A Team, DEdicated to your needs

At Wiggle & Work, we strive to build a team of talented, passionate and forward thinking people who have a love for working with children and their parents. If you are interested in becoming a Wiggle & Work team member, please check out our jobs page.

FOUNDERS

Naomi Leight-Give'on

Naomi Leight-Give'on

Founder & Chief Executive Mom

A diplomat and government relations expert and resident of Silver Lake for almost a decade, Naomi was transformed by motherhood. She left her professional career after the birth of her son, Oden, and struggled to balance her personal aspirations with parenthood. After some rest and reflection, she realized making life easier for parents like herself is her passion. To create a space on the Eastside that fulfills the needs of child AND parent. When Naomi isn’t at Wiggle & Work, you can find her walking around Silver Lake with her family and two 2 rambunctious boxer dogs. She can’t wait to meet all of the parents and children at Wiggle.

Amir Give'on

Amir Give'on

Founder & Chief Train Conductor

Amir is Wiggle & Work’s professional geek. A Ph.D trained mechanical and aerospace engineer, he uses his expertise in systems optimization into consulting for tech start-ups both in Los Angeles and in Israel. His drive to integrate technology into Wiggle stems from his experience as a new father. Pressed for time with multiple obligations, parenthood seemed to require more work to make things happen than it should. So Amir decided that technology should make his ability to participate in his son’s life easier and he hope it will for parents at Wiggle too. He looks forward to hearing your input about our tech at Wiggle & Work.

Nisim Hohashvili

Nisim Hohashvili

Founder & Chief Block Builder

A businessman and contractor by profession, with a knack for spotting new ideas, Nisim is our business mind and driven to improve the quality of life for Southern Californians. The love he has for his family, his beautiful wife and his two daughters, the oldest is almost 3 and the youngest is 6 months, motivates him to push for better work and play options for families in Los Angeles. Nisim is excited to see how parents and children learn, grow and play at Wiggle & Work.

OUR DEDICATED TEAM

Leslie Escobar

Leslie Escobar

Child Care Director

Leslie has been caring for children since she was a child growing up in El Salvador. As an adult, her passion for child care stems from her love of learning. Little ones are curious and constantly exploring, and when working with them, Leslie gets to learn through their eyes. A recent graduate of California State University, Northridge with a bachelors in Child & Adolescent Development, she has worked with a range of children across the developmental spectrum. From infants and toddlers, to children on the autism spectrum, and with special needs children. Leslie looks forward to nurturing, playing with and caring for your little ones at Wiggle & Work.

Tina Poppy

Tina Poppy

Member Relations Director

Tina Poppy is a parent-focused entrepreneurial woman serving as Wiggle & Work’s Director of Customer Relations. She helps parents find the time to take a deep breath, grab their laptops and their babes, and get some work done for a few hours. Tina is a consultant, strategist, and entrepreneur specializing in film, fashion, and family. She is a trained postpartum doula and counselor to new moms, is mom to Pearl, born January 2017.
Ellen Bauman-Kennedy

Ellen Bauman-Kennedy

Teacher

Having worked as a TV producer for nearly 20 years, Ellen turned her sights on music for kids in 2006. Inspired by life with her then 3-year-old son AND pregnant with twins, Ellen and her husband formed the kindie-rock band Ellen and Matt. In 2009, she decided to become a music teacher full-time and became a licensed Music Together teacher. Soon after, Ellen established her own developmental music curriculum, creating programs for music schools, preschools, and outreach programs for low-income communities. She started teaching the World Citizen Baby program in 2012 and is excited to bring WCB to the Wiggle & Work community.

Marinés Adrianza

Marinés Adrianza

Teacher

Growing up in a small artist community in the mountains of her native Venezuela, Marinés was inspired and encouraged by the artistic expression that surrounded her childhood. In addition to imparting the joy of creative expression to her two children, Marinés has been teaching art to little ones for 20 years and teaches both art and Spanish at several Pasadena area schools. The opportunity to combine her passion for art and language to guide little ones in their exploration of both is especially gratifying – it feels just like home. Marinés looks forward to engaging families at Wiggle & Work in the discovery of art and Spanish language.

Bianca Cueva

Bianca Cueva

Teacher

Bianca is thrilled to be joining Wiggle & Work! Born in California and raised in the Philippines, Bianca has a background in theater and events hosting, performing in various productions and family-friendly events. She graduated with a B.A. in Communication in 2010, and was a preschool teacher before moving to Los Angeles. She obtained her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification from One Down Dog (ODD) in 2015, and her Kids Yoga training certification through Mini Yogis. She teaches yoga at her home studio ODD, as well as in schools, to new parents, to teens, to families of all ages! In her free time, you can find her at the beach! Namaste.

Rachael Singer

Rachael Singer

Teacher

Rachael has been teaching young children for the past eight years. A registered dance/movement therapist, she received her M.S. in Dance/Movement therapy in 2014. Currently, she is a Toddler Teacher at BTEE where she also leads a Toddler Transition Class for parents and children. Rachael also leads creative movement workshops for mothers, movement classes for children both with special needs and typically developed children ages 2-18. She enjoys working privately with families to use movement to reconnect and learn strategies for tackling challenging behaviors and emotions. Rachael is excited to bring her love for movement to Wiggle & Work.