The Team

Kate Klassen
Editor In Chief

Kate Klassen is a graphic designer and the artist behind Uh Oh My Deer illustrations, which you may have seen before at Market Collective or on Instagram. Driven by her creative spirit and vision, through Dote Magazine, Kate is fulfilling her lifelong dream of creating a magazine.

Leanne Wood
Client Relations Lead

Leanne has been an honorary member of the Dote team from the very beginning. A nomadic, minimalist at heart she has just recently returned to Calgary from a year and a half stint in Vancouver and the Okanagan nurturing her love of exploration and West Coast living. With a background in client relations and sales she brings an excitement to the Dote team. 

Kelly Amonson
Lead Coordinator

Kelly is the newest member of Dote and brings a beautiful energy and aesthetic to the team. She is a wife and a mother to a sweet little girl named Penelope June and woman with many talents: a masters in geology, a passion for interior design, incredible style and finding the best deals! Kelly’s red hair, professional skills and eye for detail are a welcomed addition to the team.



Vicki Manness
Food Editor

Vicki Manness is the creator of Pretty Sweet, a small Calgary pastry arts business that specializes in custom wedding cakes, delightful dessert displays, vintage inspired baking, and a variety of tasty treats. With Red Seals in professional cooking and pastry arts, Vicki’s artful take on food sets her apart in the baking world. Vicki loves travelling the world to discover new tastes and techniques and is happy to bring her passion to Dote Magazine


Jenny Flaman
Managing Editor

Jenny Flaman is a writer whose career has morphed into the editor role for two small niche magazines previous to Dote. With a journalism diploma from SAIT and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Calgary in English, Jenny brings her passion for the written word to Dote Magazine.

Alexandra Joy Wig
Style Editor

Alexandra Joy Wig is the owner of Pink & Honey Event Styling which specializes in custom design, prop styling, and creative direction for boutique weddings, intimate events, and photo shoots. With a keen eye for style and thoughtful approach to detail, she believes even the smallest occasion should be celebrated. She draws inspiration from nature and feels most content when surrounded by a creative community.