The team and individual head shots by Stacey at Dream Photography Studio

Meet the Scottsdale Moms Team

Angela Barako

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Co-Owner, Business Administrator

Angela Barako has loved living in Scottsdale for the last 20 years with her husband, Tom and three daughters (plus two dogs). Angela has enjoyed being the owner of Scottsdale Moms and Phoenix Moms. She is passionate about supporting the Scottsdale and Phoenix community. She reads lots of books, is a big college football fan (Go Big Red and Sun Devils!), attempts to garden, and loves reality TV.

Kate Eschbach

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Co-Owner, Director of Advertising and Sales

Kate Eschbach writes a lifestyle legacy blog named Songs Kate Sang and is a professional photographer. She enjoys handwritten correspondence, and may break out into musical numbers at any time. She and her husband Brian have been married since 1999. They have five children – Julia, Nate, Riley, Mary Alice, and Sebastian. She is a Texas girl and lived in Arizona for 12 wonderful (and hot!) years. Kate writes from the heart about adoption and miscarriage. She is passionate about encouraging and serving others. Find her on Instagram!

Kara Hyvarinen

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Co-Owner, Social Media Director

Kara is an Arizona native that loves to travel and eat out. You can usually find her cheering on her oldest son at a basketball game or her youngest son at an ice hockey game. She and her husband met at church and have been married over 20 years.

Senior Contributor

Hi!! My name is Ashley Jones. My husband and I moved to Scottsdale a little over two years ago. I was born and raised in Denver Colorado. We are huge Bronco fans and still follow all Colorado sports. My favorite thing about Arizona is being able to enjoy the great outdoors 8 months out of the year. This past summer we welcomed a beautiful little girl into our lives! We love watching her grow and enjoy learning as new parents. We fell in love with Arizona and are very excited to raise our family here.

Ashley Jones

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Erica Tatum-Sheade

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Erica is a licensed child and adolescent therapist and Certified Daring Way Facilitator practicing in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is the creator of G.E.M.S. (Girls Empowered, Motivated, and Strong) an 8-week girls group focused on helping girls age 8-18 develop their best sense of self. She is a mother of three amazing children, two fur babies, and a baby tortoise.


Hi there, I am Jacqueline. I’m a boy mom to Max who is almost 4 and Noah is one. I am an Arizona native, with a love for connecting and encouraging fellow moms through blogs and social media. Follow along with me on instagram and my blog for motherhood, lifestyle and DIY activities.

Jacqueline Valdez


Jennie Love

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Senior Contributor

Jennie Love is a native Phoenician turned Scottsdale-ite. Jennie and her wonderful husband Scott have two adorable little boys, Robert, the sweet & spunky “threenager,” and baby Weston, who is full of cuddles and smiles. As a family, they enjoy the Phx Zoo, riding the rails at the train park, and exploring hiking trails. Jennie is a yoga instructor at Modern Milk in Scottsdale and routinely subs at Moksha Yoga Phx. While indulging in all things beauty related, Jennie also loves cooking, wine, chocolate, and spending quality time with her family & friends. But her favorite pastime is to browse through Target all by herself.

Senior Contributor

Marybeth Bock is a native San Franciscan, who spent 13 years living and working in two European countries and four U.S. states as an Army spouse. (Faves: Germany and Hawaii).  She’s been enduring the heat of Arizona for 14 years now with her husband, two adult-ish kids, and one crazy coonhound. An alumna of UCLA (Go, Bruins!), she has a Master’s in Public Health and loves to research and write about all health topics, particularly the mental and physical health issues of adolescents and women. Her writing can often be found on the Grown and Flown and Blunt Moms websites. As a new empty-nester, she is thoroughly enjoying the role of “College Mom”, and is finding more time for crafting, hiking, Happy Hour and travel. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

Marybeth Bock

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Sarah Baum



Sarah Baum is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Scottsdale. Sarah has been practicing therapy since 2005 across numerous settings.  She is a mom to three amazing school-aged kids. When not working or “momming”, Sarah enjoys reading, exercise and travel. You can find her on instagram @sarahbaummft. Contact her at [email protected]


Mary is happily married and raising her family in beautiful Scottsdale, where she has lived since moving here from Ohio as a child. Mary is the proud mother of 4, ranging in ages from 9-20 years old. Mary’s passions are not only for writing but also, they are reflected in her degrees in Psychology, Child Development/Family Dynamics, and Legal Studies. As a parent herself, as well as a Consultant in service to parents, Mary feels greatly enriched by also having worked and/or assisted research at ASU’s on-campus preschools: Child Development Lab; Child Psychology Lab; and, College of Education Preschool. Mary loves nothing more than talking babies, kids, and parenting!

Maryam Mousavi


Christalyne Causey



Christalyne is a licensed aesthetician, nutritionist and owner of Bare Aesthetics Skincare & Nutrition located in Scottsdale. She is the mom of a very busy toddler boy with another soon on the way. Originally from Oregon, she has enjoyed adapting to the desert lifestyle and helping moms to look and feel their best all over the Phoenix Valley. You can find her on instagram at @thecauseyeffect and @bare.aesthetics.


I am originally from a small farm town in Illinois but moved here 20 years ago. This is where I met my most amazing husband and we have lived here ever since. We have one super special little boy who just turned 6 and went off to kindergarten. We all love doing anything outside–hiking, camping, biking, gardening, swimming, and just playing and having fun in this great state we live in.

Dawn Barcellona


Kari Workman



Kari Workman is a Scottsdale native and mother to three grown-too-quickly children. As a formerly certified teacher, Kari has instructed students at all levels from “cradle through college.” Kari’s heart belongs to teaching. She commits passionately to causes that further education in her community and Arizona. This passion includes the tutoring company that she founded, The Study Coaches . Kari writes about all things school related.


Suzanne is an author and advocate for mothers with postpartum depression. Her debut memoir, ‘Post Pardon Me’, has become an Amazon best seller as she sheds light, through comedy, on this heavy topic. When not writing, Suzanne loves playing the piano (she isn’t very good) and reading. Her first love was acting, but her forever love is her husband, Kasim and their two beautiful children, Sammy and Ronan.

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Taylor LaBarbera



As a third generation native Phoenician, Taylor has a deep love for our community. She has been married to her high school sweet heart since 2011 and homeschools their three children, 7, 5 & 2. Taylor is a Professional Life Coach and is passionate about working with women through grief and loss. When she’s not homeschooling or coaching, Taylor loves hiking, camping and reading. You can find her on TikTok or Instagram asking a “powerful question of the day” at @taylorlabarberacoaching.

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