Anastasia Barnes is the publisher at High-Profile Monthly, a three-generation family-owned publication and media outlet focused on architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) news in New England.
She is also the producer and host of the Build Better podcast Build Better featuring the people, teams and organizations that are acting on their own vision to build a better world.
Anastasia has been with High-Profile for 19 years and, as publisher, created “Vision”, a special issue featuring people and companies that are leading the evolution of the AECC industry. New in 2019, Anastasia also hosts High-Profile’s
She has played a pivotal role in the company and, prior to being named publisher, served as the business development manager where she focused on new client relationships and managed High-Profile’s sales team.
In 2013, she created a weekly newsletter devoted to the New England AEC industry called “FastFacts Friday”, which has quickly become the go-to newsletter for up-to-date news and happenings in the design/build industry.
Anastasia has also over twenty years as a professional stage, film, and television actor. She has appeared in series episodics for Showtime, CBS, TNT, Disney’s Family Channel, and most recently, Apple’s new streaming network, to name just a few.
She wrote, produced, and starred in the original limited series “The Ruby Besler Show”. The show was adapted for stage and performed nationally from 2013-2017, and is currently being adapted for the big screen.
Anastasia received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in Theatre from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her passions include singing, writing and performing comedy, hiking outdoors and practicing ashtanga yoga.