Meet the Mommybites team!
Mommybites was founded in 2006 and is and invaluable resource for parents. In addition to expert articles, free online parenting classes, webinars and blogs, Mommybites has a ton of great stuff just for moms and kids in the New York area, including our most popular feature—our mom-generated nanny board.
Lauren Alperin is the Managing Director of Integrated Sales. Lauren brings to the group an all-encompassing Manhattan Mom know-how and more years than she cares to admit, of cross-platform media sales and marketing experience. Prior to joining Mommybites, and NYMetroParents too, Lauren was VP of Sales Development at Morris Communications, where she sold digital and print, event and sponsorship programs to small and larger multi-million dollar partners. Lauren loves seeing life in NYC and beyond thru the eyes of her young son. In her free time she enjoys building with Magna Tiles, creating art masterpieces with a glue stick, tape, poster board and any messy supplies, making play dough and chasing her son in the park.
Anthony Costa is a recent graduate from Fordham University with a B.S. in Mathematics. He has been with the Mommybites team since July 2019. When Anthony is not working on social media, he enjoys lifting weights, playing video games, and escaping reality with a good novel.
Alice Tank is the Operations Director of Mommybites and the Directories Editor of NYMetroParents. Alice is responsible for our Nanny Board as well as our Mommybites Guides. She is a veteran of eight years on the NYMetroParents team where she manages the print and digital directories to resources for kids and parents in Manhattan and the greater NYC area. Prior to joining NYMetroParents Alice was a freelance screenwriter and columnist at Breezymama.com. Alice is also a ballet dancer in her free time and busy mom of three children who are growing up way too fast.
Syra Taub has been an editorial intern with Mommybites since May 2020. She is originally from Los Angeles, CA and moved to NYC to attend New York University, where she is currently a senior majoring in English and American Literature and minoring in teacher education. Syra has always loved working with children, and was previously a teacher at a preschool summer camp and an assistant teacher in a number of classrooms. When she isn’t teaching, Syra loves reading, writing, traveling, and baking way too much.
Elizabeth Siris Winchester is the Director of Content for Mommybites. She has spent much of her publishing career writing and editing for Time For Kids magazine and Scholastic. Liz is also the Marketing Manager for Sea Cliff Music, which provides music education to string students of all ages. A longtime Long Islander, Liz enjoys exploring NYC and her surrounding communities with her three kids. She also loves running, skiing, yoga, music, dogs, and spending time with family and friends.
Jennifer Rojas is a Mommybites Consultant. Her background includes 25+ years of corporate operational experience, leading programs and teams around the world. She’s had the pleasure of keeping clients, colleagues, and entrepreneurs happy from locations such as Manhattan conference rooms to Tel Aviv beaches and cafes, and from European trains to medieval castles. Jennifer graduated from George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) with an M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Her interests include reading, writing, traveling, fishing, and hypnotizing people to help them meet their self-improvement goals.