meet the fabulous team who created

Meet the CoveyClub team

We’ve gathered the best and the brightest to bring you a unique site with great journalism, fabulous events, and news you can trust. These are the people who make it happen. And we are very grateful.


The Team

Leanne Shimabukuro

Strategic Advisor for Community Engagement, Growth, Strategic Initiatives

Leanne Shimabukuro is a strategic advisor and women’s lifestyle enthusiast who specializes in collaborating with leaders of small and mid-sized agile organizations to get laser-focused on their most vital priorities and align their resources to reach their next stage of impact and growth. Leanne’s experience ranges from working in public policy at the White House and U.S. Senate, to supporting leaders of nonprofits, foundations and small companies with strategic planning, launching new initiatives, building organizations and teams, and scaling their impact.

Leanne resides in the New York City metropolitan area with her husband, teenage daughter and finicky Shichon. She is passionate about healthy food, morning routines, podcasts, and beauty and style for the 40+ woman.

Lori Kase

Lori Miller Kase, Health Editor at Large

Lori Miller Kase is a Connecticut-based writer who frequently covers health. Her articles and essays have appeared in a wide range of national publications, including Vogue (where she was an editor), The Atlantic, Brain,Child and the New York Times. She also teaches creative writing workshops for children, and is currently working on a YA novel.

Katie Weisman

Katie Weisman, Writer at Large

Katie Weisman is a lifestyle and fashion writer based in New York. A former editor for Women’s Wear Daily in Paris, she’s worked on both sides of the Atlantic and has written for W Magazine, Town & Country, and international editions of Vogue and the New York Times, among other publications. Married to a Frenchman, Katie is fluent in French and the couple has raised their two children bilingually; she’s unsure, however, which language the family’s dog and cats speak. Though a native New Yorker, she’s an avid New Orleans Saints fan.

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Tish Jett, Paris Correspondent

Tish Jett was Midwest Bureau Chief for Women's Wear Daily and W and a fashion editor for The New York Daily News Tonight and the Detroit Free Press. She became Style Editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris and the last editor of American Elle before it moved to NYC. She married a Frenchman and blogs about Frenchwomen of a certain age and their style secrets at

Jillian Stone

Jillian Stone, Copyeditor

After graduating from Haverford College, Jillian Magalaner Stone went to work at Fodor's Travel Publications, where she edited more than 40 travel guidebooks, including a guide to the United States for travelers with disabilities. She then hung out her freelancer shingle and edited many different works, from self-help to fiction and literary criticism, from books and book proposals to brochures, newsletters, and websites. Born and raised in Manhattan, Jillian now lives in South Orange, NJ, with her husband and two kids.

Allison Micarelli-Sokoloff, Editor (The Covey Blog)

Allison Micarelli-Sokoloff joined the team in 2023 as the Editor of the Articles blog. She has spent the majority of her editorial career working in lifestyle, parenting, and child health + development. She's worked for a wide variety of magazines and digital brands; among them, she's been the Managing Editor at, Interview Magazine, and, and Editorial Manager of In addition to Covey, she fills her hours as a part-time copyeditor and managing editor for various other organizations. Allison resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, her teen, and her tween. Her favorite Mother's Day gift is a good coffee mug with a funny saying. Because, what else? Although she's always super busy running her household, she'll never say No to meeting up for coffee (or beer).