Lisa Falkenstein graduated from Kent State University in 1997 with a BA in Family Studies. After working in various social work positions and working with many families in various capacities.
After having her own children, she has found her calling that combined her education, experience and passion. Lisa’s love for families, motherhood, and breastfeeding led her career choice as a postpartum doula in Cleveland. Helping support families, establishing breastfeeding and empowering women is her passion, and as a result she completed her certification as a Postpartum Doula and a Breastfeeding Educator through Birth Arts International, became a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), a Certified Newborn/Infant Massage Instructor through Baby’s First Massage, and Certified Pediatric Sleep Trainer through Summer’s Sleep Secrets and Sweet Slumber.
She believes that birth and parenthood are a sacred time in a family’s life. Her goal for every family is to provide them with resources, education, empowerment, and confidence to work herself right out of a job!
Lisa is a happily married mother of two teens and has an amazing husband that helped her make her passion for helping families a reality. They reside on the westside of Cleveland with their 2 pups and tortoise.
After working for over 8 years part-time through mostly referrals and full-time since 2013, Lisa founded Nurtured Foundation in 2014.