Silvana Arzeno Toledo

Silvana Arzeno Toledo

Chief Executive Officer

Silvana is Collab&play’s Founder and CEO. She is a wife and a mom of a young boy. She was born and raised in Argentina where she built the foundation for family values. Silvana’s goal is to help parents achieve a more balanced life by providing a work environment like no other. She is building a community of parents creatives, entrepreneurs and business owners. She is often seen organizing entrepreneurial workshops, hosting community events, collaborating with members, or running mastermind group session. Before founding Collab&play, Silvana has worked in large corporations where she held several management positions and led large teams. While pursuing motherhood, profession and schooling all at the same time, she felt the need of making changes to balance it all. She attended The Happy Startup School where she found her passion, purpose and mission behind this life-changing project that aims to change the life of others. Say hi on Twitter @silarzenotoledo.

Tania Ortega

Tania Ortega

Chief Marketing Officer

Tania is a wife, a mom and the CMO of Collab&play. She was born and raised in Mexico. Tania, Marketing BS, has over 10 years of experience working in marketing for large corporations, she has a Social Media certificate from UCLA and a Strategy Management certificate from Harvard. Working long hours and commuting long distances was part of her professional life for several years. It was until she became pregnant with her first child that she started to realize how challenging it was being a full-time working mom and became aware of the barriers her and many other moms face at the workplace. For the very first time, she actually considered to stop working as an option to spend time with her baby. Her son was an inspiration for her to partner with Silvana’s to create a space where mothers can continue their careers while having balanced lifestyles.

Magen Jennings

Magen Jennings

Chief Innovation Officer

Magen is a wife, mom, and the Chief Innovation Officer of Collab&Play.  Born and raised in the US Virgin Islands, she moved stateside to earn a degree in biology from Wesleyan University. After relocating from the East Coast, she was selected as a LA 2013 StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow, sparking an interest in creating spaces that support others in making a difference. After earning certificates in Human Centered Design and Social Entrepreneurship, Magen worked as a community host at Impact Hub LA before taking time off to have her daughter. Currently enrolled in screenwriting classes at UCLA, she sought out a child-friendly coworking space to support her career development and found a second home at Collab&play. Magen is excited to use her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to grow the Collab&Play community. Tweet with Magen @MagenJennings.

Arielle Jennings

Arielle Jennings

Chief Operating Officer

Arielle is the COO of Collab&Play. A native of the US Virgin Islands, she moved to Los Angeles to study Film Production at Loyola Marymount University. Arielle has worked at various Los Angeles film events  including Outfest, LA Film Fest, Film Independent Forum, and the Spirit Awards. Arielle is passionate about Women’s Empowerment and sees access to affordable and flexible childcare as pivotal to reaching one’s goals. She has learned a great deal about childcare by being a supportive aunt. Previously a Content Fellow at DIGDEEP,  a water human rights organization, she is currently taking business courses at UCLA. Arielle is excited to bring her enthusiasm and experience to help Collab&Play grow as a company and community. Check her out on Twitter @ArielleJenningz.

Laura Martinez

Laura Martinez

Infant/Toddler Teacher

Laura Martinez is a certified Infant/Toddler Teacher and Nutritionist at Collab&Play. She was born in Puebla, Mexico and raised in the United States. Laura has over 9 years of experience working with the community. After having her first baby she wanted to learn about child development to better understand her baby’s development and needs. In 2008, graduated from Pasadena City College and earned a teacher certificate. She worked as an Infant/ Toddler and completed 200 hrs. of Child Development curriculum planning at Pasadena Child Development Center.

Laura is a wife, mom, teacher, Zumba Fitness instructor, nutritionist, healthy cooking expert and business owner. She believes in living a balanced lifestyle. She became interested in learning about human nutrition after being diagnosed with kidney stones.  Laura began her passion for helping others with the American Heart Association, where later completed her nutrition internship. She was volunteer of the year with A.H.A in 2012.  Right before graduating, she worked doing research about Cal fresh with Dr. Calderon at CSULA. Laura graduated from California State University where she studied Nutritional Science and Alternative Nutrition. She gave birth to her second son after graduating, and found that she could create a career suitable for her new life as a mom of two kids with multiple professional certifications. Laura opened a fitness gym in Glendale in 2014.  Laura believes balance is the key for a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Her passions: child development, nutrition, business, and community

Her mission: to make a difference in her life and in the life of many other families.

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