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 Managing Director of Sassy Media Group in Singapore. She is originally from Belgium but has spent the last ten 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 mother to two adorable bandits, 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.
Nadia considers herself a true-blue Singaporean, born and raised on this sunny island, and loving everything about it. Having been away from home for 10 years, she had to re-adjust when she returned in 2012 and that’s when Sassy Mama came in handy, telling her everything a mama in Singapore needs to know. Nadia is a mum, not only to her chatty girl Surina, but also to her most beloved kitties Raene & Putra – they’ll always come along no matter what country she’s in! She is absolutely crazy about food and while she loves to cook, she would really rather just eat. Only one of the reasons she’s glad to be back in this country!
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!
Michell is a Hong Kong native. Having spent the past two decades living in the US, Europe and China, she now calls Singapore “home”. She has a diverse background in a variety of mediums such as marketing, photography, advertising, printing and publishing, but visual storytelling has always been her biggest passion. When not working, you’ll find her exploring nature trails (looking for otters and monitor lizards!) with her two young daughters.
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 Angles baseball team) and is always on the hunt for dog-friendly spots on the island. 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.
Jessica grew up in Australia, in country Victoria. She and her husband decided to come to Singapore in 2013 for a 6-month contract (ha!). She has a background in not-for-profit arts organisations, and recently completed her Masters in Arts Management. Jessica wishes she was more creative, but enjoys playing the piano and is currently dabbling in pottery. She adores spending time with her two children, Josh and Ella, but is never sad to see them go to bed.
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 a 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 bubble tea!