Marilize is a qualified Occupational Therapist and worked at a special needs school. She has gained a wide variety of experience working both in South Africa and abroad, but loved working with kids the most. This is why she decided to follow her heart and be a fulltime Mommy to her son, and continue to bring MonaLisa Mamas to higher levels! Her experience and further professional development include autism, learning disabilities, developmental delays, Individual Education Programs (IEP), Sensory Integration Group Therapy, and Creative Arts Therapy. She is happily married to Riaan and adores their firstborn son, Adriaan, who was born in 2013. She enjoys ballroom dancing, chocolate, jazz music, the outdoors, baking, the colour red and Barberton daisies. She hopes to still visit South America, swim with dolphins, learn to play the double bass and have a little girl one day.
Karin specializes in raising 4 kids, 3 foster kids and 6+ grandkids! She has worked as Sales Manager, Music Teacher and Dress Maker, an entrepreneur of a confectionery business, and is currently back in the classroom, teaching Grade 3. She has been happily married to Johan for 37 years and plans to still dance at their 60th wedding anniversary. Karin loves the Stormers, Miglio jewelry, playing the flute, coffee, Elvis Blue and Hawaii Five-O.