Meet the team

HILLERY TAYLOR

RN BN Creator and President of Nest Family Centre

CLASSES:

Baby Rush – Prenatal Education and Support

Breastfeeding drop-in support

Breastfeeding 1-on-1 support (private)

Emotional support regarding pregnancy or parenting (private)

You are a Mama!

Pre and Postnatal Workshops

Hillery Taylor is Nest’s founder and owner/operator. She completed her Bachelor of Nursing from The University of Manitoba in 2006 when she specialized in the area of low and high risk obstetrics. Immediately following graduation, she began her career in the hospital setting, working in the maternal-child field. She is trained to assist women with low and high-risk pregnancies, labours and deliveries, postpartum low and high-risk care, and newborn care. Hillery is also trained in breastfeeding assistance and support, and is hugely passionate about this area of nursing as well. 

Hillery’s first entry in to business is Baby Rush – Prenatal Education and Support Inc., which she opened in 2008. She created this business to allow her to provide more holistic care to families outside of the hospital setting. She offers group and private classes for expectant families and teaches on the full spectrum of pregnancy through to postpartum. Hillery prides herself on being an advocate and support for her clients and her patients in the community and hospital settings. 

Hillery’s third phase of her nursing career was opening Nest Family Centre & Store in 2012. She built it out of her desire to have a space where families can come to learn in an environment where they can feel safe and supported. Nurturing families and our community is her goal, and she is thrilled to be able to follow people through their growth. Nest has been an immense amount of work and continues to evolve as Hillery’s education and focus shifts, and as her clients needs change. Overall, it is a dream come true. 

JOLEEN DILK SALYN

Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

Joleen Dilk Salyn is a certified pediatric sleep consultant and founder of Baby Sleep 101. She helps tired parents get their children (0-5 years) on quality sleep routines by working with the science of sleep and healthy sleep best practices. She is a member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants and in addition to her certification as a sleep consultant, also holds a Bachelor of Education, and Post Baccalaureate in Education. Joleen is also a mother to two wonderful children.

KARLENE CIFUENTES

Registered Nurse, RN M.Ed

Heart Health was created in 1998 to meet the needs of the community. As a Registered Nurse, I have seen first hand the impact that First Aid and CPR can have on the life of a patient. Bystanders like family members, babysitters, teachers, in fact EVERYONE, have the powere to increase survival rates for those experiencing medical emergencies. Since 1998 Heart Health has facilitated classes and certified and registered thousands of participants through the Canadian Red Cross and Heart & Stroke Foundation in Manitoba and across North America.

Karlene’s mission is to provide First Aid, and CPR training to everyone in our community. We strove to make our classes enjoyable, fun and relaxing – encouraging personal/professional stories and discussions. Along with learning life saving skills, participants will also walk away with an increased knowledge of how o prevent injuries and illnesses in the workplace and at home.

MARIA RENEE MEJICANOS

Massage Therapist

Renee graduated Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2014. In her studies, she has had primary education in anatomy, physiology, and advanced practical component of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Renee also took a specialized course in Pre & Post Natal Massage, where she found her passion! She is enthusiastic about working with new, and expectant mothers, and excited about expanding her knowledge and furthering her studies to specialize in this field.

KRISTIN DUNCAN OF KRISTIN TIFFANY PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography

Kristin specializes in maternity, & baby stages (newborn – first birthday). We have partnered with Kristin and do the following mini photo shoots, right here at Nest!

Cake Smash Mini’s

Valentine’s Day Mini’s

Mother’s Day Mini’s

Halloween Mini’s

Christmas Mini’s

ZUMBINI WITH LISSETTE MARROQUIN JILANI

Zumbini

From the makers of Zumba and BabyFirst, Zumbini is a research based Early childhood music and movement program for children 0-4 and their caregivers