Meet the Founders

No matter what, the answer is always “yes.” Ask us about our collective ultramarathons, triathlons, relays, and cycling trips. Or the time Beachy followed the Tour de France. Or when Rachel got left behind on a camel in the Sahara Desert.
Or the time we assemble welcome bags for refugees entering the States for the first time, ever. We believe in working hard, doing good, and always learning.

Laura Beachy

Co-Founder, Communications

Beachy serves as a media specialist whose career has spanned film, television, publishing, PR, and digital brand development. She founded Beachy Media in 2014.

Prior to Beachy Media, she served as the publicist for Runner’s World, Running Times, and Bicycling magazines. Most notably, she landed placements on AC360, Entertainment Tonight, Good Day New York, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. She also created the blueprint for Rodale Publishing’s corporate social media strategy.

Beachy has worked for VIDICOM, FOX, ABC, Summit Entertainment, KPI Lightworks Entertainment, POV, and Bohm Productions. She is a three-time film festival finalist for the feature-length documentary, We Were Quiet Once and is a documentary nerd.

Beachy is a competitive triathlete earning a qualifying spot to USAT Age Group Nationals and an ultramarathon runner who has been in a long-term relationship with pie for the past quarter-century.

Follow her on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.

Rachel Cochran

Co-Founder, Design

Rachel is a designer and content creator. Her work can be seen in the pages of the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Vogue, and Scientific American or on the shelves at Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sur La Table, and Bloomingdale’s. She also specializes in web development, SEO, content creation, and social media analytics.

Rachel is an accomplished runner and triathlete, completing several marathons and triathlons including an Ironman. She’s on the leadership board for the Rise, an outdoor fitness group in the city that’s been featured in the New York Times, Shape Magazine, Blood, Sweat, and Cheers, Well + Good, and on CBS and NBC. She also hosts Beginner’s Run clinics twice a year.

Follow her on Instagram or connect on LinkedIn.