About

Meet our Team

We are a unique agency in many ways, but one thing that sets us apart is that 100% of our staff has needed/will need help, or has assisted others in creating their families through surrogacy, egg donation or adoption. Each person has been brought onto our team because of their compassion, attention to detail and the emotional pull to help others. Here’s a bit about each of us…

Kathryn Kaycoff, MA
Co-Owner & Co-Director
Kathryn Kaycoff, MA
Co-Owner & Co-Director
Email: kathryn@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 818.382.0800
Cell: 818.568.8622
Fax: 818.688.0555
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About Kathryn

Motherhood didn’t come easily to me. Starting in 1999, my (then)-husband and I went through 6 fresh IVF cycles, 3 frozen cycles, over 100 embryos, 3 miscarriages, two Gestational Surrogates, and an Egg and Sperm Donor to create our family. Thanks to their help, my identical twin sons were born in 2003. It was a heart-wrenching, expensive, lonely, 4-year journey and I wished that I had met others who I could have leaned on and received support from.

The Fertility Agency (formerly Agency for Surrogacy Solutions, Inc.) was created in 2004 and was inspired by my own challenging experience and the desperate need in the fertility industry for compassion combined with professionalism for each person involved. Along with Lauri de Brito, we have created an agency that is world-renowned for its ability to offer support and provide professional expertise and services well above most other agencies, while still maintaining a personal touch.

I adore being a mother (the greatest gift I’ve been given in life) and l love helping others. Prior to starting The Fertility Agency, Lauri and I were both friends and television producers. We agree that producing babies is much more rewarding than producing television. Beyond my children, I enjoy traveling, painting and snow skiing.

Kathryn is an active member of Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS), American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Men Having Babies (MHB), Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED), RESOLVE, the American Bar Association (ABA), and as a former TV producer the Producers Guild of America (PGA). She has appeared on The Today Show, Voice of America, numerous documentaries, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Wired Magazine, iParenting, Vogue and many other publications.

Lauri Berger De Brito
Co-Owner & Co-Director
Lauri Berger De Brito
Co-Owner & Co-Director
Email: lauri@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 818.382.0800
Cell: 301.717.0071
Fax: 818.688.0555
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About Lauri

I was 37 when my then-husband and I decided to start a family. My first daughter came easily and when she was born we immediately started trying for number 2. Six and a half years, countless infertility treatments (including IUIs, IVFs, ZIFT, Donor Egg/IVF, heparin, immune testing and more), all I had to show for it was 8 heart-breaking miscarriages – so I turned to surrogacy.

I interviewed many top agencies but they were all about the money with no regard for my emotional state. We eventually “settled” for an agency and our Surrogate was wonderful, but our agency was not. We turned to my friend Kathryn (who by now had started her own agency) for support. Our first Surrogate gave birth to Kira, next came our son, Wyatt. In 2013, with different Surrogate and new Egg Donor, we added one more son, Shane, to our family. My kids are everything to me and it’s hard to remember that at one time, I was so depressed about my infertility that I could barely get out of bed.

Prior to joining The Fertility Agency in 2005, I was a TV producer. I am now living proof of ‘do what you love, love what you do’. I don’t go to ‘work’ every morning – to me, creating families is not a job, it is truly a passion. When not helping make babies, I like to try new recipes, garden, travel and help my kids grow up to be the best adults that they can be.

Lauri is an active member of Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS), American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED), RESOLVE, Men Having Babies (MHB) and The Directors Guild (DGA). She has appeared on, Voice of America, numerous documentaries, plus she has been featured as an expert in articles in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, ABC Evening News, Vogue and many other publications. She is a sought-after fertility/infertility expert at conferences around the globe.

Heather Hutchins
Director of Surrogate Coordination
Heather Hutchins
Director of Surrogate Coordination
Email: heatherh@thefertilityagency.com
Cell: 714.878.3568
Fax: 818-484-2897
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About Heather

My passion for children and families began when I started working with special-needs children after graduating from high school. I spent 8 years working my way up at a corporate preschool from a teacher to the assistant director. Eventually I decided to open my own home daycare.

In 2010, I married and had 2 children of my own. I knew I wanted to be pregnant again but was not ready for another baby at home. That’s when I remembered that a mom from my daycare center told me she was a surrogate. A light went off and I knew that’s what I had to do.

