Sheri Sturniolo

the author

Sheri Sturniolo is a Pediatric Registered Nurse and mother to a son and daughter—both born through the awesome gift of donors. Through her personal journey and experiences, Sheri hopes to offer a valuable tool to families searching for ways to make sense of their unique creation story. Sheri lives with her husband, son and daughter (both conceived through embryo adoption) in the San Diego area.


Hannah Pak

the illustrator

Hannah is a graphic designer and self-taught illustrator based in sunny San Diego. She holds a Communications BA from the University of San Diego, California, and is currently enrolled in the San Diego City College design program. Some things she finds inspiration in include beautiful cinematography, anything hand-lettered, and really good coffee. 


Kate Woolley

the designer

Kate is an award-winning art director with 15 years of experience, and she jumped at the opportunity to help with You Were Made for Me. Kate and Sheri met on the Perinatal Special Care Unit (PSCU) floor during their pregnancies with their sons. During that time, Kate spent over 40 days in the hospital on bedrest, and an additional 34 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) before being able to bring her son home. After those experiences, Kate founded The Noble Paperie, and began creating greeting cards to support mothers walking through miscarriage, infertility, and other pregnancy-related issues.