Meet The Team

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

Cindy is the editorial director of The Cottage Journal magazine and vice president of shelter content for Hoffman Media. Previously, she was founding editor for Cooking with Paula Deen magazine and vice president of editorial at Hoffman Media. She draws on her exceptional creative vision and more than 35 years of experience in the publishing business to develop compelling magazines and books.

Favorite home tour: French-Style and Feminine

Favorite recipe: Meyer Lemon Tart with Meringue

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.

Favorite home tour: Charming Riverside Cottage

Favorite recipe: Crawfish or Shrimp Etouffée

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.

Favorite home tour: Green Monochromatic Cottage in Upstate New York

Favorite recipe: Almond Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Hannah is an all-around design lover, which brought her to her dream job at The Cottage Journal, combining a passion for interiors and beautiful magazines. With a traditional style, she loves decorating her own home in a mix of vintage family pieces, DIY projects, and treasured new purchases. When she’s not scouring Instagram for new influencers, you’ll most likely find her doing something with her two sweet mutts, Bailey and Maggie.

Favorite home tour: Monica Lavin’s Holiday Home

Favorite Recipe: Strawberry and Basil Lemonade

Dorothy’s obsession with home décor stems back to days spent at her parent’s kitchen counter pulling pages from magazines while envisioning her dream room. With a penchant for southern style, Dorothy began her writing career sharing life and style posts on her personal blog, Prep In Your Step. While a list of things she loves would be extensive, pretty paper goods, an organized space, matching pajama sets, and coffee top the list.

Favorite home tour: Living in Sweet Serenity

Favorite recipe: Frozen Key Lime Pie

Meg has always been a pedant of the English language, so copy editing is a natural career fit. When she’s not at work, you can find her baking too many cookies, reading Toni Morrison, or strolling through the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Favorite home tour: Sara Davis’s Bold and Colorful Home

Favorite recipe: Berry Fruit Tart

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.

Favorite home tour: Dream Home in Cashiers

Favorite recipe: Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies