Marie Schwartz

CEO & Founder

Marie Schwartz

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.

Andrew Laine

Chief Revenue Officer

Andrew Laine

Chief Revenue Officer

Andrew is seasoned start-up executive who has experience throughout his career working with early and growth stage sales operations such as Goji, Armstrong Advisory Group, Clicks Media and LiveVet. A proud University of Massachusetts Minuteman, Drew is currently pursuing his PMP and holds multiple marketing and sales certifications.

Rachel Weiss

Client Success Manager

Rachel Weiss

Client Success Manager

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.

Susan Moeller

Head Editor

Susan Moeller

Head Editor

Susan is an award-winning editor and writer with more than 35 years experience with the Cape Cod Times, Boston Herald, PrimeTime Magazine, and other publications. She holds a bachelor's in political science from Occidental College in Los Angeles and a master's in journalism from Boston University. She was an International Center for Journalists World Affairs Fellow for reporting on Brazilian immigration and has directed coverage on topics ranging from great white sharks to the local economy. She lives on Cape Cod and has three children and one grandchild. She also is a veteran of the boarding school, gap year, and college search process.

Kate Welton

Marketing Manager

Kate Welton

Marketing Manager

Kate joined the TeenLife team in 2015. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in Social Thought and Political Economy. She has worked with teens as a counselor for both after school and summer programs in Amherst. Outside of work, Kate loves to travel, exercise, and explore the Boston culinary scene.

Christine LeMaire

Account Manager

Christine LeMaire

Account Manager

Christine is an 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 Fisher

Operations Associate

Jillian Fisher

Operations Associate

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.

Maddie Kinker

Client Success Manager

Maddie Kinker

Client Success Manager

Maddie moved to Boston in 2016 and joined TeenLife in 2017. A recent graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, Maddie holds a degree in Psychology and Education. While in college, she played lacrosse for the Panthers, ending her collegiate career a NCAA Division III Champion. Maddie also had the privilege to study education and pedagogy while abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prior to TeenLife, Maddie interned for myStrength, Inc., a digital behavioral health startup, where she worked on creating a mental health app for teens and college kids. Outside of work, Maddie enjoys running around the Charles River Esplanade, coaching lacrosse, traveling (especially places with good hikes), and spending time with friends and family.