Who We Are

About Us

Northeast Ohio Parent launched in March 2014 as a refreshing new monthly publication for parents in the Greater Cleveland/Akron region. Along with e-newsletters and social media platforms, the magazine and this website highlight the area’s vast opportunities for families and the tremendous diversity of Cleveland and beyond.

Northeast Ohio Parent showcases editorial relevant to the region with topics that hit home with a broad spectrum of families. Content focus areas include education, enrichment, health and wellness, activities and events, recreation, entertainment, community profiles and much more. You’ll see the best that Northeast Ohio has to offer as viewed through a family-friendly lens.

Family-friendly events are another component of Northeast Ohio Parent as we look to connect families with area businesses in a lively and entertaining environment.

Aging Answers is a special 6 times a year supplement to Northeast Ohio Parent where we showcase the importance of care giving to aging loved ones.

Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond launched in Fall 2015 catering to the 50+ crowd in Greater Cleveland.

Northeast Ohio Parent and Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond are published by Mitchell Media LLC out of Hudson, Ohio, by an exceptionally talented team of media professionals and aspiring parents!

 

Who We Are

 

Brad Mitchell
Founder/Owner/Publisher
Brad is the founder and publisher of Northeast Ohio Parent and owner of Mitchell Media LLC. Northeast Ohio Parent was launched by Brad and a team in early 2014. Mitchell Media’s second publication, Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond, hit the streets in late 2015. Brad has served in many different capacities in the magazine industry since the late 1980s in both Cleveland and his hometown of Chicago. He is married and has grown children, a granddaughter and a golden retriever.

 

 

Angela Gartner
Editor/Content Director
Angela joined Northeast Ohio Parent in late 2013 to develop the editorial strategy for this new publication. She previously served as editor for Cleveland/Akron/Lake-Geauga Family magazines. She also was the publication manager/editor for hibu’s local magazines in Westlake, Mentor, Solon and Avon Lake. As a journalist, Angela’s features and columns have appeared in newspapers and other publications, including The News-Herald and Sun Newspapers as well as the Chicago Tribune.

 

 

Denise Koeth
Managing/Digital Editor
Denise serves as managing editor of Northeast Ohio Parent, in addition to overseeing online content on NortheastOhioParent.com. She also manages the brand’s e-newsletters and social media pages. Denise has more than 15 years of writing and editing experience, serving as managing editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines, both publications of Akron-based Babcox Media, prior to joining Mitchell Media. Before that, she held positions as a feature writer and reporter for the Medina Gazette and as a reporter for the Barberton Herald. Denise enjoys exploring local family-friendly spots with her husband and two sons.

 

Janyse Heidy
Sales Consultant
Janyse brings more than 20 years of sales experience in the advertising market to Northeast Ohio. Janyse worked as sales manager for Mahoning Valley Parent magazine and Akron Family magazine, where she developed a passion for connecting parents with the best resources to help their families. Janyse has been with Northeast Ohio Parent since its first issue in March 2014. Developing great ideas while consulting with clients, she has enjoyed helping in many different media outlets. She has two granddaughters that keep her busy and will be happy to share pictures.

 

Chris Geer
Sales Consultant
Chris has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including building brands for Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Miller Brewing and PolyOne. For the past 12 years, Chris has made his mark on the local media scene by growing share for Time Warner Cable Media before arriving to help launch Northeast Ohio Parent and Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond magazines. An entrepreneur at heart, he prides himself on keeping up with the latest marketing trends and technologies and enjoys sharing this knowledge with his clients and coworkers. In his spare time, he often can be found on a baseball field or basketball court watching his children. Chris resides in Copley with his wife, Jeanette, and their three teenagers.

 

Michelle Vacha
Sales Consultant
Michelle has been working in the world of print magazines since 2000, when she started with the former Cleveland/Akron Family Magazine. Michelle has a passion for the magazine industry and working with local businesses to help them connect with parents and families in Northeast Ohio. She is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio and is married with three daughters, a bird, chickens, two cats and a Chihuahua named Ellie.

 

 

Samantha Olp
Sales Consultant
A new mom with a strong background in sales and many years of association with parent magazines, Samantha brings a high level of energy to the team with her willingness to work hard and take care of details. Taking time with each client as a consultant empowers her to offer clients the perfect fit in marketing solutions for their respective business.

 

 

Yvonne Pelino
Sales Consultant
Yvonne sells mostly for Mitchell Media’s Boomer and Beyond publication, in addition to helping plan the Boomer Bash events each year. She has more than 35 years of sales experience in print, cable television and radio, including hosting an on-air call-in talk show. As a Baby Boomer herself, Yvonne enjoys dining out, dancing, traveling and listening to oldies music.

 

 

Sherry Lundberg  
Advertising Production Manager/Graphic Designer
In addition to her role as advertising production manager and graphic designer for Northeast Ohio parent magazine, Sherry also designs web ads and promotional materials for Mitchell Media. She has more than 25 years of experience in graphic design and loves to create jewelry in her spare time. Sherry grew up in Northeast Ohio and now lives in Wickliffe with her husband; she is the proud mom of four grown children.

 

 

Laura Chadwick
Designer
Laura Chadwick is an art director and graphic designer living in Richmond Heights. She loves all things creative. She joined Mitchell Media as art director for Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond Magazine in 2016. Laura also serves as art director for the annual special needs publication, LiveSpecial.

 

 

 

Tara Tonsetic
Event Manager
Tara has worked for and consulted for organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit industries. With more than 15 years of experience in the world of events and marketing, she has quality experience in a variety of areas. Tara has engaged with such clients as The Cleveland Play House, North Union Farmers Market, Sally Beauty Holdings and BAYarts, just to name a few. Tara is married with a young son and resides on the east side.

 

 

Kathleen Mitchell
Office Manager
Kathleen has been with Mitchell Media since its inception in 2013. In addition to managing the office, she is responsible for calendar events, accounts payables/receivables and sales support. She gained extensive office and human resource experience while working at Travelers Insurance, Progressive Insurance and Cornell University. She also freelanced as a home organizer and leased townhomes part-time while raising her three children. She grew up in Northeast Ohio and resides with her husband in Summit County.

 

 

Shana O’Malley-Smith
Staff Writer/Videographer
Shana is a staff writer and multimedia journalist for Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine. She previously worked as a political affairs and news reporter for WHYY, a PBS and NPR affiliate station based in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism and is a native of Northeast Ohio. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has one daughter. Her family loves weekend road trips and finding fun things to do around the region.

 

 

Miriam Conner
Podcast Host
Miriam is the host of Northeast Ohio Parent’s popular podcast, “aParently Speaking.” She holds a master’s degree in education and has more than 24 years of experience teaching middle school, high school and post secondary. Miriam is a Northeast Ohio Native; she and her husband have three children.

 

 

Kim Stahnke
Photographer
Kim, owner of Medina County-based Kim Stahnke Photography, has been a professional photographer for more than a decade. She regularly handles Northeast Ohio Parent’s cover photography and feature story images. As a wife and mother of four, Kim’s passion is documenting life through photos, whether it be of her own family or other families. Her work focuses on families, children, and commercial photography.