The Family Focus Media team is a group of dedicated, determined women and men 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 run the magazines, websites, email newsletters, and events of Main Line Parent and 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 Family Focus Media team to work for you.
SARAH BOND, FOUNDER & CEO
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, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
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 Main Line Parent. 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. And yes, she owns a triple stroller.
ANN MARIE DETAVERNIER, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
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, 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, SENIOR MARKETING ASSOCIATE
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
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.
SARAH BENDER, ASSISTANT EDITOR
Sarah is a writer, photographer and mother living in the Western Suburbs of Philadelphia. She’s busy raising two boys who specialize in turning her living room furniture into a trampoline park. Together, they galavant around the countryside in search of new adventures, unique opportunities and simple fun. With a pre-kid career in sports magazine publishing, and an addiction to endorphins, you will find her logging long running miles on the back roads of Chester County.
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.
JESS STUEBNER, MARKETING ACCOUNT MANAGER
Jess is a local girl made good and dedicated Momma Bear to her blended family including her husband and 3 (soon to be 4) boys. She spent the better part of a decade as an elementary school teacher, while also earning her Masters of Education in Educational Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. Since leaving teaching to be home with her children, Jess has stayed active in the community by working with local play spaces and running a Spanish language immersion class for children aged 3-8. With a passion for meeting people, a talent for making friends, and a non-stop motor (until 9pm when it’s lights out) Jess is excited to use her experience and strengths to help spread the word of the great work Main Line Parent and Philadelphia Family are doing to a successful new group of advertisers and communities. If she’s not trying some fun new activity with her boys, you can find her running on the treadmill, perusing her phone, or broadening her mind watching a combination of Political news and taped Wendy Williams episodes 🙂
STEPH GIANGIULIO, MARKETING PROJECT MANAGER
Born, raised and residing in Havertown, Steph is rejoining the workforce after taking time to raise her beautiful daughters. While her husband owns a pizzeria, this supermom keeps the anchor dropped at home multitasking the many jobs implied by that title…mom! With backgrounds in newspaper layout and advertising as well as event planning under her belt, Family Focus feels like her second home. Steph is driven, super motivated, and dedicated to succeeding in anything she does and is looking forward to bringing her experience to the team. With her downtime, you can catch her constructing home decorations, learning new arts and crafts or working at the pizzeria blocks from home…but once you get to know her, you’ll realize her favorite weekend activity includes her flip flops and dipping her toes in the sand at her favorite spot, the Jersey Shore.
AMANDA SPENCER, MARKETING PROJECT MANAGER
Born and raised on the Main Line, Amanda joined the Family Focus Media Marketing team after transitioning from the world of fashion and bridal Public Relations. After being on the receiving end of advertising/promotion recaps from some of the top bridal and lifestyle magazines, she is now developing streamlined reports for the wonderful partners and advertisers of Family Focus Media. From her PR experience, she also brings with her a sharp eye for opportunities for brand and talent promotion, social media engagement and events planning expertise. Amanda loves working with the amazingly creative, passionate and fun team of women who are Family Focus Media. She also enjoys the community she has found in both Main Line Parent and Philadelphia Family, as they are chock-full of wonderful ideas and suggestions for her busy life. Amanda lives in Berwyn with her husband and two children. In addition to being Mom and Mrs., she loves to cook with her kids, explore Phila and the Main Line on the weekends, eat good food, read, practice French and yoga, and play tennis.