Meet the Main Line Parent Team

The Main Line Parent team is a group of dedicated, determined women who blend their years of experience in marketing, journalism, and design with their passion for their families. Since 2010 we have built, grown, and stood back in awe.

 

We love connecting our community. Not only do we create and publish Main Line Parent and Philadelphia Family magazines, websites, email newsletters, and events for our peers, but we also combine our talents to help companies big and small connect with their audience through comprehensive communications campaigns. Using social media, videos, emails, and traditional advertising, we deliver powerful branding that is beautiful, engaging, and just right for today’s busy families. Learn more about our experience and talents below, then get in touch so we can put the power of Family Focus Media to work for you.

Sarah-Bond

SARAH BOND, FOUNDER & CEO

Sarah is a community leader, marketing strategist, and mom. Her desire to find friends and create informative art combined with her thirst for learning and consistent improvement has propelled this company forward since 2010. A true connector, she assembled a a team of team of experts in event planning and production, writing, photography, and design to collaborate in creating a suite of products and services under the Main Line Parent and Philadelphia Family brands to build community with local families. She contributes to all areas of the brands including content creation, operations, and business development, but she especially enjoys making new friends, wearing her “family travel journalist” hat, and opportunities to create integrated marketing campaigns that resonate with the Main Line Parent Community.

pamela-badolato

PAMELA BADOLATO, CONTENT DIRECTOR

Pamela is a busy mother of four who uses her background in early childhood education to not only entertain her darling brood, but understand the youngest audience members of Philadelphia Family. A people person with passion and perseverance, she works one-on-one with local businesses to understand their marketing needs and creates a venue for their voice to be heard. Her warm smile and welcoming attitude make her a partner many now call friend.

Ann-Marie-Detavernier

ANN MARIE DETAVERNIER, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Ann Marie is a military spouse, gardener, oreo addict, and vintage trailer enthusiast. Born and raised in beautiful Lancaster and Berks County, she is a world-traveler, entrepreneur, and community volunteer; but considers being a parent to her three children her greatest accomplishment of all. Loving all things creative and adventurous, Ann Marie considers her life’s motto to be “bloom where you are planted.”

Mairin-Petrone

MAIRIN PETRONE, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Mairin joins us from Pittsburgh and hopes you won’t hold her love for the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates against her. She received both her BS in Marketing and Leadership/Change Management and Master of Business Administration from Duquesne University. She is thrilled to be living on the sunnier side of the state and to be a part of the Family Focus Media Team. Mairin was most recently planning some of Pittsburgh’s largest public events and looks to bring that expertise to the Main Line and Philly. She also really hopes you will become a member of our community.

Lori-Robbins

LORI ROBBINS, DIRECTOR OF SALES & CLIENT MARKETING

Lori is a dedicated community leader, Main Line Native and mom of three.  She thrives on connecting with people, both new and old.  Her years of experience in both marketing and research proved her strengths are in her perceptibility and creativity.  She can often be found waiting in car lines, cheering on the side -lines at various youth sporting events, or running the streets of Wynnewood.

Laura Swartz

LAURA SWARTZ, ASSISTANT EDITOR

Laura is a writer and photographer living in Center City with her husband and daughter. In her work, she loves showing off all Philly has to offer, and helping parents discover “city kid life beyond the playground.” If you live in Philly, you’ll probably run into her and her daughter bouncing around town, phone battery rapidly dwindling from documenting all their adventures. You’ll wonder how they’re everywhere and do so much, and her secret is fiercely supportive family and friends, and increasingly low standards for neatness in her apartment. Laura has lived in Philly her whole life, but still manages to find little surprises and everyday magic through her daily life as a city parent.

Melissa-Nielson

MELISSA NIELSON, BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Mel started her family of two in Philadelphia and recently moved to the Main Line. She enjoys exploring what the ‘burbs have to offer but makes sure to head into the city often to return to the family’s favorite spots and check out what’s new. Mel was in sales for a large technology firm before taking time off to be a mom and is thrilled to join the Family Focus Media team to help with events and sponsorships.

stephanie-frederick

STEPHANIE FREDERICK, SENIOR DESIGNER

Stephanie grew up in the area and now lives on the Main Line. A huge geek and closet WWE fan, (maybe not now), she’s lover of movies and books. Stephanie has one son, but it feels like 10 kids. She lives with her husband and messy son in Paoli. Before joining the Family Focus Media team, Stephanie led design initiatives for Clutch, a local loyalty marketing startup, and QVC.

Get in touch with Stephanie at stephanie@familyfocus.org

Karen-Barbuscia

KAREN BARBUSCIA, COPYWRITER

Karen is a long-time writer of fiction, poetry, exposition, and song. An amateur guitarist and sketch artist, she is also a diehard flower photographer, music lover, film junkie, book nerd, grammar enthusiast, and secret introvert, with nearly lifelong roots in suburban Philadelphia. Her favorite things to do downtown include overeating at any and all of our city’s many vegan restaurants, visiting museums, walking the streets, and people-watching. Communication, respect, appreciation, humor, human and animal rights, and honesty are at the heart of her belief system. Now residing in Wynnewood with her husband and teenager, Karen enjoys running, cooking, yoga, wine, food, nature, true friendships, bright colors, subtlety, dark edgy humor, and literature.

Get in touch with Karen at karen@familyfocus.org

kristen-micucci

KRISTEN MICUCCI, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

A transplant from North Jersey, Kristen quickly fell in love with the charm of Philly and all of the city’s many offerings. Using her background in sales, she strives to connect with and spread the word of local businesses to support Philly’s ever-growing and diversifying families. When she isn’t wrangling her 5-year old, you can most likely find her walking around Port Richmond with her pup, perusing the shelves at Riverwards Produce, or getting ready for the arrival of the newest member of her family!

Get in touch with Kristen at kristen@familyfocus.org

charu-dewitt

CHARU DEWITT, OFFICE MANAGER

Charu is a mom of two who moved to the Main Line a few years ago. Although a scientist by training, she enjoys being an active member of the community, which is what brought her to this team. She has served on the boards of numerous organizations in the past and currently volunteers as a co-treasurer for her local library. She has a sweet tooth that pairs well with her love of baking and she never says no to looking at the dessert menu!

Get in touch with Charu at charu@familyfocus.org

Athena-Gonzalez

ATHENA GONZALEZ, SALES & MARKETING INTERN

Athena is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, but prefers Philadelphia life a lot more. She currently is close to finishing her BA in Psychology & Marketing and loves how well the two complement one another within the fields. She is a hand-lettering artist and teacher and loves to make cards and hand-address envelopes in her spare time. You can always find her with an iced coffee in hand.

Get in touch with Athena at athena@familyfocus.org

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