Meet The ICM Executive Team

Sara {owner}

Sara and her husband Matt (sweethearts since they were just 16) got married in 2007, and since then have welcomed four beautiful children into their growing family (Sam in 2008, Cooper in 2010,  Nora Jean in August 2012, and Adam James in 2015).  A born-and-raised Iowan, and self-proclaimed “Iowa City junkie”, she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees (in Spanish Literature) from the University of Iowa.  Some of her favorite memories happened on the streets surrounding the Old Capitol—good friends, good food, good times.  After 7 years of teaching Spanish and Latin American History, Sara co-founded the Iowa City Moms Blog in 2013 with her childhood friend Kaitlyn (now owner of Cedar Rapids Moms Blog), and things have grown exponentially since then. Sara now works full time from home as the owner of ICMB, as well as the Managing Editor for the City Moms Blog Network national team.  She loves connecting moms in the corridor through events, online blog posts, and neighborhood playgroups and meet-ups.  Thanks to CMBN, Sara is able to live out her passion of writing alongside a team of amazing women, all while still able to carpool all four kids to school, activities, doctors appointments, and wherever else they need to go.


Photo by Lindsay McGowan Photography

Jessi {director of corporate & community partnerships}

Jessi is a creative, organized and enthusiastic girl-mom with a soft spot for country music and all that it entails. She’s a single mom to two sassy and sweet daughters (born in 2014 & 2018). She’s putting down roots in West Branch, Iowa, just a few miles from her hometown of West Liberty. Jessi offers ICM clients expertise in event coordination, public relations and marketing from her various professional roles in the community. She enjoys hiking, crafts, bargain hunting, party planning, and taking in the simple joys of life. She is admittedly addicted to spreadsheets and sarcasm, is passionate about philanthropy, and is completely smitten by the adventure of motherhood.


Katie {managing editor}

Katie Linder

Katie is a proud wife and mother of two children (and a dog). By day she works as a digital marketing professional and by night she edits for Iowa City Moms. Katie is a proud Iowa alum with degrees in journalism and political science, as well as a master’s degree in strategic communication. You can find Katie and her family cheering on the Hawkeyes at live sporting events, playing and walking the grounds at City Park, and enjoying lively culture and food in downtown Iowa City.

Meet our Iowa City Moms’ contributor team.