Abby Dean



Abby Dean

communications manager

Abby joined START with more than 14 years’ experience in marketing, public relations, digital media and journalism. As a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Abby has held roles as an editor for a major city magazine, a program communications manager for an arts nonprofit and a marketing manager for an international accessories brand. Most recently, she worked as a freelance writer and editor while staying home with her daughter and son. As the mother of two young children, Abby fully understands and empathizes with parents facing challenges in the digital age. She fell in love with START’s mission and is excited to band together with other parents to pioneer the way our children use technology. Abby is a Minnesota native (Go Vikings!) but now lives in Kansas City with her husband, two children and cute (but not-so-well-behaved) pup.


Instagram, DoorDash, Canva, Mantra, Skylight Calendar, All things Bravo


Traveling, Yoga, Dinners al fresco, Dance parties with her kids, Girls nights, Date nights