Whether she is searching for her dream job or a new city to call home;
is saving for a down payment or a ticket to travel the world; is learning to cook or speak another language, she needs a bit of guidance, she wants to be inspired.

She is The Everygirl. This is for her.

About The Everygirl

Over the past eight years, The Everygirl has grown to become a household name in online media, providing millions of women around the globe with a daily dose of inspiration and guidance.

By offering detailed in-depth features, career profiles, relatable first-hand accounts, and how-to guides, The Everygirl inspires women toward leading a well-rounded, financially sound, and stylish life.

Alaina Kaczmarski

cofounder + editor

A Chicago native, Alaina graduated from the Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University in 2008 with degrees in magazine journalism and psychology with dreams of being an editor in New York City. Not quite able to afford the Big Apple living costs, she packed a U-Haul and headed to D.C. with stars in her eyes and not a single connection to call on. She found her first job the old-fashioned way: a newspaper ad and a solid interview. After a year at a children’s advocacy NPO, Alaina headed home to the Windy City and moved in with her mom. A few months later, unsure of what direction her life would lead, she started her blog, Live Creating Yourself, and began writing about everything she loved.

Before long, she met fellow blogger Danielle Moss and the two shared a goal of creating something to inspire women like themselves, who had endless dreams but no idea where to begin. With a minuscule budget but impressive work ethic, the new friends launched The Everygirl in February 2012. Last year Alaina was named 20 In Their 20s by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Song you can frequently be heard singing at the office?
The complete Hamilton soundtrack

Cure to a bad day?
Sprawled across the sofa with my dogs and a glass of wine watching a few episodes of any of my favorite funny shows: the Mindy Project, Office, Friends…

Destination you’re eager to get back to?
The South of France–I’d love to see it when the lavender fields are in bloom!

Childhood dream job?
An architect or a writer

Danielle Moss

cofounder + editor

Danielle was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Sociology. She went through her 20s feeling pretty lost in terms of her career and started her blog, Breakfast at Toast, in 2007, with the hopes of documenting her life and hopefully finding some inspiration. She taught herself some code and learned a few things in photoshop, redesigned her blog, and within a few months, had launched her own graphic design studio.

In an effort to take better photos for her blog, she invested in a digital SLR and eventually started taking on a few photography clients. Once her business became more established, she realized it was time for a change and after spending 3 days in Chicago in 2009, decided to make the Midwest her new home the following year.

Danielle met Alaina through blogging and one year after making the move to Chicago, they officially teamed up to launch what would be The Everygirl.

Favorite travel destination?
I celebrated my engagement in Portugal and fell in love with the food, architecture, and people.

Go-to cheat meal? 
French fries or pizza. And it’s not a meal but if I’m having a really bad day gummy candy and licorice will almost always do the trick.

What’s on your playlist? 
Anything moody. Bon Iver, The Head and the Heart, Milo Greene, and Andrew Belle.

Childhood dream job?
Vet, architect, stationery designer, and interior designer. I wanted to do everything. 

Allyson Fulcher

Editorial Director

Weirdest work habit?
Having full conversations with my dogs throughout the day.

Guilty pleasure?
Spending hours in Sephora trying every single item.

Cure to a bad day?
A cheese board and a full baguette. If I’m being honest, that’s the cure for a good day as well.

First job in this industry?
An Everygirl intern! 🙂

Alexandra Pagar-Wolf

Director of Partnerships

Favorite Playlist on Spotify:
Totally Stress Free

Favorite Cheat Meal:
Fried Oyster Sliders, Lobster Rolls, and French Fries

Favorite Part of My Job:
Connecting with people

Favorite Way to Treat Yo’ Self:
A glass of dry champagne, sushi takeout, clearing out my DVR, snuggling my puppies, and ordering miscelleanous items from Amazon Prime.

Childhood Dream Job:
Veterinarian and Children’s Book Publisher

Lauren Schumacker

Assistant Managing Editor

Weirdest work habit:
Whispering or singing to myself while writing or editing. I worked at home all by myself for a long time, okay?

Meal you’d eat every day:
Definitely tacos. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’ll put anything in a tortilla.

Childhood dream job:
Ballerina or baker.

Best way to end a day:
Curled up on the couch with a bowl of pasta (or cheese board) and my Netflix queue.

Favorite place:
Anywhere outside during a Chicago summer, preferably a patio, with good friends and a drink in my hand.

Kelly Etz

Online Course Director & Senior Graphic Designer

Meal you’d eat every day?  
If it wouldn’t kill me, I’d have a juicy burger (lettuce, tomato, all the cheese) + a Bell’s Two-Hearted. It’s the simple things.

Coke or Pepsi?
Coke, always and forever. Don’t ever “Is Pepsi okay?” me.

Fantasy getaway location?
Australia. I’m dying to meet a kangaroo. Also, accents.

Childhood dream job?
Pastry chef. My Easy Bake Oven will back me up on this one.

Abigail Yonker

Social Media Editor and Internship Program Manager

Favorite way to blow off steam?
A long, dark spin class – and/or a long, dark nap.

