The CI Story

Community Impact Newspaper is Texas’ fastest-growing news organization and the most widely distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the community level. Since its launch in 2005,Community Impact Newspaper has restructured an antiquated model—the community newspaper—and turned it into an essential tool by providing readers with useful, informative news.

Owners John and Jennifer Garrett launched the first edition of Community Impact Newspaper with three full-time employees covering Round Rock and Pflugerville. The company now has more than 145 employees with coverage in more than 30 cities and communities with 20 hyper-local newspapers in Texas. With a total mailed circulation now reaching nearly 1.5 million, more residents receive a Community Impact Newspaper than any other publication in Texas.

Still independently owned and locally operated, our mission is to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team.

Community Impact Newspaper, Texas' fastest-growing news organization, is always looking to add to our talented team.

  • Benefits

    • Competitive base salaries
    • Health insurance
    • Dental plan
    • Vision benefits
    • Matching 401K
    • Profit sharing program
    • Paid holidays off
    • Paid birthday off
    • Paid sick days off
  • Perks

    • State-of-the-art headquarters off 130
    • Monthly staff meetings with breakfast
    • On-site gym at headquarters
    • Holiday & event parties
    • Bi-annual wellness challenges
    • Annual field days
    • Happy hours & team lunches
    • Team oriented atmosphere

Open Positions

We have five office locations in Central Texas, including the Austin, Houston and Dallas metros. View open positions to find where you belong!

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Awards

  • FRISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
    Small Business of the Year 2014
    The Small Business of the Year award was given to Community Impact Newspaper—Frisco edition for contributions to Frisco and the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and community during the year.
  • AUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
    The KPMG Executive Leadership Award – John Garrett
    The 2014 Greater Austin Business Awards, a competition organized by the Austin Chamber of Commerce to honor excellence in business in the Greater Austin region. The Executive Leadership Award recognizes presidents, principals or chief executive officers for devoting time and energy to strengthen and transform the organization they lead.
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In the News

  • June 2015
    bizjournals.com: Garrett: New $10M press can’t be shared — for now
  • June 2015
    bizjournals.com: Community Impact plans $10M printing facility to fuel growth
  • June 2015
    communityimpact.com: Local newspaper expands to printing operation
  • February 2015
    impactnews.com: Texas legislators recognize Feb. 11 as Community Impact Newspaper Day at the Capitol
  • April 2014
    Fox 26 News: Community Impact Newspaper & FOX 26 News launch partnership
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DEPARTMENT

  • Design
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  • Operations
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MARKET

