Founder / CEO / Nomster in Chief
Ashley has worked in kids’ educational media for 9 years: on a preschool TV show on Nickelodeon called “Team Umizoomi” and on apps at YouTube Kids and PlaySquare.
She is a 2015 graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Education's "Learning, Design, and Technology" program. Nomster Chef was developed as Ashley's master's program project at Stanford, completed a fellowship in the University of Pennsylvania's Education School's Education Design Studio EdTech incubator, and completed a successful Kickstarter campaign.
She’s been an avid home cook and foodie ever since moving to New York City opened her eyes to the wonders of food, and hopes to share this love with as many kids as possible! She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
Ashley Smith, RD
Ashley is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist and previously worked as a pediatric dietician for a major hospital. She currently runs Veggies and Virtue, where she counsels parents with pediatric feeding concerns.
Jamie Krenn, PhD
Jamie writes the "Learning through Cooking" series on the Nomster Chef Blog and contributes to Nomster Chef's illustrated recipes for kids. She is also an adjunct assistant professor heading the Children's Media: Analysis and Evaluation area of focus within the master's program of Cognitive Studies and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include cognitive media processing, children’s television and culinary cognition.