Power of Moms started small and co-founders April Perry and Saren Loosli could take care of what needed to be done during their kids’ nap times. But it’s grown into something much larger, more far-reaching, and meaningful than April and Saren could have imagined. Many wonderful moms have stepped forward to help in this cause of empowering and inspiring mothers and Power of Moms is now run by a board of volunteer moms who handle different aspects of the website as well as April, who continues to direct this organization. Saren now manages Power of Families.
April Perry, Executive Director
April Perry is the Director here at Power of Moms and Host of Power of Moms Radio. Her husband, Eric, and her children, Alia, Grace, Ethan, and Spencer, are her very best friends, and while she absolutely loves the work she does within this community, she knows that the time she spends with them is what matters most. April loves reading, writing, organizing, napping, and dancing in the kitchen with her family. She is the creator of the “Mind Organization for Moms” program, Co-Author of “Deliberate Motherhood” and “Motherhood Realized,” and a blogger at Power of a Family.
Kimberly Price, Content Director
Kimberly never imagined that after getting married, she and her husband would move ten times in the first thirteen years of marriage, including living in three different cities in Germany, and one in the Netherlands. Nor did she imagine that she would end up having children born in two different countries. She’s grateful to have shared this adventure with her husband, and the whole family is now content to be back in the States, settling down.
Kimberly has a bachelor’s degree in English, with an emphasis in editing, as well as a master’s degree in library and information science. She has worked in a variety of professional positions including trial paralegal, after-school tutoring coordinator for underprivileged youth, academic reference librarian, and distance-learning course coordinator. Her current work keeps her home with two small children, and it’s by far the hardest job she’s had. She credits napping and having family dance parties as often as possible with saving her sanity—at least most of the time.
Anna Jenkins, Publications Director/Author Liaison
Anna is our resident Grandma, with four grandsons and one granddaughter (so far, but stay tuned for eventual updates) and two amazing married daughters. Anna and her husband love calling North Carolina home. Although she has retired, her time is filled with volunteer opportunities, like her work with Power of Moms. She also serves on the Board of Directors of her local Smart Start Partnership, helping provide resources for families to help their kids, ages Birth to 5, be prepared for Kindergarten. A 1980 graduate of Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Home and Family Development, Anna enjoys de-junking/organizing, walking, Zumba, and going to the beach. She co-authors a food blog with her sister. Her involvement with Power of Moms has helped her to realize it is not too late to live deliberately as she strives to become an awesome “Neena” to her grandkids and strengthen her relationships with her daughters as she shares what she is learning from our site. She says, “I really wish I could have had access to this incredible resource and support system when I was a young mom, but I am glad I can share it with my girls now!”
Nollie Haws, Content Editor
Nollie Haws grew up in Kennewick, WA and has a BA in Journalism/Communication from Utah State University and a Master of Mass Communication from Arizona State University. She has been an Interview Producer for the Mormon Women Project since 2010, which allows her to help tell the stories of women from around the world, as well as fulfill her secret dream of being the next Katie Couric. Nollie loves reading, traveling, the great outdoors, long walks (where she often listens to Power of Moms podcasts), movies, discovering fun places to eat/explore, baking treats (mostly so she can snitch the dough or batter), chocolate in all forms, and vegging out to anything from Jimmy Fallon sketches to PBS/British dramas. She and her husband Andy live in St. Louis, MO with their three children ages 4, 7, and 12.
Christy and her husband, Leif, are both Utah natives and currently have four GREAT, albeit rambunctious, children. Christy got her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in elementary education and taught fourth and sixth grade before switching careers to become a stay at home mom. She thinks teaching school was the easier of the two careers! Christy is in love with too many things, including (but not limited to): her husband, music, organizing, treats, projects, her computer, reading, being outside, and spending time with her family and friends. She firmly believes in God and thinks that family, prayer, naptimes, and chocolate chips were part of the plan for survival on earth. She has always thought that education is imperative and feels like Power of Moms provides that needed education and support for mothers! Christy LOVES being the podcast and video editor for Power of Moms and hopes you can’t notice her splicing errors. If you do, feel free to email her, but kindly enclose a bag of chocolate chips.
Rachel Nielson, Contributing Author
Rachel loves chocolate chip cookies, birthday surprises, and a handsome man named Ryan. She taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to their son, Noah Atticus, who was born in August of 2011. His little sister, Sally Grace, arrived in July of 2014. Rachel and Ryan consider both of their babies to be miracles, as Noah is adopted and Sally was conceived through IVF.
