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Welcome to Verywell Fit, where you can find the information you need to reach your nutrition and fitness goals.

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Who We Are

Verywell Fit is dedicated to empowering users with credible and up-to-date advice on all diet, weight loss, and exercise topics. Our library of more than 6,000 pieces of content, created and refined over the past 20+ years, has been written by more than 100 healthcare professionals and industry experts including experienced dietitians, nutritionists, and personal trainers, and then vetted by board-certified physicians. We give you the tools to make healthy living fun and easy.

The Verywell family of brands, including Verywell Health, Verywell Fit, Verywell Family, and Verywell Mind, is a top 5 health publisher, according to comScore, a leading internet measurement company, and helps more than 30 million people each month to feel better and be healthier.

Verywell is a proud partner of The Cleveland Clinic, the #4 rated hospital in the U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report.


Medical Review Board

Verywell’s Medical Review Board is a team of board-certified doctors who ensure our content is medically accurate and reflects the latest in health information.

Our experienced board of medical professionals verify that our content is comprehensive, so you can trust the information you read here will help you through the next steps in your health journey—whether that’s for yourself or for a loved one.

Richard N. Fogoros, MD

Senior Medical Advisor

Dr. Fogoros is a retired professor of medicine and board-certified internal medicine physician and cardiologist, who practiced and taught clinical cardiology and general internal medicine for over 20 years, and also directed cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Pittsburgh and Allegheny General Hospital. He is the former Chief Medical Advisor of Research and Development for Boston Scientific CRM and the former Chief Medical Officer for Corventis, Inc.

Dr. Fogoros has authored numerous books and is the co-inventor of 19 awarded U.S. patents. He received his doctorate in medicine from Ohio State University and did postgraduate medical training at the University of Pittsburgh and Stanford University.

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Claudia Chaves, MD

Neurology/Cerebrovascular Disease

Dr. Chaves is board certified in cerebrovascular disease and neurology, with a subspecialty certification in vascular neurology. She's an accomplished figure in the neurology field, having written multiple peer-reviewed papers and studies. She has been involved in numerous research studies with a focus on stroke, multiple sclerosis, and other demyelinating disorders.

Dr. Chaves has also edited textbooks while serving as associate professor of neurology at Tufts Medical School, medical director of the Lahey Clinical Multiple Sclerosis Center, and co-director of neurology research for the Lahey Clinic.

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Casey Gallagher, MD


Dr. Gallagher, board certified in dermatology, is a practicing dermatologist, clinical professor, and active fellow of multiple medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Contact Dermatitis Society.

Dr. Gallagher teaches in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Colorado in Denver. He has co-authored textbook chapters and has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and the American Journal of Contact Dermatitis.

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Steven Gans, MD


Dr. Gans is passionately involved in the practice and teaching of psychotherapy. He is board certified in psychiatry and an active supervisor, teacher, and mentor in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program and in their Program in Psychodynamics (PIP). A graduate of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, he is a supervisor and mentor in their Advanced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program. He also serves as a psychotherapist attending to the Pavilion program at McLean Hospital.

Dr. Gans was a psychiatric consultant for the Laurel Hill Inn Eating Disorders Treatment Program and served as the clinical challenges editor for the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. He has previously been named to “Best Doctors” by Boston Magazine.

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Lyndsey Garbi, MD


Dr. Garbi is double board certified in neonatology and pediatrics. She serves as an assistant professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and practices within the Northwell Health System. She is also the chief pediatrician at Blueberry Pediatrics and has co-authored a publication on palliation in the delivery room.

Dr. Garbi graduated medical school from the Sackler School of Medicine, New York State/American Program of Tel Aviv University. She completed her pediatric residency at Cohen Children’s Hospital and her fellowship in neonatology at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. In addition, she holds a certificate in pediatric bioethics via the Children's Mercy Center for Bioethics.

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Grant Hughes, MD

Internal Medicine/Rheumatology

Dr. Hughes is board certified in rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is head of rheumatology at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center, director of the University of Washington’s (UW) Rheumatology Training Program, and an associate professor at UW’s School of Medicine. There, he holds the Robert F. Willkens, MD - Lucile T. Henderson Endowed Professorship in Rheumatology.

