Lauren Elolf, Creator & Author
After receiving numerous 'Baby 2 Coming Soon' announcements and several unsuccessful attempts at finding the perfect gift for mom-to-be, Lauren put pen to paper and started writing. One of Lauren's favorite childhood pastimes was writing poetry with her dad so it was quite familiar for her to create a story using that literary style. Baby & Me is Lauren's first book venture, a dream come true and she’s over the moon excited to share it with you.
Before writing Baby & Me, Lauren received her Ph.D. with a concentration in Pharmacology and Neuroscience from The University of North Texas Health Science Center and BS from The University of Texas at Austin. She is owner of Kid & Co., LLC, Director of Sales and Support at Stoelting Co. and currently resides in Evergreen, CO.
Zoe Burchard, Illustrator
Zoe is a classically trained artist and graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has a passion for Photography, Fashion and Love! Before graduating, Zoe worked with Lauren illustrating Baby & Me, bringing words to life with her whimsical watercolor characters. Zoe has since moved on to greener pastures as owner of Zoe Burchard Studio in Seattle, Washington.
Amy Betley, Designer
With her love for creativity since she was old enough to hold a crayon, Amy has pursued her dream of becoming a designer. After graduating with honors from the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago, she has gone on to design hundreds of marketing and promotional materials. Amy began her career at Time Out Chicago Magazine, the go-to magazine for Chicagoans. Currently, she holds a position as Marketing Director for Stoelting Co. in Wood Dale, IL. As a mother of three young children, Amy is extremely passionate and excited to be a part of Baby & Me.