Who We Are

About Us

Northeast Ohio Parent and Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond Magazine are published by Mitchell Media LLC out of Hudson, Ohio by an exceptionally talented and passionate team of media professionals.

Boomer and Beyond  fills the need in the marketplace for objective, local and positive content focused 100% on the needs and wants of those 50 and older in northeast Ohio. Editorial coverage areas include health, wellness, legal, financial, insurance, entertainment, recreation, education, technology, travel, events and much more. An editorial advisory board has been in place since 2015 to guide the content toward what is most relevant for this audience.

The tagline for Boomer and Beyond is “Better Living After 50,” reflecting the unique path we all take and empowering us to make the most of life based on individual choice.  Northeast Ohio is a great place to live at any age, with its superior health care services, world class cultural amenities, affordable housing and diversity of weather! The magazine celebrates this region as a positive place to age and thrive in the second half of life.

Boomer and Beyond magazine launched in Fall 2015 and is published six times a year : January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October and November/December.

The flagship publication, Northeast Ohio Parent, launched in March 2014 as a refreshing new monthly publication for parents in the Greater Cleveland/Akron region. Along with e-newsletters and social media platforms, the magazine and this website highlight the area’s vast opportunities for families and the tremendous diversity of Cleveland and beyond. Northeast Ohio Parent showcases editorial relevant to the region with topics that hit home with a broad spectrum of families. Content focus areas include education, enrichment, health and wellness, activities and events, recreation, entertainment, community profiles and much more. You’ll see the best that Northeast Ohio has to offer as viewed through a family-friendly lens. Family-friendly events are another component of Northeast Ohio Parent as we look to connect families with area businesses in a lively and entertaining environment.

Aging Answers is a special 6 times a year supplement to Northeast Ohio Parent where we showcase the importance of care giving to aging loved ones.

The Team

 

Brad Mitchell
Founder/Owner/Publisher
Brad Mitchell is the founder and publisher of Northeast Ohio Parent, Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond and owner of Mitchell Media LLC. Northeast Ohio Parent was launched by Brad and a team in early 2014, and Boomer & Beyond launched in 2015. Brad has served in many different capacities in the magazine industry since the late 1980s in both Cleveland and his hometown of Chicago. He is married and has grown children, a granddaughter and a golden retriever.

 

 

Marie Elium
Editor/Content Director
Marie has been editor of Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond magazine since 2016. Prior to joining Mitchell Media, she was a freelance writer and a newspaper reporter for the Youngstown Vindicator and the Lynchburg (Va.) News & Daily Advance. A graduate of Miami University, Marie lives with her husband in Portage County. In addition to raising two now-Millennial age children, Marie raises chickens and grows flowers.

 

 

Janyse Heidy
Sales Consultant
Janyse brings more than 20 years of sales experience in the advertising market to Northeast Ohio. Janyse worked as sales manager for Mahoning Valley Parent magazine and Akron Family magazine, where she developed a passion for connecting parents with the best resources to help their families. Janyse has been with Northeast Ohio Parent and Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond since each magazine’s inception. Developing great ideas while consulting with clients, she has enjoyed helping in many different media outlets. She has two granddaughters that keep her busy and will be happy to share pictures.

 

Chris Geer
Sales Consultant
Chris has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including building brands for Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Miller Brewing and PolyOne. For the past 12 years, Chris has made his mark on the local media scene by growing share for Time Warner Cable Media before arriving to help launch Northeast Ohio Parent and Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond magazines. An entrepreneur at heart, he prides himself on keeping up with the latest marketing trends and technologies and enjoys sharing this knowledge with his clients and coworkers. In his spare time, he often can be found on a baseball field or basketball court watching his children. Chris resides in Copley with his wife, Jeanette, and their three teenagers.

 

Michelle Vacha
Sales Consultant
Michelle has been working in the world of print magazines since 2000, when she started with the former Cleveland/Akron Family Magazine. Michelle has a passion for the magazine industry and working with local businesses to help them connect with parents and families in Northeast Ohio. She is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio and is married with three daughters, a bird, chickens, two cats and a Chihuahua named Ellie.

 

 

Samantha Olp
Sales Consultant
A new mom with a strong background in sales and many years of association with parent magazines, Samantha brings a high level of energy to the team with her willingness to work hard and take care of details. Taking time with each client as a consultant empowers her to offer clients the perfect fit in marketing solutions for their respective business.

 

 

Yvonne Pelino
Sales Consultant
Yvonne sells mostly for Mitchell Media’s Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond publication, in addition to helping plan the Boomer Bash events each year. She has more than 35 years of sales experience in print, cable television and radio, including hosting an on-air call-in talk show. As a Baby Boomer herself, Yvonne enjoys dining out, dancing, traveling and listening to oldies music.

 

 

Laura Chadwick
Art Director
Laura Chadwick is an art director and graphic designer living in Richmond Heights. She loves all things creative. She joined Mitchell Media as art director for Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond Magazine in 2016. Laura also serves as art director for the annual special needs publication, LiveSpecial.

 

 

 

Sherry Lundberg  
Advertising Production Manager
In addition to her role as advertising production manager and graphic designer for Northeast Ohio parent magazine, Sherry also designs web ads and promotional materials for Mitchell Media. She has more than 25 years of experience in graphic design and loves to create jewelry in her spare time. Sherry grew up in Northeast Ohio and now lives in Wickliffe with her husband; she is the proud mom of four grown children.

 

 

Tara Tonsetic
Event Manager
Tara has worked for and consulted for organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit industries. With more than 15 years of experience in the world of events and marketing, she has quality experience in a variety of areas. Tara has engaged with such clients as The Cleveland Play House, North Union Farmers Market, Sally Beauty Holdings and BAYarts, just to name a few. Tara is married with a young son and resides on the east side.

 

 

Kathleen Mitchell
Office Manager
Kathleen has been with Mitchell Media since its inception in 2013. In addition to managing the office, she is responsible for calendar events, accounts payables/receivables and sales support. She gained extensive office and human resource experience while working at Travelers Insurance, Progressive Insurance and Cornell University. She also freelanced as a home organizer and leased townhomes part-time while raising her three children. She grew up in Northeast Ohio and resides with her husband in Summit County.

 

 

Kim Stahnke
Photographer
Kim, owner of Medina County-based Kim Stahnke Photography, has been a professional photographer for more than a decade. She regularly handles Northeast Ohio Parent’s cover photography and feature story images. As a wife and mother of four, Kim’s passion is documenting life through photos, whether it be of her own family or other families. Her work focuses on families, children, and commercial photography.