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KimCrewKimberly Dow, Owner, Publisher & Creative Director
Kim is the creator and owner of Sass Magazine, and will also serve as publisher and creative director. She is also the owner of Sass’s sister company, Kalico Design, a graphic design studio in downtown Frederick, MD that focuses on working with those in the health/wellness, organic, pet-related and women-oriented industries. “It has been a life-long dream of mine to create a magazine…from the editorial ideation and brainstorming to the layout and design, and even all the nitty-gritty inbetweens! Everyday I am awestruck by the amazing accomplishments women in our community have made (including the incredible women on the Sass Team!). I can’t WAIT for our first issue to be out (this September!) so their inspiring stories can be shared!”

Brit_CrewBrittany Carpenter, Fashion Editor
Brittany serves as Sass’s fashion diva (and editor)! She is also the manager at Chic to Chic, Inc, a consignment boutique in downtown Frederick, MD. “”I am excited to get to share my fashion expertise and knowledge with a whole new group of people. But most importantly, I am excited to help women realize their full beauty and style, no matter their age, race, or size! All with a little help from my fellow Sass girls, of course!”

ChrissyCrewChrissy Moore, Copy Editor, Editorial Coordinator & Writer
With degrees in english, theater, teaching and educational theater, Chrissy definitely keeps us creative, but also keeps our copy in line as our copy editor and lead writer. She is also a middle school teacher at A Mario Loiederman For the Creative & Performing Arts in Montgomery County, MD. “I am thrilled to be working with such an amazing group of women, and honored to have the opportunity to share the inspiring stories and voices of our sass-tacular Frederick area women!”

Alicia_CrewAlicia Schwartzbeck, Bookkeeping & Accounting
Alicia’s attention to detail, organization and problem solving approach to everything make her the best gal to run Sass’s budget, invoicing, and bookkeeping. She also serves as the bookkeeper for two different construction companies. “I am excited to be a part of this project, because I get to utilize my accounting skills on something that is arts-based and creative. I also feel like I am a part of project that the community has a definite a desire for. I am looking forward to gaining even more knowledge about the people and businesses in our area.”

Laura Rennie, Digital Coordinator & Writer
Laura has written feature articles for two Sass issues and recently took on the role of maintaining the Sass website. She is the administrative coordinator at Kalico Design, Sass’ sister company. “I’ve had the privilege of writing for Sass, observing photo shoots and planning future issues, and every bit of it is exciting and rewarding. I love helping to tell people’s stories.”

Jen CrewJennifer Tyler, Design Team
Jen is on Sass’s creative team, serving as one of our lead designers, as well as our web designer and manager. She is the senior designer at Kalico Design, Sass’s sister company,  a graphic design studio located in downtown Frederick.  “I’m excited to help bring this fresh new project to life. Frederick is an ever changing community that thrives with its diversity. My goal is to help communicate visual elegance and sophistication to the ideas and experiences we discover in our search for sass.”

Leigh Caulfield, Design Team
Leigh is a graphic designer at Kalico Design, Sass’ sister company. “I’m so excited to be a part of Sass — not only because I get to help design the magazine, but because I also get to be a part of something that showcases awesome women doing amazing things in society.”

Jamie Shopland, Sass CREW Support Team
Jamie is an IT Project Manager with a progressive information and management sciences company dedicated to serving clients in the biomedical research, public health, and small business sectors. To put it plainly, she manages software development projects that help scientists who are working to solve cancer. Jamie had this to say about her involvement in Sass: “Sass Magazine gives me an outlet to stretch myself creatively while showing other women it’s ok to embrace and own our own uniqueness!”

Rebecca Robinson, Advertising & Sass CREW Support Team
Rebecca currently works in the tradeshow and event meeting business, which requires her to travel the US and assist large and small associations with executing their events. “It is so exciting to be part of Sass Magazine because we are bringing Frederick county career oriented women together and giving them a platform to reach out and inspire other women!”