Meet the Team

Meet the Team at Washington Parent Media


Digital Editor
Ronel Hentschel

Meet Ronel Hentschel, the digital expert behind Washington Parent. With a passion for parenting and a deep commitment to creating meaningful content for families, Ronel is not only our publisher but also a dedicated mother of two teenage boys.

Karen Kullgren meet the teamKaren Kullgren

Karen is a Local Marketing Advisor and Editor for Washington Parent. She is the author of “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.

Karen Washburn about us

Karen Washburn

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.

Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith

Andrea is multi-media Sales Advisor. She has been in the Northern Virginia area for 30 years and received her BS in Business Administration from Robert Morris University.  She has one son, who recently graduated college. She spends her time with her husband of 27 years, swimming, growing veggies, and baking.