Dr. Hughes has twice received the UW Medicine PRAISE Award for patient satisfaction and his research continues to be supported by the NIH, Leap for Lupus, and more. He has written extensively on the topic of reproductive hormones and autoimmune rheumatic diseases in various journals.

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Sanja Jelic, MD

Sleep/Pulmonary Care

Dr. Jelic is board certified in sleep medicine, critical care medicine, pulmonary disease, and internal medicine. She is a Herbert Irving assistant professor of medicine and attending physician in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She is also an active member of the American Thoracic Society, the Association of Professionals Sleep Society USA, and the American Federation for Medical Research.

She completed her residency in internal medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and her fellowship in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Brian Levine, MD, MS, FACOG


Dr. Levine is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is the practice director and founding partner of CCRM New York, has over 50 publications, and has been named a rising star by Super Doctors for the last three years.

Dr. Levine graduated from Cornell University and completed a Master's of Science at NYU. He attended NYU’s School of Medicine and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center and his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Andy Miller, MD

Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease

Dr. Miller is board certified in internal medicine and in infectious disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is an associate attending physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital, an associate professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, and a fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America.

Dr. Miller attended Harvard Medical School and completed his internal medicine and infectious disease training at Columbia University and NYU. He is a member of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the American Society of Microbiology, and the Musculoskeletal Infection Society of North America.

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Doru Paul, MD


Dr. Paul is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. He is currently assistant professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and attending physician in the Department of Hematology Oncology at the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Paul received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania and also earned a master’s degree in the biology of aging from the Faculty of Paris VI, France. In addition, he holds a PhD in clinical oncology from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Craiova, Romania. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Jacobi Hospital in New York and his fellowship in hematology and oncology at Montefiore Hospital in New York.

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Anita Sadaty, MD


Dr. Sadaty, board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, is an OB/GYN at North Shore University Hospital, clinical assistant professor at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, and has been teaching residents at Northwell's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the past 20 years. Her practice, Redefining Health Medical, is one of the few that incorporates functional medicine.

Prior to completing residency, Dr. Sadaty spent two years in research at the Rockefeller University Department of Biochemistry and at Cornell University Medical College Department of Surgical Research. She completed her medical school training at Cornell University, graduating with honors, and her residency at North Shore University Hospital.

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Wellness Board

The Wellness Board is a handpicked group of established health and wellness experts. These industry leaders in fitness, nutrition, mental health, and more review our content for science-backed accuracy so we can provide a more trustworthy, inclusive, and unbiased resource for our users.

These experts are fully integrated into our content review experience to make sure every piece we publish is of the highest quality and aligned with our core values. By sharing their professional knowledge and personal advice, the Wellness Board inspires our readers to make smarter, healthier choices every day.

Barbie Cervoni, MS, RD, CD/N, CDE

Registered Dietitian

Barbie Cervoni is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. She has spent most of her career counseling patients across all ages and all walks of life who have diabetes.

As the Advanced Nutrition Coordinator for the Mount Sinai Diabetes and Cardiovascular Alliance, she counseled patients in primary care offices and cardiology practices who have diabetes, pre-diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity with an emphasis on caring for the whole body. She currently uses her writing to educate an even larger audience of people with diabetes.

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Sara Clark

Certified Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher

Sara Clark is a certified yoga teacher who has taught Vinyasa yoga since 2010 and has practiced for more than 17 years. She received her 200-hour training at Yoga to the People in NYC, her 300-hour training at Kripalu, and her 150-hour Ayurveda holistic health coach certificate through Dr. Naina Marballi in NYC. She works with adults of all ages and capabilities.

She has collaborated with leaders in the wellness field creating content for SHAPE, YogaToday, YogaGlo and Hearst Media. She has written articles for Mantra Magazine, Vogue Arabia, Yoga Journal, Prevention, and more. She is known for her transformational programs that focus on unlocking limitless potential while utilizing mindfulness tools that ease suffering and liberate the soul. Sara also has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Hampton University.

