Meet the Team
Meet the Team
Senior Sales Account Manager
Brenda is a senior accounts manager specializing in marketing consultation and advertising sales. After attending Evangel College and Missouri State University, she worked in the stainless steel manufacturing industry for 12 years, sold structural steel for 10 years, and then worked in the career exploration field for 3 years. She and her husband have two grown children and four granddaughters which are the center of their lives. In her spare time she enjoys baking, reading, playing piano, and sewing.
Digital Marketing Strategist
Dustin Silvaer joined the TeenLife team in 2022. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Entrepreneurship. With a passion for working with educators, counselors, and advisors, Dustin's role at TeenLife focuses on enhancing the company's reach and impact in the community. In his free time, Dustin enjoys hiking, watching movies, and listening to podcasts.
Senior Product Operations Manager
Janice joined TeenLife in 2020. Before joining TeenLife she worked as a content creator, manager, and developer in the legal tech industry. She has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from UCLA and a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law. In her spare time, she loves to play music (piano and ukulele), cook/bake, and watch documentaries.
Sales Account Manager
Jen currently serves as an Account Manager for TeenLife. Prior to joining the TeenLife team, Jen was a career educator and administrator at some of the finest independent schools in the country. Jen worked extensively with students and educators in a myriad of roles including classroom teacher, Academic Dean, Division Head, and the Director of Student Support Services. Jen has her undergraduate and master’s degree from Berry College in Rome, Georgia and her Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Arkansas. Jen and her husband reside in Fayetteville, NC and she has two incredible adult stepsons. Jen enjoys yoga, reading, and time with her (many) dogs and family.
CEO & Founder
Marie launched TeenLife Media in 2007 after moving to Boston with her husband and two middle school sons and discovering that there were no information resources for families with older children. She got started by selling a printed "TeenLife Guide to Summer in Boston" to parents in area schools.
Product Operations Manager
Prior to joining TeenLife in 2021, Nancy was a research associate studying epigenetics at UCLA, taught undergraduate chemistry at UC San Diego, and worked in biotech as a Scientist and Environmental Health and Safety Specialist in the clinical diagnostics field. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from UCLA and a Master of Science in Chemistry from UC San Diego. In her free time she enjoys baking, gardening, and listening to podcasts and audiobooks.
Sales & Client Support Assistant
Regan joins TeenLife in the role of Sales and Client Support Assistant after spending the last two years in a Customer Success Role with Pepperlane. With a passion for helping others, Regan also has experience in the healthcare industry, education sector and personal training. Regan and her husband live in St. Louis with their two teenage children who keep her very busy with their sports and activities. Working out, spending time with friends and family, going out to eat and traveling are some of her favorite things to do.