During the long days and short years of raising children, PDX Parent is there for Portland’s busy families. Locally owned and operated — PDX Parent is for local parents by local parents.
Jill Weisensee is our Publisher, and, as of February 2020, she also is the owner of PDX Parent. A University of Oregon Journalism School graduate, Jill has spent her career working with local businesses in the area of print, digital and social media marketing. She believes strongly that by continuing to work in the area of sales, she will stay connected to our partners and have a better understanding of the marketplace and needs of local businesses. Both native Oregonians, Jill and her husband enjoy exploring our city, state and (hopefully soon!) the world with their school-age twin boys. And when they get an evening away, the Portland restaurant scene is always their first choice for a night out.
Rose Caudillo is the VP of Operations for PDX Parent. Before taking a break from her professional career to raise two girls, Rose lived in Austin, Texas where she ran her own communications company and produced shows like the Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards and Quentin Tarantino’s 24 Hour Film Fest. When not glued to her laptop, she’s baking, gardening or playing cribbage with her girls.
Editor Denise Castañon loves the process of making magazines: taking ideas and turning them into something tangible that can help make the lives of fellow Portland parents easier. She has been with PDX Parent for more than six years, first as managing editor, and now as editor. Denise graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in print journalism and political science. She also has more than eight years of national magazine editing experience, including working on staff at Fit Pregnancy and Physical magazines. She lives in Southeast Portland with her husband and their daughter and son.
Tiffany Hill is our Managing Editor. She joined the PDX Parent team in 2021. She has more than 12 years of writing and editing experience, including seven years as a full-time editorial freelancer. Tiffany is from Honolulu, Hawaii, but loves calling Oregon home. She lives in Northeast Portland with her husband and their scrappy, adopted dog. When she’s not on assignment, you can find her playing roller derby or exploring the outdoors with a scenic hike.
Lauren Wylie is our Eastside Account Executive. Before moving to Oregon and starting a new career in sales, she worked in public health advocating for health policy change in low-income high schools in California. She lives in Southwest Portland with her two boys, husband and their furry dog child. She loves going on adventures with her family that include hiking, biking and exploring all things Oregon.
Alice Schulz is the Eastside Account Executive. Before PDX Parent, Alice was a first grade teacher for 6 years and in sales/management before that. She grew up in Southern California, but after attending the University of Oregon she fell in love with the PNW. She has lived in Portland for 10 years and never plans to leave! Alice lives with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She loves snowboarding, hiking, exploring new places, being a mom, and cooking.
Melissa Light wears many hats at PDX Parent. She currently is the Newsletter & Calendar Editor, Distribution Coordinator and Events Manager. She also works part-time as an Educational Assistant for PPS. When she is not working, she can often be found on the tennis court; hiking in the Southwest and Northwest hills with her dog, Roxy; baking and spending a lot of time with her 12-year-old son, 9-year-old daughter and husband.
Meg Asby is our Web Editor. Meg officially joined the team in 2021 after years of working with PDX Parent as a freelance writer. She is thrilled to take a more active role in getting quality content to parents in the community. She lives in Southwest Portland with her husband, two children, and pup Quimby. When she’s not working, Meg can be found hiking, kayaking, camping, or — most often — listening to an audiobook while making something in the kitchen.
Anne King is our E-Newsletter Editor. Anne is an award-winning creative who’s worked on in-house marketing teams around the country, including a university so recognizable it has its own Pantone color. She’s delighted to deliver resourceful and fun information to the inboxes of Portland families. When she’s offline, you can find Anne writing picture books, digging in her garden, traveling, and enjoying beautiful trails with her daughter and husband.
Tiffany Howard is our Art Director. After graduating from Missouri State University with a BFA in Graphic
Design, Tiffany moved to Portland to explore the stunning Northwest and pursue her obsession with
editorial design. She art directed Fresh Cup Magazine, contributed to Imbibe Magazine and designed
The Specialty Coffee Chronicle for a decade before starting at PDX Parent Magazine. Outside of her
design studio Tiffany is active surfing, snowboarding and chasing around her blend of four children ages
10-13, plus a revolving door of foster kittens.