What we believe

Our Philosophy

We believe that there is no job that is simultaneously more rewarding and challenging than being a parent. We also know that getting high-quality advice on how to support your child as they grow and develop is critical. We deeply appreciate how personal the parenting journey is, and we take the opportunity to partner with parents seriously - you’re trusting us with your most precious relationship. That is why we believe in collaborating with families, using evidence-based practices in parenting and child development to co-create plans that are just right for your family.
Trustle - What we believe
Trustle - what we believe

How we work

Family-Centered

Every Child is Unique

Every child is unique. Your child’s temperament, personality, and history will impact the choices you make around parenting. We also know that advice should align with your parenting values. We get to know your child specifically and support you where they are.

Value of Evidence

Misinformation and contradicting information can leave parents feeling less sure of themselves and stressed. No fear-based parenting advice here. We present you with comprehensive, digestible parenting information to help you clarify which ideas and practices might work for you.

Parent Powered

We may know a lot about child development, but you're the expert on your child and family. At Trustle, we work with parents to co-create a plan that is centered around your values, your philosophy, your parenting style, and your goals. Whatever those are, we can support you.

Who we are

Meet the Team

Co-founder, CEO
Tom Sayer
Before Trustle, Tom was the head of impact and adoption programs at Google for Education, where his...
Before Trustle, Tom was the head of impact and adoption programs at Google for Education, where his team was responsible for ensuring that Google tools were used effectively in classrooms worldwide. He has also worked as an intelligence officer, a product manager, has founded and sold an EdTech company (with Catalin), and has built a mini-golf course in Cambodia. Tom graduated from Cambridge University with first-class honors in maths and psychology and has an MBA and MA (Education) from Stanford. He has won the Lamor prize at Cambridge, the Queen’s medal at Sandhurst, the Intelligence top student award, and was a Siebel Scholar at the GSB. He loves running, rugby, and lives with his wife and soon his new son in San Francisco.
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Co-founder, Chief Clinical Officer
Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth is a clinical psychologist who specializes in child development, child behavior, and working...
Elizabeth is a clinical psychologist who specializes in child development, child behavior, and working with children and families in community settings, schools, clinics, and hospitals. She has worked with children and families for over 15 years. She provides training and education to students and professionals, has presented at national and international conferences, has published articles and book chapters on child development, and has been interviewed by magazines and radio programs on a variety of parent topics. She lives outside of Washington, DC with her husband, two children, and labrador.
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Co-founder, CTO
Catalin Voss
Catalin previously developed an AI-based augmented reality therapy for children with autism which is...
Catalin previously developed an AI-based augmented reality therapy for children with autism which is currently pursuing FDA clearance. He also co-founded machine learning companies DukaConnect and Sension (with Tom), both acquired. He is currently on a leave of absence from the PhD program in Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University, where he previously graduated with an MS in Computer Science. While in high school, Catalin built a mobile payments system at PayNearMe with Macintosh-father Steve Capps. He has won the Lemelson-MIT Graduate Student prize, Stanford's Kennedy Medal, Forbes’ 30 under 30, Business Insider’s 40 under 40 and is an advisor and Venture Partner at CRE VC. Originally from Germany, Catalin moved to Silicon Valley at age 17 and now lives in San Francisco with his partner Ruby.
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Full Stack Developer
Michael Ning
Michael is a full-stack developer interested in learning all things interesting. He previously worked at the Wall Lab...
Michael is a full-stack developer interested in learning all things interesting. He previously worked at the Wall Lab at Stanford University, building accessible mobile solutions for the autism community; from helping families navigate through the journey of accessing autism resources to improving skill deficits in children on the spectrum. He recently moved to San Francisco so he can have a ten-minute walk to work. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, making music, and dancing.
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