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Meet Your Team

Jordan Shakeshaft

Jordan Shakeshaft

Editorial Director

With a master's degree in journalism and a digital background in health and fitness writing, editing and production, Jor ...

Amy Schlinger

Amy Schlinger

Editor

Born and raised in New York, Amy began her career in the health and fitness field immediately post-college, as an assist ...

Amanda Woerner

Amanda Woerner

Editor

Amanda joined DailyBurn as an editor in summer 2014. Prior to DailyBurn, she worked as a health editor at FoxNews.com an ...

Theodora Blanchfield

Theodora Blanchfield

Social Media and Community Manager

Theodora joins the DailyBurn team with a background in print journalism and social media. She has worked on social media ...

Alex Orlov

Alex Orlov

Editorial Assistant

After graduating from Hamilton College with a degree in Philosophy , Alex moved to NYC in June 2013 to pursue her love o ...

Perry Santanachote

Perry Santanachote

Recipe Contributor

Perry is a food writer, photographer and recipe developer based in New York City. She cooks every day, and eats even mor ...

Lee Hersh

Lee Hersh

Recipe Contributor

Lee is the recipe developer, photographer and content creator behind FitFoodieFinds.com. This is where she inspires othe ...

Tantika Tivorat

Tantika Tivorat

Contributing Illustrator

Tantika has over 10 years of creative experience specializing in concepting, graphic design, package design and illustra ...

Vanessa Voltolina

Vanessa Voltolina

Contributing Writer

Vanessa Voltolina is an online journalist who has been writing about health, fitness and nutrition for over six years. H ...

Laurel Leicht

Laurel Leicht

Contributing Writer

Laurel Leicht is the fitness editor of SHAPE magazine and a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Runner’s World, ...

Mallory Creveling

Mallory Creveling

Contributing Writer

Mallory is a freelance writer living in New York City. She launched her career in health and fitness journalism as the a ...

Michael Israetel

Michael Israetel

Contributing Writer

Michael Israetel, born in Moscow, Russia, earned his PhD in Sport Physiology at East Tennessee State University, where h ...

Renee Blair

Renee Blair

Recipe Contributor

Renee is a registered nurse turned natural foods chef who writes the vegetarian food blog, Nourish The Roots. Being frus ...

Kristen Domonell

Kristen Domonell

Contributing Writer

With a personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a lifelong commitment to health ...

Nicole McDermott

Nicole McDermott

Contributing Writer

After graduating from Syracuse where Nicole studied magazine journalism and nutrition, she moved to the Big Apple to wri ...

Michael Schletter

Michael Schletter

Contributing Writer

Michael Schletter, NSCA-CPT, is a former exercise research assistant and college strength and conditioning coach who spe ...

Sarah Elizabeth Richards

Sarah Elizabeth Richards

Contributing Writer

Sarah Elizabeth Richards is a Manhattan-based health and science journalist who has written for The New York Times, The ...

K. Aleisha Fetters

K. Aleisha Fetters

Contributing Writer

K. Aleisha Fetters is a freelance health and fitness writer. She holds a Master’s Degree in New Media from the Medill ...

Bryan Krahn

Bryan Krahn

Contributing Writer

Bryan Krahn, CSCS, has been in the fitness industry for 20 years as a trainer, strength coach, and fitness consultant. H ...

Christine Yu

Christine Yu

Contributing Writer

Christine Yu is a freelance writer, certified yoga instructor, runner and wannabe surfer. She covers topics ranging from ...

Barbara Brody

Barbara Brody

Contributing Writer

Barbara Brody is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health and wellness. A 15-year veteran of the magazine in ...

Amanda MacMillan

Amanda MacMillan

Contributing Writer

Amanda MacMillan is a freelance health and science writer whose work has appeared in Runners World, Shape, O, Good House ...

Amanda Loudin

Amanda Loudin

Contributing Writer

Amanda Loudin is a freelance writer, running coach and the voice behind the MissZippy blog, a site for runners seeking e ...

Diana Kelly

Diana Kelly

Contributing Writer

Diana Kelly has been writing about health, fitness, and weight loss for over seven years. Prior to writing for DailyBurn ...

Emily Faherty

Emily Faherty

Contributing Writer

Emily is thrilled to join the DailyBurn team this summer as a contributing writer. She is a 2008 graduate of Fairfield U ...

Joe Vennare

Joe Vennare

Contributing Writer

Joe is a one of the nation’s top trainers, a freelance writer and a fitness entrepreneur who created Hybrid Athlete, K ...

Kate Morin

Kate Morin

Contributing Writer

Kate Morin is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for food. After being diagnosed with celiac disease four year ...

Jeremey DuVall

Jeremey DuVall

Contributing Writer

Jeremey is a writer and personal trainer based out of Boulder, Colorado. He joins the DailyBurn team as a contributing w ...

Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas

Recipe Contributor

Evan Thomas is a NYC recipe developer and blogger who's created recipes for brands including General Mills, Stonyfield F ...

Emily Miller

Emily Miller

Recipe Contributor

With a love for food, a passion for fitness, and a knack for writing, Emily is a contributing writer for DailyBurn. Her ...

Kelly Fitzpatrick

Kelly Fitzpatrick

Contributing Writer

Kelly is an NYC-based freelance writer passionate about health and fitness. She studied journalism at the University of ...