Bronwyn Barnes

Editorial Director of the Commerce Home Group

Bronwyn Barnes Treehugger


Queen’s University at Kingston


Bronwyn is the Editorial Director of the Commerce Home group at Dotdash Meredith, which includes The Spruce, The Spruce Pets, The Spruce Crafts, TreeHugger, and MyDomaine.


  • Experience in writing and editing for various publications, including People, Travel + Leisure, CNN, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly.
  • Founding social media editor of InStyle’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and architect of early social media brand partnerships with brands like Target, Lionsgate Films, and Essie.
  • Served 2 years in the United States Peace Corps as a health volunteer in Mali, West Africa.


Bronwyn is a professional storyteller and digital pioneer with 20 years of experience in print, digital and social media.

Before joining Dotdash Meredith in 2021, she was co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of a boutique content agency, combining editorial style and brand marketing principles to create custom digital and social media content for brands like Hilton Hotels, Waldorf Astoria, and Bulgari. She has also worked as a writer, reporter, and editor at InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, People, and National Geographic.

In 2021, Bronwyn joined Meredith to build a product reviews program for Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Southern Living, and Real Simple. She now oversees commerce content for The Spruce, The Spruce Pets. The Spruce Crafts, MyDomaine, and Treehugger.

Her favorite question—to ask of friends and strangers alike—is, "Where did you get that?"

Favorite Review


Bronwyn earned a B.A. in literature and sociology from Queen’s University at Kingston.


Bronwyn was on the team that edited Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, the companion book to the 2006 Academy Award-winning documentary.

Other Works

Treehugger and Dotdash Meredith

Our mission at Treehugger, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is to provide advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and the green living novice. We hope our content gives you the confidence to purchase a better dishwasher, build a green beauty routine, or simply learn more about the world around you. Learn more about us and our editorial process.