauren returned home to this great state and now lives in Carmel. A self proclaimed “boy mom”, Lauren loves spending time with her little man Andrew and husband James. She is a sports lover, runner and avid traveler. Lauren considers motherhood her greatest adventure and loves that she gets to share her stories with IMB readers.

Regan Bright


Senior Writer

Regan is a stay at home mom to little man, Damon. Originally from Columbus, IN she graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design. After meeting husband John in Boston, they moved to Indiana seeking “adventure.” She has worked a majority of her career in higher education, most recently at Butler University. A children’s book illustrator at heart and trade, Regan is enjoying time with her little guy as she begins to rebuild her portfolio. You can find her around the Southside of Indianapolis as she runs after Damon, a very active toddler.

Jan Need


Senior Writer

Jan is a SAHM of two beautiful girls. Maddison (7) and Josie (2). She and her husband Kerry live in Carmel. Jan volunteers for Junior League of Indianapolis as chair of the grants committee. She is also adoption coordinator for Live 1:17 at TPCC Northwest Campus. A retired dancer and most recently development director, Jan is truly enjoying her new role as a SAHM.

Amanda Evans-Clark


Amanda is a solo mama to Mira Joey and founder of The Cocktails & Chemo Foundation, a group focused on caring for caregivers in honor of her late husband, Joe. Amanda is a sushi eater, lip gloss lover, blog writer and podcast host.

Andrea Resnick


Andrea is a wife, mother and works full-time as a media buyer for Blue 449 in downtown Indy. She lives in Noblesville with her husband Dan and their one-year old son Jonathan. They are involved at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck. You can usually see her with a cup of coffee in her hand and a smile on her face. Unless she doesn’t have said coffee. Then she is frowning and running towards her Keurig. Andrea is thrilled to be involved with IMB as she goes through motherhood! She loves being able to bond with other parents. Other interests include reading, wine tasting, taking art classes and occasionally working out. Only occasionally.

Angie Hall


Angie is a 40 year old mom to Graham (7) and Grace (newborn). Both children are adopted and Angie is adopted too! She is crazy in love with her husband Mike, after 14 years of marriage. As a breast cancer survivor, she is a strong advocate for early 3D mammogram detection before women turn 40. When not spending time with family, Angie pours her heart and soul into teaching children with special needs. Her life is full of fitness, inspiring mama friends, coffee, church, online shopping, and red wine.

Anne Beal


Anne is a an ambitious free spirit with a passion to interact with moms from all walks of the journey. In addition to teaching full time, she is a mental health and postpartum depression advocate with the initiation of Partum Pals in 2018 as a community and social media space to instill knowledge and awareness to parents finding themselves in need of support, central to Indy. Outside of the “mom life,” she is also known to host trivia events around Indy restaurant establishments and area school philanthropies. Nothing keeps her busier, however, than her toddler son and dog named Whitney Houston. Although, she does love everything from an outdoor concert, to the Hoosiers and Colts, to working out with friends. She is excited to begin this adventure with Indianapolis Moms Blog!

Arin Rohr Schellenberg


Arin was born and raised in Greenfield Indiana and now resides on Indy’s east side. Before staying home with her three girls, she was a social worker and worked with families and children. Her husband has a desk job, but prefers to flip houses. Arin and her husband enjoy camping in their pop-up, chasing their kids around and watching too much Netflix. She notorisouly over extends herself and prefers to be crazy busy. She attempts to be as frugal as possible and you can often find her at her local Aldi store. Her and her daughters love to go to the zoo, pool, play outside and do crafts.

Kelly Sutter


Kelly has lived in Indiana all her life and loves being a Hoosier. She met her husband Aaron during her first day of college and the rest is history. She is the mom of a four year old boy and one year old girl. Kelly recently left the corporate marketing world after 15+ years to pursue her passion of owning her own marketing firm, Wild Flamingo Marketing. As a freelance marketer, she is passionate about helping businesses based here in Indianapolis grow with the right mix of strategy, branding, social media, website, and email marketing. She loves Indiana basketball, spending time outside, local restaurants, concerts, craft beer, and traveling.

Candace Boyd Wiley


Candace Boyd Wylie Indianapolis born and bred creative. She resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her family of three. Candace is a graduate of Huntington University, where she earned degrees in Organizational Management and Not for Profit Leadership. She is a self-taught home chef who loves to get people in kitchen cultivating amazing flavors. She is Chief foodie and spice slanger for the award winning site, foodlovetog.com In addition to being a lover of food, Candace is passionate about food justice and community.

Roleen Demmings


Roleen is an elementary school teacher and a fitness instructor. She created Baddie Cardio, an intense workout series, powered by popular hio-hop, latin and reggae music. Roleen resides on the westside of Indianapolis with her husband, Antoine and their two children, Reya and Maxwell. She enjoys hosting epic themed parties composing educational songs and fanatically shopping for lipstick at MAC. You can visit her website www.fitnessbaddie.com and follow her on all social media outlets to keep up with her fun adventures.

