Olivia Aryeh brings expertise in Journalism and Communications to The Gentle Barn.
Olivia has served as editor and staff writer for Malibu Times Magazine and its sister newspaper, The Malibu Times, where she wrote front-page articles on major local news, politics and business stories, in addition to writing the weekly paper’s sports, people, crime and obituary sections, and starting the paper’s first fashion column. Her articles have also been published in Capitol Weekly, The Newspaper of California State Government and Politics.
Olivia became the City of Malibu’s first ever Media Information Officer. As the “face of the city”, she was responsible for creating and implementing a citywide communications strategy. She managed media and public relations, developed communication policies, advised and trained city council and city staff on effective ways to convey city messages, directed the operations of the city’s cable television channel and social media, developed and managed content for the city’s website, and helped develop the City’s branding and licensing program. She also created and produced original multimedia cross-platform storytelling for the city’s television channel, YouTube channel and website, and helped organize and successfully execute several high profile city events.
Olivia holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii and a master's degree from Columbia University in the City of New York. Her other interests include helping to inform others about the health, environmental and compassionate benefits of a plant-based diet, promoting an environmentally sustainable lifestyle, spending time with her family, surfing and traveling.