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 - the first edition listed 240 local summer programs for students in grades 7-12. Today, TeenLife's award-winning website lists thousands of summer and gap year programs, schools, college admission resources, and volunteer opportunities for teens, nationwide. Marie has worked for McKinsey, American Express, Scudder Stevens & Clark, and Nelson Publications (a financial publisher) in marketing, business development, and "intrapreneur" roles. She graduated from the American School in Paris, holds a BSE from Princeton, and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Director of Listings Quality
Rachel joined TeenLife in 2016 bringing a variety of experiences in both client management and support roles. A recent graduate of Northeastern University, Rachel holds a BA in International Affairs and History. While in college, she studied abroad in Argentina and Brazil which taught her the importance of cultural exchange and engagement for fostering personal growth. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys traveling (especially any place warm!), trying new foods, and spending time with friends and family.
Senior Account Manager
Christine is a senior accounts manager specializing in marketing consultation and advertising sales. Before joining TeenLife in May of 2014, as a visionary entrepreneur, she had founded and built six successful businesses and was responsible in the development of multi-millions in sales revenues. She was successful in selling three of those companies. With her daughter grown, she began looking for a unique enterprise to utilize her marketing and sales talents and love of working. Outside of working her interests are spending time with her daughter, traveling, and spending time by the ocean.
Jillian joined the TeenLife team in 2015. She received her BA in Anthropology from Millersville University. During her time there, she developed and designed her own study abroad program where she spent 6 months at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. She has worked with teens in various aspects including being a Big Sister in Big Brothers Big Sisters, a middle school lacrosse coach, and in various volunteer programs and summer camps. Outside of work, you will find her at any number of sporting events where she studies sports and culture.
Head of Sales & Marketing
Susan Zaney is a business consultant for TeenLife and heads the sales and B2B marketing departments at TeenLife. She is also responsible for strategic projects. Over the course of her career, Susan has grown and managed marketing and product management organizations at several successful high-tech startup companies. She holds undergraduate degrees in engineering and marketing from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Susan has recently moved back into the city and loves to explore Boston.
Megan Katherine O'Brien
Operations Manager - Client Success & Website
Megan has always had an interest in technology and went to college for an Associates in Computer Networking Systems at ITT Technical Institute. For the past four years, Megan has worked as a Client Success Manager at a marketing automation software company. Megan intends to leverage everything she learned there to benefit clients at TeenLife, she will be responsible for Client Success and the Product Management of the TeenLife website. Outside of work Megan enjoys traveling and dancing.
Ishan moved to the US from Goa, Inda, in 2015 for school. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Resource Economics from UMass Amherst where he was involved in Greek Life. Outside of work, Ishan is an avid traveler. He has been to over 15 countries spanning Europe, East Asia, North America, and the Middle East.