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 and Cedar Rapids Moms Blog (now under new ownership) with her childhood friend Kaitlyn, and things have grown exponentially since then. Sara now works full time from home as the owner of ICM, as well as the Community Engagement Coordinator for our parent network, City Mom Collective.  She loves connecting moms in the corridor through events, blog posts, and above all else, in-person meet-ups.  In addition to her work at CMC and ICM, Sara is also the owner of Cowork Collective, a co-working space downtown Iowa City, and the host of the Little By Little podcast, borne out of the ICM Loss Moms support group. A self-described “serial entrepreneur”, Sara is grateful for the opportunity to live out her passion of building community for 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.

Meet our Iowa City Moms’ Contributor Team.