About The Publisher: Melissa Shrader

Hello, I'm Melissa,
 The Fort Collins & Northern Colorado publisher mom to MK! I want to make this the best source for information and things to do for the Fort Collins (northern Colorado) area! A "one stop shop" place. It's always great when I'm out and about and someone asks me "Are you the Macaroni Kid Lady?" Or when they recognize me "Your the Mac Mama!" I LOVE that!
I'm proud of my Colorado Roots. I've traveled through Europe and seen some beautiful places but Colorado always calls me back. It's home! I've made my home is in Loveland with my wonderful little family of 3 - my husband, my daughter, and me. Having been born and raised in Colorado, I've seen it's growth. I'm always amazed how much a city can grow yet still seem like a small home town. I love that my job can make the city seem even easier to navigate with all the great things to do here.
I've vacationed almost EVERYWHERE in Colorado. I've done my globe trotting from New York to France and so many other places. It makes me appreciate a nice stroll in Old Town Fort Collins or Downtown Loveland as well as enjoying a hike, or picnic around our scenic city and state.
My family is my reason for doing Macaroni Kid. It allows me to have time with my family and to connect with people in the community which fills my cup up! I love to connect people and I love family and kids! This is my passion. Getting information into the hands of parents/guardians to make your lives a little easier and smoother.
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Thank you for your time!
Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid
email me at melissas@macaronikid.com with suggestions and comments anytime.