About Us

Fatherly is the leading digital media brand for dads. Our mission is to empower men to raise great kids and lead more fulfilling adult lives. From original video series and deep-dive reports to podcasts and events, Fatherly offers original reporting, expert parenting advice, and hard-won insights into a challenging, but profoundly rewarding stage of life.

We are an independent publication built on non-partisan journalism. This means our first obligation is to the truth in the form of reliable, accurate facts put in a meaningful context. To accomplish this, we find primary sources, read and cite studies, ask leading experts for methodological criticisms, and always acknowledge scientific consensus. Parents are awash in information — we strive to be the source that supplies facts, counters myth, and thus clarifies choices for caregivers.

Fatherly is a for-profit media company and part of the Some Spider Studios family. For more information on our sources of funding, see our Crunchbase profile.

Staff Bios

Fatherly gathers its story ideas from its many full-time editors (outlined below) who rely on freelance reporters to analyze news, speak to experts, skeptically read reports and studies, and bring to light the journalism that we do on a daily basis. Editors do additional research, fact-check, and clarify the prose in their edits. This is the (oversimplified) process that brings the award-winning journalism that Fatherly published to readers. If you have questions about our process, write to editorial@fatherly.com. If you have corrections or concerns, writer to corrections@fatherly.com

Tyghe Trimble is the Editor-in-Chief of Fatherly. He is an editor with more than 15 years of experience at publications such as Men’s Journal, Popular Mechanics, and Discover where he has specialized in coverage of science, health, and conservation. He can be reached at Tyghe.Trimble@fatherly.com

Matt Berical is the Deputy Editor of Fatherly. He has spent his career at both print and online publications and has a decade’s worth of experience editing and writing a broad array of content, including deeply reported investigative features and profiles to service packages and cultural criticism. He wants your pitches: Matt.Berical@fatherly.com

Amy Karafin is the Managing Editor of Fatherly. She is a writer, copy editor, Lonely Planet Guidebook author, and certified provider of spiritual care to patients with mental health issues (by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs). She can be reached at Amy@fatherly.com

Anne Meadows is Fatherly’s Visuals Editor. Previously curating visual content at Shutterstock and CafeMom, Anne now leads the illustration fellowship at Fatherly and is responsible for all art on the site. She can be reached at Anne.Meadows@fatherly.com

Patrick Coleman is the Parenting Editor at Fatherly. He is one of the leading journalists on the subject of childhood development and is working on a forthcoming book on the subject for Fatherly. He can be reached at Patrick.Coleman@fatherly.com

Ryan Britt is the News and Entertainment Editor at Fatherly. He is the author of Luke Skywalker Can’t Read, a creative writing teacher, and an accomplished pop-culture, science fiction, and science reporter and editor. He can be reached at Ryan.Britt@fatherly.com

Donna Freydkin is the Gear Editor at Fatherly. She is an accomplished gear and celebrity journalist for numerous outlets including USA Today, NBC News, Yahoo!, Allure, and Refinery 29. She can be reached at Donna.Freydkin@fatherly.com

Lizzy Francis is a Reporter for Fatherly. She covers policy, politics, and social justice issues as they pertain to families and children. She can be reached at Lizzy.Francis@fatherly.com

Joshua David Stein is a Contributing Editor for Fatherly. He is an accomplished children’s book author (Brick, Can I Eat That?, What’s Cooking),  author of To Me, He Was Just Dad, and co-author of Notes from a Young Black Chef