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Lauren Haney – Founder & Director of Content

Lauren is the Founder of Sarasota Manatee Mom. In 2013, she and her two children, Aiden and Kinley, moved to sunny Florida to live near her parents. As a family, they love spending time outdoors, checking out new restaurants and simply snuggling on the couch with a good book. As a former middle school teacher, Lauren understands the impact that all Moms have on the community. Some areas of life have been challenging with multiple moves, a divorce, and navigating how to be a solo Mom. Through it all, she always found Mom friends to lean on in the midst of tough times. Her hope is to keep connecting Moms with their local community, support and encourage them through delivering authentic content and events that create long-lasting connections.

To contact Lauren, email her at lauren{at}sarasotamanateemom{dot}com


Kate O’Driscoll – Co-Owner and Director of Sales & Marketing

Kate is Co-Owner and Director of Marketing & Sales for Sarasota Manatee Mom. In her early 20s, she learned that she cannot physically have children. As heartbreaking as that was, she soon became “Auntie Katie” to literally dozens of kids – friends and family alike! She then turned this experience into an empowering mission in life; to help empower Moms! Kate brings 24 years of business, event planning and marketing experience to the SMM team. She is truly dedicated to reach and connect Moms of all ages and backgrounds. Her boyfriend, Allen, is a 22-year veteran and retired law enforcement officer. They live in Lakewood Ranch and are very active in the community.


To contact Kate, email her at [email protected] or (847) 373-7763


Kristin Trezza – Director of Operations

Kristin is our awesome Director of Operations! She is a wife and homeschooling momma of two munchkins and one wild puppy. As a former Human Resources Officer, Kristin is extremely organized and has a pulse on the practicalities of running a business. Kristin loves to share insights into her own experiences about her family’s food allergies, Momlife struggles, books, fitness and more. Her family moved to the Sarasota area in May 2017, and they enjoy exploring all that the area has to offer. We are so proud to have her on our team!

To contact Kristin, email her at kristin{at}sarasotamanateemom{dot}com

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