ABOUT US

Our mission is to facilitate a return to a more connected and sustainable way of living. 

Our Founders

The Grand Return was Founded by the co-owners of Face the Current, an award-winning and purpose-driven magazine, media and publishing company.  Sasha and Ty have a shared passion for life, and live to appreciate and experience their connection with Earth.  TGR’s impact-driven platform is curated with meaningful experiences that weave in a core mission of collective growth and sustainable living.  By bringing together a network of purpose driven partners, collaborators and influencers worldwide, we believe anything is possible.  As we possess proven approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing issues, there is only one question… 

 

What is the world we choose to create?  

TGR’s multimedia is designed to educate, entertain, and inspire a global audience to be mindful of our actions.  This return to a more abundant, connected and sustainable way of living is a collective movement requiring conscious action from everyone.  Much like bee colonies are considered to be one superorganism acting in unison, we must consider ourselves as a part of the whole.  When we truly see ourselves as one with nature, nature provides for us.  Earth takes care of us, let’s return the favor.

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eco farm finder app

We are creating Eco Farm Finder to regenerate our health, lands and ecosystems for a more sustainable future, by revitalizing the world’s oldest and most essential industry- agriculture. Our global platform connects helps tap into direct sourcing, agritourism to “know your farmer,” and the true farm to table experience. Farmers and growers around the world are doing their best to facilitate the return to a more connected and sustainable way of living. Improving carbon cycles, increasing nutritional value of food, restoring biodiversity and regenerating our lands are all positive effects achieved through collective stewardship of the land.  

Our Team

Sasha Frate

Sasha Frate

Co-Founder & CEO

Ty Johnson

Ty Johnson

Co-Founder & COO

Saju Thomas Paul

Saju Thomas Paul

Chief Creative Officer

Ian Hill

Ian Hill

Chief Revenue Officer

Cheryl Rohit John

Cheryl Rohit John

Developer

Sema Garay

Sema Garay

Senior Designer

Ainsley Schoppel

Ainsley Schoppel

Senior Editor

Ahmed Sami Badawi

Ahmed Sami Badawi

MENA Exec

Our Partners

Our partners and team include world-renowned subject area experts and other influential thought leaders and changemakers in the fields of sustainable technologies, wellness, science, agriculture, history and more.

Adly Wagih Thoma

Adly Wagih Thoma

MENA Exec, Sustainable Innovations

Nassim Haramein

Nassim Haramein

Physicist & Sustainable Tech Inventor

William Brown

William Brown

Biophysicist, Wellness & Agriculture ESG Solutions

Jonah Kest

Jonah Kest

Renowned Yoga & Wellness Instructor

Regan Nally, PhD

Regan Nally, PhD

R&D Mycelium Solutions

Yoga Yogendran, PhD

Yoga Yogendran, PhD

ESG Innovative Tech & Energy Solutions

Madjid Abdellaziz

Madjid Abdellaziz

Desert Regreening, Regenerating Landscapes

Patricia Awyan Lehman

Patricia Awyan Lehman

Egyptology, Bridging Ancient-Modern Wisdom

Our Connection to Egypt & MENA

 

TGR encompasses a global community and network, so you might be asking:  why do we have so much emphasis on Egypt and the Middle East North Africa region?  Much of our content and experiences are based in this region, here’s why:

More than five million years ago, the Nile began to flow northwards into Egypt.  Since then, the river has been recognized as the source of all life, sometimes described as the spine of Africa and even our entire planet.  Ancient civilizations harnessed incredible knowledge of our world, utilizing the vast natural powers available in the region. 

Today, modern science provides us with the insights needed to begin our journey back to the ancient past, to a more connected way of living.  

Environment, Social, Governance

ESG commonly refers to three pillars (Environment, Social, Governance) of a company’s business operations.  Not only do we strive to operate ethically internally as a company, but we also work hard to consider the perspectives of global consumers and communities.  We like to extend the scope of our business practices to factor sustainability, social good, and transparency for consumers and communities worldwide.  After all, this is why we’re in business in the first place.

Throughout our many years of experience with purpose-driven media and publishing, we’ve connected with hundreds of companies, organizations, thought leaders and change makers.  These are groups and individuals who have been exemplary and leading the way in sustainability, social good, ethical practices, and transparency on processes and sourcing.  Our goal is not only to operate with these standards as a company, but also to support and raise awareness on the practices and efforts of other companies, organizations, and individuals around the globe.  We take it a step further to establish partnerships and collaborations initiating and proliferating impact projects worldwide.  TGR aims to become B Corp certified by 2024.

TGR’s ESG Pillars

ESG Environment

Environment

Sustainability is propelled by advocating for and practicing alternative and eco-friendly solutions with products, services, and experiences and reducing waste through eco-friendly manufacturing and packaging.

Education kids learning in garden

Social Impact

Social good is incorporated into our company’s practices, as well as those of partners and organizations we work with.  We aim to have a positive impact on communities around the globe, and we make it easy for users to feel like a connected community member.

ESG Transparency

Governance

Transparency is key for consumers to be able to shop, or even search, responsibly.  Important purchasing factors include where products are produced and how they are made, including purpose and the people behind it.  

TGR TV

The Grand Return began a film project in Egypt in 2019, and we are excited to announce that we are evolving this project into “TGR TV.”  This expansion will offer a wider variety of films and topics beyond our TGR-produced originals.  Stay tuned!

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Media Kit

Interested in learning more?  Check out our media kit!

 

Editorial

Do you have inspiring, entertaining, and/or educational content you would like to have published with The Grand Return?  We are currently accepting submissions to feature on thegrandreturn.com.  You may submit a variety and/or combination of written, photo, and video content.  Please review our media kit and more info on our “Pitch A Story” page to align with the topics we explore and share on our platform.  If you believe your content is a great fit for our audience, we would love to hear from you with your submission!

submissions@thegrandreturn.com