About Triad Moms on Main

Triad Moms on Main is an online parenting resource for the Triad, NC area. Our website launched in October of 2010. We are an all-inclusive resource for parents that features daily blogs, directories, a detailed local events calendar, contests and giveaways. Our website explores new topics daily through our blog – from how to find the right school or summer camp for your child, to showcasing local restaurants and birthday party venues. Our team focuses on needs and interests of parents raising children in the Triad while also hosting guest blogs from a variety of viewpoints. Thanks to our sponsors, all Triad area parents are welcome to use our website at any time free of cost.

Keep up with TMoM by:

– Subscribing to our newsletter. You will receive an email newsletter every every Wednesday with the latest happenings, events, and deals around the Triad.

– Subscribe and listen to our podcast, Triad Moms on the Mic, here.

– Follow us on Facebook here. This is where we share our daily blogs, giveaways, local events and promotions.

– Join our TMoM Community Chat page here. We hope this group will become a go-to community for you when you are not able to find answers to your questions on our website.

– Follow us on Twitter herePinterest here, and Instagram here.

Suzy Fielders

Co-Manager – Email

Suzy was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC and is now raising her teen and infant daughters here. She and her oldest daughter started the homeschool journey in 2018 and love it. She received her B.A. in Communications and Psychology from Coker College in SC and her M.A. in Communication Studies from UNC-Greensboro. After working in marketing since 2007, she tried a change of pace in 2019 when she became the G.M. at Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park in Winston-Salem. It was an absolute blast and she loved being able to see all the happy, smiling faces. In 2021, she decided to branch out from freelance writing to full-time writing and helps small businesses and mompreneurs with their content marketing. When not writing, she loves spending time with her daughters and husband! She has loved blogging for TMoM over the years and working on the sales team, and is very excited to become the new co-manager of the site!

Sandy Harper

Co-Manager – Email

Sandy has called the Triad home since her parents moved here when she was three years old. She recently moved to the small foothills town of Boonville. This put her family closer to the mountains and lots of adventure.  Before having children, she was an educational tutor for 13 years at Sylvan Learning Center. She also worked in public relations with a local music production company. Mixed in all of this, she would write for different local sites and publications, including TMoM. Now she is a wife to an amazing, supportive man and a mom of three wild and free kiddos. She homeschools, loves all things nature and the outdoors, writing and a good cup of coffee. She is thrilled to be a part of TMoM!

Triad Moms on MainAshleigh Welder

Sales Rep. –  Email

Ashleigh Welder grew up in High Point and graduated from UNCG with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She has been a sales representative with Triad Moms on Main since the launch of the website in 2010. She is also a classroom teacher at The North Carolina Leadership Academy and teaches enrichment programs at Greensboro Day School in the summer. Ashleigh and her husband have lived in Greensboro, Jamestown, or High Point all their lives and love living in the area raising their children, Bryce and Savannah.  They feel a strong connection and sense of community in the Triad and never want to leave!

Dani Luft

Sales Rep. – Email

Dani is a third-generation native of Greensboro. She received her B.A. from University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Go Vols!), and moved to New York City to receive her Masters in Education. After meeting her husband, Ryan, they moved to Greensboro in 2006.  Dani is currently teaching Kindergarten Hebrew and Judaic Studies part time, but her best (and toughest job) has been staying at home with their three children, Shaina, Mira, and Ari. She enjoys volunteering in the community, hosting playdates, cooking, and keeping up with friends on social media. 


Triad Moms on Main - MelissaMelissa Brooks

Sales Rep. – Email

After moving from New Jersey 25 years ago, Melissa has lived most of her life in and around Greensboro. Melissa graduated from UNCC with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She had a few different positions after college, but never found that “dream job.” Her most rewarding and challenging job has been staying home with her three girls – Kamdyn (6), Paige (3) and Reese (3). While staying home with her children, Melissa has been an active volunteer with Family Support Network of Central Carolina as well as Kamdyn’s school and church. Melissa has utilized the Triad Moms on Main website for years and is thrilled to be the newest member of our team!

Triad Moms on Main - KodiaKodia Byers

Sales Rep. – Email
Podcast Team Member

Kodia is originally from a small town in the mountains of North Carolina and has been living in the Winston-Salem area since 2012. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a B.S in Communication Disorders and has a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Before becoming a stay-at-home-mom, she taught at a community college, 6th grade English Language Arts and most recently, 2nd grade. She and her husband Zack have two daughters; Mae and Edie Rees. Kodia enjoys spending time with her family, discovering new places around town, being outdoors (hiking, swimming, going to the lake), especially in the mountains, cooking and baking. She loves watching the Triad grow and evolve all while maintaining a feeling of community and togetherness.

