Our team

OUR EXECUTIVES

  • John Garrett
    Founder & CEO

    John started Community Impact Newspaper from the game room of his home with his wife and best friend Jennifer. The belief that everyone (not just the insiders) should know what is happening in their own backyard prompted him to leave news company giants and start his own news organization.
    Growing up with parents who worked hard as small business owners gave John a deep appreciation of how Main Street is the community. Helping local businesses thrive isn’t just part of Community ImpactMORE

John Garrett
Founder & CEO

John started Community Impact Newspaper from the game room of his home with his wife and best friend Jennifer. The belief that everyone (not just the insiders) should know what is happening in their own backyard prompted him to leave news company giants and start his own news organization.
Growing up with parents who worked hard as small business owners gave John a deep appreciation of how Main Street is the community. Helping local businesses thrive isn’t just part of Community ImpactMORE

  • Jennifer Garrett
    Chief Administrative Officer

    Jennifer is John’s partner-in-innovation. When John had the idea to create Community Impact Newspaper, she was the one who encouraged him to launch the company.
    Jennifer loves supporting her community and has always loved finding the story behind local businesses. She coined the phrase “everyone loves maps, duh” which our editorial and design team take to heart when they design all of our useful maps. Jennifer is a licensed interior designer and has won several design awards from the … MORE

Jennifer Garrett
Chief Administrative Officer

Jennifer is John’s partner-in-innovation. When John had the idea to create Community Impact Newspaper, she was the one who encouraged him to launch the company.
Jennifer loves supporting her community and has always loved finding the story behind local businesses. She coined the phrase “everyone loves maps, duh” which our editorial and design team take to heart when they design all of our useful maps. Jennifer is a licensed interior designer and has won several design awards from the … MORE

  • Aaron Murray
    Chief Information Officer
    AUSTIN

    Aaron Murray joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 to help the organization grow and prepare for the challenges of expansion. After … MORE

  • Christal Howard
    DFW Metro Publisher

    Christal Howard joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2013 to launch the Frisco edition as its general manager and now serves as the … MORE

  • Claire Love
    Chief Operating Officer

    Claire has been with Community Impact Newspaper since the beginning. Though she didn’t officially join the company until 2006 … MORE

  • Derek Sullivan
    Creative Director

    Derek, a native Austinite and career graphic designer, heads up the design department for Community Impact Newspaper. Derek prides himself in … MORE

  • Jason Culpepper
    Metro Publisher

    Jason Culpepper joined the Community Impact Newspaper team in 2009 and is passionate about being an Impacter. In an industry that is known … MORE

  • Jennifer Simon
    Chief Financial Officer

    Jennifer Simon is a finance executive and certified public accountant with a consistent history of delivering results. She began her career in public accounting at … MORE

  • Joe Lanane
    Executive Editor
    AUSTIN

    Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the … MORE

  • Kimberly Horkavy
    Human Resources Director

    Kim joined Community Impact Newspaper at the end of 2008 after moving back to Texas from London, where she worked for a marketing agency and earned … MORE

  • Kristina Shackelford
    South Houston Associate Publisher

    Kristina Shackelford grew up on Lake Conroe and said she learned to appreciate the value of a hometown and a love for water. After finishing her degree at … MORE

  • Traci Rodriguez
    Group Publisher

    Following a career in outside sales, Traci accepted an account executive position with Community Impact Newspaper in November 2006. MORE

  • Travis Baker
    Metro Publisher

    Travis Baker has been a consumer of news his entire life. Being informed in an unbiased way has always appealed to him. As a publisher, he … MORE

  • William Dahlstrom
    VP of Manufacturing

    A fifth-generation Austinite, Will Dahlstrom is committed to making the local community a better place by way of Community Impact Newspaper‘s five … MORE

Aaron Murray
Chief Information Officer

Aaron Murray joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 to help the organization grow and prepare for the challenges of expansion. After … MORE

Christal Howard
DFW Metro Publisher

Christal Howard joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2013 to launch the Frisco edition as its general manager and now serves as the … MORE

Claire Love
Chief Operating Officer

Claire has been with Community Impact Newspaper since the beginning. Though she didn’t officially join the company until 2006 … MORE

