Our Team

Sally Quinn

Kidsburgh Editor

Sally is an award-winning writer and editor who has been covering her favorite city for more than 30 years. She appreciates all that Pittsburgh offers families and has a blast guiding her 10 grandkids to new discoveries. Sally welcomes your comments and story ideas for Kidsburgh at info@kidsburgh.org.

Linda Krynski

Kidsburgh Director and Advisory Board Chair

Lyn is the Director of Kidsburgh. Pittsburgh is her adopted hometown and she loves the abundant outdoor space and immense opportunities for learning. Education is her passion, especially advocating for kids facing long odds and learning challenges. She is the lucky grandmother of two kids, a boy and a girl.

Yu-Ling Cheng

Kidsburgh Director of Marketing

Yu-Ling is the Marketing Director for Kidsburgh. She loves exploring Pittsburgh with her two daughters and trying new things during Remake Learning Days Across America festival. Yu-Ling is an entrepreneur, marketing/PR professional and musician (violin). She loves to connect with community members so don’t hesitate to reach out to her at marketing@kidsburgh.org.

Tracy Certo

Founder and Acting Managing Editor of NEXTpittsburgh

Tracy is the founder of NEXTpittsburgh.com, an award-winning publication focusing on the people and ideas advancing the Pittsburgh region.

Kristine Sorensen

KDKA-TV anchor and reporter

Kristine is an anchor and reporter for KDKA-TV.  She also volunteers as an MC for many charities and has performed with a local professional dance company. In 2019, Kristine won the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for Best Feature Reporter for three Kidsburgh stories and was nominated for the Golden Quill for this story. Kristine has 2 girls and a boy and loves the journey of parenthood.

Heather Hopson

Editorial Consultant

Heather is the founder and communications director of Motor Mouth Multimedia, a collective of creatives and consultants of color that collaborates with others to tell diverse stories, provides unique perspectives and increases the visibility of important issues. She’s also the founder of Single Mom Defined, an in-person and online support group that rewrites society’s narrative about single Black moms and creates an inclusive, supportive space for single moms.

Sandra Tolliver


Sandra is a freelance writer, editor and public relations professional in Upper St. Clair.

Rege Behe


Rege writes about books and authors, music and musicians, in Pittsburgh and beyond.

Kristy Locklin


Kristy is a North Hills-based writer. When she’s not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh’s craft beer scene.

Emily Stimmel


Emily fell in love with the written word as a teenager, when she published zines and wrote for her school paper. Today, she is a freelance writer with a decade and a half of experience in non-profit communications. She enjoys cooking, reading, crafting and exploring Pittsburgh with her husband and two sons.