Sachs Media adds Trimmel Gomes, Peter Dowling

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Solidifying its reach in new media directions, award-winning Sachs Media Group today announced the addition of two veteran communicators who add extensive expertise in digital and broadcast media to the firm’s already impressive roster. This announcement comes in the wake of the firm’s rebranding and positions it to better meet the challenges of an ever-changing communications landscape.

Sachs Media deepens its strong capabilities with the addition of 11-year Florida television and radio newsman Trimmel Gomes, the award-winning statewide news director of Florida Public Radio; and strengthens its digital media and public affairs expertise with Peter Dowling, a former Marine counter-terrorism team leader who most recently has been a writer and editor within a key unit of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington. 

“Sachs Media is adding additional muscle and expertise to the strongest professional team in our industry anywhere in Florida,” said founder and CEO Ron Sachs. “The addition of Trimmel Gomes and Peter Dowling boosts that capability as we ramp up to a more dominant position in the ever-changing space of modern media.”

Trimmel Gomes has served as Florida Public Radio’s news director since 2006, and has worked in radio and television around Florida since 2004. A graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, Gomes was honored in 2009 by the Associated Press with a “Best in Show” award for investigative reporting and by PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors, Inc.) with its Edward R. Murrow Award for best investigative reporting.

Peter Dowling has held several government positions in Washington and Florida. His most recent assignment within Homeland Security was in the communications office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), where he helped develop strategic marketing and communications plans targeting international students, tourists and business travelers to increase their use of the government’s Electronic Immigration System. After his honorable discharge as a U.S. Marine lance corporal, where he served in the Third Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Company, Dowling earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University, and received a graduate certificate in social media for government from Georgetown University.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.