Cofounder and Editor In Chief, XO Group Inc., formerly The Knot Inc.
Motivated by the excruciating process of planning her own wedding, Carley Roney made it her mission to find a fun, hip, user-generated resource for couples planning their weddings. The wedding world was in dire need for a new voice, and the web was the perfect place to break ground. In 1996, Roney founded TheKnot.com with her husband (CEO of XO Group, David Liu) and two other business partners.
The Knot has since transformed the wedding landscape as the leading wedding resource and most-trafficked online wedding destination with over 3.4 million unique visitors a month and more than 125 million monthly page views.
As the country's best modern wedding and lifestyle expert, Roney frequently offers inspiring and sensible advice on television, radio, Internet, and print outlets nationwide. Roney helped to develop NBC’s TODAY show's groundbreaking interactive wedding planning series “Today Ties The Knot” and has been featured as the series’ key expert year after year. She has also appeared on top television shows and channels, including Oprah, ABC’s The View, LIVE! With Regis & Kelly, CBS' The Early Show, E!, CNN, Inside Edition, and The FOX News Report, and has been featured in InStyle, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. She's a seasoned speaker who's invited to headline many bridal and lifestyle industry events across the country.
At The Knot New York headquarters, Roney is responsible for overseeing all content development -- both online and in print. She was responsible for leveraging brand awareness into The Knot offline products, including 17 local wedding magazines, The Knot national weddings magazine, and popular television shows on the Style Network and Oxygen.
Roney has authored over a dozen books in partnership with publishers Random House, Chronicle Books, and Clarkson Potter, including the recently released The Knot Book of Lists (2008). She has spearheaded the editorial development of a video-on-demand service with Comcast Cable and the launch of The Knot TV -- a nonstop streaming video channel on TheKnot.com. Roney also oversees the content and creative development of the company’s expanded portfolio of lifestage brands, including The Nest for newlyweds and The Bump for first-time parents.
When not working or playing with her three children, Roney most enjoys planning dinner parties for family and friends in her chic and modern Brooklyn loft. She is a native of Rhode Island and currently works with her partners in SoHo, New York City.
Executive Editor, XO Group Inc., formerly The Knot Inc.
Rebecca Dolgin is Vice President and Executive Editor of XO Group. Dolgin’s extensive experience across lifestage publications enhances her qualifications for her role, overseeing the magazines, books, content syndication, and brand extensions for The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump.
Prior to joining XO Group, Dolgin was Executive Editor of Life & Style, where she was responsible for repositioning the magazine to incorporate service and bringing a lifestyle component to news stories. Previously, she was Beauty and Fashion Director at All You magazine, and Senior Editor at MORE magazine and Parenting Magazine.
Senior Fashion Editor, The Knot
As the fashion editor at The Knot, Heather Levine is responsible for everything and anything to do with style, from accessories to bridal fashion to couture jewelry for The Knot magazines as well as TheKnot.com. She also produces and styles photo-driven features for The Knot magazine and many of the fashion segments on The Knot TV, the site’s 24/7 streaming video channel.
Levine also serves as in-house stylist at The Knot, with responsibilities that include styling Editor in Chief Carley Roney for TV segments and personal appearances. Levine frequently appears on The Knot TV as well as on E! News, CBS' The Early Show, and local segments such as PIX11. Always on top of the latest trends, Levine created her own handmade jewelry company and sells her custom jewelry on a made-to-order basis.
Site Editor, The Knot
Anja Winikka combines her writing and editing skills with her wedding expertise to bring the most of-the-moment wedding trends to millions of engaged couples across the country. Winikka immersed herself in the wedding industry while in college, when she took a job as a wedding coordinator at a local reception space, helping to make hundreds of couples’ wedding days perfect.
In addition to writing and editing wedding articles of all kinds for the website and magazines, Winikka loves the challenge of finding a variety of the most stunning Real Weddings from every corner of the US to feature in the magazines.
Winikka has been a popular source for her expertise on destination bachelor and bachelorette parties, honeymoons, and bridesmaid etiquette in national McClatchy-Tribune newspapers and is has also appeared on NBC's Weekend TODAY, CNN, FOX News, and segments across the country.
Cofounder and Editor In Chief, XO Group Inc., The Knot Inc.
