Hi, I’m Lorna Ather, linguist, maternity concierge, baby planner and family relocation expert and
founder of LA Consulting, as well as co-founder of maternita KITA and Landing Pad Berlin.
10 years ago, I left my home in Britain for Berlin, expecting to return after 3 months. Contrary to
expectations, I stayed. I now consider Berlin my home, specifically Pankow, where I live with my
German partner and our two little boys.
After graduating from university with a degree in German, Spanish and Marketing, my initial career
path began in the third sector as a fundraiser for children’s cancer research charity, Kidscan. On
moving to Berlin, I hoped for a corporate position and landed my dream job as a project manager in
mobile marketing, working on promotions using mobile phones (applications, games, mobile
websites, SMS campaigns) for international FMCG clients. After the birth of my first child, I realized
that I needed a new challenge that was compatible with family life and that fulfilled me like my
previous charity work had done. I was also acutely aware of the needs of immigrants and expats at
this important time in life and started to imagine how I could use my experience to support others.
It was only after the birth of my second child in 2014 and a serendipitous Facebook encounter that I
came across maternita, completed the Baby Planner Academy and joined the team as the English-
speaking Maternity Concierge and Baby Planner in Berlin. Since then, I have been guiding and
supporting English-speaking families, parents and parents-to- be through important, new life phases.

Need any help? Lorna and her team will take care of your needs and requests