Meet The Pod Leaders

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Kayla Schroader

The Pod Works Owner

I am a 30 year old Tacoma-born die hard enthusiast. I'm a traveler and adventurer. I'm a story telling socialite.

I am Mom to Lea Rose, age 4, who looks an awful lot like her dad and gives me a daily dose of baby fever and baby fever suppressant. She has been my sidekick since minus 40 weeks old and I'll gladly keep it that way for as long as I can. 

At the age of eight I knew I wanted to be two things: a mom and a writer. I'm proud to say that today I get to be both. I'm a full time mama while working as an Area Director for Aupaircare and the online editor for, all while running The Pod Works. Yup, some days feel like a three ring circus. But I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Brooke Markevicius

The Pod Collective Founder & Pod Resident Business Coach

I am an Authentic Business Coach and help Mompreneurs get out of the overwhelm and move towards inspired action so they can grow a sustainable business while still enjoying those sacred motherhood moments. 

I am a 31 year old mama, who has lived all over the United States, but recently settled into Tacoma, which is the first place I have truly felt at home in years.  I am a mama to Lily, a spunky curly haired 3 year old who loves to do anything with art and imagination, and her baby brother Lukas.

I've been a full time working mom, a stay at home mom, and an entrepreneur during my stint in motherhood so far.  So I have a little experience with what each Mama might be going through.  None of it was easy and I have always wished I had a tribe of other moms who knew what I was going through.  So that is one of the main reasons I created The Pod Collective, and love seeing it grow each day!

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