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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 a perspective seeker, adventurer, and explorer. She received her Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts and continues to study a variety of subjects within and outside of the academic setting. Sasha brings her personal moonshot approach to life to FtC, aiming to provide an experience for our global community where we inspire one another to stay curious, never stop exploring, and to live on-purpose and to our potential.
Based in Portland, Oregon, US
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Andres Frate
Co-Owner & Photographer
Born and raised in Argentina and Italy, Andres became a jack-of-all-trades at a young age. Before reaching college he had become a master mechanic in the auto and marine industries and played professional soccer for Juventus. A move to Brazil would have him picking up his third language, Portuguese, and by age 21 he found his way to Hawaii where he acquired English as his fourth language. Always maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit he has owned several of his own businesses over the years. In Hawaii he became a professional karting racer and won the Hawaii State Championships, later shifting gears to become a private pilot. World travel is in his blood and photography has naturally become another talent along the way, leading into one of his roles at Face the Current.
Based in Portland, Oregon, US
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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David Aiello
Chief Operating Officer
David is an author, musician and photographer based in Portland, Oregon. He has worked with Fortune 50 companies to build their global brands but now applies his natural curiosity to exploring and documenting the world around him.
Based in Portland, Oregon, US
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Ainsley Schoppel
Editor
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
Michole Jensen
Project & Content Consultant
Michole is a journalist, marketer and blogger, Michole is a Northwest native who spent many years directing communications and marketing for a world-class organization in his home state. Michole's array of skills, curiosity, and a passion for the environment and community, drive his exploration and immersion in both his professional and personal life.
Based in Portland, Oregon, US
Danny McGee
Photographer & Filmmaker
Danny McGee is an adventure photographer and filmmaker based out of Colorado. For the past 3 years he has traveled all around the world taking photos and making films, creating cutting edge photo and drone video content. Danny has been chasing and living his dream, unafraid to travel solo, travel deeper, or adventure to new heights to capture some of this planet's most stunning landscapes and life's precious moments in connection with people, place, and culture. His goal is to not only share his vision of the world, but to inspire people to get out and explore it for themselves.
Based in Colorado, US
Jamey Powell
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Raised in the countryside, Jamey developed an affinity for nature and opting outside early on. He loves playing sports, especially water sports and hiking. When not outdoors, he spends time working with his passion for technology, software development, and creating through coding. Jamey has earned multiple degrees, including a Masters in International Relations and a Masters in Economics.
Based in Salem, Utah, US
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