Alexander Lombardo - Principal + Creative Director
Alexander was born in Cleveland, Ohio and has worked most of his life in and around restaurants. He spent 8 years working in the kitchen with Chef Michael Symon before moving to New York City where he quickly teamed up with The Food Network and went on to work on a number of shows as an on-set Art Director. He later found himself in the publishing world with Rolling Stone Magazine where he helped to launch their online video department. Alexander founded Raw Bar Media because he wanted to work in a field where he could "combine his passions for design and the culinary arts with like-minded individuals".
Aaron Sechrist - Creative Director
Aaron is a gifted designer, illustrator and adventurous eater. He spent years with the House of Blues as their Art Director where he created their concert posters and events flyers. Aaron's work quickly gained him much admiration from around the globe and naturally caught the eye of restaurateurs who wanted him to create their logos, marketing materials and apparel designs. Aaron's designs bring a level of professionalism, dedication and uniqueness that are unparalled in this industry.
Sari Goodfriend - Photography
Whether she is shooting on a far away continent or in her hometown of New York City, Sari uses this creativity to bring something dynamic to every picture. As passionate as she is about photographing people, Sari is also in her element in a restaurant or a kitchen. Having photographed celebrity chefs such as Tom Colicchio and Anthony Bourdain and restaurateurs like Drew Nieporent (Nobu, Tribeca Grill) and Julian Niccolini (The Four Seasons), Sari knows how to work efficiently to create the best images in a busy environment. Sari has photographed food, interiors, portraits, and behind-the-scenes kitchen images for Sullivan Street Bakery, The Four Seasons Restaurant, The Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel, La Grenouille, Hamptons Magazine, Gotham Magazine and Life Magazine.
Paul Sobota - Photography
Paul Sobota is a Cleveland based photographer, gallery director and fine artist. Paul’s goal is to blend his fine art approach with his commercial photography, creating images that are as fantastical as they are relevant. His work ranges from composing absurdist portraits of mash-up artist Girl Talk (Greg Gillis) and photographing celebrity chef Michael Symon, to constructing a simulated camping blog series featuring whimsical disasters and contemplations of solitude. Paul’s work has been featured in Spin Magazine, Bon Appetit and recently published in contemporary art and design books Hair’em Scare’em and Tangible by Gestalten Press. In 2005 Paul, along with fellow artists Steven Probert and Erika Neola, founded the Front Room Gallery in Cleveland, which continues to show young and emerging artists from around the country.