Our Team:

Leila Pirnia co-founded Pea in the Podcast with her husband in June 2006. Their goal is to create an online destination with information and advice from the experts on everything related to being pregnant. Leila's background includes launching and running a portfolio of profitable podcast companies including MBAPodcaster.com and LawSchoolPodcaster.com, which provides information and advice to those considering pursuing an MBA or JD. She was most recently Vice President of Strategic Planning & Global Brand Management for DIC Entertainment, a leading independent children's entertainment company in Los Angeles acquired by Cookie Jar Entertainment. She left DIC in August 2008 to exclusively pursue her podcast portfolio companies. Prior to this, she was with Merrill Lynch's Global Media Investment Banking Group in New York City where she worked on the AOL Time Warner merger as well as the Vivendi/Canal Plus/Seagrams joint merger. Leila received a B.S. in Finance from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and young son. You can reach her at . Leila Pirnia
Bonnie Petrie is the host, writer and producer of Pea in the Podcast. She is a multi-award winning journalist who has been honored in Texas and New York for her news anchoring, reporting, series writing and production. She has interviewed hundreds of newsmakers from all walks of life, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Journalist Barbara Walters, Texas Governor Rick Perry, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and entertainers Lewis Black and Roseanne Barr. Bonnie is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Child Development and Family Studies, and lives in North Texas with her three year old daughter. Bonnie Petrie

Experts Include:

Dr. Keith Eddleman, Author of "Pregnancy for Dummies" Dr. Keith Eddleman
Dr. Michael Broder, Author of "Panic Free Pregnancy" is a board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist. He received his training in health economics and outcomes research in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA, medical training at Case Western Reserve University, and undergraduate education at Harvard University. Dr. Michael Broder
Dr. Mark Landon, Specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center Dr. Mark Landon
Dr. Bryan Vartabedian, Pediatrician and Author of "Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to- Soothe Baby" Dr. Bryan Vartabedian
Dr. Ronald Young, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Ronald Young
Liz Pulliam Weston Personal Finance Columnist for MSN Money and Author of the question-and-answer column "Money Talk" and Author of 3 personal finance books, including "Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life" Liz Pulliam Weston
Pat Shinn, Certified Financial Planner and Host of "Money Matters" Radio Show Pat Shinn
Natalie Gahrmann, Author of "Succeeding As a Super Busy Parent" Natalie Gahrmann
Dr. Laurie Moyer-Mileur, Nutritionist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Intermountain Center for Pediatric Dr. Laurie Moyer-Mileur
Martha Bullen, Author of "Staying Home: From Full-Time Professional to Full-Time Parent" Martha Bullen
AND MORE Obstetricians, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Nutritionists, Professional Organizers, Maternity Coaches, Doulas, Nurses, Yoga Instructors, La Leche League and Real Pregnant Women & Moms!

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