Guilty pleasure?
Driving alone in the car with McDonald’s breakfast and Celine Dion’s Greatest Hits.

Happy place?
Any and every activity on Lake Michigan — no salt, no sharks, no problems.

Childhood Dream Job:
I always wanted to be a red carpet reporter/entertainment journalist — incidentally, I still do!

Cure to a bad day?
A long phone call with my mom, then watching When Harry Met Sally with my sister, best friends, and a bottle of wine.

Josie Santi

Fashion Features Manager & Associate Editor

Place you’re most inspired:
It’s so cliche (and so on brand for me), but Paris will always be my soul city. I feel homesick whenever I’m not there! And who doesn’t feel inspired when you have wine and cheese for every meal?

Favorite social media:
Instagram, duh! It’s the one social media that I use to actually inspire me instead of driving me nuts. Plus, I do not get through the day without reading an inspirational quote, I just don’t.

Show you can watch every day:
I probably do watch the Food Network every day–I’ve always been a 65 year old woman at heart. Besides that, New Girl brings out my embarrassing snort laugh, and Queer Eye is always my feel good go-to, henny!!

Best way to end the day:
Silk pajamas, a cup of reishi hot cacao, some lavender essential oil in the diffuser, a vitamin c face mask on, and a good 30 minutes of reading a self-help book before a meditation app lulls me to sleep. That rarely happens, but it sounds nice doesn’t it?

Childhood Dream Job:
Editor for Vogue. And a ballerina.

Madeline Galassi

Associate Editor & Copy Editor

Meal you’d eat every day:
Chicken tenders, mac and cheese, and a few pounds Cadbury milk chocolate mini eggs

Guilty pleasure:
Any of the Real Housewives (but preferably Beverly Hills!)

Place you’re most inspired:
My soul belongs in New York City — it’s impossible to walk down the streets and not feel energized and motivated. I love literally everything about it (the ultimate betrayal to my hometown, Chicago).

Childhood dream job:
A writer! I knew I wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. When I was little, I used to sit and pretend to be an editor with my mom’s magazines.

Best way to end a day:
A run on the trails in the woods by my house blasting the High School Musical soundtrack followed by cuddling with my dog and a glass of wine.

Beth Gillette

Associate Editor & Copy Editor

Place you’re most inspired:
When I’m at home! Cleveland, OH is the most underrated city. I also feel like I’m truly myself inside a Sephora, preferably a large one.

Favorite childhood show:
Lizzie McGuire. I felt connected to her because both of our names were Elizabeth.

Favorite playlist on Spotify:
2010s Pregame (made by yours truly!). All the best hits of the early 2010s. (Including tons of early Pitbull and Jason Derulo.) I also love My Childhood and Yours — “Strut” by The Cheetah Girls could cure any bad day.

Never leave home without:
My planner & lip gloss.

Celebrity crush: 
Donald Glover + Jason Sudeikis. Sense of humor is everything.