Derek Sullivan
Creative Director

Derek, a native Austinite and career graphic designer, heads up the design department for Community Impact Newspaper. Derek prides himself in … MORE

Jason Culpepper
Metro Publisher

Jason Culpepper joined the Community Impact Newspaper team in 2009 and is passionate about being an Impacter. In an industry that is known … MORE

Jennifer Simon
Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Simon is a finance executive and certified public accountant with a consistent history of delivering results. She began her career in public accounting at … MORE

Joe Lanane
Executive Editor

Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the … MORE

Kimberly Horkavy
Human Resources Director

Kim joined Community Impact Newspaper at the end of 2008 after moving back to Texas from London, where she worked for a marketing agency and earned … MORE

Kristina Shackelford
South Houston Associate Publisher

Kristina Shackelford grew up on Lake Conroe and said she learned to appreciate the value of a hometown and a love for water. After finishing her degree at … MORE

Traci Rodriguez
Group Publisher

Following a career in outside sales, Traci accepted an account executive position with Community Impact Newspaper in November 2006. MORE

Travis Baker
Metro Publisher

Travis Baker has been a consumer of news his entire life. Being informed in an unbiased way has always appealed to him. As a publisher, he … MORE

William Dahlstrom
VP of Manufacturing

A fifth-generation Austinite, Will Dahlstrom is committed to making the local community a better place by way of Community Impact Newspaper‘s five … MORE

