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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 ...

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

Assistant Editor

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 ...

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, ...

Laura Newcomer

Laura Newcomer

Contributing Writer

Laura Newcomer is a writer and editor with multiple years of experience working in the health, fitness and mental wellne ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lee Hersh

Lee Hersh

Recipe Contributor

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

Kristen Domonell

Kristen Domonell

Contributing Writer

Kristen Domonell is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for health and wellness. A Seattle transplant by way of ...

Myles Worthington

Myles Worthington

Myles Worthington is a freelance health and fitness writer and avid CrossFitter who finds serious pleasure in picking he ...

Sara Gaynes Levy

Sara Gaynes Levy

Contributing Writer

Sara Gaynes Levy is a writer and editor living in New York City. Sara has held positions at SELF, The Boston Herald, The ...

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 ...

Zahra Barnes

Zahra Barnes

Contributing Writer

Zahra Barnes is a freelance writer living in New York City. A former swimmer and water polo player, her new favorite for ...

Samantha Lefave

Samantha Lefave

Contributing Writer

A born and raised upstate New Yorker (real upstate, guys, not Westchester), Samantha Lefave moved to New York City immed ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rachel Jacoby Zoldan

Rachel Jacoby Zoldan

Contributing Writer

Rachel is a freelance writer and former SELF Magazine staffer, where she served as the Senior Digital Editor for three y ...

Madeline Buxton

Madeline Buxton

Contributing Writer

Madeline is a New York-based freelance writer and editor covering fitness, tech, culture and entrepreneurship. She previ ...

Jenna Birch

Jenna Birch

Contributing Writer

Jenna Birch is a Michigan-based freelance writer specializing in health and lifestyle topics. She's a regular contributo ...

Carmen Sturdy

Carmen Sturdy

Recipe Contributor

Carmen is a Canadian who moved to London, England after graduating from university. She has had a passion for cooking fr ...

Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan

Contributing Writer

Chris Ryan, C.S.C.S., is a former Division I athlete, top fitness model and personal trainer in NYC who regularly appea ...

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 ...

Alexa Schirm

Alexa Schirm

Recipe Contributor

Alexa Schirm is a busy mom of three girls and the author behind the site, Simple Roots Wellness. She received her bachel ...

Alison Feller

Alison Feller

Despite a lifetime as a competitive dancer who avoided running the mile in gym class, today Alison is a five-time marath ...

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 ...

Dave Smith

Dave Smith

Contributing Writer

Dave Smith has been a personal trainer since 2001 and was chosen as Canada’s Top Fitness Professional in 2013. His app ...

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 ...

Fara Rosenzweig

Fara Rosenzweig

Contributing Writer

Fara Rosenzweig is a writer, editor, and certified fitness trainer based in San Francisco, CA. Dancing since the age of ...

Jason Fitzgerald

Jason Fitzgerald

Contributing Writer

Jason Fitzgerald is a USA Track & Field certified coach with over 15 years of competitive running experience. After ...

Jenna Autuori-Dedic

Jenna Autuori-Dedic

Contributing Writer

Jenna is a freelance writer, specializing in fitness and health stories. Her work has appeared in Glamour, Self, Health, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson

Contributing Writer

Emily is a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya who works in radio, video, print, and photography. Since graduat ...

Jessica Migala

Jessica Migala

Contributing Writer

Jessica Migala is a health and fitness freelance writer living just blocks away from Wrigley Field in Chicago. She jumps ...