An online magazine and calendar, Kansas City Sprout & About connects your family with events and activities in the metro area.
Be a #KidAtWork, join the Sprout & About team! We're looking for writers and a part-time marketing representative to join our growing staff.
If you love Kansas City Sprout & About and would like to serve as a brand ambassador, join our team as a part-time marketing representative. Our publication is seeking an energetic candidate who is familiar with the Kansas City region from the perspective of a child caregiver. The position offers flexible scheduling and an opportunity to network with other parents, as well as representatives from local attractions. Find the job details here.
Play for the Kansas City Sprout & About team! We're looking for freelance writers with a knowledge of Kansas City from the perspective of a parent, grandparent or caregiver. Submit writing samples and resumes to Sprout & About Editor Kathy Deters at [email protected].
Meet the Sprout & About staff
Beckie Maislin, Publisher and Founder
Beckie and her family have called Missouri home for more than 10 years. With a background in marketing and advertising and the experience of raising three children, Beckie hopes you enjoy Kansas City Sprout & About as much as she's enjoyed creating it. Contact Beckie.
Kathy Deters, Editor
Kathy grew up in Jefferson City and is a lifelong resident of the Show-Me State. Though her original career aspiration was to be the first female pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, Kathy discovered a love of writing and later attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. Kathy enjoys helping families find ways to explore the city together, plan adventures and make memories. Kathy also keeps readers updated on their favorite family destinations via Twitter and Facebook. Contact Kathy.
Liz Behan, Calendar Manager
As calendar manager, Liz Behan has the hefty task of seeking out events, entering events in our comprehensive calendar and helping Sprout members upload their events. Liz loves finding new events and destinations to enjoy with her family six. Some of her favorite Kansas City-area spots are the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, Powell Gardens and all of the great parks the city has to offer. Contact Liz.
Tyne Benesek, Editorial Assistant
Tyne and her husband have called Missouri home for 20 years. When not attending tournament games at one of the area soccer complexes, her family enjoys exploring all that Kansas City has to offer. Touring the Sporting Kansas City stadium was a highlight; as well as the Sea Life Aquarium, Great Wolf Lodge and the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. After beginning her career in print media, Tyne is excited to be a part of the Sprout & About online team.
David Maislin, Technical Director
Working in the technology space for more than 30 years, David, Beckie's husband, was inspired by his wife's idea to build an online resource for families. Leveraging his extensive background in Internet technologies and guided by Beckie, David is the technical support behind Sprout & About.
Write for Kansas City Sprout & About
Kansas City 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 Kansas City 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 Editor Kathy Deters. 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.