Meet The Team

Say hello to the creative minds behind the pages of The Cottage Journal!

Katie Ellis


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Katie is a passionate story-teller who never meets a stranger. She strives daily to connect with her community in an authentic and memorable way. As managing editor, Katie focuses on creating content that inspires readers with beautiful stories of home, travel, and relaxed cottage living, through both traditional and digital mediums. Outside the office her hobbies include party planning, decorating, sharing stories, traveling, and dreaming up new home projects with her husband.

Bethany Adams

Managing Editor

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Bethany is a perpetual lover of pastels and antiques who—let’s face it—was always going to work in print. When she’s not writing about her favorite cottages, you can find her baking, browsing vintage books, or hiding from the world with a cup of tea.

Elizabeth Czapski

Associate Editor

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Elizabeth has always had a passion for words and loves both writing and reading them. A navy wife, she enjoys the challenge of making frequent new houses homes and filling them with a mix of meaningful artwork and antique finds for a cozy, coastal cottage look. She loves being in a position to meet so many interesting people and give voice to their stories, talents, and the heart behind their homes. When she isn’t working, you can find her deep in a mystery novel, trying out a new recipe, or strolling the beach with her husband and baby.

Holly Seng

Assistant Editor

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Holly attributes her love for all things writing and design to the hours she spent analyzing coffee table books, magazines, and home décor programs as a child. Her small-town charm and love of travel contribute to her obsession with French Country and Southern styles. When she isn’t reading or planning her next trip, you can find her in her favorite room – the kitchen – testing out new recipes to share with her friends and family.   

Claire Pool

Editorial Assistant

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Claire’s love for storytelling reflects in her interests and hobbies—whether it’s reading books, writing articles, or listening to tales from others. Her passions for travel and all things food come from her upbringing, as well as her love for home decorating. When she’s not trying out new recipes from her favorite food influencers, you can find her at a coffee shop with a good book and hot drink in hand.

Jodi Rankin Daniels

Art Director

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Jodi’s love for creativity started in her early childhood, and she knew she wanted this love to be part of her career path. After 20 years of being in the industry, she still has a passion for design and is living her dream while working on the pages of The Cottage Journal. When she isn’t designing, she loves baking, antiques shopping, and spending time with her husband while cheering on their two rowdy boys at the ball field.

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