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Rachel Gurevich

Infertility and Doula Expert

Rachel Gurevich has written hundreds of articles on living with infertility, from navigating treatment options to coping with daily stress. Her personal experience with infertility began with a series of three miscarriages and a diagnosis of secondary infertility. It would be seven years before her story would get its happy ending, with the birth of her twins in 2010.

A professional member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, she is a coauthor of "Birth Plans for Dummies", the author of "The Doula Advantage: Your Complete Guide to Having an Empowered and Positive Birth with the Help of a Professional Childbirth Assistant", and the author of "FabJob Guide to Become a Doula."

In 2014, Rachel received The Hope Award for Achievement from Resolve: The National Association for Infertility. Rachel has also contributed to Reuters Health,, USA Today, and has also been featured on NPR.

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John Honerkamp

RRCA and USATF Certified Running Coach

John Honerkamp, known as Coach John, has coached runners of all ages and abilities for more than 20 years. A 1998 graduate of St. John’s, John was an eight-time All-Big East and six-time All-East (IC4A) athlete. He earned 12 Big East All-Academic accolades and was the youngest semifinalist in the 800-meters at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials. John also ran for the Reebok Enclave Track Club.

He is an eight-time top-10 finisher at the U.S. Track & Field National Championships and a member of the American record-holding 4×1500-meter relay team. John was an assistant coach at St. John’s University and has also paced celebrity runners including Apolo Ohno and Karlie Kloss. He co-founded the November Project and founded The Run Collective and Off the Hook Track Club. As an RRCA and USATF certified coach, John runs his own consulting firm where he offers services including corporate wellness and private coaching.

He received his bachelor’s degree and his MBA with a concentration in marketing, both from St. John’s University.

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Willow Jarosh, MS, RD

Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist

Willow Jarosh is a registered dietitian-nutritionist, co-author of the "Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook," and founder of Willow Jarosh Nutrition. She specializes in the intuitive eating style of nutrition coaching and also works with various media brands. She has been featured in Fitness, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, SHAPE, Consumer Reports, as well as on the "TODAY Show" and "Fox & Friends."

Willow co-founded C&J Nutrition, a nutrition communications and consulting firm, where she and her partner were contributing nutrition experts at SELF magazine. She received a master's degree in nutrition communications from Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, and completed a dietetic internship to become a registered dietitian. Willow was the recipient of the Rebecca Roubenoff Award for excellence in clinical nutrition and dietetics and is currently finishing her work to become a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.

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Tara Laferrara, CPT

NASM-Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher

Tara Laferrara is an NASM-certified personal trainer, yoga teacher, and is kettlebell and durability-certified through Onnit Academy. She is also a former Division 1 athlete who recreates the motivation and camaraderie of team-based sports through group workouts or one-on-one with her clients.

She has collaborated with brands such as SHAPE, Women’s Health, Red Bull, and Finish Line. Tara has led workouts to crowds and coached at Red Rocks, Campus for a Cause, and a number of nonprofit yoga and fitness classes. Tara co-hosts the A-Cup Podcast and co-owns Compass Fitness in Denver. She also coaches online through her TL Method training program. Tara received her bachelor’s degree in marketing through the University of Colorado at Denver.

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Michael Lau, PT DPT CSCS

Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy

Michael is a licensed physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist in the state of California treating a wide range of orthopedic and sports conditions. Michael likes to blend strength training and rehabilitation to provide “prehab,” or preventative rehabilitation, to his patients.

He is a huge proponent of movement education, pain science, and strength and conditioning. Clinically, he has a special interest in ACLR rehab and return to sport for the lower extremity athlete. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and his bachelor’s of science degree in physiology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Marisa Moore, RDN, MBA

Registered Dietitian

Marisa Moore is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a BS in nutrition science and MBA in marketing. She is also the founder of Marisa Moore Nutrition, a consultant to food and nutrition companies, contributing editor for Food and Nutrition Magazine, and contributor to People magazine, US News and World Report, and more.

Her integrative and practical approach to providing science-based nutrition advice has made Marisa a nationally recognized and trusted food and nutrition expert. She is regularly featured in major media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Prevention,, Health, Self, Essence, Refinery 29, and many others. She has also appeared on-camera for interviews with CNN, TODAY, NBC Nightly News, Dr. Oz, and more.

