About us

Kindara is a company devoted to reproductive freedom! We want women everywhere to have the best possible experience with their fertility.

Education

Your body tells you a story about your fertility every month. We'll teach you how to listen in and learn what your body is telling you. Check our blog for helpful articles to answer your questions.

Software

Kindara for iPhone, our new iPhone app is designed specifically for serious fertility charting. Simple data entry and an easy to understand graph make charting your cycle as easy as a tap of the screen.

Support

We know that you want information you can trust. Connect with experts through the app or on our site. We bring professionals in the field of fertility to you, with tutorials, FAQs and top rated support

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Kindara for iPhone

Kati Bicknell

Co-Founder

Kati loves to find creative ways to solve problems. She had the idea for Kindara while working for TED.com in 2009. Her training as a birth doula gives her a powerful commitment to make sure that women have access to safe, effective options to manage their health and fertility. After reading Toni Weschler’s Taking Charge of Your Fertility and being turned on the Fertility Awareness Method she set out to help women achieve better results around their reproductive health by improving the outdated technology around fertility charting.

Kati studied Visual Art at Bennington College, receiving her BA in 2002. She is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and is currently being trained as a Fertility Awareness Educator. In June 2011 she graduated from the New York, Spring 2011 semester of the Founder Institute. In June 2012 she completed the maiden semester of the Haxlr8r Hardware Accelerator Program in Shenzhen, China. In her free time she enjoys yoga, rock climbing, sewing and learning how to hula hoop.

Genessa Crichton

Fertility Counselor

    Genessa has been practicing the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) since 2004, and teaching the method since 2009. She is passionate about empowering women as they become experts on their own fertility, and active participants in their reproductive health. The journey that led Genessa to FAM was borne out of necessity. Shortly after starting the Pill early on in her marriage, she found herself battling horrible migraines, nausea, and fatigue. So she began to search for natural alternatives to hormonal contraception. The Fertility Awareness Method was the perfect fit, and she was excited that it could also help her get pregnant when she was ready.

    Genessa holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from UCLA, and a Master of Bioscience from the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences. This strong scientific background has helped her take a rigorous approach to studying the female cycle and the complex interplay of hormones. She and her husband live in southern California with their two beautiful children (yes, both children were planned, and yes, both were conceived with relative ease since she understood her body!) She enjoys travel, knitting, good wine, and good coffee. Oh, and telling anyone and everyone who will listen how FAM can change their lives.

    James Gardner

    CTO

    James has been spending his career closing feedback loops: first between K-12 students, teachers and parents, then between businesses and customers and now between women and their bodies. He believes in empowerment through knowledge and sees Kindara as a tremendous opportunity to champion that cause.

    James has what may be considered an anomaly in the technology field: a fully functional right brain, with an intense left brain. This regimented creative earned degrees in media arts, computer science and writing. He was an intelligence analyst for the Army and served a tour in Afghanistan before bringing his talents to the civilian world. He enjoys vegan pad thai, trail running and board game nights.

    William Sacks

    Co-Founder

    Will Sacks likes to build things. He was hooked on the vision for Kindara the moment he finished reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler and realized that at 29 years of age, he had NO idea how his wife's fertility cycle worked. He's excited about creating the best fertility charting system the world has ever seen for the benefit of women and their partners everywhere.

    Will studied mechanical engineering and economics at McGill University, and is a professional engineer with experience in sustainable energy technologies and data monitoring. He previously built and raced a solar car from Chicago to Los Angeles and has lived in Canada, Australia, Panama and China over the last ten years. In his free time he enjoys ultimate frisbee, playing his guitar, doing yoga and geeking out on his wife’s fertility data.

    John M. Thorp Jr.

    Medical Advisor

      John Thorp is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist and Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist practicing evidence-based medicine who is interested in perinatal substance abuse, preterm birth, and clinical trials in obstetrics. He has expertise in clinical obstetrics, perinatology, substance use in pregnancy, and the prevention of preterm delivery. He is the principal investigator of the Pregnancy, Infection and Nutrition 3 Plus study. He is medical director of HORIZONS. He directs the UNC site for the Cooperative Multi-Center Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network study.

      His other research interests include use of episiotomies and trauma, management of preterm labor. He has worked outside of academia in the non-profit sector as a consultant for organizations located in South America and Africa. He is the Deputy Director at the Center for Women's Health Research.

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