Who is SaratogaMama?

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Keira Lemonis Photography (L-R: Jan, Jen, Colleen, Dianna)

Colleen Pierre, Owner/Publisher

Pierre Family 2014My name is Colleen Pierre and I am a local girl; born and raised in Ballston Spa, NY.  While I have lived many other places, I found myself back in this area to raise my children, Robby (6) and Angie (4).  I truly love this area and despite being a ‘local’, I find new and interesting things all the time!

I studied music and journalism in college and still manage to both write and play music (almost) every day.  I’ve been blogging since 2009 and launched SaratogaMama.com in early 2011 after leaving a job in corporate communications.  Although I am technically a “stay at home mom”, keeping up with two active kids and a business, we’re constantly on the go.  I love being able to share my experiences as a mother here on SaratogaMama.com and in our quarterly SaratogaMama Magazine.

If you have an idea to make SaratogaMama better, don’t hesitate to reach out. [email protected]

See you around!
-Colleen

Jennifer Bloomingdale, Managing Editor

Jennifer BloomingdaleMy name is Jennifer Bloomingdale. I live in Schuylerville with my husband and two boys.  I am a former teacher, currently a stay at home mom and managing editor at SaratogaMama.

I discovered SaratogaMama shortly after my son was born and it became my go to resource as we started looking for ways to get involved in the community.  I enjoy working with the SaratogaMama team and I love that I’m using my teaching background in a way I had never expected! As a teacher I greatly enjoyed developing interactive and creative content for my students and I hope to continue doing that here at SaratogaMama.

If you have post ideas or anything to share, please reach out!  [email protected]

Dianna FirthDianna Firth, Sales and Marketing

My name is Dianna Firth and I first moved to Albany back in 1998 when I attended Siena College. I fell in love with this area and decided to move back a few years after graduation!

I have been working in Sales & Marketing for 6 years now and am so excited that I am able to work from home while raising my two boys! I’ve had a few different sales roles over the past few years but truly enjoy working at SaratogaMama because I am able to meet so many wonderful business owners and local entrepreneurs! Being a mom and a newcomer to this area, I find so much value in a site like SaratogaMama. I can only hope that our advertisers (both current and potential) see it too!

If you’d like to discuss advertising options, please contact me!  [email protected]

 

Jan and FamilyJan Snedaker, Creative Director

My name is Jan Snedaker and I grew up in Delmar. After some time away from the Capital Region, I now live in Clifton Park with my husband and two children.  Moving to the other side of the Twin Bridges feels like living in a whole new area; there are so many new places and great activities to discover!

I am a former special education teacher with a degree in Corporate Communication and a passion for writing. I began a new career as a freelance writer and blogger at An Ideal Mom. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with SaratogaMama, writing and collaborating on content to keep our readers up to date on all parent related topics. Through the ‘Inspirational Mom of the Month’ series I get to meet and share the stories of some amazing moms living right here in the Capital Region.  SaratogaMama is a great resource for any parent and I look forward to providing insight and inspiration to all of you!