Alex Schenker / Chief Executive Officer
Alex is the founder, leading all corporate strategy and setting the vision for the future of the company. With over a decade experience as a content marketer, and roots as a web developer, he applies his foundation of SEO and analytics to Cover Story Media’s brand portfolio. Alex holds two degrees – one in Management Science from the University of California at San Diego and a second in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Alex grew up in Zurich, Switzerland and Los Angeles, CA but currently lives in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife and their dogs, Bella (Yellow Lab) and Lily (Carolina Brown Dog). He is an avid tennis player and hiker, and loves visiting the mountains, although on any given day he’s partial to basking in the sun on an isolated shoreline while catching a couple of waves.
Michelle Schenker / Chief Operating Officer
Michelle oversees the day-to-day operations and marketing of the business at Cover Story Media. She brings 16 years of corporate business experience, having led strategic planning, marketing and growth efforts for national brands including Bank of America, Mattel, Hanes, and licensed products including Harry Potter and Batman. Michelle holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and marketing from Vanderbilt and Longwood University. Her favorite moments include hanging out with her husband and dogs, practicing yoga, traveling the globe, and dancing her butt off at Jazzercise.
Jeff Butler / Chief Analytics Officer
Jeff has over a decade of experience in management, both as a small business owner and as the director of an internationally recognized e-commerce site. He is responsible for the analysis of traffic and user data, analyzing industry trends and finding future growth opportunities for our brands. In his free time, Jeff can be found on a golf course or playing guitar while dreaming about being a member of My Morning Jacket.
Sadie Cornelius / Director of Marketing
Sadie leads the charge on all brand management, graphic design, social media strategy and overall marketing initiatives. She has more than a decade experience in digital and traditional media for a wide-range of companies and industries. Originally from Kansas City, Sadie is a proud graduate of the University of Texas and currently resides in Washington DC with her husband. She is a vegetarian (who eats bacon) and loves listening to public radio, practicing yoga and traveling the world.
Kimberly Alt / Content Manager
Kimberly is the Content Manager for Cover Story Media. She has been writing professionally since 2013 with the goal of helping consumers make more informed purchasing decisions. She is a graduate from Simpson College with a degree in Multimedia Journalism. She enjoys traveling and has lived in many places including Thailand. In her free time, you can find her exploring the outdoors, hanging out with family and friends, or testing a new recipe out in her kitchen. She enjoys trying out the newest gadgets and sharing her experiences with others.
Anthony Guevara / Social Media Manager
Anthony has over a decade of social media experience with the past several years focused on managing social media efforts for Cover Story Media’s brands on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, YouTube among others. He is currently working on his Bachelors’ degree in International Business Administration at The Peruvian University of Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima-Peru. In addition, Anthony plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to obtain his MBA. Anthony grew up in the coastal city of Lima, Peru. Nonetheless, he holds a dual citizenship in the United States & Peru. Anthony is an avid sportsman who surfs and plays tennis. He is also a very sociable guy and avid Mac user.
Neil Gargis / Editor and Insurance Business Development Director
Neil is Cover Story Media’s front-line Content Editor and Business Development Director for its subsidiary Green Elephant Partners LLC (a licensed insurance agency). Neil has an extensive background in both the securities trading and insurance industries and has a passion for entrepreneurship. He holds a degree in economics from Wake Forest University. When Neil is not working he can be found chauffeuring his two children ages 12 and 10, riding his bicycle (Neil is a former competitive road cyclist) or snow skiing, hiking, and camping in the North Carolina mountains. Neil grew up in western North Carolina and currently lives in Winston-Salem.
Dane Morgan / Lead Developer
Dane has been building things online since before there was even an internet. He got his start with Wildcat BBSs in the Fidonet days back when he was a Satellite Radio Technician in the US Army. Dane is a self-taught full stack web developer. He manages the code behind the scenes, testing methods and procedures to support the team at Cover Story Media. When he isn’t making things on the internet, he enjoys wearing hats, reading sci-fi, doing science experiments with his kids, traveling and geocaching with his family, and long, quiet hikes with his dogs, Lyle & Horatio.
Our Writers and Researchers
Our company would be nothing without our strong team of talented journalists and researchers. They are experts in their respective industries and are also blessed with a great deal of creativity and drive to deliver thorough and unbiased news coverage and reviews.