Meet the Team at Washington Parent Media
Jacky Dooly Martin
With more than 20 years with Washington Parent, Jacky is the COO and Co-Publisher. A mom of three boys, who are now adults, she has always appreciated that she was always able to volunteer and attend all their school functions while working for Washington Parent. She loves swimming, spinning and Pilates. She has raised money for diabetes research for over 30 years, and “Fun Fact” is an identical twin.
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Co-Publisher Jane joined Washington Parent almost 20 years ago. With a background in printing and graphic design, she helped bring the company into the digital age. She plays in a competitive volleyball league, hikes any chance she gets and has been a long-time Washington Capitals season ticket holder. *Jane is holding a 5-day old baby goat at the NOVA Camp & Summer Fair.
Jenny is Washington Parent’s Editor, overseeing content for our magazine and digital publications. She has her M.S.Ed. from Johns Hopkins and was with Baltimore City Public Schools for 30 years, finishing her last years as Principal. She is an avid walker and reader and falls asleep most nights finishing a crossword puzzle.
Karen is Local Marketing Advisor & Contributing Editor for Washington Parent. She is author of the book “Grace in the Gray Areas: Thriving in Life’s Paradoxes” and has been a prolific freelance writer and editor. Mom to one son, Karen is a lifelong avid reader. She has an M.A. in East Asian Studies.
Maddy is our Event Manager and Media Press Liaison. As a mother of triplets (yes, three!) she is the queen of juggling. Maddy received a B.S. from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University. Born in the Bronx, she was raised in northern N.J. She loves Carolina beaches and spending time with her dog, a Bernedoodle named Yogi.
Olivia is our Digital Editor and brings with her a passion for film, psychology and social advocacy. She has just wrapped on her most recent short film, REVERB and is in the process of editing and getting ready for the festival circuit. She loves hiking with her husband and two miniature dachshunds. She was raised in London, England.
Deborah hosts our Facebook Live Events and is our on air talent for local news segments. As “The Ultimate Mom Coach,” Deborah gives sound advice to weary moms and answers questions in our monthly advice column, “Balance Life With Coach Deborah.”
Karen Washburn is a Multi-Media Sales Advisor. She is from Northern Virginia and received a BS Degree in Business/Marketing at GMU. She has three children; a girl in Seattle, twin identical boys in FL who work at Disney and a rescued Pit Bull, Daisy. She spends her free time RVing with her husband of 35 years, fermenting kefir and fast walking many miles. She enjoys helping clients improve their businesses through advertising and digital outreach, which she has been doing for the past 28 years.
Kathy is our Editorial Designer and works hard making us look good! She enjoys walking, hiking and is an avid birder.
We even have fun!