Dawn Dickerson, M.Ed, IBCLC, CD(DONA), RYT
Dawn Dickerson is the owner of Mamas & Milk, supporting women and their families on their journey through pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. Dawn has been an educator for over a decade with a Masters in Education and multiple-subject teaching credential from Antioch University. After the birth of her first child, she knew that working with women during pregnancy and postpartum was what she was meant to do. She became a yoga instructor, certified in prenatal yoga with Jane Austen in San Francisco in 2009. She became a birth doula because all her favorite prenatal yoga instructors were doulas, and accidentally fell in love with birth. She became a Certified Lactation Educator and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant through UCSD. Dawn lives in San Diego with her husband and two boys. When she is not teaching and helping mamas breastfeed, she is usually playing with trucks, trains, and dinosaurs. She also enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, cooking, painting, and the ocean.
Carly Marks, RN, IBCLC, RYT
Carly Marks is a registered nurse with over 10 years experience in the Neonatal ICU. Even as she came to see breastfeeding as the natural continuation of pregnancy, she learned that most Mamas and Babies need practice to make it work. Her first daughter proved this to her in many ways. If not for a dear friend, who is an IBCLC, they may not have made it past the first hurdle or 6. And so began her passion for facilitating breastfeeding.
Yoga enhances her life in more ways than she can express. She studied with a variety of teachers, and earned a 200hr certification in 2009. Since then, her continuing education has concentrated on restorative and prenatal yoga. She is playful as she articulates ways of guiding students to make friends with their body through Asana (Yoga poses). Her approach to teaching and guiding comes from her own exploration and personal practice. Yoga allowed her to experience 2 amazing pregnancies and births. It fills her heart with gratitude that she may share it within the birthing community. She lives in Tierrasanta with Bobby, her husband, Ellie (4), Abby (2) and Brady ( 8 fur baby).
Tiffany is a breastfeeding goddess and baby wearing queen. She is a Dona trained doula and she supports mamas all over the county through baby wearing and breastfeeding support groups because she is awesome. She has one adorable kiddo who likes trains and balls and is looking forward to welcoming another squish earthside soon!