Becky, Owner & Founder
Becky is the owner and founder of Rochester MN Moms Blog. Born and raised in Rochester, she considers herself a Minnesota girl through and through…mostly due to her love of winter. With a passion for her community and local businesses, Becky loves connecting women to resources and information to make navigating Rochester a breeze.
She is a mama to Evie (2014) and Theo (2015) and is married to AJ. Together, they cause trouble wherever they go.
Nicole, Communications Director
Nicole jumps at the chance to travel the globe but finds comfort upon returning home to the comfort and familiarity of her native Rochester. After attending the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities for her undergraduate degree in architecture, she skipped her graduation ceremony to marry a guy she met at a waterski show when she was 19. Her baby girl is now 14 years old, with a 11 year old biological brother and 11 year old adopted brother recently home from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In what is clearly a trend to fully integrate all aspects of life, she and her husband involve their kiddos in everything from politics to rehabbing old buildings. She feels strongly that work and travel and family and marriage are best enjoyed simultaneously, and that life is all the richer that way.
Nicole thrives on copious amounts of coffee, a love/hate relationship with running, and searching real estate listings daily. Check out Nicole on Instagram for shots of her bulldog Lucy or follow her design blog Old Spaces New Places.
Elise, Resources Coordinator
Elise grew up in NW Iowa and met her husband, Jeff, while attending Luther College. Over the past 12.5 years, the two have been lucky enough to try out a few different communities in SE MN before settling in Kasson. Elise is blessed to be the mama two energetic boys: Luke (2016) and Gable (black lab 2009). She treasures any amount of time spent with friends and family; whether it be in person, on the phone, texting or any social media avenue. In her spare time, you can find Elise devoted to her full-time career in laboratory science, developing leadership skills, and networking across her interests.
Kelly, Creative Design Coordinator
Kelly is wife to Dustin, mama to 2 little guys, and designer at IBM Interactive. Coming from an all-girls house, Kelly is quickly learning everything boy. When she’s not working or wrangling the boys, she spends her time doing freelance design, blogging, tackling home projects, and instagraming too many pictures. You can find out more and connect with her on her blog at Kelly Hicks Design.
Tricia, Community Engagement Coordinator
Tricia was born and raised in Stewartville. After spending her college years, and then some, in Wisconsin, she moved back to God’s country in 2011 to marry her hubby Tony and begin their family. She stays very busy with her two boys, Charlie (2013) and William (2015), and daughter, Lucy (2018). Tricia is a mom on the go. You can usually find her with a babe strapped to her back or a stroller in tow in search of the next adventure. This family of 5 enjoys exploring the amazing state parks Minnesota has to offer, especially along the Northshore. When Tricia is kid free, she enjoys crocheting, reading and perfecting her bread baking. After 5 wonderful years in the classroom, Tricia took her teaching hat off to stay at home with her kiddos and run an in-home daycare. Even though Tricia keeps her family hopping, she makes sure they take the time to thank God for their blessings every day.
Cristin, Sales Coordinator
Cristin grew up in Rochester and after living on both coasts and life throwing a few unexpected curves, she found herself back in her hometown in 2015. Cristin is a single mom to her two year old son and six year old goldendoodle.
When Cristin isn’t teaching barre and yoga classes at FireFly Barre Fitness or preschool at Aldrich Memorial Nursery School, she loves to travel, read a good book and drink red wine. She’s passionate about health & wellness, kombucha, interior design and her family. A Minnesota girl through and through, Cristin loves the outdoors and all four seasons and she never misses the chance to be at her family’s
A creative spirit, Cristin is notorious for being an idea generator who’s constantly searching for her next project!
Chelsea, Event Coordinator
Chelsea is a social butterfly who has been living in Rochester since 2008. She and her husband Curtis are the parents to two beautiful babies, Coen (2015) and Calla (2017). Chelsea is slowly learning how to function and survive the adventures of parenthood (i.e. active wear, iced americanos from Moka, wine (nothing beats a cold crisp glass of Sauvy B), and of course mom friends).
Chelsea loves making people laugh and has a fondness for sarcasm. She enjoys baking (chocolate chip cookies are a go-to) and feels that cheese should have been her middle name. When she isn’t working as a dietitian or chasing around her rambunctious toddler or snuggling her baby girl, she loves to read lifestyle and food blogs, wishes it were fall year round, decorate her home, and go on day dates with her hubby. You can follow along with Chelsea on Instagram or Pinterest.