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Meet the Philadelphia Family Team

The Philadelphia Family Team is a group of dedicated, determined women and men who blend their years of experience in marketing, journalism, events, and design with their passion for their families. Since 2013 we have built, grown, and stood back in awe.

 

We love connecting our community. Not only do we create and run the magazines, websites, email newsletters, and events with Philadelphia Family, 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 perfect for today’s busy families. Learn more about our experience and talents, then get in touch so we can put the power of the our team to work for you.

SARAH BOND, FOUNDER & CEO

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Sarah is a community leader, marketing and social media expert, and mom. A true connector, she assembled a a team of team of experts in editorial, photography, and design to collaborate in creating a suite of products under the Main Line Parent and Philadelphia Family brands to build community with local families. Her years of experience as a marketing executive showed her the power of networking and how utilizing technology to create approachable media can build a dedicated audience. Her combination of vision and attention to detail have helped launch a series of profitable marketing outlets that are now staples on local businesses’ annual budgets. And she can throw together one mean charcuterie spread.

PAMELA BADOLATO, CONTENT DIRECTOR

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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 and advertising needs and create 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, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

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Ann Marie calls herself a gardener, pickle lover, oreo addict, and all around vintage shopping enthusiast who “never met a vintage travel trailer she didn’t like.” Born and raised in beautiful Lancaster and Berks County, she now resides near Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in the Ozark Mountains – just a stone’s throw from Historic Route 66. An Army spouse for over thirteen years to her Michigan-born handsome man in uniform, Ann Marie has worked in various fields and has been 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, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

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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, DIRECTOR OF SALES & CLIENT MARKETING

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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, ASSISTANT EDITOR

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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, BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

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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, SENIOR DESIGNER

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