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Life by DailyBurn is dedicated to helping you live a healthier, happier and more active lifestyle. Through reliable and insightful articles, tools and resources, Life by DailyBurn goes the extra mile to empower users to take greater control over their physical, mental and emotional lives. Whether your goal is to lose weight, make smarter food choices, gain strength or de-stress, a better you is well within reach. Life by DailyBurn is here to help you reach your goals, every step of the way.

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

Assistant Editor

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

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

This past May, Alex graduated from Hamilton College with a major in philosophy and a minor in French. Her written work h ...

Perry Santanachote

Perry Santanachote

Recipe Contributor

Perry knows a thing or two about cooking, having grown up in the family restaurant business. She believes that good food ...

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, ...

Tantika Tivorat

Tantika Tivorat

Contributing Illustrator

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

Kristen Domonell

Kristen Domonell

Contributing Writer

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

Sarah Richards

Sarah Richards

Contributing Writer

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

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 ...

Kendra Mittermeyer

Kendra Mittermeyer

Contributing Writer

Kendra is truly thrilled to join Life’s dialogue on health and fitness. She has a double major from Muhlenberg College ...

Nicole McDermott

Nicole McDermott

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Christine Yu

Christine Yu

Contributing Writer

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Karen Borsari

Karen Borsari

Contributing Writer

As a freelance nutrition, health and fitness writer, Karen has had the opportunity to learn about the best ways to cook, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...