OUR STAFF

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  • Aaron Murray
    Chief Information Officer
    AUSTIN
  • Abby Bora
    Reporter
  • Abigail Loop
    Reporter
  • Adrian Martinez
    Account Executive
  • Adriano Garcia
    Material Handler
  • Alexandra Corradini
    Graphic Designer
  • Alyssa Cevallos
    Account Executive
    Southwest Austin
  • Amanda Allbright Moore
    Executive Assistant to the CEO
  • Amanda Gibson
    Customer Service Specialist
  • Amber Messick
    Customer Service Specialist
  • Amelia Brust
    Editor
  • Amy Denney
    Editor
  • Amy Ellsworth
    General Manager
  • Amy Martinez
    General Manager
  • Ana Erwin
    General Manager
  • Andy Comer
    Copy Chief
  • Angie Calderon
    Senior Graphic Designer
  • Anna Dembowski
    Editor
  • Anya Gallant
    Graphic Designer
  • April Halpin
    Account Executive
  • Ariel Guerrero
    Material Handler
  • Aubrey Cade
    Art Production Manager
  • Barbara Delk
    General Manager
    McKinney
  • Ben Douglas
    Database Developer
  • Beth Burton
    Account Executive
  • Beth Marshall
    Reporter
  • Bo Stitch
    Staff Accountant
  • Brandy Cohen
    Senior Brand Designer
  • Breanna Flores
    Graphic Designer
  • Brian Edwards
    Operations Manager
  • Brian Munoz
    Customer Service Specialist
  • Brian Pardue
    General Manager
    Lewisville|Flower Mound|Highland Village
  • Caitlin Perrone
    Editor
  • Carlie Porterfield
    Reporter
  • Casey Mitchell
    General Manager
  • Cassidy Ritter
    Editor
  • Cathy Chedrawi
    Senior Graphic Designer
  • Chance Flowers
    Graphic Designer
    Georgetown
  • Chelsie Homer
    Customer Service Specialist
    HOUSTON
  • Chevall Pryce
    Reporter
  • Chris Neely
    City Hall Reporter
  • Chris Shelton
    Editor
  • Christian Wilson
    Material Handler
  • Christine Leggett
    General Manager
  • Chuck Patterson
    Press Operator
  • Courtney Cottom
    Customer Service Specialist
  • Courtney Samok
    Senior Customer Service Specialist
  • Crystal Shaffer
    Account Executive
  • Danica Smithwick
    Reporter
  • Daniel Houston
    Editor
  • Daniel Patterson
    Prepress Manager
  • David Ludwick
    General Manager
  • David Short
    General Manager
  • Deeda Lovett
    General Manager
  • Denise Seiler
    Senior Account Executive
  • Elizabeth Grote
    Customer Service Specialist
    HOUSTON
  • Emilie Lutostanski
    Digital Product Manager
  • Emily Donaldson
    Reporter
  • Emily Heineman
    Account Executive
  • Emma Freer
    Reporter
    AUSTIN
  • Eric Koehlmoos
    Material Handler
  • Eric Rose
    General Worker
  • Evan Marczynski
    Editor
  • Evelia Gramajo
    Graphic Designer
  • Frank Mata
    Reel Setter
  • Gail Watson
    Account Executive
  • Gavin Pugh
    Reporter
  • Haley Grace
    Graphic Designer
  • Haley Morrison
    Reporter
  • Hannah Zedaker
    Reporter
  • Hayley Merrill
    General Manager
  • Hector Patron
    Material Handler
  • Holly Gray
    Reporter
    Tomball|Magnolia
  • Ingrid Quinonez-Torres
    Financial Analyst
  • Jacqueline Harris
    Account Executive
  • James McChesney
    Bindery Operator
  • Jay Jones
    Graphic Designer
  • Jean Henric
    Senior Designer
  • Jenna Parsons
    Customer Service Manager
  • Jennifer Bland
    Database Developer
  • Jennifer Brahm
    Graphic Designer
  • Jennifer Reiley
    Reporter
  • Jennifer Voith
    Assistant Controller - PR, AR, AP
  • Jenny Abrego
    Art Production Manager
  • Jesse Mendoza
    Editor
  • JJ Velasquez
    Editor
  • Joe Giuliani
    Editor
  • Joe Lanane
    Executive Editor
    AUSTIN
  • Joe Warner
    Managing Editor - Austin Metro
  • John Cox
    Recruiter
  • Jonathan McGinnis
    Graphic Designer
    McKinney
  • Jose Salazar
    UX Developer
  • Joseph Hardt
    Account Executive
  • Julie Butterfield
    General Manager
  • Julie Warren
    General Manager
  • Kara Nordstrom
    Senior Graphic Designer
  • Karen Nickerson
    Account Executive
  • Kaysie Eddleman
    Assistant Controller - Accounting
  • Kelli Ray
    General Manager
  • Kelly Schafler
    Reporter
  • Kendra Adams
    Customer Service Specialist
  • Khamphoy Sayavong
    HR Manager
  • Kimberly Giannetti
    Targeted Marketing Specialist
  • Kimberly Hanson
    Recruiter
  • Kris Rashid
    Press Operator
  • Krista Wadsworth
    Managing Editor - DFW Metro
  • Kristen Rodriguez
    Graphic Designer
    Lewisville|Flower Mound|Highland Village
  • Kristin Fortie
    Senior Customer Service Specialist
  • Kristina Shackelford
    South Houston Associate Publisher
  • Lacy Klasel
    General Manager
  • Lacy Llana
    Project Manager
  • Larry Brackens
    IT Technician
  • Lauren Brown
    Mailing and Logistics Manager
  • Leanne Libby
    General Manager
  • Leslee Bassman
    Editor
  • Lindsay Durr
    Administrative Assistant
  • Lindsay McCravy
    Graphic Designer
  • Lindsey Juarez
    Editor
  • Lindsey McCormack
    Account Executive
  • Lloyd Lynch
    Maintenance Manager
  • Lupe Garcia
    Bindery Operator
  • Luz Moreno-Lozano
    Reporter
  • Marie Albiges
    Editor
  • Marie Leonard
    Managing Editor - South Houston
  • Matt McDonald
    Account Executive
  • Matt Stephens
    Managing Editor - North Houston
  • Matthew Mills
    Graphic Designer
  • Matthew Stalzer
    Bindery Operator
  • Melinda Brasher
    General Manager
  • Meredith Brown
    General Manager
  • Michael Reiner
    Inventory Control Specialist
  • Michael Smith
    Material Handler
    AUSTIN
  • Miranda Baker
    Graphic Designer
  • Miranda Barhydt
    Account Executive
    McKinney
  • Miranda Wilcox
    Editor
    Grapevine|Colleyville|Southlake
  • Nicholas Cicale
    Reporter
  • Nicole Luna
    Senior Reporter
  • Nicole Preston
    Account Executive
    The Woodlands
  • Nina Derr
    Human Resources Generalist
    AUSTIN
  • Nora Olabi
    Editor
  • Olivia Lueckemeyer
    Editor
  • Papar Faircloth
    General Manager
  • Patty McHugh
    General Manager
  • Phyllis Campos
    General Manager
  • Quinci White
    Billing & Contract Administrator
  • Quoc Nguyen
    Material Handler
  • Rachal Russell
    Graphic Designer
  • Ray Cortez
    Materials Handler
  • Rebecca Hennes
    Reporter
  • Richard Guerrero
    Copy Editor
  • Rob Miller
    Reporter
  • Ronald Winters
    Graphic Designer
  • Ronnie Hampton
    Press Room Manager
  • Runhua “Renee” Yan
    Reporter
  • Sadie Long
    Graphic Designer
  • Saron Djeregna
    AR Specialist
  • Shane Bovey
    Operations Administrator
  • Shawn Arrajj
    Editor
  • Shawn Burrell
    General Manager - Targeted Marketing Division
  • Shelly Posa
    Account Executive
    Katy
  • Sherelle Black
    Editor
  • Starlight Williams
    Reporter
  • Stephanie Spino
    Account Executive
  • Stephanie Torres
    Graphic Designer
  • Steve Kutka
    Account Executive
  • Tara Pohlmeyer
    Digital Content Producer
  • Tess Cagle
    Reporter
  • Tess Coverman
    Sales Director
  • Tessa Hoefle
    Senior Graphic Designer
  • Tiffany Knudtson
    Art Production Manager
  • Todd Brown
    Account Executive
  • Tracy Drewa
    Senior Account Executive
  • Trevor Frank
    Customer Service Specialist
    DALLAS-FORT WORTH
  • Tristan Smith
    General Manager
  • Tyana Abee
    General Manager
  • Valerie Sanders
    Account Executive
  • Vanessa Holt
    Editor
  • Vicki Chen
    General Manager
  • Vickie Allen
    Administrative Assistant
  • Walter Lindsey
    Account Executive
    Spring|Klein
  • Wendy Cawthon
    Editor
  • Zac Ezzone
    Reporter
Aaron Murray
Chief Information Officer

