Monica Banks is our Chief Guru. Prior to becoming the founder and CEO of Gugu Guru, Monica was a branding and marketing consultant in the Mom & Baby industry. She currently lives with her husband, two children and dog in Long Island, New York.
Krysta Harrick is our Operations Guru. Krysta lives in New Jersey with her husband and children. She has experience in the juvenile retail industry and loves working as a liaison for our valued vendor partners. She is excited to help new parents through exciting times in their lives.
Liz Humphrey is our Ecommerce Guru. Having a background in the baby product industry, she is passionate about finding solutions for overwhelmed parents-to-be and caregivers. Liz believes choosing the right products for a family’s lifestyle can both simplify and facilitate their life. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two dogs and is proud to be a part of the Gugu Guru community.
Abby Ludwig is our Parent Experience Guru. She is a mom to two sets of twins. She lives in the Chicagoland area. As a former Kindergarten teacher, she loves to keep things organized. Abby is proud to have joined the Gugu Guru team in 2017.
Jenna McMeans is our Brand Success Manager. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband. A former co-founder of an influence marketing agency, Jenna joined the Gugu Guru team in 2020. She's looking forward to learning the in's and out's of the baby industry and plans to help introduce exciting brands and products to new parents!
Christine Swearingen is our Teamwork Guru. A former math teacher, Christine is a military spouse and mama residing in Utah with family. She is honored to be a part of the Gugu Guru team and help parents along this crazy journey we call parenthood!
Little Crown Interiors
Doula, Life Coach
Julie Burt Nichols
COO & Co-Founder of Belly Bandit
Chief Community Officer
Founder Darlyng & Co.
Alexzandra “Xza” Higgins
The Parent Collective
CEO of First Candle
Postpartum Care Expert
Tara Campbell Lussier
Co-founder of Arrow Birth
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
Founder & CEO
of Tot Squad
Founder of Birth Day
Presence & Boober
Founder and CEO of Nurture Talk
Founder & CEO of Natalist
The Sleep Lady