The Lighthouse Story
Lighthouse Kids Company is a minority owned, diverse, eco-friendly business. LKC is owned by the Tomchik family, and was started in January 2017 by a mama who loves cloth diapers. Originally from Brazil, Vanessa grew up enjoying nature, beaches, and the tropical landscape; her family immigrated to the United States in 1990.
Vanessa started her cloth diaper journey in 2009 when her newborn son had a severe diaper rash that would not clear up. Intrigued by the idea of using natural products, Vanessa used her first-ever batch of cloth diapers on her son, within 48 hours the persistent rash was gone!
Excited by the possibilities and environmental benefits that cloth diapers offer, Vanessa started GreenPath Baby in 2012, which was the first cloth diaper and natural parenting store in the tri-county Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade area.
While working at GreenPath Baby, the team noticed there was a lack of cloth easy to use AIO cloth diapers with a stay-dry layer and natural fibers. Shortly thereafter LKC was born.
Every diaper and accessory has been meticulously designed in-house to ensure the best quality, ease of use, and efficacy.
Vanessa is a graduate of the University of Florida, New World School of the Arts. She holds a baccalaureate degree in Painting and Creative Photography and a minor in Art History. Vanessa was the Valedictorian of the New World School of the Arts Graduating Class of 2007.
Vanessa also attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX for a MBA program specializing in General Business Administration from 2008-2009.
Seth Tomchik is the co-owner of Lighthouse Kids Company and has a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Miami.
Lighthouse Kids Company believes in the integrity of their employees and the community they serve. All of LKC's employees bring something amazing to the table, and are encouraged to contribute not only to LKC but to our community as well!
- Vanessa Tomchik - Owner, visionary, artist in charge, and maker of messes.
- Seth Tomchik - Owner, financial guru, and forecasting specialist.
- Melissa Lichter - Operations Manager, organizer of all things, social media guru.
- Jessica DeYoung - Photographer and image maker.
- Melissa Gritter - Photographer and community partner.
Our mission is to leave this world a little better than when we found it. Through cloth diapering, waste reduction and adopting a natural parenting lifestyle, we believe each family can have an impact.
A little light goes a long way. We live by the principles of sharing the light in our lives with others - JOHN 8:12.
We also believe in giving back in the United States and abroad. LKC partners with Jake's Diapers to provide cloth diapers to families in need. We provide them with cloth diapers and accessories to distribute diapers to families that cannot afford them.