My surrogacy was an unbelievable experience and as soon as I had my embryo transfer I knew I was ready for a career change and wanted to help others experience the same. I delivered a baby boy in 2014 and have been working in the industry ever since. Now, I enjoy helping others pursue their dream of surrogacy and spending time with my husband, (now) 3 children and pets.

Pat Hurtado
Director of Case Management and Operations (Spanish speaker)
Pat Hurtado
Director of Case Management and Operations (Spanish speaker)
Email: pat@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 818.382.0800
Cell: 818.963.3369
Fax: 818.827.4737
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About Pat

Para hablar con Pat en español llamar el número telefónico: 1.818.963.3369

Before beginning work with The Fertility Agency, I was looking for new employment opportunities. I remember visiting my hairdresser and sharing my reluctance about returning to the corporate world. I longed to find a job where I felt good about what I was doing, and was making a difference. I could see his wheels turning as he listened and said, “I have the perfect job for you”. He told me about one of his clients who worked for a surrogacy agency and how much she loved it. He referred to it as the “baby job.” Knowing how blessed I was to have a son that I had adopted as an infant, and how precious children are, I knew I would totally love helping couples/individuals have them!

Two years after he mentioned the “baby job” to me, I received a call from Kathryn letting me know that a position as Case Manager had opened up with their agency. She asked if I was interested. I was thrilled and I immediately jumped at the opportunity!

When I’m not helping creating families, I enjoy spending time with my family and close friends.

Michelle Davis
Case Manager
Michelle Davis
Case Manager
Email: michelle@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 818.382.0800
Cell: 818.516.6464
Fax: 818.827.4737
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About Michelle

In the summer of 2016, I moved to Portland, Oregon with my teenage daughter, 2 older dogs and one cat. Having worked in the entertainment industry in Southern California for over 20 years, in the fall of 2015, I found myself yearning for a new adventure. Up until that point, I had been content with collaborating on projects that educated and/or entertained the public and now I wanted to impact people’s lives on a more personal level.

Over the years I watched many of my friends struggle with the challenges of infertility so I was thrilled when the opportunity came up to join The Fertility Agency. I saw it as an amazing avenue to work with the most incredible people from every imaginable walk of life, and help them create loving families. The journey to becoming a parent is different for everyone and I have personally have benefited from all the advances in reproductive medicine and am grateful every day for the gift of my wonderful daughter.

I find it an honor and a privilege to be able to share the surrogacy process with Intended Parents, Surrogates and reproductive specialists from around the world. As Charles Dickens once said “Tis love that makes the world go ‘round, my baby” and I hope to continue the chain of love and babies for many years to come.

Living in the Pacific Northwest, gives me the opportunity to explore beautiful new locations in my free time. I am also an avid reader, film watcher and novice gardener.

Rochelle Stern
Case Manager
Rochelle Stern
Case Manager
Email: rochelle@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 818.382.0800
Cell: 818.903.5051
Fax: 1.818.827.4737
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About Rochelle

I am a native Angeleno – born in Santa Monica and currently living in Sherman Oaks. After experiencing my own fertility issues, I was very fortunate to adopt my beautiful daughter from Vietnam in 1998. I was drawn to assist others and have been working in the surrogacy field for many years and with The Fertility Agency since 2009. This is such a fulfilling career.

Being a parent who suffered with infertility, I can certainly understand the need and desire to be a parent, and for many, surrogacy is the best choice. I am so honored to be part of the process of women giving the gift of life, and bringing joy to those creating or expanding their families.

I am an avid tennis player and animal lover. I have a small close-knit family that all live nearby. I enjoy movies, plays, music, reading a good book, seeing friends and keeping up with exercise

Anna Page
Case Manager
Anna Page
Case Manager
Email: anna@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 818.382.0800
Cell: 805.358.2551
Fax: 1.818.979.2266
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From a young age I had a passion for being of service. From nursing baby birds, volunteering at animal shelters, and working with individuals with disabilities in Central America. My heart feels full when I am helping, and my mother always taught me to try to leave everything I encounter a little better off than I found it.

At 9 years old I was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer and by the time I was 20 I was told I could not have children of my own. I filled my days working as a Behaviorist for children with Autism and got my Masters Degree in Social Work. Despite my own heartbreak with infertility, circumstances blessed me with two girls that were meant to be in my life, and our family was complete.

