Meet the SheBrand Team

Hillary Clinton once wrote that it takes a village to raise a child. We’d argue that, even for the solo entrepreneur, it also takes a village to run a successful company.

When you surround yourself with good people who excel at what they do, you give yourself the time and space to do what you do best. And if you’re an entrepreneur worth your salt, then you’re also a master at delegating.

With the power of the Internet and many more businesses moving online, it’s easier than ever to build a powerful team with some members working in different locations. At SheBrand, we’re covered from east coast to west coast, with a shot of the mid-west in-between.

In addition to SheBrand Founder, Liz Dennery, meet the other women who make the magic happen in the SheBrand world.

Liz Dennery
LIZ DENNERY
BOSS DEPARTMENT
INSTAGRAM: @shebrandliz
TWITTER: @shebrandliz

Liz Dennery is a brand consultant, creative director and the Founder of SheBrand. With 20+ years of experience in branding, marketing, public relations and influencer outreach campaigns, she is highly regarded for her ability to select the words, images and packaging that bring brands to life and the digital marketing experience to build engaged communities and steadfast consumer loyalty. Liz has worked on brand development and influencer projects with high profile clients such as Serena Williams, Garcelle Beauvais and Kelly Rutherford, and lifestyle brands that specifically market to women like Escada, Anastasia Beverly Hills, DTLA Custom, Hale Bob and Elyse Walker. Liz is also mama to one rebellious toddler and two Shit Pickles. When she’s not working or taking care of her brood, you’ll find her writing, doing Pilates, sipping champagne with friends, traveling the world, listening to her favorite podcast and resisting the current administration. And if you haven’t noticed, she’s feminist AF.

Current Favorites
Restaurant: Tower Bar in LA and Clancy’s in New Orleans
Food: guacamole & chips
Drink: Champagne or an Old Fashioned
Shopping destination/store: Rebecca Taylor in LA and Hazelnut in New Orleans
Place to hang out: Le Pain Quotidien for writing dates
City: Paris
Travel item: Pashmina scarf
Beauty product: Dior Lip Glow
Skincare product: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Item to gift: books and Diptyque candles
Book: Love Warrior and The Year of Yes
Movie: This past year would have to be Moonlight, but I’m also obsessed with the soundtrack from LaLa Land.
Website: NYTimes.com

SHELLEY CARLING
CLIENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT
INSTAGRAM: @shelleycarling
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/shelleycarling

Shelley moved to Los Angeles from NYC after graduating from The New School for a development internship at the Film Arcade. Once finished, she was introduced to Liz, who was looking for a new assistant, through a mutual friend. At SheBrand, she assists Liz on most projects and has handled client relations for the last three years. At night, you can usually find her at comedy clubs around the city telling jokes, doing improv and making musical theater references. Outside of comedy and SheBrand, Shelley is a card-playing, yoga-loving, newly found spinning, sweets eating, New York obsessed, screenwriting, theater nerd.

Current Favorites
Restaurant: Lorena’s in Woodscross, Utah. It’s the best Mexican food I’ve ever had.
Food: Right now I’m obsessed with Mediterranean and Persian
Drink: Coconut La Croix
Shopping destination/store: Anthropologie
Place to hang out: A comedy club. Usually The Comedy Store or the Groundlings
City: New York City (duh)
Travel item: My big, plaid Modcloth blanket scarf
Beauty product: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner
Skincare product: Obagi Calming Cream
Item to gift: Flowers
Book: This changes, but recently I LOVED Shrill by Lindy West
Movie: Waiting for Guffman
Website: The Skimm or The Onion

Elizabeth Sommerschield
ELIZABETH SOMMERSCHIELD
WEB DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
INSTAGRAM: @lizziejeanne24
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/elizabethhardigsommerschield

After moving to Los Angeles the summer after college graduation, Elizabeth began her first job working for Liz at her previous agency, Dennery Marks PR, and has been working with her ever since! Well over a decade has passed and Elizabeth is now based in Chicago where she founded Virtual Visibility, designing and developing websites for SheBrand, and other companies ready to expand their businesses online. Elizabeth and her team have built dozens of websites across many industries, ranging from fashion and entertainment to restaurants, interior design, nutrition and life coaching. One of the perks of building websites is the ability to work anywhere in the world. When she needs a break from the city, Elizabeth heads to her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky where she can smell the bluegrass and get dressed up for a day at the racetrack.

