SARAH COHEN co-founded The SHED. Cohen has worked as a physical therapist at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for over ten years. Her vision for The SHED came after spending many hours working in coffee shops and recognizing the need for designated work spaces to support the changing face of women’s work. Cohen received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and subsequently went on to graduate magna cum laude from Columbia University’s Doctoral Degree Program in Physical Therapy. She is an adjunct faculty member at Stony Brook University, sits on the nominating committee of the Degenerative Disease special interest group of the American Physical Therapy Association, and most recently designed and launched Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Center for Parkinson’s Disease.
AMANDA FAIRBANKS co-founded The SHED. Fairbanks is a journalist who has worked in the editorial department of The New York Times, as a higher education reporter for The Huffington Post, and as a staff writer at The East Hampton Star. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, The Atlantic, and The San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. A graduate of Smith College, Fairbanks is a former Teach for America corps member and has two master’s degrees from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. While recently living in the San Francisco Bay Area, a women-only co-working space transformed her work life. Now back on the East Coast, she lives with her husband and two children in Sag Harbor. Forthcoming from Gallery Books, Fairbanks is currently writing her first nonfiction book: THE LOST BOYS OF MONTAUK.
LIZA TREMBLAY co-founded The SHED. Tremblay is a chef and entrepreneur who has lived and worked in Sag Harbor since 2005. Since graduating from Smith College and the Institute of Culinary Education, Tremblay has been the owner and operator of multiple East End food businesses, including: Bay Burger Restaurant, Joe & Liza’s Ice Cream, and Bay Brothers Catering. Tremblay is a founding board member of The East End Birth Network, a local nonprofit organization devoted to supporting and educating new mothers and their families. She and her husband, Joseph Tremblay, live in Sag Harbor with their two children.