Larry Smith, Founder + Editor in Chief
Larry Smith founded SMITH Magazine on January 6, 2006. Prior to SMITH, he was the articles editor of Men’s Journal, has been the executive editor of Yahoo! Internet Life, senior editor at ESPN The Magazine, a founding editor of P.O.V., and editor-in-chief of its sister publication, Egg, as well as an editor of Might magazine. While living in San Francisco, he was managing editor of AlterNet, and now serves on its board. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Popular Science, Men’s Health, Salon, Slate, and other places. He has contributed personal essays to the anthologies Maybe Baby and Cassette From My Ex: Stories and Soundtracks of Lost Loves, as well as the NYT’ book, Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit, and Devotion.
Larry speaks on storytelling at companies such as ESPN and Google, for foundations and nonprofits, as well as at schools. He teaches the class, “What’s Your Story: How to Deliver an Authentic Elevator Pitch,” at The Hired Guns Academy.
He has spoken at the PopTech conference, AARP’s 50+ Convention, Ignite NYC, and The 92nd Street Y. To contact him for speaking engagements, or for SMITH Mag’s team building program for companies and nonprofits, Six@Work, email: larry AT sixwordmemoirs DOT com.
Jonathan Zipper, Community Manager
Jonathan Zipper is the community manager at Six-Word Memoirs. Before joining Six Words, he specialized in audience development for Wetpaint Entertainment. Previously, Jonathan was a senior editor at Hollywood Today and the former social media start-up WhereIStand. A lover of all things pop culture, he is also a freelance writer and contributor to HelloGiggles.
An avid contributor to SMITH Magazine since 2009, Shauna Greene joined Six Words and SMITHTeens as associate editor in 2013. She brings a vast range of professional writing and editorial experience to our team. Past work includes relationship management with Fortune 500 companies and large foundations, case management and advocacy with at-risk youth in foster care, and teaching english to Japanese students. She holds an MSW from UC Berkeley, with a minor in Education and a concentration in business.
Contributing Editors, Volunteers, and BFFs
Cheryl Della Pietra (copy), Rachel Fershleiser (co-creator, Six-Word Memoirs®), Arin Fishkin (design), Yael Roberts, Amy Rothberger, Nicole Salzano (design), Meredith Sires (SMITH Teens)
Interns: Ashley Somin Ahn, Daniel Goldman, Amy Masgay, Danielle Zolit