Rachel Salkin, President
Hello! You can usually find me running around with my 2yo twins, Jackson + Harper. We love to be out and about with our friends but we are also homebodies! When I am not with my kiddos I am finishing some chore, working on my business or dreaming all things PVMOM :-). I grew up in Tucson, attended FIDM in LA where I started working for Nordstrom, then returned to AZ where I met my husband. I spent the last 8 years working with my him in our marketing firm before becoming a SAHM. I am a total night owl, hate the mornings (hence my Starbucks addiction), and love to cook! People would probably tell you I am a neat freak and extremely passionate. My TV obsessions are Mistresses and anything HGTV.....leaving me wanting to redo a room in my house weekly.
Beth Gevirtz, Vice President
Shalom! I'm Beth Gevirtz, mommy to Syd and Ari, almost 3-year-old girl/boy twins and of course my fur babies, Ella and Sophie. I was raised on Lou Malnati’s and Portillos in the suburbs of Chicago, was a gymnast in college at The University of Florida (Go Gators!) and moved to AZ in 2009. If I could, I would live off of cookie dough, bagels and cream cheese and filet mignon - you’d never believe that I’m a Registered Dietitian by degree and past work life! Baking and shopping are my go to stress relievers, you will find homemade cookie dough in my fridge 95% of the time (I can’t promise it will ever be baked though!). In my spare time you can find me watching mindless trash TV such as So You Think You Can Dance or Dance Moms, and if you ask my husband I can Facebook stalk with the best of them, but he wouldn’t really know because he travels at least 2 weeks a month. Needless to say I look forward to growing PVMOM and if you need me, you can find me on Facebook!
Lyndsey Steele, Secretary
Hi! I'm Lyndsey, the Secretary (complete with glasses and a cardigan). I live in a madhouse run by a tiny army that I made myself. Logan is five and Garrett, Conner, and Ellie are two. I own a home healthcare company and clinic that supports children and adults with disabilities. I constantly feel busy but am always ready for cocktails and Mom's Night Out. Don't threaten me with a good time! I'm born and raised in Arizona but most PVMOM Members may argue that I live in a far off land, also known as the East Valley. I have a passion for supporting Moms of Multiples because it's a different world that not everyone understands and am excited for all the PVMOM has planned for this term! Especially MNO. And cocktails.
Jenny Bruso, Treasurer
I'm Jenny Bruso, your Treasurer. I have 3 1/2 year old fraternal twin girls, Olivia and Sophia, and a 6 year old boy, Ben. As much as I love my kiddos, I need to work to keep my sanity. I work full-time at JDA Software supporting Workday Financials, our accounting system. I have over 15 years of experience in the accounting field and it is nice to change it up to a role that is a blend of IT/Accounting. I grew up in Illinois and moved to Arizona in 2003. Before a husband and kids, you could find me at a karaoke bar on Friday and/or Saturday nights; now I save the singing for car rides to and from work. After the kids are in bed, I spend my free time catching up on Facebook and Pinterest or playing Angry Birds POP. If I had more time and energy, you would find me baking or sewing (I worked at JoAnn Fabrics in high school). I love spending time with my twin and triplet mom friends and I'm looking forward to a great year with PVMOM!
Shannon Rice (Galasso), Communications Chair
Ciao Ladies. My name is Shannon Rice and I do not sleep. Like ever. It's half my fault and half my wonderful almost 2.5 year old boy/girl twins named Amelie & Dermot who have won multiple gold medals in not sleeping. I like to think I work part time as an entrepreneur running a destination lifestyle photography brand but who am I kidding - I haven't seen the inside of an A380 in 3 years. I am a native from AZ and started my obsession with living abroad when I was 21 years old in Florence, Italy. My husband and I met via Skype and were engaged after 3 months where I had a stint living in Dubai as an expat. San Francisco is where we called home prior to kids and have a keen affinity for anything wine related. I have a passion for helping others and think I have a six sense when it comes to researching any topic.
Heather Renc, National Rep
Hi! I'm Heather Renc, PVMOM's National Rep to our parent club, Multiples of America. I'm originally from New Jersey, but have lived in Arizona longer than I've lived in any other state (17 years!). I've been married for 9 years to my college sweetheart, Tom, and together we have 3 energetic boys - Sam, who is 3.5, and our almost-2-year-old twins, Ben and Will. I work part time as a dentist and I'm home with the boys the rest of the time (which is WAY harder than working). I'm a big fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers, and in my spare time I enjoy running, reading chic lit, and drinking wine. Not necessarily in that order. I look forward to getting to know all of you better this coming year!
Neha Velangi, Program Planner
I'm Neha Velangi, one of the two Program Planners for this year. Mommy to identical twin boys Aarish & Aarav who just turned 1 a few weeks back. Born in India, raised in Dubai, went to college up in MN and now settled in AZ. It's been quite a ride ! When I get a few quiet moments through the day I miss my nerdy, dorky engineering-self, spending hours in the lab working on new products and upcoming medical devices. My love for chocolate and all things sweet is unreal. I'm quite an artist at heart and would love to get back to painting & making handmade cards at some point. Both the husband and I love to travel, even though now it seems like more work than time off, with the boys. Currently reading 'When Breath Becomes Air' and feel like I have been on the same chapter for the last couple of months (yeh, the hiding in the closet with my Kindle hasn't been working very well) With a husband who has 6-day work weeks, this group of women and the connections I've made in the past year have been a total lifesaver. The idea is to encourage people to foster new relationships, connect with old ones and to create a space where everyone feels like they belong ! That is my goal as a program planner.
