Springfield Moms Staff & Contributors

kim-leistner-little-springfield momsKim Leistner Root is the Founder (Since 2004) and President of Springfield Moms. Kim has worked in digital learning for more than 20 years as Brand Manager, Regional Sales Manager and Sr. Account Manager.  She works as a freelance digital sales and marketing consultant and is a busy mom to a blended family of four kids and four pets. She manages all operations of Springfield Moms. From sponsorship sales, to social media outreach, marketing and editorial, Kim keeps Springfield Moms on the go. For the latest, check out Kim’s Blog or follow Springfield Moms on facebook or twitter or pinterest. You can reach Kim at kim.leistner@gmail.com


Lisa wLisa Whelpley serves as Website & E-Update Manager & What’s Happening Calendar Editor  has been on staff since 2006. Lisa is mom to Ethan (15) and keeps the What’s Happening event calendar full of fun and interesting events for you and your family. She manages and edits the bi-monthly E-Updates, posts articles on the website, and manages banner ad placement and social media posts. Lisa can be reached at lisa.springfieldmoms@gmail.com

20150223_7212-57Lauren Coleman
serves as Series Editor & Marketing Consultant.   She has been a part of SpringfieldMoms.org since 2011. Lauren is mother to two daughters, Isabelle and Ireland and new baby boy, Harrison.  She is married to Chris and she’s originally from Iowa (ironically, the same town as Lisa!). Lauren was previously a public school teacher in Chicago and enjoys cooking and reading and managing the homefront.

Kari Thevenot
serves as Senior Contributor for Springfield Moms. She performs many “behind the scenes” roles such as writing articles and updating our popular Halloween and Trick or Treat Guide.






Julie Kaiser serves as a Senior Contributor for Springfield Moms.  Her contributions over the years have been numerous, and we’re grateful to still have Julie’s valuable insight and editorial leadership in her “spare” time. Julie can be reached at julie.springfieldmoms@gmail.com

lindsay_kidsLindsey Spalding is a stay-at-home mom to two children, Beckett (age 5) and Laina (age 3). She thrives on her “adult” outlet as a freelance graphic designer. She and her husband also own a private practice dental office.  When she isn’t in the carpool lane, she enjoys St. Louis sports teams, traveling and trying new restaurants. In her previous existence before motherhood, she was a marketing and sales coordinator for multiple businesses, specializing in branding, business growth and marketing.


Allison Klint (in red on right) serves as a Contributor. She has been a part of SpringfieldMoms.org since 2005 writing articles and sharing her creative side and positive influence! Allison is mother to two wonderful children, Katie and Joey. She is married to John, a Springfield native. Allison works full-time as tax professional. For fun, she enjoys volunteering, teaching Sunday school, cooking and watching old movies. She is our legacy designer of all things creative when it comes to the Beautiful Bras initiative or Festival of Trees displays.  


In photo:  Kim Leistner Root (left) and Allison Klint met in college and flash-forward 20 years+ they have children attending the same schools; proud “Springfield Moms”

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  1. Phoebe Burgess says:

    Hi, I hope this finds you all having a great day! I wanted to thank you for this wonderful resource that you have all made available to us in the Springfield area. I’m sure you hear that all the time, but I haven’t told you before! I have one quick question. I have been checking for an updated list of the Vacation Bible Schools available in the area. Is this going to be updated soon? I’m just trying to keep my kids occupied with Godly fun and this list has been very helpful. Thanks so much! Bless you! Phoebe

  2. Kristin White says:

    Hi! I’m new to the Springfield area and would love to be involved in a “mom” group. I really appreciate the springfieldmoms.org website. It’s extremely informational and definitely assists me when I need good referrals. Thanks!
    Kristin White

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