We pride ourselves on the fact that our management team is 100% U.S.-based, and our content is written by experienced U.S. and U.K.-based writers, researchers, and industry professionals.
Alex Schenker / CEO
Alex is the founder, leading corporate strategy, and setting the vision for the future of the company. With over a decade and a half of experience as a content marketer and roots as a web developer, he applies his SEO and analytics foundation to Cover Story Media’s brand portfolio. Alex holds degrees in Management Science from the University of California at San Diego and Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Alex grew up in Zurich, Switzerland, and Los Angeles, CA, but calls Winston-Salem, NC, home. He lives there with his wife and their two rescue dogs, Barley (Mountain Feist) and Lily (Carolina Brown Dog). Alex is an avid tennis player, hiker, and he loves visiting the mountains. However, on any given day, he’s partial to basking in the sun on an isolated shoreline while catching a couple of waves.
Michelle Schenker / COO & Licensed Insurance Professional
Michelle oversees the day-to-day operations and marketing of the business at Cover Story Media. She holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and is a licensed insurance professional. Michelle brings over two decades 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.
Her favorite moments include hanging out with her husband and two dogs, practicing yoga, traveling the globe, painting, and dancing her butt off at Jazzercise.
Jeff Butler / Analytics, SEO, And Affiliate Partnerships
Jeff has over a decade of management experience, both as a small business owner and as the director of an internationally recognized e-commerce site. Jeff helps Cover Story Media analyze traffic and user data, industry trends, as well as discover 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 / Marketing, PR, And Creative
Sadie helps with brand management, graphic design, social media strategy and 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 / Research and Content Management
Kimberly helps with writing and research. She has been writing professionally since 2013 with the goal of helping consumers to make more informed purchasing decisions. She is a graduate of 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.
Julie Fritz / Research and Writing
Julie works on Canine Journal and Safe Smart Living and has been writing professionally since 2012. She enjoys researching the latest home security technology and on ways to keep families and their furry friends safe. She also writes about healthcare, local events and businesses, and life as a working mom.
In her free time, you might find her traveling, hiking, or trail running. You might also find her in the kitchen, where she loves to try new recipes and entertain friends and family.
Sally Jones/ Research Writing & Editing
Sally has been a writer and copy editor for 25+ years. In addition to professional writing and editing, she also has years of experience in public relations, marketing, and fundraising communications, specializing in health care communications. Her past work history and major freelance clients include the UVA Health System, the VCU Health System, the MCV Foundation, and various local and regional publications.
Sally holds a BA in English from James Madison University and began her writing career as a graduate student at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism & Mass Communications. Her work has appeared in several notable media outlets, including The Washington Post, Entrepreneur, People, Forbes, Huffington Post, and more.
Alayna Wilson/ Web Development
Alayna focuses on the development workflow and maintenance of Cover Story Media websites. She has a degree in Computer Programming and Analysis and has been working in Web Development for the past 6 years.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling and exploring the great outdoors. She can often be found hiking and camping in the Appalachian mountains with her husband and her super smart pup, Molly. She also revels in adventure motorcycling both on and off street. She is a huge fan of sci-fi / fantasy genre novels and movies.
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.