Sabrina Sucato

Contributing Writer

Alex Pizarro

Editorial Intern

Sarah Al-Zaher

Contributing Writer

Mandy Lasky

Contributing Writer

Sika Wynter

Contributing Writer

Patrice J. Williams

Contributing Writer

Mary Lucas

Contributing Writer

Kendall Hebert

Contributing Writer

Megan Wholey

Contributing Writer

Emily Yau

Contributing Writer

Isabelle Eyman

Contributing Writer

Lara Walsh

Contributing Writer

Leigh Ryan

Junior Graphic Designer

Gina Van Thomme

Contributing Writer

Shriya Khanna

Editorial Intern

Jessica Welsh

Editorial Assistant

Ashley Selleke

Editorial Assistant

Heather Bien

Contributing Writer

Lauren Schumacker

Assistant Managing Editor

Ashlyn Elliott

Contributing Writer

Claire Leaden

Contributing Writer

Katherine Plumhoff

Contributing Writer

Hannah Overhiser

Contributing Writer

Sarah Lyon

Contributing Writer

Rebekah Storm

Copywriter & Body Confidence Coach

Sydney Pugh

Contributing Writer

Meredith Brown

Contributing Writer

Keely Geist

Editorial Intern

Maggie Burch

Contributing Writer

Alysha Olson

Financial Coach

Anna Foushee

Video Contributor

Madeline Galassi


Beth Gillette

Associate Editor & Copy Editor

Rachel Dorton

Former Managing Editor of The Everymom

Amy Phillips

Beauty Writer

Laura Pearl Spivack M.Sc, B.S.W, R.S.W

Forensic Social Worker, Alternative Dispute Resolution & Parenting Expert

Anna Mazurek

Travel Writer & Photographer

Elizabeth Chan

Finance Writer

Victoria Greenwald

Former Editorial Assistant for The Everymom

Eden Mogese

Makeup Artist

Layne Brookshire

Professional Organizer

Jessica Estrada

Writer + Life Coach

Hannah Cochran

boston-based app designer & photographer

Kristina Lynne

Designer & Lifestyle Blogger

Chelsea Becker


Josie Santi

fashion features manager & associate editor

Bilyana Simonoski

Founder of Tough as Milk

Whitney Leigh Morris

The Tiny Canal Cottage

Rosie Hatch


Minna Lee

Nutrition Coach

Abigail Yonker

Social Media Editor & Internship Program Manager

Kelly Etz

Online Course Director and Senior Graphic Designer

Jennie Miremadi, MS, CNS

Integrative Clinical Nutritionist & Wellness Coach

The Grovers


Paige Smith


Ali Reff


Katie Sturino

Fashion Contributor

Jessica Morse

Beauty Contributor

Julia Discenza


Chelsea L. Bollhoefer

Photographer and Writer

Reagan Whitaker

Los Angeles Based Fashion Designer

Elaine Barnett

Los Angeles Based Makeup Artist

Rachel Linder

Blue Barn Photography

Jen Kay


Rosa Delgado


Sierra McGill

Graphic Designer

Nicola Harger


Lauren Chapman

openField Photography

Lisa Morrison

Matchmaker at It's Just Lunch

Brynn Elliott Watkins

Blogger & Creative Consultant

Sarah Seung-McFarland

Licensed Psychologist; Counseling Psychology, Ph.D.

Nicole Pearl

Beauty Contributor

Jacintha Verdegaal

Writer and Photographer

Sammy Goh


Camila Pavone

Interior Designer

Becki Owens

Interior Designer

Rashida Maples, Esq.

contributing writer

Celso Enrique


Jenn Lake

Style Columnist

Liza Rollins

Living Editor

Ryan Smith

Beauty Contributor

Caroline Rector

Style Blogger,

Jamie Krell

On-air style expert

Amanda Dennelly

graphic designer

Amy Sheehan

Contributing Writer

Daryl Lindsey

News & Culture Editor

Marcy Cook

Stylist & Floral Designer

Evan Hunt


Jessica Vargas

Baker & Owner of Little Sparks Cookies

Laura Kaesshaefer

DIY Contributor

Kim Le

Fashion Blogger

Lauren Price

PR + Lifestyle Blogger

Devon Bair


Dana Fox

Beauty Contributor

Kaylyn Hewitt

floral designer & stylist

Anita Mirchandani, M.S, R.D, C.D.N

Nutrition and Fitness Expert

Jodee Virgo

Marriage and Family Therapist

Megan Musschoot

Pistil and Vine

Jocelyn Delk Adams

Contributing Food Writer

Cathryne Czubek


Jenna Kincaid

Avid baker and owner of The Sweet Petite

Joy the Baker

Contributing Food Editor

James Moes


Anne Book


Janelle Gaw


Kate Webber


Erin Kestenbaum


Amber Venz


Ashley Lynn


Sarah Winchester


Kate White


Mary Hunt

Contributing Financial Expert

Independent Fashion Bloggers

Photographers and Stylists

Shari Press

Contributing Food Editor

Jamie Meares

Photographer and Stylist

Rita Korkounian


Rianna Alberty


Jess Lively

Living Well Columnist

Awake Photography


Lyndsay Rush


Jessica Lorren


Rachel Waymire

Contributing Health Editor

Natalie Laine

Makeup Artist

Lindsey Kidd

Hair Stylist

Danielle Moss

co-founder and editor

Alaina Kaczmarski

co-founder and editor

Mary Mullen

writing intern

Newman-Mitrick Real Estate Group

contributing real estate experts

Monica Wang


Kim Conway

writing intern // music columnist

Maggie Schurr

writing intern

Tiffany Chow

writing intern

Ariane Moshayedi


Amy Freier

Contributing Relationship Editor

Melissa Zihlman


Laicie Heeley

In the Know reporter

Judy Pak


Emily Weis


Kat Levitt

contributing food editor

Ashley Slater


Jessica Kim

writing intern

Brianna Cook

writing intern

Darlene Campos

contributing writer

Meghan Freier

writing intern

Allyson Trammell

Editorial Director

Annie Del Walsh

writing intern

Isabella Walker

writing intern

Stephanie Weers

contributing writer

Yvonne Rock


Carrie Pastor

contributing political editor

Limelife Photo


Jackie Saffert

associate editor

Karlin Connell


Amelia Culwell

business columnist

Kristen Weaver


Ted Nghiem


Clara Artschwager

contributing food editor

Cecilia Austin


Melanie Stone


Chloe List

graphics intern

Grace Niu

graphic designer and illustrator

Jess Constable

living well columnist

Lisa Sanchez

copy editor

Katie Simmons

contributing food editor

Sarah Tucker Events

stylist and contributing events editor

Leigh Growney of The Short Giraffe Bakery

The Short Giraffe Bakery, owner

Christine Fikany

health consultant

Kate Riley

contributing DIY editor

Dennise Saxton

graphic designer

Lea Loo

graphic designer

Lara Matos

contributing food editor

Kelly Lawler

editorial assistant

Jessica Durrant


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