At Honey we believe in family. Both yours, and ours.
Introducing our team.
Brooke Miller, MA, CA-LMFT, E-RYT
Founder of Honey Space for Moms
After surviving two brain surgeries, watching her childhood home burn down, being weighed down with (and ultimately beating) an eating disorder, body image issues and years of depression and anxiety....it was motherhood that truly brought Brooke to her knees, cracked her open, and changed her perspective from every angle. A former nanny, yoga teacher, psychotherapist, wife, daughter, sister, mother, and "trailblazer" according to San Francisco's 411 Magazine, Brooke blends business with heart no matter what she takes on. Her dream to open a comprehensive motherhood wellness center became a reality after she moved to Michigan from California in 2014. With her 2.5yr old and 6-month old in tow, Brooke opened "Honey Studio", later to grow into Honey Space for Moms + Moms-to-be in 2016. She unapologetically wears her heart on her sleeve and holds the space at Honey with little bit four-letter-word meets 'my best friend the therapist', combined with endless cups of hot coffee and me-too moments. She's real...just like motherhood. And she'll probably give you a hug and call you honey. Because it just feels good.
"Brooke is incredible. A light. A visionary for mothers and babies."
- Ricki Lake, Actor & Producer of The Business of Being Born
Stylist, Director of the Honey Beauty Bar
A hair stylist for 18 years, this wife, daughter, sister, and mama of four girls 6 and under (yup) is honest, beautiful, and talented. She has a knack for seeing the beauty in her clients that they may not yet see in themselves. Knowledgeable like woah and passionate beyond measure, Fran’s life is about family…and hair. For real. She runs our beauty bar like the #bossmama she is.
Lindsey Lienert, MA, RYT-200
Yoga Teacher + ‘Little Honeys’ Programming Coordinator
This bright, sparkly musical theater mama combines her skills as a preschool-first grade teacher, her training as a yoga teacher to adults and children, and her affinity for sunshine and rainbows as the little honey maven of our Honey team. Whether in her little honeys music classes, Mama + BusyBee School, or as a learning and education consultant, the experience with Lindsey is always heart-centered, fun, filled with joy, and often comes with laughs from her tiny human sidekick.
Julie Dorfman MA, PsyS
HoneyMama Group Leader
Sweet, passionate and knowledgeable, Julie brings her 20 years of marriage, 19 years of motherhood to 4 humans and 3 dogs, and degree in psychology and humanistic studies to honey as one of our amazing HoneyMama Group leaders. Her authenticity radiates and her feedback is spot on, as she holds the space for all of our amazing new HoneyMamas. We are so lucky to have our Julie. Love and butterflies for real.
Lisa Norgren, YT-200
Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master Trainer, Honey Professional Training Program Assistant
Magical. Freaking. Unicorns. Is basically our Lisa. Mama (and mama-to-be), wife, daughter, truth-seeker, amazing snack bringer…Lisa has a way of making you feel heard, seen, and loved from the inside out. She is just enough woo-woo that you want to know more, while being as grounded as they come. As a Michigan girl, Chicago girl, runner, RYT-200 yoga teacher, honey trainer, reiki master teacher, free Forest school-Ann Arbor director, and former corporate everything-moves-fast-omg-deadlines project manager…she gets it. She. Just. Gets. It. Go to her class, and you’ll get it too.
Dayle extrell, RYT-200
With a smile that greets you from miles away and a strength that exudes, Dayle is a vibrant member of our honey team. She holds a safe space for her students to explore their breath, bodies and minds while always integrating fun, creative and intelligently designed classes for both adults and children. Dayle is also a Thai Massage practitioner and level 2 Reiki healer, so we highly recommend asking her to put her hands on you. Like, for real.
Lucy Kaighin, RN-BSN, IBCLC
Director, Milk + Honey Feeding Program
The newest new mama on our Honey Team, our sweet Lucy is Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. While working in both postpartum and pediatrics in the hospital setting, she knew working with mamas and babies was her calling. We believe #fedisbest at honey, so we heart Lucy’s like-minded approach. Whether breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, pumping, or somewhere in between, Lucy gifts mamas the compassion and support they deserve along with warm and welcoming support that respects their individual needs and goals.
Front desk first face
One of four girls and mother of four boys, Jen is no stranger to holding and managing space, emotions, logistics, and everything in-between. This beautiful wife of 15 years, mama and shoe-obsessed, cooking, vespa-riding yogi may just be the first bright face you see when you walk into honey. A former corporate working mama, she now manages the “front office” of honey like a Queen.
