About The Publisher: Jestine Mayes

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! 

I was born and raised here in the Laurel Highlands and grew up attending high school football games to cheer for my cousins and splitting time between working a part-time job at a fast-food place and playing volleyball for my school. I loved English class and have always had a love for writing. For the past two years I've been working at a grant funded program working with pregnant women in the community.

I have four beautiful children ranging from 1 to 15 who keep me on my toes and have a thirst for adventure. My husband is an amazing man who isn't afraid to help out with the kids and loves to be working on the house or cutting wood for our fires in the winter. I am a Certified Placenta Encapsulator, Certified Recovery Specialist, and currently training to be a doula so that I can help support parents through their path to bringing their little ones earth side. 

I've been a subscriber to Macaroni Kid Johnstown for several years and when I saw a new publisher was needed, I reached out and asked for an interview. To my surprise and excitement I was offered the position. I can't wait to get out and meet all of you! You are the ones that Macaroni Kid is made for and I'm so excited to start this journey with you! I hope to list as many events as possible and with your help, we can make that happen. 


If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions- please e-mail me directly at mackidjohnstownpa@macaronikid.com. Have any current events coming up that you would like to add to the calendar? Please do so HERE

If you are a local business that wants to get listed in our business directory viewed by more than 3,000 subscribers weekly, click HERE please email me at mackidjohnstownpa@macaronikid.com and I will contact you. 

I hope to have you join me on this new adventure! Subscribe to the newsletter HERE and I hope to see you around the Laurel Highlands!