Team Basil & Salt

basil & salt magazine is run by a creative and productive team that keeps every day delicious and the pages on the move.


karie engels
editorial director

Karie is the mother of the amazing three, author and founder of basil & salt. She lives in Washington state with her cat Pip, and when she’s not working she likes to travel and walk on sandy beaches

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chef jason palin
Consulting editor U.K. editions

With over 3 decades of experience, Chef Palin has traveled the world. His cooking journeys have taken him to Australia, the USA, France, Mexico,

the deserts of India and the jungles of Borneo. He has sipped cocktails on Santorini and danced in the South of France.

With a love for all things food and creative people, he also has a passion for cookbooks, art, movies, and books. He admires creative people and is inspired by great writers like the American author John Steinbeck and French novelist Emile Zola.

Jason lives a simple life in the UK and when time allows, visits his retreat in Portugal.

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robin woelz
food photographer, contributor & business developer

Robin lives in a small Pacific NW beach town with her ridiculously adorable dog, Jack. She is a professional food photographer and writer. When she isn’t snapping photos, Robin is enjoying the great outdoors.

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lucy hyde
public relations & social media director

Lucy graduated from Saint Martin’s University in 2019, with a degree in Communication Studies. She’s passionate about working in the communication and media field. When she’s not working, she is an avid soccer fan and loves to taste new types of coffee.

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josie engels
administrative assistant | data base coordinator

Josie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her cute pitbull-lab mix Huey, and is a passionate rescue dog advocate. When she isn’t working, Josie is on the road fulfilling her adventurous travel spirit and love for music.

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veronica berkley
project coordinator | HR

Veronica is a mom of happy chaos with a passion for baking. She lives in the Pacific Northwest near the Rainforest where she and her partner share their home with 5 children, 3 large dogs and 3 tuxedo cats.

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