Since 2009, we have been proudly highlighting the achievements of local kids! You may know us as “In The Zona” but as of October 2020, we have new owners and a snazzy new look and name! Together with our partners, we provide a platform to help businesses connect with local families.

In addition to stories about these extraordinary kids and their schools, we cover family-friendly news and events – packaging it all together with fun activities which keep our readers engaged from cover to cover! Each month we distribute directly into the backpacks of children in K-8 charter and private schools. You can also find us placed in racks where kids and their families are out and about.

Epic Kids is owned by Eculeus Group, a local family-owned publishing company. Our small but mighty team consists of parents who are just like you: busy with family, kids and a million other responsibilities. We hope our magazine brightens your day and adds value to your life because making it adds value to ours.

Meet Our Team

“When I grew up, I wanted to be a marine biologist. My favorite subject in school was English.”

Natasha Beal, Owner/Publisher
Natasha Beal, Owner/Publisher

“When I grew up, I wanted to be a photographer. My favorite subject in school was cooking.”

Brian Beal, Owner/Publisher
Natasha Beal, Owner/Publisher

“When I grew up, I wanted to be veterinarian. My favorite subject in school was science.”

Shannon Carrillo, Production & Design
Natasha Beal, Owner/Publisher

“When I grew up, I wanted to own a roadside shop selling crafts and souvenirs. My favorite subject in school was art.”

Erica Odello, Ad Designer
Natasha Beal, Owner/Publisher

“When I grew up, I wanted to be a journalist. My favorite subject in school was writing.”

Shelly Talsma Everson, Editor
Natasha Beal, Owner/Publisher