  • Tyana Abee
    Tyana Abee
    General Manager
    Leander|Cedar Park
  • John Adams
    John Adams
    General Manager
    Northwest Austin
  • Cierra Aiken
    Cierra Aiken
    Graphic Designer
    Georgetown
  • Amanda Allbright
    Amanda Allbright
    Executive Assistant to the Publisher
    AUSTIN
  • Shawn Arrajj
    Shawn Arrajj
    Reporter
    Cy-Fair
  • Travis Baker
    Travis Baker
    General Manager
    Southwest Austin
  • Toni Barron
    Toni Barron
    Metro Publisher
    DALLAS
  • Kari Barton
    Kari Barton
    Account Executive
    Cy-Fair
  • Joseph Basco
    Joseph Basco
    Reporter
    Southwest Austin
  • Leslee Bassman
    Leslee Bassman
    Editor
    Lake Travis|Westlake
  • Alisa Batten
    Alisa Batten
    Account Executive
    The Woodlands
  • Erin Behncke
    Erin Behncke
    Senior Graphic Designer
    Southwest Austin
  • Heddy Benedict
    Heddy Benedict
    Account Executive
    Georgetown
  • Sherelle Black
    Sherelle Black
    Reporter
    Grapevine|Colleyville|Southlake
  • Lori Bodine
    Lori Bodine
    Account Executive
    San Marcos|Buda|Kyle
  • Desiree Bohls
    Desiree Bohls
    Account Coordinator
    AUSTIN
  • Larry Brackens
    Larry Brackens
    IT Technician
    AUSTIN
  • Jennifer Brahm
    Jennifer Brahm
    Graphic Designer
    Conroe|Montgomery
  • Melinda Brasher
    Melinda Brasher
    General Manager
    Georgetown
  • Meredith Brown
    Meredith Brown
    General Manager
    Conroe|Montgomery
  • Jackie Brunk
    Jackie Brunk
    Senior Designer
    The Woodlands
  • Stephen Burnett
    Stephen Burnett
    Reporter
    Leander|Cedar Park
  • Shawn Burrell
    Shawn Burrell
    Direct Marketing Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Beth Burton
    Beth Burton
    Account Executive
    Round Rock|Pflugerville|Hutto
  • Julie Butterfield
    Julie Butterfield
    Senior Reporter
    The Woodlands
  • Cara Byrum
    Cara Byrum
    Account Executive
    McKinney
  • Aubrey Cade
    Aubrey Cade
    Senior Graphic Designer
    Frisco
  • Angie Calderon
    Angie Calderon
    Graphic Designer
    Northwest Austin
  • Phyllis Campos
    Phyllis Campos
    General Manager
    Lake Travis|Westlake
  • Wendy Cawthon
    Wendy Cawthon
    Reporter
    Tomball|Magnolia
  • Kelley Chambers-Crimmins
    Kelley Chambers-Crimmins
    Editor
    Plano
  • Cathy Chedrawi
    Cathy Chedrawi
    Graphic Designer
    Round Rock|Pflugerville|Hutto
  • Brandy Cohen
    Brandy Cohen
    Senior Digital Designer
    AUSTIN
  • Shannon Colletti
    Shannon Colletti
    Executive Editor
    AUSTIN
  • Andy Comer
    Andy Comer
    Copy Chief
    AUSTIN
  • Amy Cope
    Amy Cope
    Account Coordinator
    AUSTIN
  • Courtney Cottom
    Courtney Cottom
    Account Coordinator
    AUSTIN
  • Tess Coverman
    Tess Coverman
    Senior Account Executive
    Southwest Austin
  • Jason Culpepper
    Jason Culpepper
    Metro Publisher
    HOUSTON
  • Jennifer Curington
    Jennifer Curington
    Reporter
    Central Austin
  • Anna Daugherty
    Anna Daugherty
    Reporter
    Lake Travis|Westlake
  • Amy Denney
    Amy Denney
    Editor
    Northwest Austin
  • Tracy Drewa
    Tracy Drewa
    Account Executive
    Katy
  • Brian Edwards
    Brian Edwards
    Accounting Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Amy Ellsworth
    Amy Ellsworth
    General Manager
    Round Rock|Pflugerville|Hutto
  • Shawn Epps
    Shawn Epps
    Senior Designer
    Pearland/Friendswood
  • Kristin Fortie
    Kristin Fortie
    Account Coordinator
    AUSTIN
  • Judy Galani
    Judy Galani
    Digital General Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Stephen Garcia
    Stephen Garcia
    Reporter
    Pearland/Friendswood
  • Jennifer Garrett
    Jennifer Garrett
    Chief Administrative Officer
    AUSTIN
  • John Garrett
    John Garrett
    CEO & Publisher
    AUSTIN
  • Evelia Gramajo
    Evelia Gramajo
    Graphic Designer
    Cy-Fair
  • Richard Guerrero
    Richard Guerrero
    Copy Editor
    AUSTIN
  • Kelly Hammons
    Kelly Hammons
    General Manager
    Pearland/Friendswood
  • Emily Hampton
    Emily Hampton
    Account Coordinator
    AUSTIN
  • Leo Henington
    Leo Henington
    General Manager
    Grapevine|Colleyville|Southlake
  • Jean Henric
    Jean Henric
    Senior Designer
    Grapevine|Colleyville|Southlake
  • Xinia Hernandez
    Xinia Hernandez
    Graphic Designer
    McKinney
  • Ethan Hill
    Ethan Hill
    Graphic Designer
    Central Austin
  • Kimberly Horkavy
    Kimberly Horkavy
    Human Resources Director
    AUSTIN
  • Christal Howard
    Christal Howard
    General Manager
    Frisco
  • Takiya Howard
    Takiya Howard
    Office Manager
    HOUSTON
  • Connor Hyde
    Connor Hyde
    Reporter
    Sugar Land|Missouri City
  • Lauren Itz
    Lauren Itz
    Senior Account Executive
    Lake Travis|Westlake
  • Sarah Joerin
    Sarah Joerin
    General Manager
    Katy
  • Lindsey Juarez
    Lindsey Juarez
    Reporter
    Frisco
  • Jocelyn Kerr
    Jocelyn Kerr
    Editor
    Katy
  • Lacy Klasel
    Lacy Klasel
    General Manager
    San Marcos|Buda|Kyle
  • Tiffany Knudtson
    Tiffany Knudtson
    Art Production Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Christian LaMore
