Lisa Gasser is the Founder and active President of Cloth Diaper Connection. She began cloth diapering her oldest in 2009 after being introduced to modern cloth diapers by her friend. After much research, she made the switch to cloth diapering full time primarily for the environmental and health benefits. Given the choice of any cloth diaper, Lisa still loves using fitted diapers with covers.
Lisa quickly realized the cost savings cloth diapers can provide over the long term, but that the initial start-up costs can be prohibitive to families with a limited income. In 2011, Lisa was discussing the need for assistance for low-income families to be able to make the switch to cloth diapers with the same friend who introduced her to cloth diapers. The two met with leaders of Smoky Row Brethren Church to launch Cloth Diaper Connection initially as a ministry of the church. Within a few months of incorporation, Cloth Diaper Connection became a registered non-profit.
Lisa loves meeting with clients and hearing how Cloth Diaper Connection has impacted their lives. She also keeps a running tally of the potential number of disposable diapers that are being kept out of our landfills (currently just under 400,000 diapers!).
Lisa has been an Intervention Specialist for Columbus City Schools for the last two years and teaches a very special group of students with multiple disabilities. She has also been an American Sign Language interpreter since 2005.
Mom to a six-year-old girl and two toddler boys by birth, foster care and adoption, Lisa enjoys being outdoors as much as possible and spending time with her children and husband of 12 years, Adam.