Vanessa Bush, Owner and Director
Vanessa loves her people and loves Albuquerque and has lots to say about both. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, Nate, and they have three kids. Originally from Florida, she’s lived in Albuquerque since 2009 when she and her family relocated to start a new church. Even though she misses wearing flip-flops year round, New Mexico has truly enchanted her, and the desert feels like home. When she is not chauffeuring children to soccer and ballet, Vanessa teaches high school English online, enjoys volunteering at church, loves watching college football, and drinks a little too much coffee. She is passionate about connecting women with each other, loving her people, and finding the good in her place.
Mandie Segura, Events Coordinator
Mandie plans and executes all our events at Albuquerque Moms Blog. From events just for moms to family events, she loves to show us a good time! Mandie is a stay at home momma to two sweet girls, ages 3 and 1. In a former life, she blogged frequently, slept in a lot, and loved to sew and sell on Etsy, but now she sleeps very little, changes a lot of diapers, and hasn’t seen her sewing machine in months. She enjoys play dates, grown-up dates with her husband Gabe, and pretending that she has a green thumb. Oh, and food. Definitely good food. She’s pretty active on Instagram, too, at @mandiesegura.
Emily Diaz, Events Assistant
Emily is detail woman extraordinaire and a fantastic coordinator of people, so she uses those skills to make sure our events come off without a hitch. Emily is a blessed and busy wife and mama of four. She met her husband on a mission trip in high school, and they began their relationship speaking only the language of love, as they were unable to speak each other’s languages. They now lead a wild and crazy bilingual life mixing their Mexican and American cultures here in Albuquerque. Emily enjoys a good cup O’joe, brunch, and the outdoors (yay Albuquerque sun!). She and her husband planted a local Spanish-speaking church, and she enjoys volunteering her time there. She loves this city and is passionate about serving moms and kids.
Jalyssa Richardson, Social Media Coordinator
Have you ever appreciated a pretty pic on our Instagram page? Well, thank our Social Media Coordinator, Jalyssa. She’s the wife to her best friend Nathaniel & mama to 3 gorgeous boys, Noah (3), Uriah(1), & Ezrah (4months). She’s a California girl currently living in Albuquerque as her husband serves on Kirtland Air Force base. She’s enjoying this beautiful desert & all it has to offer. When she is not doing all things little boy, she loves to take pictures of people, does women’s ministry, & is an avid Instagrammer. She is passionate about many things, but all of those things come from her love for Jesus. She really enjoys sharing her journey with people via Instgram & her blog.