Gena Mann is an experienced Photo Editor from New York City working for brands such as Elle, O, The Oprah Magazine, and CosmoGIRL! She left magazines shortly after her second son was born and her first child was diagnosed with autism at 2-years-old.
Gena knows first-hand how lonely, terrifying, and overwhelming it is to navigate everything that comes with having children with special needs—and the special needs moms around the world she connected with on Instagram felt exactly the same way. Together, Carissa Tozzi and Gena decided the best way to support special needs families was to create a platform that would help special needs moms make meaningful connections in their neighborhoods, get shopping and lifestyle tips from experts + mentors, and find resources they could trust. The Wolf+Friends community is what Gena wished she had when her son was first diagnosed with autism.