If bubbles and caffeine and fly-girls and recitals combined, Lea would be standing right in front of you. We are obsessed with this mamas energy, kindness, and heart. She has over 25 years of training, performing, and educating in the dance world, was a member of the Central Michigan University Dance Team and has danced for such acts as Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, and the Detroit Tigers (wowza!). She also has an affinity for baking. So. She's basically everything.
Monica Mae Leibson, R. Ac.
Acupuncturist specializing in perinatal + maternal acupuncture
Monica is a registered acupuncturist, trained birth + postpartum doula, mama, wife, and seeker of all the good juju. She trained with acupuncturist + midwife Debra Betts and participated in additional training in fertility with Randine Lewis, author of "The Infertility Cure". She is badass. While super soft. And beyond knowledgable. And oozing with passion. And all the things. All. The. Things.
Lead Childcare, BusyBee Playroom
Silly, barefoot, dancing, singing, loving…this is our “Miss” Yevett. A daughter, sister, and natural caretaker, her goal is to make life sweet for both the mamas and littles in our honey family. Her love for children through and through shines as the head of our busybee playroom. Her beautiful smile, zest for life, family, and the honey hive will brighten your day as she greets you and your little in the busybee playroom daily.
Natalie Friedman, RYT-200
A ray of sunshine, Natalie is a wife, mama (and mama-to-be!), doggie mama, yoga teacher, marketing/advertising consultant, play date logistics maven, baby food chef, and travel buff. We are exhausted even thinking about her life and list, but this bubbly mama rocks it like crazy. She grew up in metro Detroit and after living in Chicago and Los Angeles she is finally back home making our team sweeter than ever.
Jess Guyer, MovNat, RES2017,
‘Strong as a Mother’ Program Coordinator
Often seen carrying some kind of sand bag through the front door of Honey, Jess is #strongasamother. A mama of 3 under 5 years and certified MovNat Natural Movement™ Trainer, Jess is currently completing her certification in Restorative Exercise™ while rocking her full time job as a mama. After suffering from diastasis recti, umbilical hernia and core weakness from her first pregnancy, her lifelong love of exercise and movement took a turn towards deepening her heath and strengthening her body while being an amazing and participatory mom. She brings her sweaty classes, sweet personality….and insane biceps to Honey.
Psychotherapist, Emotional wellness team
She comes early. She stays late. This wife, birth mama and mama of 2 boys exudes passion, tenacity, and dedication. As a psychotherapist who specializes in perinatal mental health, Elise holds the space for both Honeymamas and mamas in her own private practice, with grace. Being surrounded by those she loves and connects with is what brings her joy and peace. And we can feel it. Heart this woman.
miscarriage + loss peer mentor
This strong, present, passionate woman is a mother, wife, and former pre-school teacher. A deep love and appreciation for young children as well as a desire to help support parents, Sam is always connected to her purpose and her 'why'. After losing her second son soon after his birth, Sam surrounded herself with others who have gone through loss, realizing that being with others who connected with her experience was the most healing of all. She now leads our miscarriage + loss group, and connects with parents privately, helping them to find the best path of healing for their family.
certified child passenger safety tech and special needs safety
Mama of 3 littles, wife, and safety advocate to her core, Kendra completed her training in 2014 after becoming just a liiiiittle obsessed with safety after the birth of her first son in 2010. An energy ball of knowledge, she offers private carseat safety checks right in our Honey parking lot to make sure you and your babes are all safe for every ride.
Assistant Program Coordinator
A former preschool teacher, this rock climbing wife and mama has filtered her love of multi-colored pens and type A tendencies into beautiful things like charts, schedules, curriculums, and systems. When she’s not drinking scotch or taming unicorns, she assists our team in creating programming, policies and procedures that help our mamas thrive. If you ever have an issue with using our software, signing in, signing out, signing up…she will fix it. We heart this woman.
Steph Reed, LMSW
private therapy + group leader
A clinical social worker and mama, Steph has a passion for maternal mental health that has no bounds. Being around her feels like you're being held up, which is pretty freakin magical. While working at University of Michigan with mamas + mamas-to-be who were experiencing tragic loss, trauma, challenging pregnancy and birth journeys, she dropped into a career and specialty in supporting perinatal women. Open, raw, and always in it right along side her mama-peers, Steph is a beautiful member of our emotional wellness team.
A wife, mama, childbirth educator, midwife, birth and postpartum doula, Whitney is all things birth, motherhood, and magical. She supported mama birthing babies in a small village in Senegal. She is a resident of a Co-housing Community with her husband and children. She loves baking and gardening. All of the woo, plus she loves playing softball... and that is why we love her. A magical earth mother who loves the feeling of smashing one out of the park. Coolest. Raddest. Dopest baby catcher we know.