    Christian LaMore
    Account Executive
    Frisco
  • Joe Lanane
    Joe Lanane
    Editor
    Central Austin
  • Christine Leggett
    Christine Leggett
    General Manager
    Tomball|Magnolia
  • Cody Leitholt
    Cody Leitholt
    Circulations Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Marie Leonard
    Marie Leonard
    Editor
    Cy-Fair
  • Leanne Libby
    Leanne Libby
    General Manager
    Plano
  • Lacy Llana
    Lacy Llana
    Billing Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Abigail Loop
    Abigail Loop
    Reporter
    The Woodlands
  • Christi Love
    Christi Love
    General Manager
    Sugar Land|Missouri City
  • Claire Love
    Claire Love
    Chief Operating Officer
    AUSTIN
  • Deeda Lovett
    Deeda Lovett
    General Manager
    Central Austin
  • David Ludwick
    David Ludwick
    Operations Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Nicole Luna
    Nicole Luna
    Reporter
    Frisco
  • Emilie Lutostanski
    Emilie Lutostanski
    Community Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Cyndi McDonald
    Cyndi McDonald
    Account Executive
    Cy-Fair
  • Patty McHugh
    Patty McHugh
    General Manager
    Spring|Klein
  • Larry McLoda
    Larry McLoda
    General Manager
    McKinney
  • Jesse Mendoza
    Jesse Mendoza
    Editor
    Conroe|Montgomery
  • Meagan Miksch
    Meagan Miksch
    Account Executive
    Round Rock|Pflugerville|Hutto
  • Rachel Mills
    Rachel Mills
    Account Coordinator
    AUSTIN
  • Dionna Moore
    Dionna Moore
    Graphic Designer
    Tomball|Magnolia
  • Derek Moss
    Derek Moss
    Graphic Designer
    Spring|Klein
  • Kara Nordstrom
    Kara Nordstrom
    Senior Designer
    Leander|Cedar Park
  • Kara Nuzback
    Kara Nuzback
    Reporter
    Northwest Austin
  • K’Nicole Ogg
    K’Nicole Ogg
    Account Executive
    Pearland/Friendswood
  • Joe Olivieri
    Joe Olivieri
    Central Texas Managing Editor
    AUSTIN
  • Jenna Parsons
    Jenna Parsons
    Customer Service Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Caitlin Perrone
    Caitlin Perrone
    Reporter
    Georgetown
  • David Pollan
    David Pollan
    Editor
    Sugar Land|Missouri City
  • Jim Pollard
    Jim Pollard
    General Manager
    The Woodlands
  • Nicole Preston
    Nicole Preston
    Account Executive
    Conroe|Montgomery
  • Kelli Ray
    Kelli Ray
    General Manager
    Cy-Fair
  • Marthe Rennels
    Marthe Rennels
    Editor
    McKinney
  • Emily Roberts
    Emily Roberts
    Managing Editor
    HOUSTON
  • Randy Robinson
    Randy Robinson
    Videographer
    AUSTIN
  • Traci Rodriguez
    Traci Rodriguez
    Metro Publisher
    AUSTIN
  • Jose Salazar
    Jose Salazar
    UX Developer
    AUSTIN
  • Courtney Samok
    Courtney Samok
    Account Coordinator
    AUSTIN
  • Priscilla Sandoval
    Priscilla Sandoval
    Account Coordinator
    AUSTIN
  • Denise Seiler
    Denise Seiler
    Senior Account Executive
    AUSTIN
  • Nida Sellers
    Nida Sellers
    HR Generalist
    AUSTIN
  • Crystal Shaffer
    Crystal Shaffer
    Account Executive
    The Woodlands
  • Emilie Shaughnessy
    Emilie Shaughnessy
    Reporter
    Round Rock|Pflugerville|Hutto
  • Chris Shelton
    Chris Shelton
    Reporter
    Spring|Klein
  • Susan Singhaus
    Susan Singhaus
    Account Executive
    Northwest Austin
  • Natalie Socha
    Natalie Socha
    Graphic Designer
    San Marcos|Buda|Kyle
  • Stephanie Spino
    Stephanie Spino
    Account Executive
    Plano
  • Matt Stephens
    Matt Stephens
    Editor
    Spring|Klein
  • Kelly Stockdale
    Kelly Stockdale
    Account Coordinator
    AUSTIN
  • Derek Sullivan
    Derek Sullivan
    Creative Director
    AUSTIN
  • Lyndsey Taylor
    Lyndsey Taylor
    Editor
    Leander|Cedar Park
  • Maura Teague
    Maura Teague
    Graphic Designer
    Plano
  • Jenny Tenbush
    Jenny Tenbush
    Art Production Manager
    HOUSTON
  • Scott Thomas
    Scott Thomas
    Editor
    Round Rock|Pflugerville|Hutto
  • Ashley Thompson
    Ashley Thompson
    Account Executive
    Tomball|Magnolia
  • Brett Thorne
    Brett Thorne
    Editor
    San Marcos|Buda|Kyle
  • JJ Velasquez
    JJ Velasquez
    Reporter
    San Marcos|Buda|Kyle
  • Robyn Vergeldedios
    Robyn Vergeldedios
    Account Executive
    Sugar Land|Missouri City
  • Jennifer Voith
    Jennifer Voith
    A/R Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Beth Wade
    Beth Wade
    Editor
    Georgetown
  • Krista Wadsworth
    Krista Wadsworth
    Managing Editor
    DALLAS
  • Tanya Wagner
    Tanya Wagner
    Account Executive
    Grapevine|Colleyville|Southlake
  • Brian Walzel
    Brian Walzel
    Editor
    The Woodlands
  • Kelli Weldon
    Kelli Weldon
    Editor
    Southwest Austin
  • Quinci White
    Quinci White
    Account Coordinator
    AUSTIN
  • Liza Winkler
    Liza Winkler
    Editor
    Tomball|Magnolia
  • Melenie Yuen
    Melenie Yuen
    Graphic Designer
    Sugar Land|Missouri City
  • Mary-Ann Zykin
    Mary-Ann Zykin
    Graphic Designer
    Katy
Tyana Abee
General Manager
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I’m a pretty creative gal and a social butterfly with a ton of passion for what I do!

