About Us

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Eat. Play. Live.

Cubby is the ultimate resource for families at home. Every day we bring you real homes from real families, designed for living together. We also bring you practical, fun ideas for easier life at home with kids, from weeknight dinners to easy-clean sofas to the bunk beds designers recommend. Cubby is a modern, joyful place for families of all shapes and sizes to find inspiration and solutions for life at home together.

To learn more about Cubby, click here.

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Our History

Cubby was launched in 2020 by Apartment Therapy Media, an independently-owned media company. Apartment Therapy Media also includes Cubby’s companion sites, Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn

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Our Editorial Policies

Cubby is helmed by Faith Durand, Editor-in-Chief and SVP of Content at Apartment Therapy Media, and Cambria Bold, Executive Editor. It’s created by a nationally distributed group of passionate, experienced writers who also happen to be parents. We believe that the joys of parenting and children lie in living life together, in a shared home that nourishes everyone — a cubby spot for everything, a place to curl up with your cubs.

The products we recommend are independently selected by our staff members, and based on thorough research or testing. We may earn a commission through affiliate partnerships with retailers. Find out more about how we choose and evaluate products.

You can find our current jobs listings on Apartment Therapy Media’s Careers page and we always welcome pitches and introductions at editors@cubbyathome.com.

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Management Team

Maxwell Ryan, CEO & FOUNDER

Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized, AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver. Since then he has grown ApartmentTherapy.com, added TheKitchn.com, our home cooking site, and has authored four books on design. He now lives with his daughter in a lovely apartment in Brooklyn.


Laura Schocker is an editor, writer, and homebody with more than a decade of experience in lifestyle and digital journalism. Before Apartment Therapy Media, she worked as the digital director at Real Simple and the executive healthy living editor at The Huffington Post. Laura is a three-time Webby winner and was chosen as one of Folio’s Top Women in Media. She lives in NYC’s Upper West Side with her husband, daughter, and two plants.

Faith Durand, SVP OF CONTENT

Faith is SVP of Content at Apartment Therapy Media and the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Kitchn. She is also the founding editor of Cubby, our brand for families at home. She is the author of three cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-winning “The Kitchn Cookbook.” In addition to food, Faith is passionate about renovation and gardening, and she lives with her husband and two school-aged daughters in an old home in Columbus, Ohio.


Riva Syrop spent 20+ years leading revenue and marketing strategy for digital brands including Earthweb, Wired, DailyCandy, and Refinery29 prior to her current role at Apartment Therapy Media. As ATM’s President Riva is honored to work with the most talented team in the business leading all incoming revenue divisions and activities.


Phil oversees Finance, Accounting, People Operations, Legal, and IT at Apartment Therapy Media. Over the past 12 years, he has held various finance and operations positions at Gallery Media Group, PureWow, and Gawker Media. He currently resides in New Jersey, enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids, and collecting sneakers and Lego.


Eric brings over 20 years of product innovation, digital media leadership, and technology management to Apartment Therapy Media. He has renovated several homes and loves to cook, and he brings those passions to our brands. You might find him in Manhattan or on the water on the Great South Bay of Long Island.


As VP of Product Management, Vijay leads product development efforts across all 3 of the company’s brands, covering site experiences, SEO, branded integrations, CMS, ad tech, email, and more. A former luxury event producer turned food tech entrepreneur, Vijay joined Apartment Therapy Media as its first dedicated Product Manager and has since helped scale product and engineering to become foundational parts of the company. Outside of work, Vijay is an avid home cook and “retired” DJ who lives in Philadelphia with his wife and 2 young sons.

Rebecca Longshore, VP, AUDIENCE GROWTH

With over ten years of experience in digital media including Cooking Light, Real Simple, and MyRecipes, Rebecca is a seasoned strategist, content creator, and 3-time Webby Award Winner. As the head of our Audience Growth Department, Rebecca oversees the company’s social media, SEO, newsletter marketing, and video departments. When she’s not working, you can find her running around Central Park in New York City, where she lives with her husband, son, and golden retriever.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment

At Apartment Therapy Media, we know that no two homes or kitchens look the same and we celebrate those differences. By showcasing a diverse range of home dwellers and home cooks, we create an inclusive community for our audience, employees, and contributors.

Read more about our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Apartment Therapy Media.

Contact Us

Apartment Therapy Media
270 Lafayette Street, Ste 1300
New York, NY 10012

For general inquiries, please call us at 212-966-7174. For all other inquiries, please visit our Contact page.