Krysten Schmidt


Krysten is a marketing professional with a passion for all things creative by day and a “let’s see how much we can cram into 4 hours” wife and mom by night. Growing up in a small town in southern Indiana, Krysten moved to Indy with her beloved dog, Ellie, after college (Go, IU!). Now a resident of Fishers, she can often be found exploring new (to her) parks and restaurants or dreaming of the days where taking the time to go golfing, with her husband Tony, was a thing; experiencing the wonderfully exhausting and surprisingly sticky world as mom of 1-year old daughter Avery; or traveling around the tri-state area to visit friends and family. Krysten was part handy-woman, part detective in her past life and would never turn down a tray of nachos.

Janelle McDonald


Janelle is originally from Washington State, but is now a “Hoosier” of 13 years. She is a 6th grade teacher in Perry Township and lives in Greenwood with her husband, Ryan, her 8 month old son Brice and is expecting a baby girl sometime in late August. She and her husband are also parents to 3 crazy rescue hound dogs and have been involved in various dog rescue organizations over the last several years. In her free time, Janelle loves to spend time outdoors, traveling, playing sports and exploring Indiana.

Kimberly Riley


Kimberly is a 37 yr old working mom of a 12 year old girl with a newborn baby boy. She is recently married after being a single mom for 10 years. Kim keeps busy as the director of Body Sculpting Med Spa in Carmel and is also currently renovating a 1970s ranch home. She loves to travel, cook and entertain family and friends. Kim likes to call herself “the opposite of a Helicopter Mom” and isn’t one bit ashamed that she’s never been to one of her daughter’s class parties. This new adventure of raising both a teenager and a baby will certainly make for some interesting blog posts and exciting life lessons!

Melissa Delk


Melissa is a southerner who has made Indiana her home. She is mom to Nolan, a spunky five year old little girl, as well as soon-to-be-wife. Just this year, Melissa started Nolan James. A shopping experience for women and men. Melissa loves to be with her family and friends, work on building Nolan James, and running for sanity. You can always find her at home with her standing laundry date on Friday’s except when she has a festival to attend.

Kristi Howard-Shultz


Kristi grew up in Danville, Indiana where she met her childhood sweetheart and now husband Elliott. After years of living apart including graduate school in New York City and military tours abroad, they resettled and started a family in Indianapolis. Together, they are raising two bright and busy boys—Henry and George. She is a proud extrovert who is genuinely curious about people and enjoys making new friends. She is a social worker by training and has enjoyed a 15 year career in non-profit. In her “spare” time, she enjoys reading memoirs, doing yoga, playing with her boys and listening to her husband, the funniest person she knows.

Sarah Becker


Sarah grew up a small town Indiana girl, now living in downtown Indianapolis. She is a wife, mama to a little guy, Jackson (1), and a full-time teacher on the westside of Indianapolis. Before having her son, Sarah and her husband took a small break away from Indianapolis to live in England for a couple of years while traveling around Europe. She loves spending quality time with her family in the downtown neighborhoods as well as running, cooking, and reading.


Staci Blume


Staci is a wife, mom, chiropractor, business coach and lifestyle enthusiast. She moved from her home state of North Dakota to Fishers, IN in August 2016. She enjoys being an involved and awesome step-mom to two boys, and with her husband Nate, welcomed their baby girl into the world in August, 2017. She is thrilled to be opening her next chiropractic practice with her husband in Noblesville in January, 2018. Additional interests include travel, fitness, nutrition, and quality connections with people who are also driven and passionate about life!

Miranda Tworek


Miranda is a first time mom to 1-year-old Avett. She works full time as a social worker and admits that this professional work influences her parenting style and blog content greatly! Especially because her husband is a social worker as well. Miranda and her family live on the near south side of Indianapolis in the fixer upper they have recently gutted and renovated. Miranda was born and raised, for the most part, in Indianapolis and in her free time you can find her with her family trying a new Indy brewery or restaurant, or showing Avett one of the many great things about Indianapolis as a city! Miranda also enjoys yoga, hiking, traveling, swimming, writing, and sharing every experience with her family.

Kate Pierle


Kate is a born and bred Hoosier who has never strayed far from the southside. She and her husband have the privilege of raising their two little boys on acreage family owned for generations. She is a second grade teacher and is consistently figuring out how to balance the “teacher gig” with the “mom gig”. When she isn’t busy wrangling toddlers she enjoys reading, writing, date nights and watching her boys play on the land their Daddy grew up on. She is passionate about writing freely about her experiences, and hopes that she can help remind Mamas that they are not alone in this beautifully complicated job of being a Mama.


Jen O'Rourke


Jen is a licensed psychotherapist, play therapist, and parent educator practicing in Zionsville. After spending 13 years in California she is slowly acclimating to suburban life. She loves exploiring Indianapolis parks and trails with her husband and 2 children. When not with the kids, she loves coffee, mediation, and audiobooks.

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