ANN IMIG is the founder of the live-reading series and video sharing company LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER and editor of the acclaimed anthology LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now (Putnam Books, 2015). A Stay-At-Home Humorist, Ann’s writing has been featured on sites like CollegeHumor, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Huffington Post and The Washington Post. National TV appearances include ABCnews.com, NBC Nightly News and the webseries Battleground and The Louise Log. Ann’s blog (annsrants.com) has been named a Babble Top 100 Mom Blog, A BlogHer Voice of the Year, and a SheKnows Top 5 Funniest Mom Blog. Ann lives with her husband and children in Madison, Wisconsin.
LAURA ROODMAN EDWARDS RAY C0-Director/Producer—is the author of Brain Dead in the Burbs and Cooking Your Way Back to Sanity and Still Brain Dead and Cooking and soon-to-be-released Forever Brain Dead and Night of the Living Brain Dead, which are all compilations of funny and emotional stories (and lots of recipes with full-colored photos, of course). And, move over Chicken Soup for the Soul…she is also working on an ongoing project, Brisket in the Back Seat…An Anthology of Red Meat. Watch how Laura uses her self-deprecating, quick-witted personality to empower women in her standup comedy show Funny Girls…The Experiment on her YouTube channel. She lives in the burbs with her husband Tom, an eclectic musician and record store owner, and her two daughters, one unofficially adopted daughter, and her stepson close by. She tirelessly spends her days trying to perfect her role as a full-time law firm sales representative, mother, wife, cook, author, comedienne, and speaker . Find her at www.braindeadlaura.com.
NAOMI FRANCIS C0-Director/Producer—Naomi has been planning parties and events for more than 20 years. When it comes to organizing successful sponsored events and fundraisers with a creative flair, Naomi is the best. She also coordinates corporate meetings, weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, birthday parties, graduations, retirement parties, and holiday get-togethers. She is also sought after for her ethnic gourmet cooking classes that she offers to her clients in their homes with their friends or other couples. Naomi is married to Ron, and they have twin 5-year old boys, Jake and Luke. So her household is always one big party that she’s forever trying to clean up!
ELLIE GROSSMAN Co-Director/Producer– Ellie is the author of “Mishegas of Motherhood. Raising Children To Leave The Nest…As Long As They Come Home For Dinner,” which combines domestic satire with Jewish wisdom that applies to all modern families. Her award-winning writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country and blogosphere. In addition to co-authoring a children’s book series “Marshall The Miracle Dog,” Ellie works as a consultant in social media, public relations, and marketing. Find her at www.mishegasofmotherhood.com.