Soon after Carley, her husband, and a couple of friends dreamt up TheKnot.com, she realized that thousands of Knottie brides were sticking around the site’s vibrant community long after the honeymoon. Once connected by their shared wedding planning experiences, these newlyweds were soon talking about moving in together, what to make for dinner, and how to save up for their first house. After witnessing a demand for answers to navigating married life (due to a void of helpful resources), Roney spearheaded the launch of The Nest to offer relief for hip and harried couples. From managing mothers-in-law to mastering marital finances to making the decision to start a family, Roney has all of the know-how on starting out as Mr. & Mrs.
Roney shares her advice for making marriage work on TheNest.com, in her two books, The Nest Newlywed Handbook and The Nest Home Design Handbook, and regularly appears on top TV shows and channels, from NBC’s TODAY, CNN, ABC's The View, and more.
Executive Editor, XO Group Inc., formerly The Knot Inc.
Ever wonder who’s responsible for all of those creative ideas flowing from The Nest? Meet Executive Editor of The Nest, Rebecca Dolgin. Basking in the young-married stage herself, Dolgin can relate to the newlywed issues that Nesties are going through, making her the perfect spokesperson for The Nest. Rebecca’s responsibilities -- like managing The Nest production, content syndication, The Nest books, and new products -- have her appropriately and forever emerged in young marrieds’ land where she stays atop all things Nestie.
Wedding Expert, WeddingChannel.com
Amy Eisinger is the associate editor of WeddingChannel.com. She’s responsible for researching, writing and reporting on everything to do with weddings, from local affairs to destination weddings around the globe. She works with the industry’s top event planners, florists and cake bakers to provide the latest up-to-date trends and ideas for future brides and grooms. Amy also writes and manages the Celebrity Wedding Buzz blog exclusively for WeddingChannel.com, which includes the latest information about celebrity weddings and insider gossip.
Always on top of the latest buzz in the world of weddings, Amy makes regular appearances as a guest expert both in national and local television, radio, print, and online publications, where she shares tips and tricks for planning each and every part of your big day.
Cofounder and Editor in Chief, XO Group Inc., formerly The Knot Inc.
Since cofounding XO Group, Carley has built one of the web’s largest network of lifestyle websites -- all while enduring three pregnancies, countless late-night breastfeeding sessions, toddler milestones, and temper tantrums. She’s poured years of hard-won mommy wisdom into The Bump and is excited to fill first-time parents in on all the things she wishes she’d known. Roney resides in Brooklyn, where she enjoys her daughter Havana’s dance recitals, park hopping with her sons Cairo and Dublin.
Dr. Ashley Roman
Fertility & Pregnancy Expert, TheBump.com
Dr. Ashley Roman, a board-certified OB/GYN, is on the faculty at the New York University School of Medicine and specializes in high-risk obstetrics. She's a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Each week on TheBump.com, Roman answers soon-to-be moms' questions about the many unknowns of pregnancy and labor. Outside of work, Roman's primary interest is her daughter, who has energy and attitude to spare and is already showing an obsession with shoes (like mother, like daughter).
Parent Coach, TheBump.com
Tammy Gold is a psychotherapist, parent coach, and founder of Gold Parent Coaching . She works to provide parents with the proper tools and support to approach both pragmatic and emotional issues with confidence. Gold also has personal parenting experience -- she has a little girl of her own. Her advice for new parents covers all concerns from how to calm a screaming infant and divvying up parenting tasks to micromanaging your nanny and working-mom guilt.
Nicole Meadow, MPN, RD
Nutrition Expert, TheBump.com
Nicole Meadow, MPN, RD, is a well-regarded professional in the field of pediatric nutrition. Her private practice, NutritionWise, is unique in that she specializes in providing counseling services to children, families, and pre/postnatal clients. Her clients are referred for a variety of nutritional concerns, including obesity, food allergies, diabetes, Celiac Disease, feeding disorders, failure to thrive, eating disorders, and others. Meadow works with both typically developing children and those with developmental disabilities.
For more info, log on to NicoleMeadow.com.
Conner Herman & Kira Ryan
Sleeping Experts, TheBump.com
Conner Herman and Kira Ryan are the cofounders of Dream Team Baby, an infant and toddler sleep consultancy based in Manhattan. They help families all over the country get some much-deserved rest. Their holistic approach to solving children’s sleep problems is supported by a diverse board of experts from the medical and mental health community, including a pediatrician, lactation consultant, and psychotherapist. When Herman and Ryan aren’t teaching babies to sleep, they enjoy planning the 2035 wedding of their toddlers, Wyatt and Emilia.
Learn more about their services at DreamTeamBaby.com.