Right out of college I was hired by The Fertility Agency and found that I absolutely fell in love with the job of helping other people complete their families. Every day I felt lucky to share the beautiful journey of surrogacy with amazing people from around the world.

Unfortunately another health issue forced me to leave the workforce for a while. After I was healthy I worked in Child Welfare as an Emergency Response Children’s Social Worker, and tried a new way to help families and children. But my heart always missed working as a Case Manager for those seeking to complete their family. As luck would have it, I kept in touch with one of my previous fellow employees, and I was asked if I would like to return to my previous job at The Fertility Agency! I was so excited to be back doing things I adore with amazing people and I look forward to being of service and bringing more love—and babies into the world!

In my free time I can mostly be found riding my horses with my husband in the redwood forests near our home, hiking with my dogs and girls, traveling, and tending our farm.

Many years older, but still a little bit of a barefoot wild-child!

Luis Sonsin Jones
TrueMatch™ Egg Donor Specialist & Case Manager (Spanish, Portuguese, French, un po Italiano)
Luis Sonsin Jones
TrueMatch™ Egg Donor Specialist & Case Manager (Spanish, Portuguese, French, un po Italiano)
Email: luis@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 818.382.0800
Cell: 818.454.0752
Fax: 818.484.2897
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About Luis

I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and have called the United States home since 2013, where I live with my loving and supportive husband in Atlanta, GA. While we are not yet ready to have our own children, I take great pleasure in helping other couples/individuals start and expand their families. Before working for The Fertility Agency I worked for many years in the Airline industry as a Flight Attendant for TAM Airlines. I’ve been to most countries in South America, but now I have found my home supporting for Intended Parents, Egg Donors and Surrogates on such a life-changing journey.

I still have a great passion for traveling and learning about new cultures. I’ve lived in three different countries, have learned 4 languages and love being able to communicate with people in their mother language. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, exploring new restaurants, and trying new recipes in the kitchen.

Meghan Floyd
Egg Donor Case Manager
Meghan Floyd
Egg Donor Case Manager
Email: meghan@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 818.382.0800
Cell: 540.392.5684
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I live in Virginia with my husband, two sweet children, and two small dogs. Family has always been important to me and for a long time I felt a calling to help someone else experience the joys of parenthood. I am a current gestational surrogate and have been so touched and inspired by the process that I wanted to do more. I am so fortunate to be able to help guide people in their journey of creating a family.

In my spare time, my children and I enjoy being outdoors and exploring all of the beautiful hiking spots in Virginia. My family loves to cook. We enjoy making pasta, macaroons, and spanakopita is a specialty of mine!

Heather Brooks-Heintz
Egg Donor Coordinator & Case Manager
Heather Brooks-Heintz
Egg Donor Coordinator & Case Manager
Email: heatherb@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 818.382.0800
Cell: 240.535.0400
Fax: 818.827.4737
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About Heather

After earning a graduate degree, living in another country, and exploring the United States, I started my own family. My daughter, husband, and I are also a proud Gestational Surrogate family, having provided 2 wonderful couples with twins. Working with Egg Donors, Gestational Surrogates and Intended Parents from all different cultures is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me, because everyone involved in this process shares the joy of creating and enriching lives. I am dedicated to making this a fulfilling experience for you!

I spend most of my time with my family. We enjoy the outdoors, so we are often out exploring, climbing rocks, searching for lakes and beaches, and staying active in fun and original ways.

I have been with The Fertility Agency since 2017 and it’s gratifying to know that I am playing a part in helping Intended Parents add to their families. It warms my heart when Intended Parents and Surrogates send me pictures of the babies we helped create and knowing that these babies are so loved.

Brittany Sheely
Surrogate Coordinator & TrueMatch™ Specialist
Brittany Sheely
Surrogate Coordinator & TrueMatch™ Specialist
Email: brittany@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 818.382.0800
Cell: 717.524.7624
Fax: 818.484.2897
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About Brittany

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania where I currently reside with my husband. We have a wonderful blended family of 4 children – 2 girls and 2 boys; and 2 dogs – a Chiweenie named Peanut and a Multipoo named Butter. They are all the center of our world.