 

Contact: tabee@communityimpact.com

John Adams
General Manager
What do you like about working at CI?

I’ve never worked in a more positive, encouraging, and team-oriented environment. I also love that I get to work in and cover the area that I grew up in – Northwest Austin!

 

Contact: jadams@communityimpact.com

Cierra Aiken
Graphic Designer
What aspects of your personality will make you good at your new position?

I am a fun, free spirit that loves creativity!

 

Contact: caiken@communityimpact.com

Amanda Allbright
Executive Assistant to the Publisher
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I’m sensitive to how others feel so I’m always thinking through that when planning events or doing any aspect of my job. I’m a nurturer so I like to make sure everyone is taken care of and encouraged!

 

Contact: aallbright@communityimpact.com

Shawn Arrajj
Reporter
What is your favorite song?

“The Wind Cries Mary” by Jimi Hendrix

 

Contact: sarrajj@communityimpact.com

Travis Baker
General Manager
What makes you smile during the work day?

I smile a lot at my job, it would be easier to list the few things that make me not smile!

 

Contact: tbaker@communityimpact.com

Toni Barron
Metro Publisher
What is your favorite book?

Same Kind of Different as Me

 

Contact: tbarron@communityimpact.com

Kari Barton
Account Executive
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I enjoy talking to people, new friends, old friends.  I enjoy learning people’s stories.

 

Contact: kbarton@communityimpact.com

Joseph Basco
Reporter
What never fails to make you smile?

A clever joke makes me smile.

 

Contact: jbasco@communityimpact.com

Leslee Bassman
Editor
What is your favorite TV show?

HGTV’s Property Brothers!

 

Contact: lbassman@communityimpact.com

Alisa Batten
Account Executive
What are some of your hobbies?

I’m a certified scuba diver and have driven on a few F1 courses in Belgium and Germany.

 

Contact: abatten@communityimpact.com

Erin Behncke
Senior Graphic Designer
What do you think you bring to the company?

Quirk? And a love of cats that probably extends beyond a normal person’s love of cats.

 

Contact: ebehncke@communityimpact.com

Heddy Benedict
Account Executive
What makes you smile during the work day?

Several things make me smile during the day. When businesses tell me that our paper has helped their business grow! Especially when businesses say they had so much response they had to start a waiting list.

 

Contact: hbenedict@communityimpact.com

Sherelle Black
Reporter
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

My outgoing personality and dedication to my work.

 

Contact: sblack@communityimpact.com

Lori Bodine
Account Executive
What never fails to make you smile?
Helping a client grow their business, enjoying beautiful views in nature and seeing other people smile!

 

Contact: lbodine@communityimpact.com

Desiree Bohls
Account Coordinator
What are some of your hobbies?

Reading, hanging out with my son, being poolside in the summer.

 

Contact: dbohls@communityimpact.com

Larry Brackens
IT Technician

Contact: lbrackens@communityimpact.com

Jennifer Brahm
Graphic Designer
What aspects of your personality will make you good at your new position?

My desire for perfection and my eye for details.

 

Contact: jbrahm@communityimpact.com

Melinda Brasher
General Manager
What are some of your hobbies?

I’m a foodie. I love to garden and cook. I also enjoy the abundance of trails in my community and walk as much as possible.

 

Contact: mbrasher@communityimpact.com

Meredith Brown
General Manager
What do you think you bring to the company?

With my combined experience working for a Chamber of Commerce, having run for political office and being heavily involved in community/civic groups for years, I bring a different perspective of how small business and community/governmental leadership all tie together. Our paper offers a unique voice for all of these groups in one informative publication.

 

Contact: mbrown@communityimpact.com

Jackie Brunk
Senior Designer
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

My attention to detail and desire to do every part of my job to the best of my ability. “Any job worth doing is worth doing right” – My Dad

 

Contact: jbrunk@communityimpact.com

Stephen Burnett
Reporter
What is your favorite color?

Blue and silver or maroon and tan.

 

Contact: sburnett@communityimpact.com

Shawn Burrell
Direct Marketing Specialist
What do you think you bring to the company?

A positive can do attitude.

 

Contact: sburrell@communityimpact.com

Beth Burton
Account Executive
What do you think you bring to the company?

Enthusiasm and thinking outside of the box!

 

Contact: bburton@communityimpact.com

Julie Butterfield
Senior Reporter
What makes you smile during the work day?

Intellectual discourse regarding hyphens.

 

Contact: jbutterfield@communityimpact.com

Cara Byrum
Account Executive
What is your favorite movie and TV show?

Movie: Horrible Bosses. TV Show: Ray Donovan

 

Contact: cbyrum@communityimpact.com

Aubrey Cade
Senior Graphic Designer
What do you like about working here?

The culture and environment. It is a joy to come to work everyday and surrounding myself passionate and encouraging people.

 

 

Contact: acade@communityimpact.com

Angie Calderon
Graphic Designer
What makes you smile during the workday?

When I see an e-mail about free food in the break room.

 

Contact: acalderon@communityimpact.com

Phyllis Campos
General Manager
What do you think you bring to the company?

With an extended background in publishing and media, I feel I bring a level of knowledge and professionalism to our team.

 

Contact: pcampos@communityimpact.com

Wendy Cawthon
Reporter
What do you think you bring to the company?

A strong belief in the importance of community news.

