Kym Bartlett - President
Kym moved to Spokane from England in August 2021 with her American teacher husband and spirited 5-year-old daughter.
She is British-born and previously lived and worked in London for over 20 years as a theatre marketing and communications consultant launching hundreds of shows on an unsuspecting public.
Kym is now a professional Business & Career Coach for mid-career women and has her own online career change programme as well as one-to-one clients. As a self-confessed 'course junkie', she is an avid believer in life-long learning, always looking for new opportunities to grow, share and connect.
Kym is extremely proud to be the new President of Spokane Mama and hopes her energy and enthusiasm will help to bring joy to the lives of the mamas of Spokane!
Position currently vacant.
Erin Skoog - Secretary
Hello! I am Erin, mother to two boys, and part owner of a roofing company with my husband, settling our roots north of Spokane. I originally come from the Midwest, from a small village of strong community bonds, and after giving birth to my first child, I knew I needed to find similar community here in Spokane for myself. The root of my passion lies in helping new parents, specifically those who do not have a strong familial support system, in the early stages of parenthood, helping new families find connection, community, and support; we all need help along the way.
I am so happy to be a part of Spokane Mama and hope to meet you!
Victoria Carding Kelley - Board Member
Originally from England, I moved to Spokane when I graduated from Eastern Washington University with my Masters in Social Work. After I had my daughter in 2018, I found myself emotionally struggling. My main support system was out of state and I couldn’t believe how hard the adjustment was, I found felt lonely and anxious; I was lucky to find a mother’s workout group where I found solidarity.
I credit them in helping me get through that time. Returning to Spokane in 2019,
I sought to find a similar connection, and I found Spokane Mama, believing so strongly in the importance of connecting mamas from all walks of life. My passion is finding ways to incorporate low-income and under served mamas. Despite our different paths, we are all on this journey together! I look forward to meeting you.
Kileigh Knott - Board Member
Kileigh is the mother of three rambunctious children, wife of an ever-patient husband, and a lover of adventuring to new places. She is a graduate of Montana State University with a degree in Health and Human Development alongside completing both a Massage Therapy and Esthetics program. Kileigh has been involved in various roles in the spa industry over the last 13 years.
She and her family recently relocated to Spokane, after blogging their way across the western United States and spending two years exploring the Olympic Peninsula.
Kileigh is thrilled to be part of Spokane Mama's mission of ending the isolation in motherhood. Having moved around many times in her life, she can relate all too well to the challenges moms have in connecting with other moms in an area. She is ready to jump into this community and work towards uniting the moms of Spokane.
Keleigh Kreilkamp - Board Member
Hi I’m Keleigh, mama to two amazing little boys Cade and Emmett and wife to my wonderful husband, Joe. I spent much of my childhood visiting my dad in Spokane while living full time with my mom in the Seattle area (Ballard). I currently work part-time as a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist with the Spokane Public School District.
Having summers off ensures that you can find my family camping, kayaking, hiking, and playing outdoors! I’ve struggled with Postpartum depression with both pregnancies and finding a way to connect with other mamas is what really helped me overcome the feeling of isolation. Spokane Mama is a unique organization in that it is focused on community, connection, friendship and acceptance regardless of what stage of motherhood you’re in. I’m so proud to represent Spokane Mama and I look forward to making many more connections with other mamas.
Kara Stucker - Board Member
Hi! I'm Kara. I've got 2 kids, Glenn and Wyatt. My husband, Scott, and I have been together for about 16 years, and married for 8. I grew up north of Spokane in Mead. Scott and I lived in the Seattle area for five years then moved back and eventually moved out to Mead, where we plan to stay.
I work seasonally for Hierophant Meadery and Twilight Cider works, both up on Green bluff in their tasting rooms and at various farmers' markets. When winter comes I go back to being a full-time stay-at-home Mom.
My first experience with Spokane Mama was the Expo. Pregnant with my second and not knowing anyone was a very uncomfortable moment for me. But after walking around for a bit and seeing all the happy faces lifted my spirits. I left feeling pretty good about the whole experience and excited to go to another event.
My Mom worked for non-profits for most of my life. She inspired me to get involved in non-profits and in the community. I hope this new journey will lead me to even more opportunities to get involved in helping out the community I grew up loving.
Cassandra Tuttle - Board Member
I’m Cassandra, first time Mama to Eleanor. My husband Max and I live in Northwest Spokane. With a degree in Public Service Administration from Whitworth School of Continuing Studies, I have nearly a decade of Non-profit leadership experience at several organizations in Spokane.
When I decided to put my career on hold to stay at home with my baby girl, I knew building a strong support network of other mamas would be imperative to my success. I attended the Spokane Mama Expo a few months after my daughter was born, and I was hooked! I love helping further the mission of Spokane Mama, while building genuine connections myself and improving our community. In my spare time my husband and I enjoy camping, hiking, gardening, brewing beer, karaoke, and working on my Etsy shop.
Spokane Mama was first founded by local Spokane mom and Wisconsin native, Holly Hoagland.
“During the first months of motherhood I found myself friend-less and without community. Becoming a mom sparked a new found strength within that finally gave me the courage to admit an insecurity I carried for years; it’s incredibly isolating and lonely finding friends. From day one I wanted Spokane Mama to spread awareness and normalize how common it is to be lacking meaningful friendships while also providing intentional opportunities for moms to find friendships and community. I believe we all sit at home yearning to find our people in life thinking we are alone in our struggles, I want Spokane Mama to give Spokane moms power, opportunity, strength and encouragement in that journey now and always.” Holly
Our board of directors includes Kym Bartlett, Cassandra Tuttle, Keleigh Kreilkamp, Victoria Carding Kelley, Kara Stucker, Erin Skoog, and Kileigh Knott. As a working board, the operation of Spokane Mama would not happen without the hard work and dedication of these ladies. Each member brings a different skill set and different experiences to the table. Since assembling in the fall of 2018 we've been hard at work building, defining, and carrying out Spokane Mama's mission. Read on to learn about the role each member plays and why they're passionate about our mission.