Meet the Sassy Mama Team
Introducing the Sassy Mama Singapore team! We scour, sweat and drag strollers through the mosquito-filled jungle, just to bring you the latest news on what’s hot (literally!) in the world of parenting in Singapore… You can contact us at [email protected]!
Emilie is the CEO of Sassy Media Group. She is originally from Belgium but has spent the last twenty years in Asia. After finishing her MA in Chinese Studies in London, she left for Beijing to pursue her studies of Mandarin, got her first job in Hong Kong, lived in Tokyo for a year before heading back to Hong Kong and in 2011 moved to Singapore with her family. She is the proud mother of two (Josephine and Adrian). In between work, meetings and school pickups she dreams of exotic holidays and grasses matinees…
Our Senior Editor Beate spent her childhood in East Africa before moving to the UK, and arrived in Singapore in 2009 purely in search of sunshine #truestory. As mama to a two, life is a constant balance between work, small person entertainment and kitchen experiments (less sugar, more coconut).
Our Editor, Syaz is a millennial mama-of-one with a background in fashion design, digital marketing and professional makeup artistry. Although she’s lived in Singapore all her life, don’t ask her about any happenings outside of Woodlands… She’s hopeless with any East-sider info! When she’s not furiously typing up a storm, you’ll find her scrolling a little too much on her phone, enjoying a cup of teh siew dai or getting her #instagramhusband to snap the perfect OOTD.
Born in Japan to Argentine parents, Marisa grew up bouncing between cities including Tokyo, New York, Miami and Lausanne (Switzerland). After spending a long stretch of 16 years in New York, she is excited to be back living in Asia. She lives on the East with her husband and two boys, Max and Sam.
Marisa has a background in hospitality and marketing and a MA in Media Studies and brings to Sassy Mama her experience working for a similar digital platform for parents in Brooklyn. She is loving Singapore life and is so happy to give her kids the awesome experience of living abroad. She enjoys podcasts, audio books, internet memes, trying new things, and planning her next trips.
Carlijn is a Dutch global nomad who grew up in Paramaribo, The Hague, Hamburg, Jakarta, Geneva, Shanghai and Hong Kong. She now calls Singapore “home” and as a true Dutchie is happy that she can bicycle around town! Carlijn is Mother-in-Chief to the adorable Duco and Chloé. Together with her husband she loves hosting dinner parties to reconnect with old and new friends over home cooked food. She is crazy about tropical palm trees, fresh coconuts, salty oceans, Pilates and has an obsession with spicy veggie dumplings, unpasteurised cheese, wine pairing and Swiss chocolate!
The cool aunt of the family, Hazel can’t resist solo travelling, a good fantasy book, action movies, brunch dates and chocolate. On days when her niece isn’t tween-splaining My Little Pony and life as a child in the 21st century, you’ll probably find her bingeing on the latest Netflix shows – without a break.
Michell is originally from Hong Kong and has spent the past two decades living in the US, Europe & China. She is now calling Singapore home.
Digital strategist by trade, artist by heart. Michell is passionate about producing video stories and is also the founder of Blub Creative, a consultancy that promotes positive social impact.
Originally from the US, Kristin is an expat-child-turned-expat-adult, having grown up in South Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore (she’s an SAS grad). After 14 years away, she happily returned to the Little Red Dot in 2017 with her hubby – eagerly overindulging in all the food she missed. Kristin comes to Sassy Mama with a decade of marketing and advertising experience. You can find her exploring Singapore with her furbaby Dodger (a Labradoodle named after the Los Angeles baseball team) and her baby boy. Her other passions include traveling, SCUBA diving (she is crossing her fingers for a future whale shark sighting as they keep evading her on dives), and trying out new restaurants.
Kristen is originally from Chicago, and gave up on cold weather to head to Australia, followed by Singapore, back in 2016. She has a lengthy history in sales and sales support in various B2B industries. She is a mom to two boys, so is usually tired, and always overcaffeinated. When not at work or being bossed around by people half her size, you can usually find her trying out cafes across the island in search of the strongest coffee, jogging (slowly) across Bukit Timah, or reading the latest crime novel.
With a background in broadcast media, video editing and motion graphics animation, Atikah is a designer fuelled by passion and curiosity. She’s also a mama to a baby girl and is always on the lookout for the fun side of life. When she’s not behind her screen illustrating, you can find her practising calligraphy, Googling peculiar facts or sipping a cup of coffee!