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The Team

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, Sass Studios, a graphic design studio in downtown Frederick, MD that focuses on working with those in the 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 maintains the Sass website and social media channels, and has written three feature articles for the print issue. She is the Publications Manager for Sass Studios, 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.”

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Jennifer Tyler, Design Team
Jen is on Sass’s creative team, serving as one of our graphic designers. “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 on Sass’s creative team, serving as one of our graphic designers. “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.”

Cecelia Lee, Design Team
Cecelia is a graphic designer and the Events Manager for Sass Studios and is on Sass’s creative team, serving as one of our graphic designers. “Sass creates a safe, accepting environment for women to grow and learn together within our community. I love how welcoming the magazine is to all women.”


Andrea Neff, Design Team
Andrea is a graphic designer and the Social Media Manager for Sass Studios is on Sass’s creative team, serving as one of our graphic designers. “I enjoy being apart of Sass because, not only do I get to work with such an incredible group of women, I am given the opportunity to meet empowering women and share their stories through creative design.”