Aaron Murray joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 to help the organization grow and prepare for the challenges of expansion. After … MORE

Abby Bora
Reporter
Abigail Loop
Reporter
What are some of your hobbies?

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

Contact: aloop@communityimpact.com

Adrian Martinez
Account Executive
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

My competitive nature will make me great at my new position.

Contact: adrian.martinez@communityimpact.com

Adriano Garcia
Material Handler
Alexandra Corradini
Graphic Designer
What do you like to do in your spare time?
On my spare time I enjoy eating, going to the gym, and Netflix.

Contact: acorradini@communityimpact.com

Alyssa Cevallos
Account Executive
Amanda Allbright Moore
Executive Assistant to the CEO
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

Amanda Gibson
Customer Service Specialist
What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to watch sports!

Contact: agibson@communityimpact.com

Amber Messick
Customer Service Specialist
What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spend time shopping or crafts/experiments with my daughter, Kylie. Playing guitar/writing music.

Contact: amessick@communityimpact.com

Amelia Brust
Editor
What is your favorite TV Show or movie?

TV Show – Gilmore Girls!

Contact: abrust@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

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

Amy Martinez
General Manager

Contact: amymartinez@communityimpact.com

Ana Erwin
General Manager
What never fails to make you smile?

A good dance party never fails to make me smile!

Contact: aerwin@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

Angie Calderon
Senior 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

Anna Dembowski
Editor
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to read, cook and occasionally geek out over all things journalism – including Oxford commas and new-fangled technology.

Contact: adembowski@communityimpact.com

Anya Gallant
Graphic Designer
What do you like to do in your free time?

Read, draw, travel, play basketball, ice skate

Contact: agallant@communityimpact.com

April Halpin
Account Executive
What never fails to make you smile?
My kid’s quirky observations on life always make me smile.

Contact: ahalpin@communityimpact.com

Ariel Guerrero
Material Handler

Contact: aguerrero@communityimpact.com

Aubrey Cade
Art Production Manager
Barbara Delk
General Manager
Ben Douglas
Database Developer
What never fails to make you smile?

Being praised for making someone else’s job significantly easier.

