Meet Our Team

Alex Hesterberg: Partner
Alex runs the business side of Sage Spoonfuls and is a doting dad to Royce, Brendan and Hayden.  He is also Liza’s fabulous husband.

Dr. Laura Pagnotta:  Medical Advisor
Dr. Laura Ann Pagnotta is a Board Certified pediatrician and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She served as Chief Resident of Pediatrics at Winthrop University Hospital in New York, and was mentored by renowned neonatologist Dr. Renu Aggarwal.  Dr. Pagnotta is the proud mother of 3 wonderful boys—Logan, 6, Kai, 4, and Mason, 6 months.  She especially enjoys using her personal experiences as a mom to help guide new mothers during the first few years of their children’s lives.

Basia Ambroziak: Photography
Photography has been a passion for the Poland-born and raised Basia Ambroziak since her teens.  After starting her wedding and lifestyle photography career in New York, she quickly emerged as a sought after image maker, known for her natural and timeless style.  Basia's photographs have been published in The Knot New York,  Washington Post, Networking Magazine, and featured in many inspirational blogs such as Merci NY, WellWed, and  Style Me Pretty NY.  Her incredible talent and eye for detail are featured throughout Sage Spoonfuls-Simple Recipes*Healthy Meals*Happy Babies.  You can see more of Basia’s gorgeous photos at  

Erick Kuo & Warren Friesner: Creative/Design Directors
Warren and Erick are the founders and principal partners of Clear Light Interactive Corp., a New York-based graphic and digital design and development firm providing graphic and web design and development, branding, marketing, display, and packaging solutions.  Clients have included Martha Stewart Living, Merck, Axel Johnson International, Schrodinger LLC, and Columbia University.  Warren and Erick are both avid meditators and Buddhist practitioners and have three nieces and two cats. They are thrilled to be part of the Sage Spoonfuls Team.

Gerry Sievers: "Producer/Director"
Gerry is Director at, a boutique new-media agency that specializes in the production of promotional and informational video content. For the past 7 years, Gerry has produced and directed content that has aired on ABC, NBC, MTV, and Gerry is proud uncle to five nieces and nephews and knows first-hand the positive effect of homemade cooking. He is excited to share this product line with his family.

Royce Hesterberg: Big Kid Taste Tester
At only 5 ½ years old, Royce has quite an adventurous palate.  There is nothing he won’t try.  He gives credit to his mom’s homemade baby food for his willingness to try anything.  His favorites are his mom’s muscle man stir-fry, butternut squash soup, roast chicken with veggies….and the occasional chicken nugget.

Brendan Hesterberg: Big Kid Taste Tester
Brendan, 4, likes to assert his authority at the table.  While he loved his homemade baby food, he “tests the water” by only eating what he sees fit.  Thankfully, he loves his mom’s Too Good To Be True tomato sauce and she has pureed everything from butternut squash to beets to broccoli and hidden it in her famous sauce.  Hey, what he doesn’t know will only make him grow stronger. 
Hayden Hesterberg: Toddler Taste Tester   
At the ripe age of 18 months, Hayden has already garnered the title of "house foodie".  She thoroughly enjoys her meals with a delightfully voracious appetite for her mom's cooking. 


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