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Amy Morin, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and has worked as a psychotherapist since 2002 with children, teens, parents, teachers, and caregivers. She has collaborated with many school departments on addressing behavior problems, bullying, and mental health issues in teens.

Amy was a therapeutic foster parent for over 10 years and she frequently provided short-term emergency placements for children and teens. She has been quoted or mentioned in many major publications including Time, Fast Company, U.S. News & World Report, Parenting,, and more. She's a regular contributor to Forbes and her articles are frequently syndicated to Psychology Today and Huffington Post.

She received her master’s of Social Work from the University of New England, and she is currently a lecturer at Northeastern University. Amy is the author of the bestselling book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, and the forthcoming book 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do. Her TEDx talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, is one of the top 50 TEDx talks of all time.

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Fact Checkers

Verywell’s team of experienced fact checkers provides a critical layer of review to ensure content integrity. This group of professionals is selected and vetted for journalistic and subject matter expertise. They are tasked with researching all statements of fact to ensure articles are accurate and comprehensive and statistics are properly sourced and up to date.

Writers and Policies

When it comes to your fitness and nutrition, there is no "one size fits all" approach. That’s why you need a trusted voice to emphasize facts over fads. Verywell Fit writers are a team of credentialed dietitians, personal trainers, psychologists, and more who provide you with a holistic approach to food, weight loss, and fitness with a focus on progress, not perfection. Let Verywell Fit guide you through each step of your wellness journey as you achieve personal milestones toward your healthy goals.

Writers are specifically selected for both their extensive knowledge and real-world experience as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear and helpful way. Articles also undergo review from our Medical Review Board and Wellness Board, comprised of certified personal trainers, licensed dietitians, and more, as well as routine updating to ensure reporting is responsible, accurate, understandable, helpful, and reflective of the most current research. Read more on our editorial policy.

Our product reviews are independent and based on research and product testing. If you visit links within our content, we may receive commissions from your purchases. Learn more about our review process.

How We Make Money

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Verywell’s product review team exhaustively researches and recommends a broad range of products and ultimately make a curated list of recommendations from writers with subject-matter expertise in every product category we cover. We do receive an affiliate commission on some, but not all, of the products that we recommend if you decide to click through to the retailer site and make a purchase. Learn more about our product review editorial guidelines.

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Our Team

We are proud to play a part in helping you live your best life. Our experienced team is committed to creating content you not only turn to, but count on along the way.

Rob Parisi, MBA

Senior Vice President and General Manager | Verywell Health

Rob has over 15 years of experience in digital media and has served in senior financial and operational positions with Dotdash and its predecessor companies since 2008. In 2019, Rob won the DTC Innovator Awards for Verywell’s Healthy Conversations Coach. Prior to joining Dotdash, he held positions at WebMD Health and Arthur Andersen LLP. In 2016, he led the team responsible for conceptualizing and launching Verywell, which has since won several awards including best redesign.

Rob holds a master’s degree in business administration from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University.

Rachel Berman, RD

Vice President and General Manager | Verywell Fit, Family, and Mind

Rachel has been with the company since 2011 and is one of the go-to voices in the field of nutrition, with numerous appearances on “The Today Show,” “Fox and Friends,” and many other media outlets. She is the author of two books, “Boosting Your Metabolism for Dummies” and “Mediterranean Diet for Dummies.” As a registered dietitian, she is passionate about providing practical and science-based information related to nutrition, weight loss, and health.

Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at Northwell Health (previously North Shore-LIJ Health System) in New York.

Emily Rose

Editorial Director | Verywell Fit, Family, and Mind

Emily is a Dotdash veteran and has been with the company since 2012, having worked in a variety of roles within the organization. Her eclectic professional background, which scales positions across editorial, social media, and writer recruitment, paired with her deep passion and enthusiasm for fitness, make her a true cheerleader for health and wellness. She has participated in numerous marathons around the U.S. and has contributed to various health and wellness outlets, including Daily Burn and Greatist.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Fairfield University.