Nicole WittenNicole Witten

Sales Rep. – Email

Nicole is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio but moved to North Carolina in 2005 to attend Appalachian State. This is where she received her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and where she met her husband. They moved to the Triad in 2007 where Nicole began her career. Since then, she has gained experience in fundraising, non-profit work, event-planning and communications with various organizations in both Greensboro and Winston-Salem. Now Nicole is a stay-at-home mom of three strong-willed and joyful children. She loves spending time outdoors, watching and participating in sports, enjoying music especially live music performances, supporting the arts and local theater, reading, cooking and gardening. Nicole enjoys exploring the Triad with her family and loves the sense of community here.

Dennette Bailey


Dennette is a mom of three, an aspiring author, and a teacher. A graduate of Winston Salem State University, the University of North Carolina Greensboro and Piedmont International University, she loves learning and teaching. Having spirited conversations about politics, religion and education with her spouse (who is also an educator) keeps her grounded, but going to church, planning family vacations and hosting parties keep her enthusiastic. Dennette has submitted guest blogs to TMoM since 2015 and joined the TMoM team as a regular blogger in 2018.


Laura Simon

Blogger & Podcast Team Member

Laura moved to the Triad from Cincinnati in 2016, and she hopes to never experience another midwestern winter. A middle and high school English teacher for 14 years, she now works from home for an e-learning company and homeschools her three kids: Eli (12), Caleb (10) and Violet (7). Her rescue dogs, Jack and Winston, are also at home during school hours, but they don’t seem to be making any educational progress. When she’s not driving her kids to swim team, piano, guitar, and playdates or volunteering at her beloved church, Laura loves to travel with her kids, try new food, and read. She has a faint memory of loving to sleep in, but she’s long since forgotten how to do it. Fortunately, she’s also passionate about good local coffee (black, with honey) and quality eye cream.

Anna Keller


Anna and her husband, Kevin, moved to Winston-Salem from Atlanta more than 10 years ago for what they thought would be a two-year stint (he went to business school at Wake Forest), and they’re thrilled they never left. They love the strong, close-knit community here, and find it to be the perfect place to raise their preschooler, Maggie, and her baby brother, Vance. In addition to blogging for TMoM and doing other freelance writing, Anna has her own blog, curiouser & curiouser, where she writes about topics ranging from health and wellness to pregnancy and parenting to fashion and baking — and lots more! She’s also a Pure Barre teacher and a Beautycounter consultant who loves spending time with her family, catching up with friends over lunch, reading (though time for that is rare these days!), and organizing the refrigerator — especially on days when everything else seems out of control (it’s so very cathartic!).

Sydney Richardson


Sydney Richardson is an educator, writer, and coffee-lover. Born in New Jersey and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina she often played “school” with her sister. It’s no surprise that they both went into education. A graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (B.A. and PhD) and North Carolina A&T State University (M.A.), Sydney has spent the last sixteen years in higher education, working in faculty and administrative roles. Her writing often focuses on topics related to education, leadership, and work/family balance. She has her own blog, Rokleader, and gives workshops on areas of women in leadership. When she’s not working, Sydney can be found perfecting her coffee brewing, trying out new recipes on her family, or painting a new room in her house. She and her husband, Herbert, are proud parents to two children and hound/boxer mix pup.

ellenEllen Bryant Lloyd


Ellen grew up in Wilmington, NC but found her way to Greensboro where she attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She loved the Triad so much, she decided to stay after graduating and launched her career at the News & Record where she worked in advertising, sales and marketing. After six years, she shifted gears to pursue her passion: writing. Ellen discovered this passion in the third grade when she was given a school assignment to write a story, illustrate it and then bind it into a book. This experience gave her a feeling of pure joy and an inkling that she was called to be a writer. Almost two decades later, she embraced her writing and has since published two children’s books and written hundreds of articles, lifestyle features and blog posts. She also ghostwrites memoirs and is close to finishing several fiction projects. Ellen loves being a blogger for TMOM with her columns, “Ellen’s Book Nook,” and “A Mindful Mom.” She and her husband, Lee, live in Greensboro and have a son who has flown from the nest and a daughter who is not far from it. They also have the sweetest dog ever, Lexi, who eagerly welcomes visits from her two-legged siblings, as do her two-legged parents.


