Amber Chaves has been working with families as a pediatric occupational therapist since 2003 after receiving her BSOT from Boston University. She opened The Bundle Store in 2013 to offer local families a hub for exploring resources and products for birth through early childhood. In 2014 she co-founded The Petite Retreat, a one day educational event that presents information and local resources to both expecting and experienced parents to support them in informed decisions and exploration of parenting styles. Amber is certified as a Babywearing Educator through the Babywearing Institute and is also certified as an Infant Massage Instructor. She has experience and training with the H.U.G. approach and values its importance in her babywearing teachings and infant development classes. She is the mother of two and resides in Guilderland. The Bundle Store is located in Clifton Park, NY. Visit www.TheBundleStore.com for more info, or call (518) 557-8809.
Ilissa Goman is the certified infant and child sleep consultant and CPST behind BINX. She started her business in June of 2010 after realizing the Capital District was lacking many services that were available in other places across the US. Ilissa has become a trusted expert for moms in her area and beyond. She works with families one on one to develop sleep plans that fit their child’s biological needs, but that also incorporate the needs of the family. She also is one of the co-founders of The Petite Retreat. In addition to those businesses, Ilissa runs a web design and branding company where she works with small business owners in coaching them to plan out their goals and strategies for success. She is a mama of one and has been a lifelong resident of Malta, NY. For more info on working with Ilissa, please visit www.BinxBaby.com, or 52Freshies.com, or call (518)309-2469.
K. Michelle Doyle