Meet our Owner

Julie Sasse


Born at St. Vincents, Julie has lived in Birmingham nearly all her life. Before having kids and co-founding Birmingham Mom Collective, she worked various jobs as a retail and merchandise manager, a software support associate, and a recruiter. When she’s not taking care of her two young children, you can find her (sometimes) working out, singing and fellowshipping at her church, playing golf (horribly), drinking lots of caffeine, and taking trips with her husband, Nathan. She loves all things coffee, Dolly Parton, Gilmore Girls, Disney World, and peanut m&ms!

Meet our Executive Team


Managing Editor

Ashley lives in Leeds but is originally from the small, one-redlight town of Grant in North Alabama. She attended Auburn University where she met her husband, Ryan, and married him a couple of months after getting her Bachelors degree in 2011. Although she studied PreMed/Microbiology, she has never actually worked in the field. Instead, she has had many random jobs from seamstress to private English tutor to while helping her husband through seminary. Now she has her dream job of being a stay-at-home-mom to her two daughters; E is 4 and M is 2. Although her original dream of living overseas full-time isn’t likely to happen anytime soon, she is still involved in the internationals’ ministry at her church. When Ashley is not busy with her girls or church, she can be found cooking, scouring the internet for good deals, listening to music or podcasts, reading, or drinking coffee while doing any of the above.


Project Manager

Elaine is originally from Mobile, Alabama, but Birmingham has always had a special place in her heart. She made frequent trips to the Magic City as a child to visit relatives and envisioned living here one day. She is 8 years in and loves it! Elaine and her husband Kyle got married in 2019 and welcomed their son David at the beginning of 2021. She is a proud graduate of The University of Alabama and holds a bachelor's degree in Public Relations. She has worked in the nonprofit and corporate sector doing ministry, volunteer coordinating, marketing, and recruiting to name a few! She is currently a stay-at-home-mom navigating the new waters of parenthood. Her favorite things include running, hiking, baking, and eating her way through Birmingham's amazing food scene!


Social Media Manager

Originally from the Netherlands, Esther fell in love with Birmingham, Alabama and the people here in the Summer of 2016. She ended up moving to Birmingham in 2019 and attended a Bible college where she met her husband Zach, who is from Savannah, Georgia. With Dutch being her first language and English her second, she loves all things culture, meeting new people and listening to their stories. She also enjoys a good cup of coffee, spending time with friends and family, and traveling to new places she’s never been! Together with her husband, she works as a worship leader at her local church and is honored to be a part of the executive team at Birmingham Mom Collective as the social media manager!

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