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Oregon Family Magazine

About OFM

Oregon Family Magazine, now in our 28th year of success, has been serving the greater Eugene/Springfield, Lane County area since 1994. Oregon Family Magazine provides family-focused editorial and local events relevant to both parents and children. 

With over 7,000 copies printed monthly, Oregon Family Magazine reaches more than 18,000 families every month. Targeted distribution via direct mail targeting middle and high income households in Eugene/Springfield, Junction City, and Coburg areas. Oregon Family is also available at over 100 high-traffic commercial locations throughout Lane County, including grocery stores, retail, medical and dental offices, restaurants, recreation facilities, libraries and more. This targeted distribution and consistent, high-quality editorial is why Oregon Family stands alone as the areas #1 resource for families in Lane County, and beyond!

If you’re looking for summer camps, we have you covered! Have a DIY project coming up, check out our "HOME" Special Issues. Interested in camps for your kids? Got it!  Researching schools in the area? We can help!  Looking for latest movie review?  We're on it!

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About Our Team

Sandy Kauten, Owner/Publisher

Sandy, a single mom, moved to Eugene in 2000 to attend Dental Hygiene School - and picked up a copy of the former "Oregon Family Calendar" publication at a local retailer. Her entrepreneurial spirit got the best of her, and before she knew it, she was a newspaper owner and publisher! So much for hygiene school! Sandy renamed the publication Oregon Family and focused her efforts on creating comprehensive resource for parents and families. With only six months at the helm, commercial circulation more than doubled, a complete overhaul to editorial was made, and a website launched. At 28 years STRONG, Oregon Family's growth and readership remain a source of pride for Sandy and her team. Her advertisers are “family” and she is devoted to creating a place where "Community and Families Come Together"...

Jesse Springer, Art DirectorSpringer Design and Creative

Jesse joined Oregon Family in 2003 and the master behind our masterful design.  Jesse is a graphic designer and artist who lives in Eugene with his wife, two kids and three cats. When he’s not laying out the current issue or Oregon Family Magazine (or helping advertisers create awesome ads), he is drawing political cartoons about Oregon topics. To find out more, visit http://springerdesign.biz/  

 

Christi Kessler, Advertising Account Executive

Christi is Oregon Family's people-oriented, solution-focused, Marketing and Advertising guru/strategist!  She lives in South Eugene with her husband, three girls and too many animals. When she's not helping clients meet marketing goals, or laying out nifty ad campaigns, she's busy keeping up with her kids play dates, sports schedules, music lessons, and homework.  As both a Mom, and a Marketer, she understands the needs of  our clients and the interests of our readers - and operates with both interests in mind.

Jo Schechter, Advertising Account Manager


Jo settled in Eugene twenty years ago. She has over 20 years of marketing and advertising sales experience.  Jo is very connected within the Lane County business communities. She approaches advertising sales as a service that helps clients become successful.  Her years of experience as a business owner taught her the value of combined print and internet marketing. 

Jo lives with her partner Jack and loves Eugene for cultural attractions such as music, theater, festivals, and beauty of nature that surrounds us.  Jo values diversity as it connects her to broader life experiences.

People call her Schechter the Connector, but Jo thinks of herself as a people weaver. She loves bringing people together to enhance their business and their lives.  Her motto is to love yourself, love what you do, serve others, and success will follow.

Mascots & Morale Boosters - Chloe and Lucy

Chloe joined our team in 2013 as a sweet 8-week old bundle of JOY.  In her early days, Chloe literally sunk her teeth into the job (retriever puppies will eat absolutely ANYTHING!).  She has very big shoes to fill from her predecessor, Lady.  Lucy, our ambitious Golden Doodle joined our team in April 2016  She has motivated and brightens our office every day.  These two can often be found riding shotgun on appointments, have a strong Facebook following and continue to be one of our greatest assets. They volunteer their time here and at home, never complain, and are both very high-energy contributors.  (We are deeply saddened that Chloe crossed over Rainbow Bridge in Jan 2020, but she will remain in our hearts and here with Lucy in spirit.)