Britney DentBritney Dent


Britney holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a Life Coach for parents and teenagers. She also is Hands On North West & Wake Forest University Women’s Emerging Leaders Graduate and City of Winston Salem University 2022 graduate. Britney also has several certifications from her 10-year tenure as a public school teacher and her role in the non-profit sector. Britney believes in “working hard and being nice”.

Britney has been selected as a 2022 United Way Women United Transformational Leader and featured in several media publications as well as publishing her #1 best-selling book: “Parenting Redefined”. She serves on the board for Triad Restorative Justice and volunteers with many local organizations. In her spare time, Britney enjoys reading, watching Jeopardy and playing board games with family and friends. Britney moved to Greensboro in 2006 from Selma, NC and later moved to the Lewisville-Clemmons area.


Brooke Coley 

Calendar Coordinator & Instagram Manager

Brooke moved to her husband’s hometown of Greensboro, NC in 2011. She quickly fell in love with the unique community the city had to offer. Brooke was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She earned her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University (Go Neers!). She then earned her Masters in School Administration from University of North Carolina Greensboro. Brooke was a classroom teacher for 7 years. She also served as the Associate Kids Director at her church until her first son was born. Since then she has enjoyed her most rewarding job of all, staying at home with her little ones. Brooke enjoys exploring the Triad with her family, tutoring students in her neighborhood, and traveling as much as possible.


Mackenzie Cates-AllenMackenzie Cates-Allen 

Instagram Manager

Mackenzie Cates-Allen moved to Greensboro, NC at 7, and has called Winston-Salem, NC home since 2004. Married since 2013, she and her husband Mark have 3 daughters. Graduating from the oldest women’s college in the country, Salem College, she obtained her B.A. in Nonprofit Management and went on to work in a variety of both corporate and nonprofit roles. In 2016, she founded the Winston-Salem Ambassadors, a nonprofit that welcomes all to and in Winston-Salem, NC. She currently serves as its President. In 2021, she created her business, ‘She of Many Hats’ to house her many interests and endeavors, including consulting, ministering, and writing, among others. She loves reading, local government, coffee, and building/connecting relationships and focuses on always learning and growing.


Kristie Touchstone

Graphics Coordinator – ktouchstone@triad.rr.com

Kristie has 20+ years of graphic design experience and 17 years of experience in the printing/packaging/display industry. She has continued to build on her experience through the years, and has more recently been involved with web design and maintenance, social media design and execution, as well as design for digital billboard advertising. She and her husband, Ricky are the proud parents of triplets, Abby, Andrew, and Adam, who are in college. Being a TMoM graphics coordinator is a great balance between her past work experience with local and global customers, as well as her love of graphics and photography. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys walking, watching Clemson football, and creating custom designs for t-shirts, cups, and other personalized items with her business, Kristie-ish.



Original Co-Founders

Rachel Hoeing & Katie Moosbrugger

What started as an idea scribbled on a Chick-fil-A napkin soon became a reality 12 years ago this month. Rachel and Katie developed Triad Moms on Main with the sole purpose of creating an inclusive online community of Triad moms and dads. Today that community includes tens of thousands of readers who log on to the site each and every day, subscribe to TMoM’s newsletter, and follow the site on social media.

With Rachel’s background in elementary education and Katie’s background in PR, the partnership was the perfect blend of knowledge and experience to grow Triad Moms on Main into the area’s premier resource for parents. The two have lived in the Triad with their respective families for over 18 years and have raised their children while running the site. Now that they each have grown children, Rachel and Katie recognized the need to pass the torch. The founders will remain owners of the website, but are thrilled to watch TMoM continue to grow and evolve under new leadership. The Triad Moms on Main team has expanded to a group of 20 incredible women, and we all cannot wait to see what the future holds.

Triad Moms on the Mic Podcast


Four of our team members: Kodia Byers, Laura Dydek, Kelly Hines and Laura Simon make up our podcast team, Triad Moms on the Mic. Each of these ladies bring a unique perspective to the podcast in regards to parenting, living in the Triad, current events, and just making the most of every day! Listen while you’re in the car, on a walk, doing chores around the house, or simply relaxing. It is a great way to feel connected to other local moms who are on the same journey as you, just at different junctures along the way! This podcast is brought to you by the Triad Podcast Network. Subscribe and find our playlist here


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