My introduction to surrogacy came in 2013 after my cousin’s wife had carried for a family. I knew this was something I wanted to do. In 2013, I became a Gestational Surrogate and have brought babies into the world for 2 separate families. Becoming a Surrogate was something that filled my heart with such joy and it is so rewarding to be able to do such an amazing thing. I have such a big passion for surrogacy and feel blessed and joyful to be able to work as a Surrogate Coordinator for The Fertility Agency.

In my free time I love watching my daughter play volleyball, swimming with our baby, watching the boys play baseball and vacationing with our entire family. I also enjoy taking walks in our local state park when the weather is nice.

Rebecca Gooche
Surrogate Coordinator & TrueMatch™ Specialist
Rebecca Gooche
Surrogate Coordinator & TrueMatch™ Specialist
Email: rebecca@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 410-245-1955
Fax: 818-484-2897
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About Rebecca

I was introduced to the world of infertility when friends of mine struggled to get pregnant. I wanted to help them and others like them, but how could I? Later, 2 friends of mine became surrogates. I took it as a sign! In 2018, I became a gestational surrogate and carried twins for an amazing couple. It created an amazing bond between our families and we are still in touch. That experience led me to accepting a job with The Fertility Agency. Being a Surrogacy Coordinator allows me to continue to create families and assist other women like me who want to help make that happen.

I grew up in the DMV, which to me stands for DC/Maryland/Virginia – not the Department of Motor Vehicles. . I currently reside in Pennsylvania and live in a lovely little suburb with my husband, our 3 daughters, and our Alaskan Klee Kai named Yoshi. Spending time with my family is number one on my list when I’m not working. Whether that means being a taxi for my kids to their extra curriculars, vacationing to get away for a weekend, or just snuggled up on the couch watching a movie.

Cortney Price
Surrogate Coordinator & TrueMatch™ Specialist
Cortney Price
Surrogate Coordinator & TrueMatch™ Specialist
Email: cortney@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 903-393-4395
Fax: 818-484-2897
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About Cortney

Hi! My name is Cortney. I was born and raised in Texas, and I currently call Oklahoma home. I have been married to my wonderful husband for over a decade now and together we have three beautiful daughters. I love volunteering in my community and helping those in need. I have been a Gestational Surrogate twice and while I have retired my body, my desire to help complete families only strengthened. This is what led to my career with The Fertility Agency and I am grateful to be here. From the initial inquiry to the final stages of your journey I am here to support you!

Rykia Lewis
Surrogate Coordinator & TrueMatch™ Specialist
Rykia Lewis
Surrogate Coordinator & TrueMatch™ Specialist
Email: rykia@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 205.207.9601
Fax: 818.484.2897
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I’m Rykia Lewis. My passion for surrogacy grew after meeting so many amazing couples and individuals throughout my surrogacy journey in 2021. After carrying for my intended parents, I knew I wanted to continue helping others build families. I am the mother of one son, Idris. I’m also a certified personal trainer. I love helping and empowering women to achieve their goals! In my spare time, I also enjoy reading romantic novels and writing short stories.

Kelsie Naugler
Head of Social Media/Marketing
Kelsie Naugler
Head of Social Media/Marketing
Email: kelsie@thefertilityagency.com
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Kelsie has a degree in Theatre from SDSU and a background in writing/producing/acting in the entertainment realm. She began her journey with marketing and social media back in 2017. Since she has helped create content for artists, musicians, and companies alike! She began working for The Fertility Agency in 2021 and is thoroughly enjoying helping others with their journey to create a family of their own.

When she is not helping people making dreams come true, you will find her wandering the globe in search of hidden cafes. She enjoys reading a good book, meeting new people, having a cup of tea, and hanging out with her friends and family.

Michelle Glavan
Social Media Manager
Michelle Glavan
Social Media Manager
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About Michelle

I have a degree in Mass Communications from UCLA and a background in writing/producing/directing digital content for multiple media companies. Working for The Fertility Agency since 2019 and creating content that helps others fulfill their dreams is a constant joy.

When I’m not helping people making dreams come true, you can find me at home gardening with my awesome hubby, cooking vegan cuisine, playing soccer, or snuggling with my cat and two doggies. I also sing at weddings, but not because anyone asked me to.