About Us

karen kitchenKaren Latimer, President

Karen is a Family Physician, founder and president of Tips From Town. She loves combining all she learned as a doctor with all she continues to learn as a mom of five to bring you interesting, useful and fun information on the Family Pages. 


screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-7-26-42-amAmy Nidds, Vice President

I left fixed income sales more than a decade ago to raise my 3 children and devote myself to volunteer work (local charities, schools, you name it). I’m told I have a lot of energy—here’s what I love to do with it: plan trips for my family, find a good deal, and show my children that a mother can work and raise a family. My husband encourages me every step of the way. When I can’t sleep (which is every night), I bake.


Heather_9.2.15Heather Leahy Zachariah, VP of Marketing

Mom of 3 with a background in design and publishing, Heather enjoys getting her creative juices flowing to promote Tips and Tips’ partners. After almost 20 years living in the Big Apple, she’s thrilled that Tips has launched in her home town, the Plum (Cleveland) where she “summers” every year. Some people summer in the Hamptons, some at the Cape…she summers in Cleveland. Want to brainstorm ideas to promote your business? Contact heatherzachariah@tipsfromtown.com


emily2Emily Sara Downs, Food Editor

With a her passion for food, Tip’ Cuisine Coordinator, Emily Sarah Downs, consistently brings us recipes that make our mouths water! Whether you’re looking for easy dinner for people on the go or have to the time to create a beautiful meal, Emily has tips to make you look good. Being a mother of 3 active kids, she only wishes that there were more hours in the day. Don’t we all?!


Tammy JucoTammy Juco, Fitness Editor

Tammy Juco is our fitness guru. All of us at TipsFromTown try to live by her motto: “Don’t Think, Just DO!” Whether you’re looking for something to that pushes you to the limit or are just starting out, she has tips to help you maximize your workout. Tammy is here to motivate, support, assist and cheer you and your family on so you can live a healthier and happier lifestyle.


ErinphotoErin Pruitt, Lifestyle Editor 

Former television commercial producer turned chronic volunteer with a penchant for decorating, I am capable of organizing a fundraiser, a girls weekend, or a camping trip for 50. As a mother of three boys, if my house is clean, and they have consumed one fruit or vegetable in the last 24 hours, it was a good day. I love sharing insider “tips” for your home, and fun ideas for your free time. Contact me with suggestions and comments at fort@tipsfromtow.com

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