2021 Board of Directors
The Moms, Boobs and Babies Board of Directors is a volunteer Board who meets regularly and as needed to ensure this organization and its events continue to improve each year. We appreciate your feedback so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of the Board Members to pass along an idea or suggestions. The 2021 Board is comprised of the following individuals:
Lara is a mother of two wild northern kiddos, age three and five months. She has had very different breastfeeding journeys with each baby, which continues to this day! Originally from the Ottawa Valley, she and her little family has lived in the north for over a decade. Lara has sat on various boards in Yellowknife, from the Yellowknife Ski Club to Ecology North, and coached Nordic skiing for many years. Lara's education background is in northern ecological sciences. Her passions involve competing in rowing, Nordic skiing and flatwater paddling, identifying plants and insects, art, fashion, as well as traveling with my family and spending time at our cabin! I look forward to being more involved with MBB during my maternity leave!
I am so excited to join the MBB board as your member at large! I have lived in our wonderful community of Yellowknife for 10 years, and in that time I have given birth to two wonderful tiny humans. Throughout my breastfeeding journey I have utilized this community of moms (and parents) more than I can count and am so excited to have the opportunity give back! I love everything Moms, boobs and babies stand for! Thank you so much and I look forward to getting to know our community better!
Member at Large
I was born and raised in the NWT and gave birth to my first child, a little girl, in June 2020 who I exclusively breastfed for 6+ months. I’ve been an LPN since 2012 and am currently enrolled at Aurora College pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. When I’m not busy with school or Mom work, in addition to being an evening Netflix junkie, I love getting outdoors with my family and friends, taking my dog for adventures and play dates, and reading legal thriller fiction novels (I looove John Grisham and Michael Connelly). I currently sit as a member at large on the MBB board of directors, and look forward to helping and seeing what 2021 has in store for MBB.
Elaine is a mother of two wonderful children aged 4 and 2, with a third on the way this fall. Her family just recently moved to Yellowknife though they have been in the north for six years in the small communities of Fort Resolution and Whati. Elaine has always had positive breastfeeding experiences, it’s the weaning that she struggled with. Elaine believes in “fed is best”, as you make the choice that is best for you and your family. She is excited to be the Treasurer this year and being part of Moms, Boobs, and Babies which she has known as a great support group for families in the north. Elaine looks forward to meeting new people and building new community connection in her family's new home of Yellowknife!
Member at Large
I have two beautiful girls who are 18 months apart. We recently moved to Yellowknife and we are loving our new adventure! I am a member of the Canadian Armed Forces but currently on MAT leave. On top of being a full-time working mom, I also started a little side hustle - The Fresh Prints of Belle-Aire! When I’m not running late for playgroup, chasing my little humans around at gymnastics, or attending meetings over Zoom, you can find me in my home office crafting and/or reading, listening or watching anything “True Crime” related. I’m excited to be apart of Moms Boobs and Babies. I’ve done it all - breastfeeding, supplemental nursing system, exclusive pumping & formula! I think it’s important to promote breastfeeding but equally important to know that 'Fed is Best' and whatever is best for your family - that’s what you should do!
Member at Large
Erin is new to Yellowknife (she fell in love at first sight, it is breathtakingly beautiful)! She lived in Victoria, BC, near Ottawa, ON and most recently, Edmonton, AB. Erin is a mom to two boys (aged 7 and 4). She was lucky enough to breastfeed both until weaning at 3 1/2 years (6 1/2 years straight, including her second pregnancy and a 1/2 year overlap of tandem feeding). Erin loves breastfeeding and has pursued further learning to help with different situations. She is a nurse with a background in pediatrics and public health. Erin is excited to be a part of this community and cannot wait to meet you!