Ron EpsteinRon Epstein

With more than 25 years’ experience in the publishing and media industries, Ron is the publisher of L.A. Parent and president of Epstein Custom Media. He is the proud father of two daughters, and counts the beach and Dodger Stadium (he’s pictured there in this photo) among his favorite places to go with his family. Ron is the vice president of the Parenting Media Association and is the immediate past president of the Western Publishing Association.

ron.epstein@laparent.com
Elena EpsteinElena Epstein

Elena is L.A. Parent’s Director of Content and Strategic Partnerships, working closely with experts in the community to bring our readers the best information on education, pediatric health and the latest in child development. Strolling through the vegetable and fruit stalls of her local farmers’ market has been a Saturday morning tradition for almost two decades. Elena is a mom of two, and loves to spend time with her family exploring the varied neighborhoods of L.A.

elena.epstein@laparent.com
Christina ElstonChristina Elston

Christina is Editor of L.A. Parent, watching over the various ways we reach out to our readers and gathering and crafting content to help families navigate parenting in Southern California. She is also a passionate cook, voracious reader, dedicated yogi, and mom to one daughter and twin German shepherd rescue dogs.

christina.elston@laparent.com
Michael BerickMichael Berick

Michael is L.A. Parent’s Calendar Editor. Besides hunting and collecting the events happening around Southern California, he also likes to go out with his wife and daughter and do a few of the things that he writes about. Michael loves a wide variety of music (he serves as the NAPPA Music Judge), is a big sports fan (following the perennially non-championship teams from his hometown Cleveland) and a lo-fi foodie (for him, cool comfortable food tops haute cuisine).

calendar@LAParent.com
Carolyn Richardson

Carolyn is Assistant Editor of L.A. Parent. The Texas native has worked for more than 15 years in the entertainment industry, and has written for major publications in the music, fitness, health and parenting space for over a decade. When she’s not writing, she’s daydreaming about the beach and listening to waves on Spotify. Carolyn’s gifts are a horse-loving girl and truck-loving twin boys. She loves bridges and waterfalls and seeks them out wherever she travels. Carolyn enjoys learning and takes advantage of online learning opportunities in diverse topics including positive psychology, public planning and policy and change management.

Carolyn.Richardson@laparent.com
Sharon BeauregardSharon Beauregard

Sharon is an Account Executive and works with businesses in West L.A., Santa Monica and the beach communities. She spends every Saturday at Shadow Hills Equestrian Center, where she volunteers in the Equine Therapy program for children with special needs. Being with the kids and seeing the smiles on their faces is what recharges Sharon.

sharon.beauregard@LAParent.com
Gilda FracchiaGilda Fracchia

Gilda is our Account Executive for the Valley and has 27 years of publishing and sales experience. Her passion is helping others grow their companies in this new multi-media era. Gilda has three sons and loves playing golf and tennis with her family.

gilda.fracchia@LAParent.com
Cindy Hadash

Cindy is our Operations Manager, and her ever-present smile is the glue that holds our team together. Most readers and clients speak with Cindy when they call – and Cindy loves it. Her favorite place is her aunt and uncle’s ranch in Northern California, where she can smell the hay, breathe the fresh air and take care of the horses – all while surrounded by beautiful mountains. She is the proud mom of one beautiful daughter.

cindy.hadash@LAParent.com
Jen GentileJen Gentile

Jen is our graphics genius, in charge of the look and feel of our magazine, websites and email newsletters. Whatever we do, Jen makes it look pretty! When she’s not chasing after her two young boys, she loves to make candles, cook gourmet meals and kill it at spin class.

jen@santamonicagraphics.com
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