Kassie Lewis, Program Planner
I am Kassie, one of your meeting planners. I have 20 month old twin girls. I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved to AZ about 10 years ago. I miss Chicago tremendously! In my former life I was a nurse. In my free time I love to read (romance novels are my guilty pleasure) I don't really watch reality tv...is that weird? I LOVE traveling especially internationally. I am a scuba diver and have been diving in some pretty cool places. Oh! And I'm a Harry Potter nerd!
Jennifer Oh, Fundraising Co-Chair
My name is Jennifer Oh. I am currently a stay-at-home mom. I have four children; Sarah (17), Lauren (14), 2-year old boy/girl twins, Addison and Matthew as well as two pet rabbits-Blackstone and Truffles. It is crazy that I will be touring colleges and preschools all in the same year! I grew up in Pennsylvania and we have been in Scottsdale for 9 years. I love Italian food and chocolate.
Fun Fact: My mom is a fraternal twin!
Naomi Arnold, Fundraising Co-Chair
My name is Naomi Arnold and I am the mom to 2 year old boy/girl twins Makenzi and Ryder. We have lived in north Phoenix for 9 years. I moved here from southern CA for my job. I am in my 9th year as a kindergarten teacher. I absolutely love pizza (I could eat it everyday) and hate seafood! I feel so thankful to be a part if PVMOM and am glad that I can give back by being a part of the board.
Jill Scott, Social Chair
Hi! I'm Jill Scott, mother of three boys (!!!!!!) - twins 1 1/2 year old Mickey & Ziggy and a three year old, Declan. I'm a native of Cleveland, Ohio and a 14 year veteran middle school social studies teacher. I'm an avid crafter, Pinterest addict, and movie junkie. I take pride of in my DIY Halloween costumes (no plastic masks here) and always seem to be planning something (my favorite event was a Thunderstorm for my good friend (think bridal shower for a guy). I'm taking some time off from work to watch my boys & I love play dates - so hit me up!
Melanie Morin, Social Co-Chair
I am the mother of Vander and Emerson, b/g 20 month old twins. I have dreamed about having b/g twins ever since watching Brenda and Brandon on 90210 (never actually thought it would happen).
If I get a run in before everyone wakes up, it is going to be a good day! A run, shower, and hair done before everyone wakes, I might as well have won the lottery! I work full time as a medical sales rep. My husband and I are a match.com success story. He is from Boston. I am from NJ but grew up in CA. We love doing things outside as a family, running, swimming, biking, playing at the park. My household single handedly keeps Oikos, Chobani and TCBY in business. Lastly we eat from paper plates and plastic utensils for every meal!
Reina Canute, Special Events Planner
Hi my name is Reina Canute! I am Momma to a two-year-old little boy, Wess and 1-year-old boy/girl twins, Graham and Eva Grace. Originally from Casa Grande AZ, I have made Scottsdale my home. I raised elementary & high school children for many years (aka, I was a teacher) and now am focusing on my career in real estate. During my stint as a stay at home mom I became my own "Cake Boss," and still dabble in decorating. If at anytime you can't find me, it means I escaped to Pinetop.
Beth Summers, Sale Co-Chair
I'm Beth Summers, sale co-chair and unofficial welcoming committee member :) I have almost 3-year-old girls, Addison and Harper. I'm from Michigan but have been in AZ for 10 years. I am a die hard sports fan and will not leave the TV during college football Saturdays. I used to be an avid runner (pre kids)- and have completed 5 marathons! Hopefully one day I can get back to that. Currently, I work full time as a Director of Sales at a software company in North Scottsdale.
Lisa Peters, Sale Co-Chair
Hi! I'm Lisa, mommy to 3 year old (in October) boy/girl twins Faith and Jackson. Originally from Canada, I moved to Phoenix with my husband in January 2013 and BAM! pregnant with twins one month later. It's been a crazy ride having kids in a town that's at the opposite end of the country to all our family, but I love my PVMOM tribe and am so thankful for this group. Likes: I love RED WINE!!! And entertaining. Dislikes: Humidity (hello AZ in July/Aug), and I hate it when the wine bottle is empty. In my spare time you'll find me on Facebook trying to get the PVMOM sale promoted, or surfing swip swap pages!
Kira Bonnice, Big Tent Coordinator
Hi! I'm Kira! My identical twin girls were born in February 2015 (18 months today!). Together with my boyfriend of 9 years and our Black Lab/Whippet Zoe, we're one little happy family. I'm a born and raised Arizona girl (excluding my college years in Michigan). Lately I've been working hard at finding a house (we close in September, yay!), knitting for pregnant friends, and listening to audio books or reading. I'm admittedly a huge geek. I'm an unashamed Harry Potter fan and can't wait until the girls are older so I can read the books to them. I'm the Assistant Director of Admissions at The University of Advancing Technology so I work with geeky students all day. Find me on Facebook; I look forward to a great year together.
Shenen Dietrich, Board Advisor
My name is Shenen Dietrich. I am blessed with 6 year old fraternal twin boys that have enabled me to join this amazing organization. I was president for the past 2 years and prior to that sale co-chair. Having just returned from attending Multiples of America national convention as one of PVMOM's delegates, I am proud to announce my appointment to the MOA Finance Committee as the sponsorship coordinator. I look forward to serving our national organization in addition to my local chapter, PVMOM. As a career, I am an Internal Medicine physician working as the medical director for DeRosa Medical Clinics. My passions include equestrian sports, skiing and traveling.
Nicole Raymond, Membership Chair
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