THE RUSTIK NAMES
It all started when Kate was fired the week of her wedding due to discrimination for pregnancy and breastfeeding. I thought to myself, "What am I going to do now? I just planned our own wedding, twice - since we switched locations from Kentucky to NH and that's when RUSTIK EVENTS came to be.
Since then it has evolved into much more. My self-appointed breastfeeding advocacy work has really taken off. That's when we created The Rustik Baby Project. The Boston Globe section cover story put us on the map and opened so many paths for us.
The Rustik Baby Project is primarily related to breastfeeding policy, but also includes other causes related to healthy living. View additional pages on our site for more info.
Kate Devon-Abra Frederick
Kate spent her 20's and 30's ice and rock climbing, and moved out west for six years. Now in her 40's Kate became a national spokesperson, advocating for pregnancy & breastfeeding rights, when she was fired due to discrimination. She planned her own child-friendly wedding and strives to be a positive agent of change and education. She is the President of the NH Breastfeeding Rights Coalition, a member of the MA & D.C. Breastfeeding Coalitions, Breastfeeding USA and Attachment Parenting, International. She has consulted with Best for Babes.org and is a Breastfeeding Counselor Candidate with BF-USA. Kate has worked with children and families for over 20 years. She holds a Master's degree in Psychology and has taught at Granite State College. She's lived in the North Conway, NH area for 10+ years, having previously lived in Boulder, CO, Corvallis, OR, Burlington, VT, but is originally from Port Washington, NY. Her maiden name is Silver, which she changed to Abra until she married. Kate lives with her husband Brad, son Devon and their pets, Malachy, Minxy, Storm and Gert.
Devon Abraugh Frederick, The Rustik Baby Himself
Devon started skiing before he could talk! He snowshoes too! He was exclusively breastfed in his first year and is still breastfeeding at almost 3 years old. He has been in one voting booth of a presidential election, at 3 Mitzvahs, 2 funerals and 2 weddings - including his own parents. He was the ringbearer and wore Carhartt pants and a blueberry handknit hat. He is a licensed -card-carrying member of the NH Breastfeeding Rights Coalition.
Our greatest support. Husband, Father and Chef.