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-Director& Agency Owner
Lauri Berger De Brito
Co-Director& Agency Owner
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.

Michelle Davis
Supervising Manager
Michelle Davis
Supervising 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.

Heather Hutchins
Case Manager
Heather Hutchins
Case Manager
Email: HeatherH@thefertiltyagency.com
Office:
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
Case Manager (Spanish speaker)
Pat Hurtado
Case Manager (Spanish speaker)
Email: pat@theertilityagency.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.

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

Marlon Morales
Case Manager (Spanish speaker)
Marlon Morales
Case Manager (Spanish speaker)
Email: Marlon@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 818.382.0800
Cell: 213.359.1454
Fax: 818-484-2897
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About Marlon

Para hablar con Marlon en español llamar el número telefónico: 213.359.1454

My vision of family was transformed a decade ago when two close friends partnered and had children of their own. They enrolled me to be among the many “uncles” helping raise their children. The love and stability those children brought into our lives changed my outlook for the better. I now love making the same happiness possible for others who are starting their families.

After years of working across diverse industries in 2015, circumstances brought me to a surrogacy agency where I worked with approximately 120 cases from match to birth. In 2021, I joined The Fertility Agency where I love the personal involvement in my cases and where I strive to provide exceptional client services.

I was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and then received asylum in the USA with my family. I attended Hollywood High School and went on to study Anthropology at UCLA. I dedicate much of my free time to volunteering such as serving on the L.A. Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Board, L.A. Pride, Peer Health Exchange and United Latinx Fund board of directors. As a community advocate on issues of inequality, injustice and violence, I am featured on the Honor41 list of Latinx LGBTQ role models. When not at work or volunteering, I am busy baking sweet and savory treats, cycling and camping in the great outdoors.

Luis Sonsin Jones
True Match™ Egg Donor Specialist & Case Manager (Spanish, Portuguese, French, un po Italiano)
Luis Sonsin Jones
True Match™ 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.

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.

Jessica Sutton
Supervising Surrogate Coordinator & True Match™ Specialist
Jessica Sutton
Supervising Surrogate Coordinator & True Match™ Specialist
Email: jessica@thefertilityagency.com
Office: 818.382.0800
Cell: 918-625-3338
Fax: 818-484-2897
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About Jessica

I was born in Missouri and later moved to Oklahoma. After college, in 2009, I met my wonderful husband. We now have three adorable daughters.

I loved being a mom and reached out to become a Surrogate. I found The Fertility Agency and knew they were the caring kind of agency I wanted to be with. I have done multiple journeys with The Fertility Agency and now help others to feel the same joy that I did as a Surrogate.

My day includes working with potential and current Surrogates helping them understand the process from beginning to end. I love guiding them and helping answer questions that may arise along the way. I assist with coordinating medical care, counseling, and providing any emotional support that may be beneficial. I take pride in my job and am very passionate about surrogacy. I strive to show it in the work I do.

In my free time I enjoy volunteering at my daughters’ school as the Parent Teacher Organization President, reading and traveling around the world with my husband and daughters.

Kaci Moore
Surrogate Coordinator & True Match™ Specialist
Kaci Moore
Surrogate Coordinator & True Match™ Specialist
Email: Kaci@thefertiltyagency.com
Office: 818.382.0800
Cell: 406.647.5741
Fax: 818.484.2897
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About Kaci

I was born and raised in Montana where I currently reside with my wonderful husband of 24 years. We have 4 beautiful children; 3 girls and 1 boy. They are the biggest joys in my life.

I began my personal journey with Surrogacy in 2005. Over the years I had read articles and watched movies that involved Surrogacy and was truly fascinated by it. When our youngest child was 2, I decided to start doing research on how to become a Surrogate. I didn’t know anyone who had been one, nor did I have any resources. I got on the internet and started searching for agencies. With my demographic location it seemed nearly impossible to find someone to work with. I called several agencies until I finally received a “Yes” – I was thrilled!

I have been a Gestational Surrogate for 4 separate families over the course of 8 years. I have delivered 7 surro-babies -- 3 sets of twins and a singleton. I’ve had amazing experiences working with families from all across the US and internationally as well. Next to having my own children, becoming a Surrogate has and always will be one of the most fulfilling and blessed experiences of my entire life.

When I delivered my last set of twins in 2013 my heart was full. It was a bittersweet time as Surrogacy had been in my life for so long. I was thrilled to start working for The Fertility Agency in the fall of 2019. I couldn’t be happier with bringing my true passion in life to other women who also want to experience the joy of helping people become parents.

In my free time I love to be outdoors with family, hiking and riding ATVs and dirt bikes.

Brittany Sheely
Surrogate Coordinator & True Match™ Specialist
Brittany Sheely
Surrogate Coordinator & True Match™ 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.

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.

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.