Meet the Core Team at Take Up & Read

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Elizabeth Foss

Founder and Chief Content Director

Elizabeth is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She’s also the Founder and Chief Content Director of Take Up & Read. She’s happy curled up with a good book or tinkering with a turn of phrase. Long walks make her heart sing and occasionally cause her to break into a run. Though she travels frequently, it’s usually only between northern Virginia and her beloved Charlottesville, her grandchildren in Connecticut, or the weekend’s dictated soccer or dance destination.

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Kristin Foss

Art Director

Kristin, our Art Director, is a self-taught artist, plant-person, thrifter, minimalist-wannabe, and ENFP (who appreciates intimate gatherings). She likes an Americano with a splash of maple syrup and almond milk, a good street taco, and Korean bbq, but most nights she’s home sharing a simple homemade dinner with her family. She gravitates towards bright, vibrant pigments, and everything feminine and joyful. She believes home is a priceless place and there are no rules to your heart’s idea of aesthetic and beauty.

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Micaela Darr

Social Media Manager

Micaela is a wife, mother, and a homeschooling mama. In addition to being a contributing author for Take Up & Read, she is the social media manager. Micaela is one of the co-founders of the Fiat Conference, an annual gathering of Catholic women in Southern California. She has a strong devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, the Blessed Mother, and Saint Joseph. You can find much of her past writing at her now defunct blog, California to Korea.