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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, 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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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
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
Benjamin Decker
Content Coordinator
is a writer, meditation teacher and holistic business consultant. He is a founding meditation teacher at Unplug Meditation, The DEN Meditation, Wanderlust Hollywood, Mystic Journey, and is the founding Spiritual Director at Full Circle Venice. He is the author of the upcoming book, Practical Meditation (Althea Press), released May 1, 2018 in stores worldwide.
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
Annette Krey
Executive Assistant to Editor-in-Chief & Sales Manager
Coming from the hospitality industry, Annette has successfully and passionately worked in Sales & Marketing both in the United States and in Germany in different industries. A German native, she has lived in the Portland, Oregon area for almost 8 years. There she learned to love the outdoors and the green lifestyle that plays an important role in the lives of many Oregonians. As a mom of two young children a healthy and sustainable lifestyle is now a big priority for her and she teaches her children to live passionately, be open-minded and to be respectful to our planet and all living things.
Based in Munich, Germany
Jamey Powell
Web Guru
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