Upon becoming a mother, owner and founder, Cindy Montoto found herself completely overwhelmed by the immense challenges parenthood brings. She longed for the simple things and felt incomplete upon searching for local and ethically made heirloom-quality baby goods. After experiencing a devastating miscarriage in August 2018, Cindy began receiving several signs of overpowering peace in the form of doves in her day to day life while trying to cope with the loss. She decided to take a leap of faith and open Your Little Dove as a solution to the in-completes and in hopes of offering peace of mind to other families.
The daughter of Cuban refugees, Cindy is the first in her family to be born in the United States. She graduated early and with honors from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. Cindy's area of emphasis is in child psychology and it was during her studies that she unearthed her deep passion for early learning while studying Rudolf Steiner, Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, John Bowlby, Maria Montessori, and Reggio-Emilia. Cindy utilizes her extensive knowledge of child development when curating the products she selects for Your Little Dove to ensure a strong focus on biopsychoscocial development. She is also a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, CPST, and has vast knowledge and experience with cloth diapering.