Meet Our Experts
If there’s one thing motherhood has taught us here at UpSpring, it’s that you can’t do it alone. That’s why we rely on experts in their fields to help advise and guide us as we develop practical, science-based solutions for moms.
Brandi is a Pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Austin. She holds a BBA in Accounting from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and a Medical Degree from George Washington University where she completed an Integrative Medicine Track Program. Her Pediatric residency was completed at Dell Children's Medical Center Austin, a UT Southwestern program. Brandi is a former White House intern in the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives. She is an active member of the Texas Pediatric Society. She is a native Texan and lives in Austin, TX with her husband, Evan, son, Ward, and daughter, Kathryn. Brandi enjoys scuba diving, community, pediatric advocacy and travel.
Linda H. is a registered nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She has been helping moms breastfeed for over 20 years. Linda started her journey helping moms as a La Leche League leader. Later, as a registered nurse, she worked as a postpartum nurse helping new moms and babies recover. She worked as a PRN in the hospital for 17 years and opened a lactation boutique in a busy pediatric clinic at the same time. Linda and her husband live in Midland TX where she has joined the Pedi Med Center. She also runs her private lactation consultation business, The Breast Connection, along with working as a lactation consultant for UpSpring.
Dr. Mewa S. has dedicated his life to the development of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. An expert in the biotechnology and product development, Dr. S. has spent almost 30 years successfully developing and launching products for diagnostics, vaccines, nutraceuticals and nanomedicines. Dr. S. holds a Master’s of Science in Biochemistry, a Master’s of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, and a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. S. has worked to develop over 145 different nanomedicines and has developed breakthrough water soluble vitamins. He holds six patents and has led three companies.