Your Village Consulting is a one-stop “shop” for parenting issues concerning child development, lactation, sleep training and nutrition. No matter what challenge you are facing, we support parents from the newborn stage through the early childhood years. Let us be YOUR village!

Parenting Experts

Allison Reyna

Founder and Nutritionist

As a mother of three young children, Allison has become humbled by the experience of raising her children in a healthy, loving environment, working in a field she loves, while also trying to maintain her sanity. MORE INFO

Brandi Brucks

Director, Potty Training, Child Passenger Safety & Behavior Specialist

Brandi did not discover her true calling until she worked as a nanny after having moved from Boston to Austin. As a nanny, Brandi was able to use her skills and talents by working directly with children in low ratio settings, and has seen true change take place. MORE INFO…

Paula Kovach

Sleep Consultant

Paula has been passionately working with children for over twenty five years. She has been in the central Texas area for nearly ten years as a nanny manager and sleep trainer. MORE INFO…

Ruth Bailey

Postpartum Doula & Early Potty Training

Since 2008, Ruth has been supporting families as a birth and postpartum doula in central Texas. She feels passionately about helping women and hopes no woman has to go through motherhood without an understanding and loving support system. MORE INFO…

Shannon Hernandez

Postpartum Doula and Sleep Consultant

Shannon Hernandez has been a postpartum doula since 1997, and has helped countless numbers of families through the birthing and postpartum process. Her special gifts of empathy and her unique ability to sense others emotional needs has been the cornerstone of her success. MORE INFO…

Belinda Rico

Lactation Consultant, IBCLC

Belinda has led prenatal Breastfeeding classes and post-partum support groups in many settings. She has been a Board Certified Lactation Consultant status since 2006.Her expertise ranges from normal newborn nursing concerns to complex NICU challenges. MORE INFO…

Janixa Ramos

Post Partum Doula (day & evening)

Janixa is from Puerto Rico, and with all her family & friends being far away, she completely understands the struggle of raising a baby without any supporting relatives. MORE INFO…

Lori Strong

Sleep Consultant

Lori Strong is a certified infant and child sleep consultant. After working hard to establish healthy sleep habits for her two children, Lori began helping her friends and family do the same. MORE INFO…

Laura Lamb

Lactation Consultant, IBCLC

Laura started her Lactation career over 19 years ago at the WIC program and has been working as a hospital lactation consultant for over 15 years. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant BSW, with a minor in Women’s Studies, concentrations in Psychology, Education Psychology and Sociology. READ MORE.

Rosie Juarez-Bridges

Post-partum Doula

Bio and pic coming soon!

Kristina Juarez-Bridges

Post Partum Doula (day & evening)

Bio coming soon!

Brenda Marlin

Post Partum Doula (day & evening)

Brenda has been a doula since 2003. During both of her experiences of pregnancy, birth and postpartum she witnessed the power of a community of extraordinary women. It changed her. She was called to be a part of a profession that gives support to new families. MORE INFO…

Rachel Smith

Personal Trainer

Rachel is ACE certified. She has worked at various country clubs in Austin including Westwood and Lost Creek. For the past 5 years, she has been in private practice focusing on individual and group classes for women, including pre- and post-natal. MORE INFO…

Karen Shopoff Rooff

Personal Trainer

Karen is a Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Pre/postnatal Fitness Specialist. Her career was born out of her passion for teaching and with gratitude for the benefits she has reaped from leading a fit and active life. MORE INFO…

Jessica Johnson

Potty Training, Behavior, Love & Logic Facilitator

Jessica graduated with High Honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002. She has a Child Development Associate certification and 12 years of experience as a preschool teacher, working primarily with toddlers and two year-olds. MORE INFO…

Rachael Lamas

Night Nanny

Rachael Lamas has described being a night nanny as her absolute “perfect job,” and has been in this profession for the last seven years. She feels passionately about being able to care for babies and loves having the ability to help new moms become confident and happy with caring for their new bundles of joy. MORE INFO

Pam Sutton


Pam is passionate about providing doula support to mothers and families prenatally, during birth and during the postpartum period. She has always had an interest in healthcare and children, and worked as a chiropractic assistant for 20 years as she and her husband raised their 4 children. MORE INFO

Amber Byars

Sleep Consultant

Amber is an Austin native and has more than 10 years of experience in all aspects of childcare, including day nanny, overnight nanny, sleep consultant, educational aide, substitute teacher, and private tutor. She has worked with children of all ages, from newborn to high school.  MORE INFO

Roxanne Winslow

Night Nanny

Roxanne grew up in a very rural town in Eastern Colorado. She began to babysit from an early age which continued through high school and college, where she started nannying. She has a BA of Horticulture Science and is currently completing a second Bachelor’s degree of Psychology. She has an extensive background which includes… READ MORE.

Kristina McDonald

Night Nanny

Kristina was born and raised in Austin, Texas and has been a night nanny since 2004. She loves babies and helping new mothers through the wonderful but sometimes stressful journey with their little ones. Having a son of her own, she knows how necessary adequate sleep is to the mother and baby, which is why implementing healthy sleep habits has become a passion for her. READ MORE

Lisa Kestler

Placenta Encapsulation

Lisa Kestler is a certified encapsulator through The Association of Placenta Preparation Arts. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy. Having experienced some postpartum depression after the births of her first four children, Lisa was inspired to research if there was a natural approach to helping a new mother through this difficult transition after having a baby, and also began studies to become a midwife. READ MORE.

Nicole Parish-Butler

Post-partum Doula

Bio coming soon!

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