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North Phoenix Family is an online community resource for families in the North Valley area of Phoenix and surrounding communities with articles on parenting, managing time and stress, selecting schools, staying healthy, having fun, and everything else in between. We provide a place for moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles — anyone with a child in their life — to find out what’s going on in regard to kids and family life.

North Phoenix Family recognizes the need to make a difference in people’s lives and is dedicated to empowering women, men, children, parents, and grandparents with information and resources they need to be the most effective individual they can be. We strive to provide editorial content that is especially relevant to family life in the local community.

North Phoenix Family features a monthly calendar of events and activities, inspiring stories of mom and dad-entrepreneurs, expert opinions, important product recalls, categorized resources of information, we cover a little bit of everything on parent’s minds. Our mission is to provide useful, timely information to our readers that will assist them in improving their family’s lifestyle.

Gretchen PahiaGretchen Pahia

Publisher & Editorial Director

With more than 15 years valuable experience in both media and public relations, Gretchen is a wife and mother of two. Over the years, Gretchen has used her media and public relations skills at a variety of firms in the valley and is now principal and owner of Media by Connection. Gretchen is a firm believer that building lasting relationships with her clients is a strong background for achieving solid and visible results. She uses those same techniques at home with her family and boys. Keeping busy is her game, running around with two very active kids, who are growing bigger every day. Gretchen is a native to Arizona, born and raised here and a graduate of Northern Arizona University. She keeps active herself while enjoying running, working out, playing sports, watching movies watching movies with her husband. Gretchen can be contacted at editorial@northphoenixfamily.com.

Jodi Hale

Jodi Hale

Editorial/Advertising

Jodi serves as North Phoenix Family magazine’s editorial/advertising assistant. She is also a freelance writer and consultant for social media marketing, managing accounts for several clients around the valley. The mother of three amazing boys ages 8, 14 and 16,  she volunteers as a public relations specialist for Musical Theatre of Anthem, promoting the theater’s year-round training opportunities and award-winning productions. Jodi can be contacted at jhale@northphoenixfamily.com.

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