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There is absolutely no way that Parents & Kids would exist without the incredible effort of each & every one of our superb staffers. These people are media gurus, email ninjas, marketing maestros, sales geniuses and, oh yeah, incredible people. We know that our team is fantastic and is the main reason why Parents & Kids is so great, too. Get to know us below.

Gretchen Cook

Gretchen Cook

Publisher

 

When she was four years old Gretchen discovered her love for travel. She packed a tiny suitcase and sat by the front door, waiting for some of her parents’ friends who had asked her, “Would you like to go home with us and be our little girl?”  She bawled when she realized she didn’t get to go.

 

M. Scott Anderson

M. Scott Anderson

Production Manager, Columnist

 

When Scott was in 1st grade he wrote about wanting to become an artist and living on the streets of Paris; if nothing else, he’s always been a realist.

 

Sonny Sweatt

Sonny Sweatt

General Manager

 

When Sonny was 7 years old, on his way to space camp, he questioned the inherent meaning of words and, much to the dismay of his siblings in the car, didn’t stop there. He has yet to stop questioning.

 

Carrie Partridge

Carrie Partridge

Social Media Manager, Columnist

 

When she was 12, Carrie realized she had a knack for writing and editing. She has always enjoyed sharing her personal stories through writing, and she enjoys continuing to hone her craft.

 

Kara Bachman

Kara Bachman

Manager Editor, South Mississippi & Delta

 

When Kara was 12, her favorite thing to do was always roller skating – the social kind, that was popular in the ’80s. She’d wear four wheels (not the “roller blades” kids wear today–yuk!) and skate-dance to Michael Jackson and Journey every weekend under a disco ball at a neighborhood rink.

 

 

Dasha Peipon

Dasha Peipon

Managing Editor, Central Mississippi & DeSoto

 

When Dasha was 10 years old, she started drama at school and always played the villains’ parts. Her best one was the Evil Queen from Snow White (she still occasionally scares her kids with lines from her part).Though she never understood why she got those parts, she embraced them. Every story needs a good villain.

 

Courtney Ray

Courtney Ray

Account Executive

 

When she was 10 years old Courtney discovered her love for theater.  She enjoyed being involved in her hometown Summer productions.

 

Trina Blalock

Trina Blalock

Account Executive

 

When Trina was 8 years old she knew to stay outside. She stayed there, drank from the water hose and learned to enjoy that Mississippi heat.

 

Bella Rush

Bella Rush

Account Executive

 

When Bella was 8 years old she discovered her love for all things in nature. She loved (and still loves) to get out and explore nature. She also was sure she was/would become a princess.

 

Teresa Moncrief

Teresa Moncrief

Account Executive

 

When Teresa was 7 years old, she sternly and resolutely made her greatest resolution: She would aspire to play as much as possible and let nothing interfere.

 

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