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Heather Watson (murphydog77) is a work-at-home mom of 2 kids and 2 furry mutts. She lives with her husband in Las Vegas where she has been a Child Passenger Safety Technician since 2001 and an instructor since 2006. Heather joined the Car-Seat.Org forums as an Admin in 2002, hosted the BabyCenter Car Safety Tips and Car Seat Questions bulletin board for several years, and owns CarSeatSite.com. She’s a member of the Safe Kids Worldwide Children in Autonomous Vehicles Consortium’s Public Information & Education Working Group, serves on her state’s occupant protection task force, is a partner in a baby consulting company that also performs carseat checks, is the former president of her local Safe Kids coalition, and has performed work as a contractor for SafetyBeltSafe USA. Heather has a degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. Heather also refuses to give up the picture shown in favor of a more recent one that shows her with more wrinkles and glasses.
Kecia Healy is a mom of 2 boys, and a CPS Technician-Instructor. Kecia has been a CPS Tech since 2002 and an instructor since 2005. She joined Car-Seat.org as a moderator in 2006. She works with the Orange County NY Traffic Safety Program to coordinate CPS activities in her county. She has served as a regional representative on the New York State CPS Advisory Board. Kecia’s passion for all things relating to child passenger safety began when she was involved in a severe crash while pregnant with her first child. It was a defining moment in her life and one that would ultimately lead her on a new career path. She lives with her husband and children in the suburbs of New York City.
“SafeDad” Darren Qunell is a work-at-home father of three. He has been a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, social influencer and admin at Car-Seat.Org since 2001. He owns and manages two small businesses, Seatcheck.net, a local child safety seat fitting station and Carseat Media LLC, publisher of CarseatBlog. Darren is a board member for SafetyBeltSafe U. S.A and an automotive journalist member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association. He serves on various industry advocate panels and as Coordinator of the non-profit DuPage County (IL) Safe Kids organization from 2002 through 2011. Darren graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Electrical Engineering and designed electromechanical systems at Fermi National Laboratory before pursuing a career as a “Domestic Engineer” with his family in the Chicago area.
Jennie Reiff is a mom of three and a CPS Technician since 2007. She works closely with her local Safe Kids chapter and is also a writer and stay-at-home mom. Prior to becoming a mom and carseat advocate, Jennie worked in journalism and public relations. She has a degree in American History from Pitzer College and lives with her family outside Chicago.
Alicia Sontag lives outside of Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and 3 young kids. She is originally from Phoenix, Arizona where she was a CPST and active with her local SafeKids Coalition. She is an RN and works on a cardiac unit where she spends a great deal of time educating patients on preventative health and health maintenance. Her passions are public health and safety. Outside of that her interests are crafting, gardening, writing, and generally being outdoors enjoying the beautiful state she lives in.
Katie is a mom to three young boys. When Katie isn’t car seating or parenting, she’s also a pediatric physical therapist working in an outpatient clinic. Katie has been a Child Passenger Safety Technician since 2014 after falling head-first down a carseat rabbit hole when her oldest child was born and she realized his infant seat was installed incorrectly. Katie lives with her family in Southern California, and in her free time she does private seat checks in the community and works with local organizations to assist families throughout the Inland Empire and Los Angeles area.