CO-FOUNDER + CEO
Cara is a leading voice in puberty and adolescent health. A pediatrician, speaker and podcast host, she is a New York Times bestselling author of multiple books including The Care and Keeping of You series, with more than seven million copies in print, and the forthcoming This Is So Awkward: Modern Puberty Explained (Rodale Books, Oct. 2023). Along with her podcast co-host Vanessa Kroll Bennett, Cara shares all things puberty on Instagram and TikTok at @spillingthepubertea. Cara graduated from Harvard and Johns Hopkins Medical School and trained at UCSF.
When her own daughter started puberty, Cara realized there was no company dedicated to making this decade of life more comfortable….so she started one. When her son entered puberty, she realized that there was even less puberty content and product aimed at males… so Cara decided to fix that, too!
Julie has been in the entertainment business for over 20 years, most recently overseeing film publicity at Netflix. She has worked in publicity and marketing leadership roles at Lionsgate, Disney and Miramax, where she was instrumental in over a hundred Academy Award campaigns. Julie is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and has served on the board of the New York Women's Foundation.
VANESSA KROLL BENNETT
PRESIDENT OF CONTENT
Vanessa is a puberty expert, podcaster, and writer who helps adults navigate uncertainty while supporting the kids they love. She is co-author of This Is So Awkward: Modern Puberty Explained (Rodale Books, October 2023), and co-host of The Puberty Podcast. Together with Cara Natterson, Vanessa shares thoughts, information and interviews on Instagram and TikTok at @spillingthepubertea.
Vanessa is also the founder of Dynamo Girl, a company focused on building kids’ self-esteem through sports and puberty education. Vanessa is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds a Masters in Jewish History. Most importantly, Vanessa thinks tweens and teens are the funniest, smartest people on earth, including her own four children, ages 12 to 20.
CONTENT COORDINATOR AND CONTRIBUTOR
Bebe Landau is a graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in Business Administration and Interaction Design, concentrating in Marketing. She has a various cooperative education and internship experience working at small digital marketing and advertising agencies as well as large Silicon Valley tech companies. At OOMLA, Bebe takes charge of scheduling, organizing, and making sure everyone is happy!
PRODUCTION + FULFILLMENT
Muriel founded SWRVE Apparel in 2005, running the entire operation from product development to production management. At OOMLA, she takes charge of all production and operations.
Zofia has been working in shapewear and lingerie for 25 years, with expertise in product development and technical design. She is our master pattern maker, turning OOMLA ideas into insanely comfortable prototypes.
Parisa has been painting and drawing since the age of four. After graduating with her BFA, she studied at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, specializing in textile design. Now she gets to be creative every day, painting prints and patterns for different fashion brands.
An outdoors-loving, artistic, “foodie” girl who is a student at Vanderbilt in her free time
A lover of art from Philadelphia (but has yet to try a Philly Cheesesteak) studying cognitive science at Yale.
A graduating high school senior from NYC that is a die hard Yankee fan and loves baking, painting, and playing softball!
Kayla Hayempour is passionate about youth empowerment through education and breaking down period stigma, which is why she loves writing for OOMLA (but when she’s not typing away, you can find her in the aisles of UCLA’s Trader Joe’s).
A big fan of "The Care and Keeping of You" since age 10 and an outstanding color coder, studying theater & environmental policy and acting/producing/writing at Northwestern University.
A student at Yale studying Neuroscience with a love for trying out new cooking recipes, staying active, and dogs!
Heading to Boston University but traveling tons, including recently visiting 3 different countries in Asia in a span of 2 days.
An enthusiastic writer, reader, and craftswoman studying humanities at Harvard.
A super fun and energetic runner (NYC Marathon!), adventurer, and ice cream consumer studying urban studies and business economics at Brown.
A field hockey player and cognitive neuroscience & architecture student at Brown who loves making daily coffee runs with her best friends.
A student at Emory University studying human health and nutrition who will never get tired of beach sunsets and movie nights with friends.