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 a past president of the Parenting Media Association and the Western Publishing Association.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Born and raised in Louisiana, Managing Editor Cassandra Lane made the transition from La. to L.A. in 2001. She was most recently community relations manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where she learned to cheer on her team like a real Angeleno. Cassandra has also served as a newspaper reporter, high school English and journalism teacher, college application advisor and senior writer for a nonprofit committed to improving the quality of early care and education for L.A. County children. She and her husband are having fun raising their son, who currently wants to be an astrophysicist, artist and video game developer. She has a BA in Journalism and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her writings have appeared in a number of publications and her memoir is forthcoming in 2021.Cassandra.Lane@laparent.com
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
Michelle is an Account Executive serving clients in the west San Fernando Valley. She grew up in the South Bay and worked in advertising at weekly South Bay publications for more than 15 years before joining L.A. Parent. When she’s not at her desk, you can often find her on local hiking trails or at the beach with her family. She also loves going to the movies and enjoying live music, and is always up for a new adventure.
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
Trina is a graphics whiz who designs our weekly e-newsletter, ad and marketing materials, always with a big smile and a great attitude. When she’s not at work, she’s busy chasing her twin 3-year-olds around the house. She also is a painter and teaches kids and adults how to paint.