Staff

Linda KossoffLinda Kossoff, executive editor
Linda has more than 20 years of experience as an editor and writer in the beauty, health, education and entertainment fields, which includes a seven-year stint as managing editor of DAYSPA. In addition to her executive editor role on DS, she's also a contributor to the University of Southern California's Health Sciences magazines and newsletters, and the owner of Wordwoman Editorial, a content development and project management company. When not huddled over her desk, she can be found prowling vintage clothing stores with her daughter, taking weekend trips to beach resorts with her husband, and getting involved in social and political causes.

Lesley McCaveLesley McCave, managing 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 at Time Out. Since crossing the pond in 2006 she has written and edited features for numerous LA-area publications and websites, indulging her passion for hotels, spas and beauty products. She also volunteers with three animal rescue groups. In her free time she enjoys eating out, watching Golden Girls marathons and drinking PG Tips tea!

Cristen WilsonCristen Wilson, art director
Cristen worked as DAYSPA's assistant art director for seven years, and as art director for its sister magazine, MedEsthetics, for three. She's thrilled to now have the opportunity to be at the helm at DAYSPA. Cristen has a passion for travel and running and, when not engaged in those activities, can usually be found curled up with a good book and a cup of tea.

Rachel Kossman, associate 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.

Ben Bregman, web art director
Ben Bregman started in the graphic design industry in 1994. He worked in the print design and production side at Creative Age from 1996 to 2000. Ben has developed and managed the websites at Creative Age since 2002, by working on all areas of web design and production, including scripting and usability.

Ryan Boydstun, webmaster, designer
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.