Alicia Chilton Alicia Chilton is a home writer with more than 15 years of experience in communications and media. Her areas of expertise include SEO, social media, nonprofit work, analytics, and more. She worked at Better Homes & Gardens for almost six years.Alicia started her communications career as an apprentice at Better Homes & Gardens. Over the course of six years, she worked her way up to lead digital home editor. During that time, she oversaw content strategy and project development, wrote stories, and shot videos. Alicia later served as the operations manager at Think Digital Inc. and as a marketing manager and director at Seed Savers Exchange. She has also served as the assistant director of marketing at Drake University. Alicia is currently the marketing director of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. She holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Iowa State University. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.