 

Contact: wcawthon@communityimpact.com

Kelley Chambers-Crimmins
Editor
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

My sense of humor, easy-going nature and organizational skills.

 

Contact: kchambers@communityimpact.com

Cathy Chedrawi
Graphic Designer
What do you like about working at CI?

My coworkers for sure! And I love the company’s values. Knowing that you work for someone who really cares about you just makes me work harder.

 

Contact: cchedrawi@communityimpact.com

Brandy Cohen
Senior Digital Designer
What are some of your hobbies?

Making art, hanging with my dogs, watching horror movies, fishing, watching cooking shows, pinteresting pics of sushi, eating sushi

 

Contact: bcohen@communityimpact.com

Shannon Colletti
Executive Editor
What is your favorite part of your job?

Reading all of the different editions of the paper every week and knowing we are providing useful, relevant news that people actually care about.

 

Contact: scolletti@communityimpact.com

Andy Comer
Copy Chief
What keeps you going through the day?

Knowing I get to go home and see my dog and wife. It is important to have drive.

 

Contact: acomer@communityimpact.com

Amy Cope
Account Coordinator
What are some of your hobbies?

DIY, up-scaling old furniture

 

Contact: acope@communityimpact.com

Courtney Cottom
Account Coordinator
What never fails to make you smile?

My daughter. She is the funniest little person I know!

 

Contact: ccottom@communityimpact.com

Tess Coverman
Senior Account Executive
What makes you smile during the work day?

My clients and coworkers bring joy and humor to my days.

 

 

Contact: tcoverman@communityimpact.com

Jason Culpepper
Metro Publisher
What do you like about working here?

Our mission is clearly defined and we receive daily feedback on how we nail it. Go Team!

 

Contact: jculpepper@communityimpact.com

Jennifer Curington
Reporter
What makes you smile during the work day?

Chatting with community members, business owners, nonprofit groups or city officials and learning how they are making an impact on Austin in their own way always brings a smile to my face. Knowing I’m gathering information to share with our readers and help them become more informed citizens is a daily joy.

 

Contact: jcurington@communityimpact.com

Anna Daugherty
Reporter
What is your favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

My favorite color is red and my favorite movie is Newsies or Lord of the Rings.

 

Contact: adaugherty@communityimpact.com

Amy Denney
Editor
How do you relieve stress?

I manage stress by having a strong work-life balance. I enjoy working out, reading, playing board games and visiting local breweries.

 

Contact: adenney@communityimpact.com

Tracy Drewa
Account Executive
What are some of your hobbies?

Snow skiing, working out, gardening and playing with my dogs!

 

Contact: tdrewa@communityimpact.com

Brian Edwards
Accounting Specialist
What are some of your hobbies?

Much of my free time is dedicated to playing volleyball, practicing yoga, and spending time outdoors with my dog, Pablo. I also enjoy running and attending concerts and films whenever I can.

 

Contact: bedwards@communityimpact.com

Amy Ellsworth
General Manager
What are some of your hobbies?

Golf, reading, playing baseball with my husband and son, working out or running

 

Contact: aellsworth@communityimpact.com

Shawn Epps
Senior Designer
What do you think you bring to the company?

A developed experience in infographic and advertising design with a clean and conceptual style.

 

Contact: sepps@communityimpact.com

Kristin Fortie
Account Coordinator
What never fails to make you smile?

Animals, a really good comedian, and random acts of kindness.

 

Contact: kfortie@communityimpact.com

Judy Galani
Digital General Manager
What do you think you bring to the company?

A passion for digital media!

 

Contact: jgalani@communityimpact.com

Stephen Garcia
Reporter
What do you like about working at CI?

The fun atmosphere and friendly coworkers.

 

Contact: sgarcia@communityimpact.com

Jennifer Garrett
Chief Administrative Officer
What do you like about working here?

Everything! Mostly our mission and our people.

 

Contact: jjgarrett@communityimpact.com

John Garrett
CEO & Publisher
What do you love the most about working here?

I really have the best job in the world. I get to work with amazing, talented people who are committed to the best in all we do. It is so rewarding to hear news of one of our employees buying a new home, or getting married, or having their first child. To be able to play a small part in providing a great place to work so that work helps provide for these types of things that really matter is very rewarding.

 

Contact: jgarrett@communityimpact.com

Evelia Gramajo
Graphic Designer
What are some of your hobbies?

Is binging on Netflix a hobby? I think so.

 

Contact: egramajo@communityimpact.com

Richard Guerrero
Copy Editor
What makes you smile during the work day?

Funny in-house email chains! I don’t respond to many of them but I read as many of them as possible.

 

Contact: rguerrero@communityimpact.com

Kelly Hammons
General Manager
What makes you smile during the work day?

Getting the amazing reader feedback we receive. Knowing that we are informing our readers with unbiased useful content. Hearing success stories of our advertising partners.

 

Contact: khammons@communityimpact.com

Emily Hampton
Account Coordinator
What makes you smile during the workday?

My co-workers. Whether it’s an e-mail or conversations in the office, my fellow employees are always doing or saying something to make me smile. Also our clients. I love hearing how much they love our paper!

