About The Publisher: Nicole Cerquitella

I have been in the DC metro area since 2005, living first in Falls Church, Virginia, and then moving to Gaithersburg with my family in 2014.   My husband Mike and I together have Henry (4) and Vivian (almost 2) and I am proud step-mom to his daughter Elaina (12).We also have two small dogs, Mischa and Spencer, who are both 13 years old.  Between maintaining our household and keeping up with my full time career outside of the home, life is certainly not dull, and is often quite busy!  In my free time I love to travel, cook, work on craft projects individually and with the kids, and plan new adventures!  I have always loved scouting out local events and gathering up friends and family for fun experiences and outings, and so I am really excited to begin this journey of publishing with Macaroni Kid, so I can learn about all of the events and activities in our area and sharing them with all of you!   I’m also a strong believer in the power of community, and want to continue to grow Macaroni Kid – Rockville into a place we can go to make new friends, share our experiences and ideas, find encouragement when we need it, and support each other and our community through acts of kindness big and small. 

I hope that you will embrace this community by adding events, and letting your friends and local businesses know about our site.  Also, please reach out to me if you’d like to contribute in other ways – I’d love to let our community members shine through articles, photos, and events highlighting our (and our kids’) many talents and interests!