Current Favorites
Restaurant: RL —a classic Chicago restaurant connected to the Ralph Lauren store in the heart of downtown Chicago.
Food: My go-to daily dish is two eggs scrambled with coconut oil. As for my sweet tooth, I will choose a piece of cheesecake every time.
Drink: A cup of earl grey tea every morning and a glass of white wine every night. When I am feeling fancy, I make myself an Aperol Spritz. I always have the ingredients on hand.
Shopping destination/store: I am an online shopper — Revolve Clothing and Shopbop
Place to hang out: My home! I put a lot of thought and effort into my home and there is truly no other place I would rather be.
City: Santorini —there is no place on earth quite like it.
Travel item: My travel pillow —I can’t sleep on a plane without it.
Beauty product: Burberry Fresh Glow – Luminous Fluid Base —it is a light weight base that gives you a hint of color and a lovely glow. Something I very much need during the Chicago winters.
Skincare product: All things Clarins! My go-to’s are the Double Serum and Multi Active Night Cream.
Item to gift: Who doesn’t love flowers and wine?
Book: Any James Patterson book — I love a good murder mystery.
Movie: Jurassic Park
Website: My own website, of course, www.virtualvisibilityllc.com

Gabrielle Nickas
GABRIELLE NICKAS
DIGITAL STRATEGY DEPARTMENT
INSTAGRAM: @instagabber
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/gabrielle.nickas

Gabi (as we affectionately refer to her), is a Social Media Ninja and Digital Analyst, creatively crafting interpersonal relationships between brands, lifestyles, and consumers. She’s always channeling her inner Jersey girl: big hair, big lashes, and even bigger data. But really, Gabi is just a fashion obsessed, pug enthusiast, wordsmith, tiny house dweller, coffee snob, nerd herder, and sometimes music aficionado.

Current Favorites
Restaurant: Cafe Amelie
Food: Thin Crust, Plain Pizza (and only if it’s from NY/NJ area)
Drink: Dirty Soy Chai (Extra Dirty, Extra Foam, No Water)
Shopping destination/store: Anthropologie
Place to hang out: My backyard
City: San Francisco
Travel item: Gold + White Beats Wireless Headphones
Beauty product: Better Than Sex Mascara
Skincare product: Pur-lisse Moisturizer
Item to gift: Quirky Mugs
Book: Love is a Mixtape by Rob Sheffield
Movie: Anything Else (but really anything Woody Allen)
Website: Google Analytics

Michelle Sanchez
MICHELLE SANCHEZ
ART DEPARTMENT
INSTAGRAM: @baremadestudio and @the_michellesanchez
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/baremadestudio

Michelle is a Brooklyn-based brand and graphic designer collaborating with entrepreneurs and small businesses all over the world. She thrives on creating intentional and elegant branding and design. Michelle has worked on projects for the Miami Downtown Development Authority and NYC Department of Health as well as larger companies like JP Morgan Chase and Condé Nast. She’s originally from Miami, where she also went to art school. You can find her missing that sunny weather from time to time during those cold NYC winters. As a mom of two (one human, one fur-child), the mom-life keeps her busy when she’s not designing. She also considers herself a karaoke enthusiast and crochet addict.

Current Favorites
Restaurant: Markt NYC
Food: Homemade Cuban Cooking
Drink: Mango Lassi
Shopping destination/store: West Elm
Place to hang out: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
City: Brooklyn, NY (duh)
Travel item: iPad with Audiobooks
Beauty product: Mario Badescu Rosewater
Skincare product: Korres Wild Rose Facial Cleanser
Item to gift: Books
Book: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Movie: Dirty Dancing
Website: Pinterest.com

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