 

Contact: ehampton@communityimpact.com

Leo Henington
General Manager
What do you like about working at CI?

The culture is second to none!

 

Contact: lhenington@communityimpact.com

Jean Henric
Senior Designer
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I’m pretty optimistic as a person. I’m also a planner and like to ensure things run smoothly.

 

 

Contact: jhenric@communityimpact.com

Xinia Hernandez
Graphic Designer
What is your favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

Favorite color: Turquoise. Book: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Movie: 500 Days of Summer. TV Show: The Office

 

Contact: xhernandez@communityimpact.com

Ethan Hill
Graphic Designer
What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is The Goonies!

 

Contact: ehill@communityimpact.com

Kimberly Horkavy
Human Resources Director
What are some of your hobbies?

Photography, trying new restaurants and traveling

 

Contact: khorkavy@communityimpact.com

Christal Howard
General Manager
What is your favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

Color: I love them all enough to drive our designers crazy! Book: anything by James Patterson. Movie: Forrest Gump TV Show: Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, House Hunters (basically anything on HGTV)

 

 

Contact: choward@communityimpact.com

Takiya Howard
Office Manager
What is your favorite TV show?

My favorite TV Show is Scandal!

 

Contact: thoward@communityimpact.com

Connor Hyde
Reporter
What are some of your hobbies?

Painting, reading, playing music, antiquing, collecting records and typewriters

 

Contact: chyde@communityimpact.com

Lauren Itz
Senior Account Executive
What do you like about working at CI?

The people! I have the BEST co-workers ever…ever, ever, EVER!

 

Contact: litz@communityimpact.com

Sarah Joerin
General Manager
What are some of your hobbies?

Scrapbooking, photography and hiking

 

Contact: sjoerin@communityimpact.com

Lindsey Juarez
Reporter
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I think my positive attitude helps me in my job.

 

Contact: ljuarez@communityimpact.com

Jocelyn Kerr
Editor
What is your favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

Pretty much any movie with Al Pacino

 

Contact: jkerr@communityimpact.com

Lacy Klasel
General Manager
What makes you smile during the work day?

Each day out in the community I hear so many compliments about CI and I feel so proud and happy to work for such a respected organization. Also my SBK peeps make me smile all day with their super quick wit and fun personalities.

 

Contact: lklasel@communityimpact.com

Tiffany Knudtson
Art Production Manager
What makes you smile during the work day?

It makes me smile when I see my designers striving to make the best infographic or ad that they can make—especially when it’s a tough project—because they care about the quality of their work so much and about helping the reader understand the story and our advertising clients succeed.

 

Contact: tknudtson@communityimpact.com

Christian LaMore
Account Executive

Contact: clamore@communityimpact.com

Joe Lanane
Editor
What is your favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

Navy blue, “Devil in the White City,” “Seven Nation Army,” “True Romance,” and “The Walking Dead”

 

Contact: jlanane@communityimpact.com

Christine Leggett
General Manager
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I genuinely enjoy being a part of helping businesses grow and thrive.

 

Contact: cleggett@communityimpact.com

Cody Leitholt
Circulations Specialist
What is your favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

My favorite movie is and always will be Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

 

Contact: cleitholt@communityimpact.com

Marie Leonard
Editor
What are some of your hobbies?

Shopping, happy hour, cooking Italian food, traveling when I can.

 

Conact: mleonard@communityimpact.com

Leanne Libby
General Manager
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I think I’m pretty tough, we work hard, but it always pays off! I have a lot of passion. I love my city, my customers and our readers so much that it keeps me up at night sometimes…making sure we are always getting it right.

 

Contact: llibby@communityimpact.com

Lacy Llana
Billing Specialist
What do you like about working here?

EVERYTHING. But really, the people are excellent, the culture is incredible, and we work to achieve something that makes a difference in the community. What’s not to like?

 

Contact: lllana@communityimpact.com

Abigail Loop
Reporter
What are some of your hobbies?

I enjoy going to the beach, reading and listening to music.

 

Contact: aloop@communityimpact.com

Christi Love
General Manager
What makes you smile during the work day?

Positive feedback from our readers and advertisers!

 

Contact: christi.love@communityimpact.com

Claire Love
Chief Operating Officer
What aspect of your personality do you bring to the company and helps you with your job?

I really enjoy solving problems and I don’t give up, no matter how difficult the task.

 

Contact: clove@communityimpact.com

Deeda Lovett
General Manager
What is your favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

Pink; Eat, Pray, Love; Sitting by the Dock of the Bay; Forrest Gump; Friends

 

Contact: dlovett@communityimpact.com

David Ludwick
Operations Manager
What aspect of your personality do you bring to the company and helps you with your job?

It is my goal to make sure people have what they need and I am service oriented. My philosophy is “it is what it is.”

 

Contact: dludwick@communityimpact.com

Nicole Luna
Reporter

Contact: nluna@communityimpact.com

Emilie Lutostanski
Community Manager
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I have a passion for digital content and a journalist’s editorial integrity.

