The Editors

Meet the editors and founders of the Karat Magazine: Allison Toy and Jo Pineda. Both women love not only writing but also listening and telling stories of the people they encounter. “Everyone is just wanting to be heard and known,” Jo would say, “and what an honor it would be to be the ones to help people share their stories.” 

“We realized that there is so much to our little town, Waco Tx., and honestly the stories we’ve heard in just the few years of living here are of greater worth than solid gold.” – Allison  

The definition of karat is “the measurement of gold,” and that’s the editors’ belief of the stories around us. 


Editors and Founders: Allison Toy & Jo Pineda