Nicole Kwan

Associate Editorial Director | Verywell Health

Nicole joined the company in 2019 after overseeing and launching digital health and wellness media brands at both start-ups and legacy publishing companies. As a reporter, she’s covered everything from the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak to orthopedic surgeons cycling 3,000 miles to fundraise for free surgeries to a crowdfunding campaign for menstrual cups. Her work as an editor and writer has appeared on iYogaLife, Prevention, SELF,, Yoga Journal, and Everyday Health.

Nicole completed her yoga teacher training at OM yoga in New York City in 2009. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

Leyla Shamayeva, MS, RD

Associate Director of Editorial Solutions | Verywell

Leyla has been with the company since 2012 and has focused her efforts on digital health communication in both her professional and academic careers. She received her master’s degree in clinical nutrition from NYU while completing her dietetic internship with Wellness Workdays. During her training she helped patients with cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, Crohn’s disease, and more to reach their health goals and better manage their day-to-day lives.

She has also originated numerous recipes and healthy eating content targeting diabetes and high blood pressure management, among others.

Brett Spiegel, MPH

Content Marketing Director | Verywell

Brett has been with the company since 2016 and is a strong advocate for equal and accessible health care, which includes messaging that people can actually understand and take action on. In 2015, he completed his master’s degree in public health from the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy at Hunter College. His capstone examined the benefits that interactive technology could bring to distance-learning diabetes education.

Coupled with his undergraduate degree in communications from NYU, he has further worked to propel digestible and destigmatized digital health content, from serving as an editor for Everyday Health to being published on HuffPost Healthy Living.

About Dotdash

Verywell is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top 20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30 percent of the U.S. population every month.

Collectively, our brands have won over 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

Here is an overview of our properties:

Verywell (Health and Wellness)

Verywell (Health and Wellness)

The Verywell family of brands, including Verywell Health, Verywell Fit, Verywell Family, and Verywell Mind, take a human approach to health and wellness content and are a welcome alternative to hyper-clinical health sites. More than 39 million people use Verywell sites each month to feel better and be healthier.

The Spruce (Home and Food)

The Spruce (Home and Food)

The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts, combines inspiration with how-to advice to help users create homes they love. Collectively, The Spruce sites reach nearly 28 million people each month.

The Balance (Personal Finance)

The Balance (Personal Finance)

The Balance family of brands, including The Balance, The Balance Careers, and The Balance Small Business, delivers clear, practical, and straightforward personal financial advice to nearly 21 million people each month.

Investopedia (Investing and Financial Education)

Investopedia (Investing and Financial Education)

Investopedia helps investors understand financial concepts, improve investment skills, and learn how to manage their money. Investopedia reaches nearly 11 million people each month.

Lifewire (Tech)

Lifewire (Tech)

Lifewire provides helpful and actionable tech tips, advice, and answers, without confusing jargon. Lifewire helps nearly 10 million people each month get the most out of their technology.

TripSavvy (Travel)

TripSavvy (Travel)

TripSavvy delivers curated expert advice for family and vacation travelers. We help over eight million people each month have the best travel experiences.

Byrdie (Beauty)

Byrdie (Beauty)

Byrdie is dedicated to all things beauty, inside and out. From hair and makeup to health and wellness, Byrdie takes a fresh, no-nonsense approach to feeling and looking your best. Byrdie reaches nearly four million people each month.

MyDomaine (Lifestyle)

MyDomaine (Lifestyle)

MyDomaine makes an aspirational life achievable—and affordable—with curated home-design inspiration, quick and fresh recipes, and healthy relationship advice that awaken a life well lived. MyDomaine reaches 2.5 million people each month.

Brides (Weddings)

Brides (Weddings)

Brides inspires and guides our nearly 4M monthly users as they make decisions from pre-engagement through the honeymoon. Brides is committed to bringing you an inclusive look at the world of weddings, with every type of couple, every type of wedding, and every type of celebration.

ThoughtCo (Education and Information)

ThoughtCo (Education and Information)

ThoughtCo is one of the largest and most comprehensive learning, information, and education sites online. ThoughtCo helps over 12.5 million people a month become lifelong learners.

Read about Dotdash and our family of brands in the news.