Rachel calls herself an “obsessive chronicler” because she spends most of her free moments journaling, sorting family photographs, or writing on her personal blog about motherhood, infertility, adoption, eating disorders, and her ridiculously cute children. She feels compelled to capture the details of her little ones’ lives, and she finds it extremely satisfying when she can express in words the deepest feelings of her heart.
Writing regularly for Power of Moms gives Rachel the opportunity to review many of the lessons that she is learning in the school of motherhood–a school which challenges, stretches, and blesses her every single day. She is also our liaison with the Deseret News, managing our content on their Motherhood Matters blog. This opportunity gives her the chance to read other women’s writings about motherhood, and she has learned so much from these insightful, inspiring mothers.
Chantol Sego, Contributing Author and Newsletter
Chantol married her high school sweetheart in 1998. They have two teenage daughters and a farm full of animals in Western Washington. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Puget Sound and has worked in both the private and public sector while volunteering for various organizations that support families locally and globally. She currently sits on the board of a newly created nonprofit that is helping to bring civic renewal and new town events and activities to her small home town. Event planning that supports family and community has been a passion of hers for years. She also enjoys coordinating weddings when the opportunity arises. (www.mysomethingnew.com)
Danielle Porter, Program liaison to LearnDoBecome
Danielle is the lucky wife to Brandon and happy momma. She loves being a part of Power of Moms because it gives her tools, ideas, and motivation for her very dynamic and ever changing career of motherhood. Her degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University prepared her for the endless learning required for raising a family. She lives for date nights, weekly planning reviews, reading to her kids, and daily quiet time- all recharging and filling times that give her the energy to get through the struggles and chaos that fall between.
Sarah Asay, Facebook Manager
Sarah is married to her best friend, Matt, and has two young children who keep her on her toes. She is passionate about motherhood and has never wanted to have any other job. Her kids are her greatest joy and her greatest challenge as she discovers she has weaknesses she never knew.
She graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelors degree in marriage, family and human development. She currently lives in Utah where her husband is fulfilling his entrepreneurial dreams. Sarah is a lover of Diet Coke, the Utah Jazz, and alone time browsing the long aisles of Target. She likes to decorate, entertain, and live a healthy lifestyle. You will find lots of lists around her house as she likes to be organized and gets great satisfaction from crossing things off her list. Sarah is an avid reader and an enthusiastic proponent of children’s literacy.
She has always loved the idea of being a deliberate mother and constantly has that in the back of her mind. There is a feeling of empowerment as women and mothers can relate to each other, lean on one another, and be able to draw strength from one another and that is what she feels Power of Moms gives.
Emily Barton, Pinterest and Twitter Manager
Emily and her husband and their three kids currently reside in Southern California, never quite knowing where the next adventure will take them. Emily is a full-time mom and part-time professional photographer. She loves using her photography skills to capture those little moments and precious time that goes all too quickly.
She graduated from BYU with a degree in psychology but tries not to diagnosis her friends and family too much. She worked for the Division of Child and Family Services before “retiring” to be a mom. She believes in working hard and playing hard, all with a glass-half full perspective. Her family’s motto is “Work Hard. Play Hard. Love All Day Long”. She truly believes in the power of love and laughter in the home and wants her home to be a place her kids are always happy to be.
Emily shares her journey through life, her photography and crafts and projects through her blog Emmy Mom–One Day at a Time. She loves the ideas and friendships she has developed through blogging and now through her association with Power of Moms.
Dawn Wessman, Instagram Manager
Dawn Lammers Wessman is a truly happy and somewhat drousy mother of five small children; she and her family live in Boston, MA. As a certified personal trainer she teaches cycle, yoga, pilates, bootcamp and weight lifting classes. Dawn manages the Bloom Game for Power of Moms, writing the weekly motivational emails that accompany the effective goal setting game. She produced workout videos such as Wedding Body Pilates, and currently chases her littles, writes and is a public speaker. She recently wrote a chaper for the book, Do Not Attempt in Heels: Mission Stories and Advice from Sisters Who Have Been There, recounting the physical struggles of an LDS mission to Russia. She writes about her search for meaning in motherhood on her personal blog Dawn Blogs and her fitness findings at Courage Zone. She loves to hold her children closely, laugh daily and do her age in push-ups.
Ann Graham, Audio Post Contributor
Most of the team in 2018
Most of the team in 2015
Most of the team in 2014