 

Contact: elutostanski@communityimpact.com

Cyndi McDonald
Account Executive
What is your favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

I loved the book The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. The story is told from the dog’s point of view. Today, my favorite TV shows are The Blacklist and Stalker.

 

Contact: cmcdonald@communityimpact.com

Patty McHugh
General Manager
What do you think you bring to the company?

Passion, authenticity, good old fashioned business principles.

 

Contact: pmchugh@communityimpact.com

Larry McLoda
General Manager
What are some of your hobbies?

Raising our daughter and all kinds of geeky stuff.

 

Contact: lmcloda@communityimpact.com

Jesse Mendoza
Editor
What is your favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

Purple, Flight by Shermann Alexie, B.O.B. Playing for Keeps, The King’s Speech, 30 Rock

 

Contact: jmendoza@communityimpact.com

Meagan Miksch
Account Executive
What makes you smile during the work day?

It makes me smile when I meet people who LOVE the paper!

 

Contact: mmiksch@communityimpact.com

Rachel Mills
Account Coordinator
What do you like to do in your spare time?

When I get the opportunity I love to binge-watch TV episodes (looking at you Pretty Little Liars and Scandal) for hours at a time, or lose myself in a book.

 

Contact: rmills@communityimpact.com

Dionna Moore
Graphic Designer
What are some of your hobbies?

Taking naps, crafting, decorating my apartment

 

Contact: dmoore@communityimpact.com

Derek Moss
Graphic Designer
Do you have a favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

Green, Kon Tiki, too many songs to choose from, The Fifth Element, Current favorite show is House of Cards and Daredevil

 

Contact: dmoss@communityimpact.com

Kara Nordstrom
Senior Designer
What is your favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

My favorite movie is a comedy called “What happens in Vegas,” I couldn’t stop laughing!

 

Contact: knordstrom@communityimpact.com

Kara Nuzback
Reporter
What aspects of your personality will make you good at your new position?

I’m good at seeing both sides of any situation.

 

Contact: knuzback@communityimpact.com

K’Nicole Ogg
Account Executive
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I am very social and I have determination and a winning spirit! I know the value of building relationships and how that impacts everyone’s success!

 

Contact: kogg@communityimpact.com

Joe Olivieri
Central Texas Managing Editor
What aspect of your personality do you bring to the company and helps you with your job?

I am naturally curious. I love to question people and get answers.

 

Contact: jolivieri@communityimpact.com

Jenna Parsons
Customer Service Manager
What is your favorite thing about working at CI?

Everyone is really helpful and the culture keeps me smiling. I try to make a point to keep going no matter what happens during the day.

 

Contact: jparsons@communityimpact.com

Caitlin Perrone
Reporter
What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy hiking with my dog, reading books and watching movies or TV shows.

 

 

Contact: cperrone@communityimpact.com

David Pollan
Editor
What are some of your hobbies?

Camping, cooking, reading, golfing, frisbee golf, playing sports, going to concerts

 

Contact: dpollan@communityimpact.com

Jim Pollard
General Manager
What do you think you bring to the company?

Integrity, Work Ethic, Sales Ability, Management Expertise

 

Conact: jpollard@communityimpact.com

Nicole Preston
Account Executive
What makes you smile during the work day?

My boss and our clients/prospects we meet!

 

Contact: npreston@communityimpact.com

Kelli Ray
General Manager
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I’m achievement oriented and “gosh darn it, people like me!”

 

Contact: kray@communityimpact.com

Marthe Rennels
Editor
What makes you smile during the work day?

Knowing that my work will be appreciated by the community because of its relevance, balanced reporting and style make me smile the most. Also, knowing that my coworkers are on my team helps!

 

Contact: mrennels@communityimpact.com

Emily Roberts
Managing Editor
What makes you smile during the work day?

I love when I’m proofing a paper and I read a really great sentence, story or infographic—it’s great seeing our writers and designers excel at what they do.

 

 

Contact: eroberts@communityimpact.com

Randy Robinson
Videographer
What are some of your hobbies?

Riding my bike, running, board games, and coffee (coffee can be a hobby!)

 

Contact: rrobinson@communityimpact.com

Traci Rodriguez
Metro Publisher
What are some of your hobbies?

Some of my hobbies include fishing, camping and floating the river with my family.

 

Contact: trodriguez@communityimpact.com

Jose Salazar
UX Developer
What do you like about working at CI?

It is a place where I can continue to grow.

 

Contact: jsalazar@communityimpact.com

Courtney Samok
Account Coordinator
What is your favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

Blue, The Notebook, Wicked Twisted Road by Reckless Kelly, Big Daddy, Walking Dead

 

Contact: csamok@communityimpact.com

Priscilla Sandoval
Account Coordinator
What are your hobbies?

Traveling, blogging, eating and photography.

 

Contact: psandoval@communityimpact.com

Denise Seiler
Senior Account Executive
What do you think you bring to the company?

A good laugh. No matter what is going on at work, it’s important to stay happy, positive and try to make others laugh.

 

Contact: dseiler@communityimpact.com

Nida Sellers
HR Generalist
What makes you smile during the work day?

I smile when I hear Impacters crack up with laughter down the hall/across the building. I love that we have that fun atmosphere here.