Source: comScore, January 2019 US

Senior Management Team

Neil Vogel

Chief Executive Officer

Neil Vogel is CEO of Dotdash, having assumed the role in April 2013. Prior to joining Dotdash, Neil was the Founder and CEO of Recognition Media, a creator and producer of award shows and media properties for digital, creative, and advertising communities, including the Webby Awards, the Telly Awards, and Internet Week New York and Europe.

Before starting Recognition Media, Neil was Chief Corporate Development Officer at Alloy Media + Marketing, a digital content and marketing services company focused on the teen and youth market. Neil also serves as a venture partner at FirstMark Capital. Neil received a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tim Quinn

Chief Financial Officer & Head of Strategy

Tim is the Chief Financial Officer of Dotdash and joined the company in January 2015. Prior to joining Dotdash, Tim was CFO of Axial, an online professional network that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses access capital.

Tim spent more than a decade with American Express where he was a Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations at Vente Privee USA, an e-commerce joint venture between American Express and Vente-Privee Europe. He spent the majority of his time at American Express as a Vice President in the Corporate Development Group where he sourced, executed, and monitored equity investments and M&A transactions supporting all of American Express' global business lines.

Tim started his career in middle market investment banking at Ladenburg Thalmann and, prior to that, in private equity at Wade Capital. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce.

Alex Ellerson

Chief Operating Officer

Alex Ellerson is the Chief Operating Officer for Dotdash. Before joining the company, Alex served as the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer at Howcast, a leading producer of high-quality, low-cost, online how-to videos. Prior to joining Howcast, Alex was the Head of Entertainment and Premium Content Partnerships for Google Video and YouTube and earlier, a General Manager and Senior Director of Business Development at Yahoo!, working on both Yahoo’s Media and Entertainment and Search teams.

He was also the COO and General Counsel for CMJ (host of the annual CMJ Music Marathon conference), an associate at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and a law clerk to the honorable Amalya L. Kearse (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit).

Alex holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College. He is also a member of the Planning Committee of the New York Chapter of The Copyright Society of the USA.

Andrew Gorenstein

President of Advertising & Partnerships

Andrew Gorenstein is President of Advertising and Partnerships for Dotdash and joined the company in December 2016. Before joining Dotdash, Andrew held executive roles as the President of Media and Advertising and Chief Revenue Officer for Gawker Media, where he led the revenue team and created an award-winning product suite to sell across their multiple vertical brands. Prior to Gawker Media, he held sales leadership roles at Condé Nast and Forbes.

Andrew has worked aggressively to accelerate, and ultimately redefine and align, the relationship between advertisers, brands and publishers. In 2013, he was named one of AdAge’s 40 under 40. Andrew received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Boston University.

Dr. Jon Roberts

President Dotdash Finance

Dr. Jon Roberts oversees the finance media properties at Dotdash (Investopedia and The Balance). He has been with Dotdash since 2013 and previously held roles as Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Data Science, where he derived insights from more than 20 years of Internet data across thousands of topics.

Prior to joining the company, he spent 10 years as a theoretical physicist focused on making dark matter predictions for the hadron collider at CERN and cosmic ray predictions for the AMS detector on the space station. He also worked on the Pierre Auger telescope in Argentina. Dr. Roberts received his Ph.D at the University of Southampton and his M.A. from the University of Oxford.

Nabil Ahmad

Chief Technology Officer

Nabil Ahmad is the Chief Technology Officer for Dotdash. Before joining the company in 2013, Nabil worked at Barnes & Noble serving as the head of technology for A career long engineer, Nabil’s experience includes consulting during the dotcom boom, working at healthcare services and media companies, and being the first employee and head of technology at Kwiry Inc., a venture-backed mobile startup. Nabil received his B.A. in Molecular Cell Biology, with emphasis in Cell Developmental Biology, from the University of California at Berkeley.

Meredith Worsham

Vice President, Communications

Meredith Worsham is Vice President of Communications for Dotdash. She has been with the company for nearly 10 years, working her way up from Account Coordinator to now Vice President, where she oversees media relations, strategy development, internal and external communications, and special events for one of the fastest growing digital media companies and its vertical brands.

Previously, Meredith held various public relations roles at MSL, a leading PR agency in New York, and worked on health accounts including Sanofi Aventis, Allergan, and Phillips Healthcare. She holds a B.A. in Communications with a minor in History from Elon University in North Carolina.