Contact: bdouglas@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

Beth Marshall
Reporter
Do you have a favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

Green, Harry Potter series, Wide Open Spaces by The Dixie Chicks, Bridesmaids, Gilmore Girls

Contact: bmarshall@communityimpact.com

Bo Stitch
Staff Accountant
Brandy Cohen
Senior Brand Designer
What are some of your hobbies?

Making art, hanging with my doggos, watching horror movies, fishing, critiquing cooking shows, eating at new sushi places

Contact: bcohen@communityimpact.com

Breanna Flores
Graphic Designer
What aspects of your personality will make you good at your new position?

I’m a nerd for great visuals!

Contact: bflores@communityimpact.com

Brian Edwards
Operations Manager
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

Brian Munoz
Customer Service Specialist
What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is Tropic Thunder and a close second would be I Love You, Man.

Contact: bmunoz@communityimpact.com

Brian Pardue
General Manager
Caitlin Perrone
Editor
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

Carlie Porterfield
Reporter
What never fails to make you smile?

Dogs never fail to make me smile!

Contact: cporterfield@communityimpact.com

Casey Mitchell
General Manager
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Play golf, watch sports, take naps, play with my dogs

Contact: cmitchell@communityimpact.com

Cassidy Ritter
Editor
What never fails to make you smile?
My family and hearing a good dad joke never fail to make me smile.

Contact: critter@communityimpact.com

Cathy Chedrawi
Senior 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

Chance Flowers
Graphic Designer
Chelsie Homer
Customer Service Specialist
Chevall Pryce
Reporter
Chris Neely
City Hall Reporter
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Play/Listen to music, or read

Contact: cneely@communityimpact.com

Chris Shelton
Editor
What aspects of your personality make you good at your position?
I’m always really calm. So deadlines and other stressful aspects of the job don’t affect me as much.

Contact: cshelton@communityimpact.com

Christian Wilson
Material Handler

Contact: cwilson@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

Chuck Patterson
Press Operator
What never fails to make you smile?
Funny animal videos, you never know what there going to do.

Contact: cpatterson@communityimpact.com

Courtney Cottom
Customer Service Specialist
What never fails to make you smile?

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

Contact: ccottom@communityimpact.com

Courtney Samok
Senior Customer Service Specialist
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

Crystal Shaffer
Account Executive
What are some of your hobbies?

Boating, BBQ’s and spending time with my family.

Contact: cshaffer@communityimpact.com

Danica Smithwick
Reporter
What aspect of your personality makes you good at your job?

I love meeting new people and telling meaningful stories that others can appreciate. I’m a very practical, detail-oriented person, so I take care in getting all the facts right.

Contact: dsmithwick@communityimpact.com

Daniel Houston
Editor
What aspects of your personality make you good at your position?

I am earnestly curious about what my sources know and do.

Contact: dhouston@communityimpact.com

Daniel Patterson
Prepress Manager
What aspects of your personality make you good at your position?

Experience, attention to detail, strive for quality, great under pressure of deadlines, an even keel fun attitude.

Contact: dpatterson@communityimpact.com

David Ludwick
General 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

David Short
General Manager
Do you have a favorite book?

My favorite book is The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman V. Peale.

Contact: dshort@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

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

Elizabeth Grote
Customer Service Specialist
Emilie Lutostanski
Digital Product 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

Emily Donaldson
Reporter
What never fails to make you smile?
McDonald’s french fries and my two dogs.

Contact: edonaldson@communityimpact.com

Emily Heineman
Account Executive
What aspects of your personality make you good at your position?

I am energetic, likable & very organized.

Contact: eheineman@communityimpact.com

Emma Freer
Reporter
Eric Koehlmoos
Material Handler
Eric Rose
General Worker

Contact: erose@communityimpact.com

Evan Marczynski
Editor
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Learn to play musical instruments. I’m working on my harmonica and didgeridoo skills right now.

Contact: emarczynski@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

Frank Mata
Reel Setter

Contact: fmata@communityimpact.com

Gail Watson
Account Executive
Gavin Pugh
Reporter
Haley Grace
Graphic Designer
Haley Morrison
Reporter
Hannah Zedaker
Reporter
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I love getting to meet new people and share their stories with the world so being a journalist is a perfect fit for me!

