Meet Our NEW Team!

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We are SO excited to announce that Orlando Mom Collective welcomes NEW contributing writing team members!!

Join us in welcoming to our team:
 Nancy Alvarez
 Allyson Roth
 Allison Thommen
 Lisa Eisenberg
 Shelbi Moore
 Amanda Green
These amazing women are joining our current team of writers,
Jennie , Coppelia, Chenoa and Laurie!!
We are SO excited for all of the incredible things to come!
Wish them a warm welcome in the comments!!!!

Meet our new team!

Nancy Alvarez

Nancy Alvarez is Senior Vice President of Community Relations and Equity Impact at Heart of Florida United Way. 
She joined the organization after an award winning, 21 year career in broadcasting.  In that time, she was at the center of every major story in the region including storms, political events, the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub and the pandemic.
Nancy began her career as a reporter covering the space program in Brevard County providing live coverage of countless launches and landings.  She was also on the front line for the infamous 2004 Hurricane Season when three hurricanes hit Florida in less than two months.
More recently, Nancy was one of the first reporters on the ground in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017.  Over the course of multiple trips, she provided coverage of the impacts of the storm both on the island and in Florida as storm evacuees moved to the mainland.  She was also there for the political unrest that led to the resignation of the island’s governor in 2019.
Nancy also works as a public speaker and has used her reporting experience to advocate for issues including domestic violence and the challenges facing special needs kids in schools.  Nancy is a bilingual, first generation Cuban American and lives in Orlando with her husband and two children, Benjamin and Julia.

Shelbi Moore

Mississippi Native started married life in Michigan for eight years until moving to Central Florida in 2020.

She interned at Walt Disney World in 2011, where she met her husband. They were married at Disney’s Wedding Pavillion in 2013.

Since then, Shelbi has worked in sales, event coordination, travel planning, and social media marketing.

After having children whom both had developmental delays, she quit her day job. She channeled her energy into therapy, research, and educating herself on tools for children and their parents with Sensory Processing Disorders and Autism.

Now, she merges her passions for motherhood, travel, and education on their family platform, Mouse and Moore.

Lisa Eisenberg

From the Big Apple to the Sunshine State, Lisa has lived in Oviedo since 2011.  She’s the proud mom of two daughters, ages 10 and 16.  During the pandemic, she added the first family dog, a cutie named Lexi to the family.  

Lisa will tell you that getting married for the first time at 40 isn’t for the weak and having her first baby at 41 was both an exciting and scary period in her life.  She’s a self-proclaimed older mom who uses her life experience as a guide in parenting.  Having adopted her first child as a single mom, she brings a unique perspective to this thing called life.

Lisa has worked with individuals with special needs for 30 years and has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work.  With additional expertise in behavioral health, adoption and self-care, she’s a tireless advocate for families (especially moms and kids) who need extra support in their lives. 

When not running her special education advocacy practice or shuffling her daughters to cheer and dance, she enjoys photography, crafting and checking out new restaurants.  It’s been important for Lisa to  stay connected with friends and family back home but also spending time with friends locally.

Amanda Greene

Allyson Roth

There’s so much to say about this wonderful lady. Allyson Roth is friendly, creative, and super helpful. Born and raised in southern California, she moved to Florida for her husband’s work transfer almost six years ago.
Leaving behind a teaching career, she now has been dubbed the memory maker as she stays home with her two little boys (3&6) and makes memory quilts, pillows, bears, and various crochet items. Her naken Frankenstein lady crochet bodysuit went viral. Proud momma of 3, her oldest (21) has opened her own small business in Cocoa. Seems all those years as a Girl Scout leader and taking her daughter to cookie boothing have helped pave her way as a young entrepreneur.
Allyson has done so much and it shows in her compassion and creativity for her community. She created a face mask group during the pandemic that organized volunteers to provide almost 8K masks in the area, created a women’s small business page to help promote local boss ladies, hosts community scrapbook and yarn events, and created a community haunted house committee. There’s nothing she can’t do. Follow her to see what she comes up with next.

Allison Thommen

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