Kristie Sigler and Mary Sterenberg

Kristie Sigler and Mary Sterenberg are instructors at a prominent university with a background in service-learning and the positive ripple effect caused by education. And we somehow manage to balance our roles as wives, moms, college instructors, freelancers and now business owners! Faith and laughter keep us going.

As moms, we know the "not enough time" battle. But we're done making excuses for not spending quality time or prioritizing the things that really matter. We want to raise compassionate kids who care about others and about their world. So we created SALT effect to help other busy families.

Kristie (on the right)
The only female in a house full of boys, Kristie works hard to make sure she doesn't smell like a locker room. She married her high school sweetheart, Ken, and they have two very active boys, ages 11 and 9. Add a rambunctious golden retriever and a puppy (yep, she's crazy!) to the mix, and you can imagine the stories of life in the Sigler house. Her sense of humor is a survival skill. She's also an avid Ohio State and Cleveland sports fan who loves great local restaurants and spending time with all her boys in the mountains.

Mary (on the left)
Mary wore a Batman T-shirt and yellow tutu to a Mother-Son elementary school dance, so she's clearly all-in no matter what she's doing. She and her husband Jon met in college and have three kids who want to say "yes" to every activity ever offered: boys ages 11 and 8, and a 5-year-old girl. She loves to travel - with her husband, with her kids and with her friends. Life gets a little crazy in the midst of sports, school and travel, but Mary is always up for a challenge and a good laugh. She a runner and a reader, and will always choose to be outside if it's an option.

Kristie Sigler and Mary Sterenberg

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