Nice to meet you!

We are the small-but-mighty crew at Zoe Communications Group, the team behind Chicago Parent. We take our work seriously, but ourselves? Not so much. Keep scrolling for some of our office antics and meet the faces behind the pages.

Meet the Staff

Chicago Parent, as a Zoe Communications Group company, is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) – that’s the official way of saying we are a women-owned company and proud of it. When you support us, you support the little guy and for that we are forever grateful.

CEO and Publisher:

Alexis Bourkoulas

Executive Director of Content and Product Development

David Arkin


Tamara L. O’Shaughnessy

Content Marketing Manager:

Kim Kovelle

Audience Development Manager:

Katina Beniaris

Senior Editor:

Claire Charlton

Assistant Editor:

Nikki Roberts

Creative Director:

Kelly Buren

Senior Graphic Designer:

Lindsey Lawson

Photographer and Graphic Designer:

Lauren Jeziorski

Sales Director:

Michele Potts

Audience Development Coordinator:

Kari Zaffarano

Senior Marketing Strategist:

Dawn Ferencak

Senior Marketing Strategist:

Linda Holland

Business Manager:

Amy McIntire

Sales Assistant:

Carlos Figuera

Top Dog: