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

 

BradHeadshot2015_150Brad Mitchell
Founder/Owner/Publisher

Brad Mitchell 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.  Brad has served in many different capacities in the magazine industry since the late 1980s in both Cleveland and his hometown of Chicago. Brad is married and has three teenagers and a golden retriever.

 

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Editor/Content Director

Angela Gartner previously served as editor for Cleveland/Akron/Lake-Geauga Family magazines. She was also the publication manager/editor for hibu’s local magazines in Westlake, Mentor, Solon and Avon Lake. As a journalist, her features and columns have appeared in newspapers and other publications including The News-Herald and Sun Newspapers as well as the Chicago Tribune.

 

Denise-Head-ShotDenise Koeth
Managing/Digital Editor

Denise Koeth has more than a decade of writing and editing experience, most recently as managing editor for Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines, both publications of Akron-based Babcox Media. Prior to that, she held positions as a feature writer and reporter for the Medina Gazette and as a reporter for the Barberton Herald. Denise earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Akron. She and her husband are raising two sons.

 


Janyse Heidy
Sales Consultant

Janyse brings more than 11 years of sales experience in the parenting/family market to Northeast Ohio Parent. Previously, 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.

 

 

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Sales Consultant

Chris Geer brings a wealth of experience and strong business acumen developed from his experiences at Time Warner Cable Media, Miller Brewing Co., PolyOne and Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group. Chris has been with Northeast Ohio Parent since its first issue in March 2014.

 

 

michelle_headshotMichelle Vacha
Sales Consultant

Michelle brings with her more than 16 years of experience in sales and marketing. She spent the first nine of those years with the former Cleveland/Akron Family Magazine. In the years that followed, she sold for several other print publications while also gaining some experience in the world of digital marketing.

 

 

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Sales Consultant

With a strong background in travel 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.

 

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Sales Consultant

Yvonne is a transplant from Pittsburgh and has many years of sales experience in print, cable television and radio, including hosting an on-air call-in talk show. Some of the publications she has sold for are Expression Newspaper Pittsburgh, Our Community Voice Ohio, Family Fun Directory Ohio, and Gulf Coast Family News in Florida. Yvonne is a co-organizer of several “Meet Up” groups, including Single Baby Boomers. As a Baby Boomer herself, she enjoys dining out, dancing and listening to oldies music.

 

Sherry Lundberg (1)Sherry Lundberg  Advertising Production Manager

Sherry previously served as advertising/production coordinator for Cleveland/Akron/Lake-Geauga Family magazines as well as Ohio Sports and Fitness magazine, Tri-County Business Journal and City to Country Guide. Sherry has over 20 years of experience in graphic design including designing mailers, brochures, logo designs and corporate identity packages for advertising and printing companies.

 

 

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Events Coordinator

Alexis brings with her more than 11 years’ experience in the publishing industry. She spent many years planning and marketing trade shows and events and served on the planning committee for her church’s outreach events serving 200-2,000 people. As a mother of three, she is committed to finding and planning quality, affordable and fun events for hers and other families to participate in.

 

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Designer

Laura has specialties in art direction, publication design, photography, logos and prop styling. Her background lies in conceptualizing and designing page layouts for core editorial, custom media and advertising. She is a graduate of The University of Akron.