Meet the Offbeat Empire's staff

The Offbeat Empire is a digital publishing company that reaches about a million readers a month. Although we're based in Seattle, we only say that because our founder is there. Our company is staffed by a lean team of remote-working contractors across the United States. Some of us have other jobs too, but working on the Empire is something we love to do together!

Ariel Meadow Stallings

Founder & Publisher

Author of Offbeat Bride (Seal Press; 2007, 2009, 2019) and the forthcoming Shitshow to Afterglow (Seal Press, 2020), Ariel Meadow Stallings likes to poke at the soft places of overlap between culture, identity, relationships, and personal development.

Ariel got her start in the mid-'90s editing a rave magazine, graduated the Columbia Publishing Course in 2001, and then spent most of the '00s as a copywriter for the Seattle Times, Microsoft, and Amazon. She's dedicated the last 12 years to managing her bootstrapped digital media company, the Offbeat Empire LLC.

Ariel's work has reached about 50 million people in the last decade through the Offbeat Empire's web and social media properties like and

She divides her time between Seattle and San Francisco, and if she's not reading to her son or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. You can get to know Ariel better on her Insta stories.

Catherine Clark

Executive Editor

Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Chicago-based Executive Editor. A BFA in Art led to nine years in the trenches of digital design, content development, and product management and finally to digging into all facets of the Offbeat Empire with love and life stories.

In her spare time, she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse (and writes about them for movie blogs), games, cooks, and cuddles with her feline fur babies.

You can find her words and work at USA Today, Nerd Wallet, Chicago Tribune, NPR, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, MSN, Offbeat Empire, on her lifestyle blog,, and on Twitter and Instagram.

Tiffany Wright

Vendor Relations Manager

Tiffany is coming to you live and in color from New Jersey – complete with big red hair and blue eyeliner! She is really into sideshow performers, and boasts that she has seen at least twelve of the world's sword swallowers in person. Tiffany is also a proud vegetarian who thinks you DO win friends with salad! She also has a hairless cat named Oliver Star, who smells like potatoes.

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