Lisa Peri was raised in Annapolis and when she lived in LA she belonged to a Moms group that helped so much! Lisa saw a need for the same type of group back home and started the first of its kind in Anne Arundel County. Annapolis Moms was created in 2011 for Moms in Annapolis and surrounding areas to share our experiences and help each other. Like…Who’s a good plumber? Which preschools still have openings? What are you doing for summer camp?
Six months after starting Annapolis Moms, Lisa became friends with Jessica Opert at their children’s’ preschool. Jessica offered to co-lead the group and an amazing friendship was born. Today, Annapolis Moms Media reflects the values of Lisa and Jessica putting kindness first.
Lisa and Jessica hanging out with family and friends (2012)
OUR NON PROFIT ARM
After almost a decade of managing Annapolis Moms, Lisa saw a huge need for families in hardship and moms looking for a way to help. To fill a much-needed gap of emergency relief for local families, we established a non-profit 501(c)(3) , Friends of Annapolis Moms (FOAM), providing a safe way for our generous community of moms to fundraise and volunteer safely. To learn more, donate or volunteer, go to Friends of Annapolis Moms or contact Lisa at Lisa@Annapolismomsmedia.com
BUILD THE COMMUNITY
Join us in sharing the Annapolis Moms Facebook Group with fellow moms, fostering an environment where camaraderie and shared experiences flourish. Together, we can create a stronger bond within the community, offering a platform for open discussions, invaluable insights, local recommendations, and unwavering support. Let’s connect, uplift, and grow together as we navigate the joyful journey of motherhood.
-xoxo Lisa and Jess
Lisa PERI, MSW
Founder & Chief Enthusiast
Lisa Peri has dedicated her life and career to both the parenting field and has been integral in many business ventures in sales and media. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Clark University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Lisa is also a proud mother of two wonderful children and is married to Jeff Peri.
Co-Founder & Chief Mom Wrangler
Jessica grew up in New York on Long Island. It was tough leaving her family but found a close group of friends at The George Washington University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. After graduating, she worked at Digital Equipment Corporation for several years before embarking on a real estate career with Long & Foster Realtors enjoying 23 successful years as an Associate Broker licensed in Maryland, DC and Virginia.
Sandy, a dedicated small business advocate with over a decade of experience, channels her passion for entrepreneurship from her roots in her family’s immigrant-run restaurant. Now residing in Edgewater, she brings a local perspective to her work, having transitioned from her North Carolina hometown to Annapolis area after meeting her husband in 2016.
Jeff is a seasoned entrepreneur who started his first company while still a student at UCLA. After graduating, Jeff dedicated 15 years to building successful film and television services company that worked with all of the major Hollywood studios and numerous independent productions. He also started an innovative, natural cleaning products company that sold its products in more than 500 stores, including Whole Foods, Disney, Smart Car and The MarMaxx Group.