Alisa Sacker MD, IBCLC

I first became interested in ties when my teenage daughter had her braces removed at the end of her orthodontic treatment. Her orthodontist used a laser to remove her upper lip tie as I watched. A light bulb went off in my head and I finally understood why the two of us had such issues breastfeeding. I then checked her tongue and, of course, found a significant posterior tie. That started my journey.


Natasha Duarte LVN, CLC, Office Manager

I am a San Diego native. I'm a mother to two children, 1 dog, and 1 cat. Life is always on the go! I have worked in healthcare for 13 years now. I've worked in Pediatrics as an LVN for 9 years now. Pediatrics is my passion. I love infants and being able to help breastfeeding mothers is so rewarding.


Heather Shabestari, IBCLC

The field of lactation became interesting to me with the birth of my first child. When my second child came along, breastfeeding was successful, but not without struggle. A hospital-based lactation consultant was instrumental in my success during that time.

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Elizabeth Elizondo, RN, IBCLC

I am a registered nurse, lactation consultant, and educator of infant massage. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan and I am a former Navy nurse, where I worked in maternal child health. It was there, working with new moms and babies that I discovered my love for helping mothers with breastfeeding.


Mallory Barrett RN, CLC

My path to working with families and babies began in 2012 when I assisted my first birth- my dog delivered 7 healthy puppies with me by her side. Later that same year after attending my goddaughter’s birth, it was like a light in me was turned on. I was hooked and knew I needed to change careers.


Candace Hallak, IBCLC

My interest in breastfeeding peaked at a very young age and continued to grow with the excitement of having my own babies someday. While breastfeeding my firstborn child turned out to be quite a simple experience, when I gave birth to my son it was a different story. He was almost ten pounds at birth.

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Scott Sacker, COO

I have known this beautiful, intelligent woman for more than 25 years ... and now we get to work together! I am so impressed with all that the amazing women at Team Tongue Tie have done over the last few years. I can honestly say that I am a very lucky man to be spending time alongside all of these talented women!