 

Contact: nsellers@communityimpact.com

Crystal Shaffer
Account Executive
What are some of your hobbies?

Boating, BBQ’s and spending time with my family.
Contact: cshaffer@communityimpact.com

Emilie Shaughnessy
Reporter
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I always have my ear out for a good story. I love learning new things and discussing events and issues with people, so news writing comes naturally.

 

Contact: eshaughnessy@communityimpact.com

Chris Shelton
Reporter

Contact: cshelton@communityimpact.com

Susan Singhaus
Account Executive
What are some of your hobbies?

Cooking healthy and nutritious food and yoga.

 

Contact: ssinghaus@communityimpact.com

Natalie Socha
Graphic Designer
What do you like to do in your spare time?

Read, spend time with friends or paint.

 

Contact: nsocha@communityimpact.com

Stephanie Spino
Account Executive
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I am very outgoing and can talk to anyone!

 

Contact: shensley@communityimpact.com

Matt Stephens
Editor
What is your favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

Burnt orange, “The Stand” by Stephen King, “Under Pressure” by David Bowie/Queen, “Jurassic Park” and “The Wire”

 

Contact: mstephens@communityimpact.com

Kelly Stockdale
Account Coordinator
What are your favorite books?

The Dresden Files and I love Harry Potter.

 

Contact: kstockdale@communityimpact.com

Derek Sullivan
Creative Director
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I consider myself an “Average Joe” which helps me understand how we need to design for our readers.

 

Contact: dsullivan@communityimpact.com

Lyndsey Taylor
Editor
What do you like most about CI?

I love my coworkers and meeting people in the Cedar Park and Leander communities. Each day is a unique adventure—meeting business owners, taking photos in the field and learning something new.

 

Contact: ltaylor@communityimpact.com

Maura Teague
Graphic Designer

Contact: mteague@communityimpact.com

Jenny Tenbush
Art Production Manager
What do you think you bring to the company?

I’m here to better our product and our processes, and to encourage the wonderful employees around me!

 

Contact: jtenbush@communityimpact.com

Scott Thomas
Editor
What do you like about working at CI?

Something new everyday, meeting members of the community

 

Contact: sthomas@communityimpact.com

Ashley Thompson
Account Executive
What do you think you bring to the company?

I’d like to think that I bring passion, love for my community, positive outlook, and always striving to live by our mission.

 

Contact: athompson@communityimpact.com

Brett Thorne
Editor
What do you like about working here?

We are given a lot of freedom and trust to cover the news in each of our communities. It’s also a very positive work atmosphere.

 

Contact: bthorne@communityimpact.com

JJ Velasquez
Reporter
What makes you smile during the work day?

My hilarious team members as well as their hard work and how much it is appreciated by our readers

 

Contact: jvelasquez@communityimpact.com

Robyn Vergeldedios
Account Executive
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I am self motivated, organized and try to keep a good attitude.

 

Contact: rvergeldedios@communityimpact.com

Jennifer Voith
A/R Manager
How do you relieve stress?

I try to get as many things done as I can and then I push through it.

 

Contact: jvoith@communityimpact.com

Beth Wade
Editor
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I love talking to people, which helps me because I talk to a lot of people every day. I want to get to know people and understand their motivations rather than just ask them questions.

 

Contact: bwade@communityimpact.com

Krista Wadsworth
Managing Editor
What are some of your hobbies?

Reading, horses, music, attempting to turn my mini-Australian Shepherd into a frisbee dog

 

Contact: kwadsworth@communityimpact.com

Tanya Wagner
Account Executive
Do you have a favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

Color: Purple. TV Show: Gossip Girl & Friends (I know they’re over but its still my fave!) Too many songs, anything that sounds good to me though, any kind! Movie: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days & Friends with Benefits

 

Contact: twagner@communityimpact.com

Brian Walzel
Editor
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I’ve always had a penchant for numbers and an eye for details. Much of what we do here in Operations is task oriented, and I enjoy marking things off the ‘to do list’.

 

Contact: bwalzel@communityimpact.com

Kelli Weldon
Editor
What makes you smile during the work day?

My coworkers are awesome! The culture at Community Impact creates a positive work environment, and I enjoy collaborating with my teammates. I also love talking with people in our community and hearing their perspectives.

 

Contact: kweldon@communityimpact.com

Quinci White
Account Coordinator
What keeps you going through the day?

I listen to music and podcasts, focus on my job and avoid interruptions.

 

Contact: qwhite@communityimpact.com

Liza Winkler
Editor
What makes you smile during the work day?

Newsroom banter for sure. We have a quote board dedicated to all the hilarious things that we inevitably say. I enjoy the overall uplifting atmosphere throughout the office. We truly are all in this together like that cheesy High School Musical song.

 

Contact: lwinkler@communityimpact.com

Melenie Yuen
Graphic Designer
What are some of your hobbies?

Eating, Baking, Cooking, Gardening

 

Contact: myuen@communityimpact.com

Mary-Ann Zykin
Graphic Designer
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I always have a positive attitude and thrive under pressure.

 

Contact: mzykin@communityimpact.com

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