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.
MIA LJUNGBERG NEVADO is The SHED's Social Connector. Nevado was born in Denmark and has worked as a travel writer for more than twenty years. She grew up in Denmark and lived in Sweden and Ecuador before settling with her family in the Hamptons. Nevado started out as a honeymoon reporter and traveled the world reviewing the best honeymoon suites. She has written about travel trends for Conde Nast Traveller U.K., Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and several international inflight and luxury lifestyle magazines. She is currently the luxury editor for Family Traveller U.S. and routinely writes for Hamptons Magazine. With an extensive background in public relations, the Copenhagen Business School graduate loves to connect people. Since arriving on the East End, Nevado has hosted the wildly popular Ladies Nights and Lounges at The Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton.
EMILY WEITZ is The SHED's Balance Coordinator. As a freelance writer, communications consultant, and yoga teacher, Weitz has practiced the complex balance of a devoted working mother for the past decade. She’s learned to interrupt the coffee/work/stress cycle with simple practices that include: meditation, essential oils, basic yoga postures, poetry breaks, music and dance, and much more. She looks forward to sharing her favorite tools for balance, strength, and joy with the women in The SHED community, so that we might all connect to ourselves more deeply and give of ourselves more wholly.