New Arrival Award submissions were judged by the prestigious Cribsie Academy, which comprises experts, retail honchos and celebrities in the baby and kids industry.
Alicia Ybarbo & Mary Ann Zoellner
Emmy award-winning producers Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner have been with NBC's TODAY Show for more than a decade where they also contribute to the Today Moms blog. In 2009, they wrote "Today's Moms: Essentials for Surviving Baby's First Year," and are busy finishing their second book, a humorous take on motherhood, to be released fall of 2012.
Julia Beck is a prominent marketing strategist and brand specialist based in Washington, DC and New York City. Recognizing a glaringly overlooked market, she created Forty Weeks in 1999 to support brands who produce products and offer services with a clear focus on the woman and her experience throughout (and beyond) her 40-week journey.
Gabrielle Blair's website, Design Mom, was named a Website of the Year by Time Magazine. The site has also been recognized as a top parenting blog by The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart, Real Simple and Parents Magazine. Gabrielle is a founder of Kirtsy, and also a founder of Altitude Design Summit , the premiere conference for design and lifestyle bloggers.
Jennifer Cattaui is the Editor-in-Chief of Earnshaw's magazine, a 94-year-old business trade magazine in children's apparel. She also owns Babesta, a children's retail business based in Lower Manhattan. She sits on the Childrenswear Advisory Board at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Cattaui graduated from Tufts University and earned her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law with a specialty in taxation.
As the Executive Chef and co-founder of Sprout Organic Baby Food, Tyler Florence uses his culinary expertise to create delicious recipes with rich flavors and fresh, organic foods. A 15-year veteran of the Food Network and dad to three, Florence has authored seven books and owns four restaurants and three Tyler Florence Shops in the San Francisco area.
As the head of Social Media Marketing for BabyCenter, Dina Freeman is responsible for developing and driving marketing and influencer strategies for the Web's #1 global interactive pregnancy and parenting destination. Freeman also manages the company's 100+ person blog contributor network, and is a regular contributor herself to BabyCenter's top 10 mom blog, Momformation.com.
Jamie Grayson is the resident Gear Guy for StrollerTraffic and was named "Best Baby Gear Guru" in New York magazine. He has been featured in TimeOut Kids, the LA Times, and American Baby. Grayson is also a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, and was a judge for the JPMA Innovation Awards this year. He currently runs BabyGuyGearGuide.com and is a guest contributor for Perezitos.
Sabrina James is the Style Editor for both Babytalk and Parenting magazines. She also contributes regularly to Parenting.com and Conceive magazine. Prior to her role at the Parenting Group, she was the founding editor-in-chief for Playground Magazine, a regional Central Florida publication.
Nicholas Manville began his career at Bergdorf Goodman twelve years ago (after several years touring with Notorious Big and other music groups). In his current role as VP of Decorative Home, Manville oversees all home-merchandise buying and develops the department's fashion direction. In 2010, Manville created Little BG, Bergdorf Goodman's first proprietary children's wear department in over a decade‚ now the city's top destination for kids' luxury togs.
Olivia Mark is the Director of Merchandising for the leading online toy destination, YoYo.com. She's also served on the merchandising team for sister site, Diapers.com. Olivia is an expert in the field of children's toys and oversees and grows YoYo.com's catalogue of more than 25,000 toys across every imaginable category.
Tiffani Thiessen & Lonni Paul
PetitNest is the brainchild of two of Hollywood's most style-conscious moms: actress Tiffani Thiessen, currently starring in the hit TV series "White Collar," and award winning designer Lonni Paul, known to millions as the reigning female finalist from HGTV's "Design Star" and Fendi Casa Designer of the Year.
Ali Wing is founder and CEO of giggle, author of the giggle guide to baby gear, and co-author of lilaguide. She has appeared on Martha Stewart as a baby product expert and on Fox Business News as a small business expert. Ali is executive director of the Tecumseh Foundation and serves on several boards, including Baby Buggy and Children's Advocacy Center.