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, Advertising Director

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 has lived in Arizona for 8 wonderful (and hot!) years. Kate writes from the heart about adoption and miscarriage. She is passionate about encouraging and serving others

Kara Hyvarinen

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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.

Editor, Contributor

Jinny De Luca is originally from the Midwest, has lived in Arizona since 1996 and is desperately missing winters. She met her husband Paul at church, and they married in 2010. In 2014 they were surprised with the blessing of their daughter, Ruby, through adoption. With a background in Interior Design, Jinny loves decorating and space planning. She’s a failed minimalist who loves options and patterns too much to commit. She enjoys organizing and decluttering, photography, party planning, cookie decorating, and has a healthy obsession with planners and all things paper.

Jinny Deluca

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Jennifer & Tera

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Event Managers 

In addition to planning all of the SMB events, Jennifer and Tera own Best Friend Borrowed! If you are in need of a fantastic event planning team for your weddings or upcoming event, contact them! 


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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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.


Kelli Northey moved to Scottsdale six years ago, after marrying her college sweetheart in Wisconsin. They haven’t missed the cold, snowy winters yet! She is a mom to a sweet and silly two year old daughter who is always on the go. Their days are filled with fun toddler activities, ranging anywhere from library programs to splashing in their pool. Kelli loves being with family and friends. She enjoys volunteering, party planning, making paper crafts, trying new recipes, and going on family hikes. Kelli is new to blogging, but has loved reading the experience of other SMB contributors.

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Marybeth Bock

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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.


Born and raised in Chicago, IL. I moved to the valley before high school. I have lived in Scottsdale on and off since college but my husband and I moved back to the valley after our son was born. My husband and I are college sweethearts and welcomed our son, after a long painful battle of infertility, in June 2019. He truly is our miracle! I work in the hotel industry and travel is my passion. I also love to cook and craft as well. Mom and life hacks are totally my current obsession. My husband is Jewish and I was raised Catholic so we are in an interfaith marriage, which means double the fun and double the holidays! can’t wait to share some mom hacks and travel advice with all of you!

Pietrina Musumeci

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Sarah Baum

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Sarah Baum is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Scottsdale. Sarah has been practicing therapy for over ten years in numerous settings. Prior to working in private practice, Sarah worked with children and in Special Education. She is a mom to three kids five years old and under. When not working or “momming”, Sarah enjoys reading, yoga and travel. You can find her on instagram @sarahbaummft. Contact her at [email protected]

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