Founder / CEO / Nomster in Chief
Ashley has worked in kids’ educational media for 9 years: on a preschool TV show on Nickelodeon called “Team Umizoomi” and on apps at YouTube Kids and PlaySquare.
She is a 2015 graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Education's "Learning, Design, and Technology" program. Nomster Chef was developed as Ashley's master's program project at Stanford, completed a fellowship in the University of Pennsylvania's Education School's Education Design Studio EdTech incubator, and completed a successful Kickstarter campaign.
She’s been an avid home cook and foodie ever since moving to New York City opened her eyes to the wonders of food, and hopes to share this love with as many kids as possible!
Ashley Smith, RD
Ashley is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist and previously worked as a pediatric dietician for a major hospital. She currently runs Veggies and Virtue, where she counsels parents with pediatric feeding concerns.
Jamie Krenn, PhD
Jamie writes the "Learning through Cooking" series on the Nomster Chef Blog and contributes to Nomster Chef's illustrated recipes for kids. She is also an adjunct assistant professor heading the Children's Media: Analysis and Evaluation area of focus within the master's program of Cognitive Studies and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include cognitive media processing, children’s television and culinary cognition.
Social Media Marketing Intern
Sara Belcher is a senior writing major at Ithaca College with minors in journalism and graphic design. She’s the co-founder and editor in chief of Ithaca College’s Distinct magazine. Sara is passionate about words, iced coffee, and plant-based proteins.
Public Relations Intern
Jordan is a sophomore at Ithaca College majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications and Culture and Communication, with a concentration in human rights. She is passionate her work with Amnesty International and the Student Activities Board, trying new food, and hiking.
Graphic Design and Illustration Intern
Dana is a senior Communication Design student at Pratt Institute with a concentration in Illustration. She is passionate about not only creating art and design for children but also traveling and trying out food from everywhere around the world.
graphic design and illustration intern
Suah is a junior at Parsons School of Design studying communication design. She enjoys watching movies and finding new places to eat delicious food.
Content Marketing Intern
Julia Tricolla is a senior Communication Management and Design major at Ithaca College, with a focus on communication design. Julia is the multimedia editor of the alternative campus magazine, Buzzsaw. She enjoys true crime podcasts, reading and discovering new music.