Lesley McCave, executive editor
Born and raised in Essex, England, Lesley studied French and Spanish at the University of London and then spent nine years as a travel guide editor for Time Out, crisscrossing the globe along the way (fave cities: Amsterdam, Havana and Toronto). Since making her way across the pond in 2006 she has written and edited features for numerous publications and websites, indulging her passion for hotels, spas and beauty products. She also volunteers with two local animal rescue groups. In her free time she loves hiking, watching Golden Girls marathons, seeking out new ice cream hot spots, drinking PG Tips tea and, as an incurable hispanophile, planning her next trip to Spain.
Rachel Kossman, senior editor
Though she was born and raised in Los Angeles, Rachel moved east to Boston for six years, where she graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Journalism. Before making her way into the beauty industry, Rachel wrote for several publications including Spotted by Locals, Tech Target, The Boston Globe, Bay Windows, South End News and Her Campus. Rachel has a passion for travel: she spent six months backpacking solo across South America, and dreams of one day venturing to all seven continents. When her suitcase is empty, she can be found perusing vintage stores for statement jewelry, devouring sushi and ogling the latest polish colors for her always-adorned nails.
Laura is an L.A. native who’s been obsessed with books since before she could even read. She has her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, and worked as a proofreader and copy editor in advertising after finishing grad school. In 2014, she joined DAYSPA‘s sister magazine, MedEsthetics, as its associate editor, and was thrilled to take on editing for DAYSPA in early 2016. When she’s not immersed in skincare/business articles, you can find her practicing yoga, reading and watching horror, or—typical Angeleno that she is—swimming and soaking up the sun!
Lizzy supervises digital content for DAYSPA and seven of its sister publications (Beauty Launchpad, The Colorist, MAN, Nailpro, Nail It!, Eye Lash and Beauty Store Business). Lizzy has been a featured guest speaker at Cal State University Northridge, Digital LA and the Association for Audience Marketing Professionals. When Lizzy is not writing about spa and beauty, she enjoys practicing yoga, playing guitar and contributing to musical collaborations.
Nicole Liddicote, web editor
After receiving her degree in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, Nicole wrote for a number of publications and websites before becoming the Web Editor at DAYSPA and its sister magazine, Beauty Launchpad. When not engaged in all things spa and beauty, she enjoys hiking with her dog, planning her next travel destination and binge-watching old episodes of The Office.
Ryan Boydstun, web art director
Ryan has been designing, developing, and integrating websites and web technologies since 1995. Although sharp efficiency, strong attention to detail and client-driven design sense propel him in his professional life, he also spends much of his free time following purely artistic pursuits such as oil and digital painting, fingerstyle guitar, composing and jewelry making.
Madlen Martinez, production manager
Madlen has been production manager at Creative Age for more than 12 years. She is in charge of all advertising material for our publications and websites. She has 20 years of experience in her field and enjoys the beauty industry very much.