The Team

Co-Founder, Editor in Chief & Publisher

Kara is truly a business nerd at heart. Before starting Verily, she was on the investment team for Credit Suisse’s secondary private equity fund and has picked up experience in corporate finance, accounting, consulting, and investment banking. You’re just as likely to find her swooning over shoes and talking about Vampire Diaries as you are to hear her debating fiscal policy, and she has a serious weakness for cinnamon bread pudding.

Co-Founder and Style Editor

Nothing is more exciting to Janet than discovering and celebrating true beauty; whether that be through spontaneous photography, delighting in thrift store treasures, or simply being inspired by cherished girlfriends, women who know what is truly important in life. After interning for over a year at Elle Magazine, writing for Elle.com as well as other online venues, Janet has a new found passion to explore fashion’s ability to enhance and highlight a woman’s irreplaceable worth.

Executive Editor & Culture Editor

Mary Rose is a writer and editor with years of experience in magazine publishing. Formerly managing editor of the monthly magazine First Things and the quarterly journal The New Atlantis, she has written articles and organized events on women’s issues for several publications and organizations. Among her favorite things in life are Latin dancing, karaoke, and a Basil Hayden manhattan on the rocks. Her dream is to one day attend the Kentucky Derby.

Relationships Editor

Monica is a writer, editor, and SiriusXM radio show host. Plucked from a life of advertising at TIME Magazine, Monica now writes about cultural trends and shares her thoughts on relationships and womanhood. Monica can be found watching old movies, telling highly animated stories to her friends, or playing with her many nieces & nephews.

Lifestyle Editor

Krizia has a sincere desire to help today’s renaissance women lead fun, smart, and truly fulfilling lives. A proponent of educational equity and social entrepreneurship, she managed education technology programs in NYC, served as a Teach For America Corps Member with an M.S.Ed. in English, and competed in Miss America with a platform dedicated to preserving the arts in education.

Contributing Editor

Ashley is a speaker, event planner, and freelance journalist for online journals and blogs on the topics of healthy relationships, beauty, and fashion. She insists that great friendships can start through social media. Find her in Central Park, latte and good book in hand, polishing up her rusty French vocabulary, or hitting the beach learning to surf. Follow her at @AshCrouch1.