Resident & Scholar

The Resident and Scholar program brings the most knowledgable and thoughtful women together to give support and advice to the moms of the world.

Check out our amazing team of Mom Resident and Scholars below!

Sabrina BaldiniMichelle Baron, Susie Beghin, Shelagh Cummins, Jennifer House, Rebecca LampertAlana Metallo, and Ashton Thornton.

Sabrina Baldini

Sex, relationships and human sexuality
After Sex Ed with Sabrina

Hi – I’m Sabrina and my pronouns are she/her!

I have an extensive and eclectic background in sex education. I have taught at varying academic levels and in varying parts of the world. Most recently, I teach menstruation with a local charity, The Period Purse, and am involved in period equity and advocacy.

I earned an advanced degree in Sexual Health and Rehabilitative Medicine from the University of Alberta and have taken courses in Sexual and Relationship diversity at the University of Guelph in order to broaden and strengthen my capabilities.

I am excited to use my passion for sex education, human sexuality and sex positivity to help individuals improve their relationships and lives.

If you’re interested in learning more about my work, I invite you to check out my podcast and TikTok called After Sex Ed where I cover a broad range of topics in adult sexuality.

Michelle Baron

Family Eye Care, Ocular Aesthetics, and Dry Eye
Dr. Michelle Baron, Optometry

Optometrist Dr. Michelle Baron is excited to be returning as a Mom Halo Resident and Scholar for her second year. Over the past decade, Dr. Michelle has loved serving the families of the GTA for all things eyes and vision, including the impact on vision and learning in children. As her latest endeavor, Dr. Michelle has become an industry leader in the world of Aesthetic Optometry. She serves as the optometric consultant for North York based medi-spa, Eyesthetics on Sheppard where she has made it her mission to curate cosmetics, skin care, and treatments that leave patients feeling confident in their own skin without sacrificing the health and safety of their eyes. She is thrilled to be able to educate the Mom Halo community on all things eyes, vision, and aesthetics. Follow her at @eyecaremom to start getting all the answers to your eye care needs or come see her at Eyes on Sheppard for your next eye exam.

Susie Beghin

Early Childhood Education
Alpha's Discovery Kids

Susie Beghin wants to give children the best start in life. It’s why she founded Alpha’s Discovery Kids in 2012, a daycare and preschool dedicated to providing quality education and a positive learning environment. Within bright and cheerful classrooms and outdoor exploration spaces, little ones participate in Alpha’s Discovery Kids’ enriched curriculum, designed to develop the whole child.


As an Early Childhood Educator (RECE), Susie fulfilled her dream of owning her own education-focused multi-site daycare while helping children reach their full potential. Now, Susie shares the foundation of Alpha’s Discovery Kids’ beloved and celebrated inquiry-based curriculum in her new book, Learn to Play: The Four Pillars Learning System.


Learn to Play: The Four Pillars Learning System, a must-read for all parent-to-be or parents with young children! In the book, Susie shares her teaching method with parents and educators as a tool for learning at home. Learn about the importance of play in young children's development, and practical ways parents can support learning through play. For each pillar of learning, there are strategies on how to build skills as well as sample free-play and intentional play activities – by age group, from infants to preschoolers.


Shelagh Cummins

Business Coach
The Road To Seven

Shelagh Cummins is the Founder and CEO of The Road to Seven - a financing, coaching, and training company that guides women entrepreneurs in building a profitable and fulfilling business. Driven by an unwavering belief in the power of women entrepreneurs and their impact on both society and the economy, The Road provides the tools, the support, and the community needed to achieve their wildest dreams.

With her unique background in experiential education with an M.A. in Education and Certificates in Effectiveness Coaching and Strategic Intervention Coaching - combined with corporate leadership training inspires Shelagh's practical, hands-on approach to helping YOU achieve real, life-changing results.


Jennifer House

Pediatric Nutrition (starting solids and picky eating)
First Step Nutrition


Jennifer House is a Registered Dietitian, author and owner of First Step Nutrition in Calgary, Alberta. For the past 15 years, Jen has worked with thousands of parents to help make feeding their families easier.


Jen is a trusted source for pediatric nutrition and the author of "The Parents' Guide to Baby-led Weaning" and "Baby food in an Instant Pot." She also specializes in picky eating and helps parents teach their kids to try new foods without yelling, tricking, or bribing.

Rebecca Lampert

Potty Training Consultant
Two P's In A Potty

Rebecca Lampert is a Certified Potty Training and Oh Crap Consultant and the founder of Two P's In A Potty. With a background as a Child and Youth Worker and lots of prior experience working with kids, Rebecca started her business in 2021 as she was planning to potty train her own daughter. She realized that the potty training process can be stressful and challenging for so many families, so she is committed to helping young families navigate this process with ease and confidence. Each child is different so Rebecca helps you find what will work best for your little one. 

Rebecca is the mother of two young girls who inspire her everyday. Rebecca enjoys traveling, reading, baking and spending time with her husband and daughters


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Alana Metallo

Meta Sleep Consulting 


Alana’s passion for sleep came to fruition 6 months after her first daughter was born. She was feeling tired after trying “all of the things” to get her baby girl to sleep. As a frustrated new mom, she contacted a sleep consultant to help get things on track. It was the BEST investment she had ever made for her growing family! She now has a more patient, happy and well-rested household.


Alana is an elementary school teacher, wife, and mom to 3 girls. She has over 20 years of experience in education from infants to high school. Being a sleep consultant has allowed her to combine her passion for working with families while teaching healthy sleep habits.


Sleep training can seem like a daunting process. Alana’s positive, gentle and patient personality allows families from across the globe to trust her with the sleep of their children. She will cheer you on every step of the way to your newfound rested lifestyle.

Alana Metallo
Certified Sleep Consultant 
MetaSleep Consulting 



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Ashton Thornton

Registered Nurse/Pediatric


Currently the Clinical Development Manager at KixCare. I have been a registered nurse for 12+ years, mainly specializing in acute and community pediatrics from SickKids Emergency, pediatric inpatient units, and Children's Aids Society. I have a passion for pediatric health and wellness and leadership. I am a busy mom of 2 and love spending my time at the beach and on the paddleboard with my kids.