About Us

Meet the Savvy Kids Staff

Monika Rued

Monika Rued Publisher

As a #boymom, Monika appreciates all the resources available as a parent. She values the connection to other parents and the camaraderie they share. She has more than a decade of experience in media and partnering with organizations to help meet the needs of Arkansas families. Savvy Kids is not only a resource for parents but also a celebration of good news in our communities. As publisher, she appreciates the opportunity to make a difference and to connect on a broader level with Arkansas families and businesses. Connect with her on Twitter, on our Savvy Kids Facebook page or via email at monika@nullarktimes.com.

Erica Sweeney

Erica Sweeney Editor

Erica Sweeney is thrilled to be editor of Savvy Kids. She has been a regular contributor to the magazine and loves sharing information with the families of central Arkansas. Send Erica a message at ericasweeney@nullarktimes.com.

Rose Gladner

Rose Gladner Account Executive

Rose Clemmons Gladner has over 20 years experience helping business owners reach their target audiences and motivate them to action. Her background includes print, television and social media. She has worked with some of the biggest advertisers in Arkansas. Clients have long appreciated Rose’s ability to bring about results while respecting their budget. Send Rose a message at rosegladner@nullarktimes.com.

Lesa Thomas

Lesa Thomas Account Executive

Lesa Thomas is committed to customer service and promoting the businesses of central Arkansas. She is a single mom with two sons, so she understands what information families need most. Send Lesa a message at lesathomas@nullarktimes.com.

Wendy Hickingbotham

Wendy Hickingbotham Account Executive

Wendy grew up in Dallas, Texas and made Little Rock, Ark. her home in 1994. The former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader is the mother of three boys and knows what parents are looking for in a family magazine. She loves helping clients plan their advertising in order to get the most effective results. In her spare time, Wendy loves spending time with her family and her husband, Mitchell Reed. Send Wendy a message at wendyhickingbotham@nullarktimes.com.

Kelly Lyles

Kelly Lyles Advertising Sales Assistant

This mother of three, and grandmother of two, is the woman making things happen behind the scenes. Kelly also puts together the Savvy Kids Calendar of Events. Send your event information to her at kellylyles@nullarktimes.com.

Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones Editorial Art Director

Do you love the look of Savvy Kids? Well, it’s all due to the creative design of this guy! When he’s not sitting at his desk in our office, he can be found at local events taking photos for the magazine.


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