Meet Your Publisher & Editor in Chief for Macaroni KID Southbury, CT

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By Kristen Baker, Publisher Macaroni KID Southbury & Hartford September 16, 2023

Welcome to Macaroni KID Southbury! 

Want to know what to expect from Macaroni KID Southbury? 

You will find a complete calendar of Southbury area event listings, and, as we build up our local content, articles featuring everything from businesses our families love to lists of best playgrounds. You'll also find fun crafts, family-friendly recipes, and ideas for at-home family fun.

Our goal? Make Macaroni KID Southbury THE go-to source for you to find your family fun in the following towns: Waterbury, Woodbury, Watertown, Washington, Washington Depot, Roxbury, Oakville, Naugatuck, Morris, Middlebury, Lakeside, Bethlehem, Prospect, Bethany, Southbury, Seymour, Oxford, Beacon Falls, Litchfield, Bantam, Northfield & Thomaston.

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Kristen Baker

Publisher / Macaroni KID Southbury

Kristen was born and raised in Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Photojournalism. Since moving to Connecticut in 2013, with her family, she has taken on many roles including an Adjunct Photography Instructor for Tunxis Community College, Freelance photographer, Managing Editor for and most recently Macaroni KID in January 2023. She is very involved in the community supporting local schools, Cub Scouts, athletic teams, and local small businesses. She has a passion for supporting neurodivergent children. Kristen has a keen eye in photography, design, marketing & social media expertise to help support and connect families to all our local businesses.

Deanna Russo

Editor-in-Chief, Macaroni KID Southbury

Deanna was born and raised here in Connecticut-she attended NVCC, CCSU, and has her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Bridgeport. She is a certified elementary education teacher as well as unique endorsed to teach dance in grades K-12. She currently teaches at Brass City Ballet in Middlebury and enjoys bringing her love for the arts to her students and the community. Deanna resides in the Watertown area with her husband and four children - As a mom she is always looking for fun places to visit and activities to partake in with her family. Deanna and Kristen hope to create a one-stop shop site for all things family friendly so you and your family can spend more time making the memories and less time searching for where and when to make that happen! 

Thank you for visiting! 

Here is to many family fun adventures! 

Kristen Baker, Publisher

Deanna Russo, Editor-in-Chief

Thanks for your support and for allowing us to help you find your family fun around the Southbury area!

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