A locally owned and operated online magazine and calendar, St. Louis Sprout & About connects your family with events and activities in the metro area.
Meet the Sprout & About Staff
Beckie Maislin, Publisher and Founder
Jessica Pupillo, Editorial Director
Liz Behan, Calendar Manager
Kathy Deters, Social Media Manager and Senior Writer
Originally from Jefferson City, Kathy is a transplant to St. Charles County and has enjoyed discovering all that St. Louis has to offer families. Writing for St. Louis Sprout and About has been a culmination of years of writing and editing, but her favorite part of the job is the adventures that it's taken her on, from exploring the slopes of Hidden Valley in Wildwood to wandering through artists' studios at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, and meeting a few local legends along the way. As Social Media Manager, Kathy also enjoys keeping the magazine connected to its readers via Twitter and Facebook. Contact Kathy
Lori Barker, Editorial Assistant
Photo courtesy of thestudiostl.com.
David Maislin, Technical Director
St. Louis Sprout also relies on a group of talented, dependable local freelance writers who are experts in their coverage areas.
St. Louis Sprout & About is always looking for talented, experienced freelance writers to enhance our online publication. We are currently accepting queries for our columns about interesting places and activities for families. We welcome queries and submissions, especially from local freelancers. Before querying St. Louis Sprout, please read through our website to get a feel for our tone and the stories we tend to cover. Pitches may be emailed to Editorial Director Jessica Pupillo at
. We do not respond to "Guest Blog" requests. We may not be able to respond to all pitches, and if you haven't heard from us within a month, it is safe to assume that we have decided to pass.