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Meet Our Team

We are a growing global team of visionaries whose intention is to generate a ripple effect of positive change in the world, through connecting, supporting and developing at an individual and global community level. We are passionate about building our network of experts and industry leaders to deliver cutting edge information to our global community. Currently our team is based in the U.S., Spain, Canada, U.K., and Germany.


Sasha Frate
Founder & Editor in Chief
Sasha is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Face the Current, global purpose driven media company and aspirational lifestyle magazine. She received her Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Science, and Society, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics with language focuses on Spanish and Russian. A self-proclaimed “professional student” for her love of learning, Sasha continues to study a variety of subjects within and outside of the academic setting. As a perspective seeker, adventurer, and explorer, Sasha brings her personal moonshot approach to life to Face the Current, aiming to create an experience to grow a global community where we inspire one another to stay curious, never stop exploring, and to live with purpose and to our potential.
Based in Washington State, US
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Ainsley Schoppel
Co-Editor in Chief
Ainsley is a classical pianist, former figure skater, and loves summers at the lake in northern Ontario. She holds an honors BA in Psychology and Arts & Business, and also earned a graduate degree in Hospitality and Business Management while working at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. After working in Toronto on published women-focused research, she moved outside the city to raise her family. While home with her son, she indulges her love of the written word with freelance editing.
Based in Canada
Sema Garay
Executive Designer
Sema is the graphic designer behind the development of the image and magazine of Face the Current. He has developed a multitude of projects, including his previous job leading the Creative Department of BG Life Magazine, in Marbella, Spain. Sema graduated with a Masters Degree in Architecture at ETSA of Sevilla and is proficient in a wide range of design software. He is passionate about all kinds of artistic expressions, and when not active behind the scenes of Face the Current design, you're likely to find him playing music for Beach Grooves Global Radio or local venues along the Costa del Sol.
Based in Sevilla, Spain
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Ty Johnson
Creative Director & Editor
Ty works alongside the founding team to further project development, business strategy and content coordination. Ty received his graduate degree in Political Science from Tulane University while playing baseball. In his last season of competition, Ty led the nation in triples and was selected as the most impressive senior in the American Athletic Conference. He has brought his great team building skills and cooperative mentality over to Face The Current where he hopes to help us improve our social outreach and overall impact. Ty loves people, animals, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.
Based in Washington State, US
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