Meet our talented team members, working to bring you fresh ideas, resources, and conversation every day.
Publisher & Editor-In-Chief
Susan founded Your Teen because she wanted to read a magazine about raising teenagers. Her five kids get final approval for any personal exposure. To her teenage self: if you share your insecurities with others, you’ll find you’re never the only one.
Publisher & Chief Revenue Officer
Stephanie loves being the co-owner of YT Media because it changed everything (for the better) about her parenting 3 great kids (2 still teens). Laughter goes a LONG way in their household - pretty much anything is fair game. To her teenage self: You will (mostly) outgrow your anxiety - relax.
Sharon is a writer whose work has appeared in many local and national publications, including Your Teen, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. To her teenage self: If she could, she’d tell her teenage self to relax about the future—there are many kinds of happy endings.
Associate Digital Marketing Strategist
Francesca, a recent graduate from Kent State University, loves social media and writing. In her free time she enjoys volunteering in the community, hiking, walking her dog and riding her horse Dakota. To her teenage self: Your life is just beginning, take a deep breath, the best is yet to come!
Social Media Manager
Mindy is the mother of three boys, has an MSW and a husband of almost 30 years! To her teenage self: Keep being you, good things are coming. Trust me.
Director of Content Partnerships
For more than 15 years, Amy has worked in Chicago selling across the advertising landscape. To her teenage self: Stop worrying about others liking you and learn to like yourself ... and of course apply sunscreen; baby oil is not such a good idea.
Meredith is an award-winning designer who has been with Your Teen since their launch in 2007. To her teenage self: she wishes she could tell her teenage self to wear sunscreen, not to quit piano lessons, and to buy some Apple stock.
Jane is a wife and mom to three great kids who are the best things that every happened to her. In her spare time, she loves to read, do home improvement projects, and hike with her two ridiculously spoiled dogs. To her teenage self: “Laugh more, worry less, high school will not the high point of your life, and that C in Geometry will not change the trajectory of your life."
SEO Expert/Assistant Editor
Jessica is an aspiring writer, SEO expert, and somewhat-recent teen, who loves to read, write, and play video games. To her teenage self: “You don’t need to try to fix the world, you just need to be the best person you can be.”
Sponsored Content Editor
Jennifer is a jack of all parenting skills and master of none. When not making her teenage daughters cringe uncomfortably at her dancing and singing in public, she can be found curled up on the couch watching BBC crime dramas with her husband and cats. To her teenage self: “Nobody will remember that terrible haircut you got, what you wore to prom, or who you hung out with. Just do you.”
Shari's a mother of three who believes it is never too late to reinvent herself and experience new things. She says that no matter how old she is, she always feels 16; a good thing to be young at heart! To her teenage self: Search for the things you feel passionate about, and that make you happy.
Circulation And Data Manager
Eca likes to read, travel, and laugh; she is a wife, and a mother to 2 wonderful daughters. To her teenage self: “Stop worrying so much about everything, it’ll be okay!”
Digital Editorial Manager
Kristina is a writer whose work has appeared in a variety of print and digital publications, including the The Washington Post, USA Today, Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping. She lives in Virginia with her husband, two sons and a menagerie of pets. To her teenage self: “Hold on. The best time of your life is coming.”