Tiffany Shackelford

Friday, Jan. 15 2021  we celebrated Tiffany Shackelford by sharing our stories, offering our fondest memories and raising a glass to toast her life. Please watch this space for updates on how to stay in touch and support the TShack community.


We invite you to listen to our playlist for Tiffany.

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Please consider supporting Tiffany’s family during this challenging time by making a donation to a fund that friends have started.

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We would like to collect photos from people whose lives were touched by Tiffany. Photos of Tiffany and you together would be wonderful.

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Remembering Tiffany 

Tiffany Shackelford, a leader of communications, policy, and journalism organizations, died December 27, 2020, after contracting COVID-19. She was 46.

Tiffany is survived by her husband of 14 years, Aaron Castelo; son Sam, 9; and an amazingly wide network of friends and relatives.

Born in Jacksonville, Fla., on July 31, 1974, she was part of a Navy family that lived in a variety of places before settling in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County in the early 1980s. As an adult, she lived in Washington, D.C.’s Logan Circle neighborhood (before it was trendy). She was living in the Stratford Landing neighborhood of Fairfax County with her family at the time of her death.


Sam and I have lost the brightest star in our universe.