Laurie Skiles

Laurie was raised in Auburn, CA and moved to the Reno area in 2004. She has been with The Nurturing Nest since 2013.

She struggled with fertility treatments and loss and feels blessed to be a mother of 3 beautiful children. She is a compassionate fellow mom, a cloth diapering enthusiast and founder of The Cloth Diaper Project. Laurie also loves to be out in nature, whether that is camping with her family or tending to her ever-growing garden.

She serves the moms & families who come to The Nurturing Nest with her heart and soul and is always there for a hug.

We are lucky to have her heart and knowledge!

Ashley Hogan

Ashley was born and raised in Reno/Sparks.
She has travelled some and found other places to love but the adventure and culture of the Great Basin will always be home.

As the mother of an active 4 year old and soon to be mother of two (due with a second girl this summer!), Ashley has experienced the positive impact of community and friendships she found through The Nurturing Nest.

This cloth diapering, breastfeeding, baby wearing mama knows that every family’s journey looks different and that each child may require a path in a new direction. Those needs and choices are what make our community diverse and build us into the proverbial village that our children deserve to be raised in.

Sarah Geo Walton

Sarah grew up in a middle of Nevada community that was resourceful and adaptable. She moved to Reno as a teen and quickly immersed herself in the local music, art and non-profit scene.

She moved to Portland, Oregon in her twenties where she was introduced to the birthwork world and trained as a birth and postpartum doula and placenta encapsulation specialist.
In 2015 she had a cute little baby who solidified her love for supporting families as they grow.

She moved back to the Reno area in 2016 and soon started Bright Heart Birth Services , a local doula agency and rented an office at The Nurturing Nest after it relocated.

She shines best in moments of vulnerability and connection and has been known to do knee slides on the dance floor.