Jeff Hartwig

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Jeff Hartwig is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Dotdash. Before joining Dotdash, Jeff spent six years at Dow Jones & Company, Inc. where he served as counsel to the digital and print production groups of The Wall Street Journal.

Prior to joining Dow Jones, Jeff was an associate attorney at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, providing legal counsel to emerging businesses on their financing, intellectual property, and general corporate matters. Jeff holds a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from San Francisco State University. He is also a member of IAB’s Legal Affairs Council.

Rob Brathwaite

Senior Vice President, Site Hosting & Operations

Rob Brathwaite is Senior Vice President of Operations at Dotdash. He also oversees IAC Publishing's global shared services team. Starting at the company in 1996, he is the longest tenured team member.

Robert has been instrumental to bringing about change at Dotdash over the past two decades. He holds both a B.S.c and M.S.c in Information Systems and Management from New York University.

Adam McClean

Chief Product Officer

Adam McClean is the Chief Product Officer at Dotdash and joined the company in 2014. Prior to joining the company, he was the Director of Product at Waybetter, Inc. Previously, he held roles at Barnes and Noble and Condé Nast Publications.

Adam brings more than a decade of experience in start-ups, e-commerce, and premium publishing to Dotdash. He received a B.A. in Communications from DePauw University.

Tre Jones

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Tre Jones is the SVP for Marketing at Dotdash. He leads a team of engineers and marketers dedicated to growing our consumer audience through continuous improvement of our content and product.

Prior to Dotdash, Tre was VP of Search Marketing at Everyday Health. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the NYU Stern School of Business and has a Bachelors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Colleen Gangl

Vice President, People

Colleen Gangl is the VP of People for Dotdash, joining the company in 2018. Colleen brings over 15 years of experience in her field across multiple industries, including retail, technology, and digital media. At Dotdash, she is responsible for all areas of the People function, including talent acquisition, talent development, business partnering, and people operations.

Colleen is dedicated to partnering with her colleagues to cultivate a working environment that allows team members to do their best work. She received her Masters in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University and has a B.A. in Art History from the University of Delaware.

Sara Badler

SVP, Programmatic Revenue

Sara Badler is SVP Programmatic Revenue at Dotdash and joined the company in February 2018.

Before joining Dotdash, Sara was head of Programmatic Advertising at The New York Times, where she managed a programmatic team globally, focusing on revenue working with direct clients, partners and exchanges.

Sara started her career in Shanghai, China, where she worked in Ad Tech at JOININ Tech for more than three years specifically focused on programmatic TV. From there, she went on to manage programmatic at Forbes Media and Hearst Corporation. Sara’s focus has always been in Ad Tech both on the publishing side and technology side. She also worked at Turn where she led inventory partnerships across the east coast.

Sara holds a B.A. in American and Women’s Studies from Dickinson College.

Brandon Millard

SVP, Growth & Content Strategy

Brandon Millard is the SVP of Growth and Content Strategy for Dotdash and joined the company in April 2015.

Brandon oversees a team of content strategists, growth analysts, editors, illustrators, and photographers dedicated to improving publishing processes and content quality.

Prior to Dotdash, Brandon was the Director of Search Strategy for Ayima, a digital marketing agency, where he led enterprise consulting relationships with large publishers and e-commerce platforms. Brandon has worked in digital marketing and growth for the past 15 years as a startup founder, an in-house leader, and a consultant.

Brandon received a B.S. in Business from Wake Forest University.

Tory Brangham

SVP, Commerce

Tory Brangham is Senior Vice President of Commerce at Dotdash, having assumed the role in May 2017. Previously, Tory worked as a Director of Merchandising at Quidsi/Amazon as well as Managing Director of iVillage/iVillage UK.

Tory brings over two decades of experience in ecommerce and editorial content. During her tenure at Amazon, Tory oversaw a variety of businesses including children’s apparel, toys, and pets. The clothing/soft goods category, launched from scratch, grew to over $30MM in revenue in just two years.

Tory initially joined Dotdash as General Manager of The Spruce, overseeing the development and launch of the site, which is now one of the largest home and food sites on the Internet.

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