Sacha Cohen, President

www.lesliebarbarophoto.comSacha is an award-winning communications executive and the founder of Grassfed Media. Throughout her career, she has worked with such high-profile organizations as AARP, Hilton, the U.S. Mint, and National Geographic to develop effective PR, content, and social media strategies and launch highly successful online marketing campaigns.

Sacha spent more than a decade as an editor and writer, and has been published in The Washington Post, Glamour,  AARP the Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Washingtonian, Kiplinger Personal Finance, and USA Today. This experience gives her a unique perspective that is the “secret sauce” to her PR success. Sacha also has deep roots in online communication and social media, and has been advising clients on best practices and strategy for many years.

Sacha was formerly the Director of Digital Media at the Corporation for National and Community Service where she built the agency’s first digital media department and oversaw President Obama’s Serve.gov initiative. Sacha has also held leadership positions at AARP,  Cahner’s Publishing, Rosetta Stone, and the Magazine Group, where she helped launch the original Food Network Magazine.

In 2000, Sacha founded Cultureflux, DC’s first online arts and culture magazine and went on to become the founder of Going Green DC, a leading green lifestyle blog.

A passionate animal rights advocate and arts supporter, Sacha is on the board of the Arlington Arts Center, the Advisory Board of the HER Resiliency Center, and the volunteer leadership committee for the Washington Humane Society.

You can contact her at sacha@grassfedmediadc.com or via LinkedIn.

Tess Ankeny, Assistant Publicist

tessHailing from Texas, Tess moved to DC after graduating from the University of Texas-Austin and quickly immersed herself in the DC food and wine scene by writing for On Tap magazine.

Tess also spent a number of years in California, during which time she developed a passion for wine and went on to become a Certified Sommelier (CS), Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), and a Certified Wine Educator (CWE). She has spent the past few years honing her copyediting, marketing, and media relations experience and regularly organizes wine tastings and events. Tess is an avid baker and loves learning new languages, scoping out new restaurants, and spending time with her husband and their tuxedo kitten, Vader.

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