Contact: hzedaker@communityimpact.com

Hayley Merrill
General Manager
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I love to build relationships, I am a creative thinker and I have an overall positive attitude!

Contact: hmerrill@communityimpact.com

Hector Patron
Material Handler

Contact: hpatron@communityimpact.com

Holly Gray
Reporter
Ingrid Quinonez-Torres
Financial Analyst
What never fails to make you smile?

My doggie!

Contact: itorres@communityimpact.com

Jacqueline Harris
Account Executive
What never fails to make you smile?
Pictures of puppies, unexpected kindness or surprises

Contact: jharris@communityimpact.com

James McChesney
Bindery Operator

Contact: jmcchesney@communityimpact.com

Jay Jones
Graphic Designer
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

I enjoy creative challenges and the rewarding feeling of hard work.

Contact: jjones@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

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

Jennifer Bland
Database Developer
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

Jennifer Reiley
Reporter
Jennifer Voith
Assistant Controller - PR, AR, AP
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

Jenny Abrego
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: jabrego@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

JJ Velasquez
Editor
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

Joe Giuliani
Editor

Contact: jgiuliani@communityimpact.com

Joe Lanane
Executive Editor

Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the … MORE

Joe Warner
Managing Editor - Austin Metro

Contact: jwarner@communityimpact.com

John Cox
Recruiter
Jonathan McGinnis
Graphic Designer
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

Joseph Hardt
Account Executive

Contact: jhardt@communityimpact.com

Julie Butterfield
General Manager
What makes you smile during the work day?

Intellectual discourse regarding hyphens.

Contact: jbutterfield@communityimpact.com

Julie Warren
General Manager
Kara Nordstrom
Senior Graphic 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

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

Green, The Horse Whisperer, Neon Moon, Dirty Dancing, anything HGTV

Contact: knickerson@communityimpact.com

Kaysie Eddleman
Assistant Controller - Accounting
What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spend time outside!

Contact: keddleman@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

Kelly Schafler
Reporter
Kendra Adams
Customer Service Specialist
What never fails to make you smile?
George Straight, gangsta rap and pigs 🙂

Contact: kanderson@communityimpact.com

Khamphoy Sayavong
HR Manager
Kimberly Giannetti
Targeted Marketing Specialist

Contact: kgiannetti@communityimpact.com

Kimberly Hanson
Recruiter
What never fails to make you smile?

My husband – he makes me laugh all the time!

Contact: khanson@communityimpact.com

Kris Rashid
Press Operator

Contact: krashid@communityimpact.com

Krista Wadsworth
Managing Editor - DFW Metro
What are some of your hobbies?

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

Contact: kwadsworth@communityimpact.com

Kristen Rodriguez
Graphic Designer
Kristin Fortie
Senior Customer Service Specialist
What never fails to make you smile?

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

Contact: kfortie@communityimpact.com

Kristina Shackelford
South Houston Associate Publisher

Kristina Shackelford grew up on Lake Conroe and said she learned to appreciate the value of a hometown and a love for water. After finishing her degree at … MORE

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

Lacy Llana
Project Manager
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

Larry Brackens
IT Technician
What aspects of your personality make you good at your position?

Respectful, Self-discipline, Detail-oriented and the ability and willingness to communicate.

Contact: lbrackens@communityimpact.com

Lauren Brown
Mailing and Logistics Manager
What do you like to do in your spare time?

Being a California Native I still haven’t explored all of Austin, so in my spare time I enjoy adventuring in Austin and discovering new hikes to go on, food trailers to try, and sights or murals to see.

Contact: lbrown@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

Leslee Bassman
Editor
What is your favorite TV show?

HGTV’s Property Brothers!

Contact: lbassman@communityimpact.com

Lindsay Durr
Administrative Assistant
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?
Definitely my enthusiasm and positivity! It’s so wonderful to be surrounded by a team of people who love what they do.

Contact: ldurr@communityimpact.com

Lindsay McCravy
Graphic Designer

Contact: lmccravy@communityimpact.com

Lindsey Juarez
Editor
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

Lindsey McCormack
Account Executive

Contact: lmccormack@communityimpact.com

Lloyd Lynch
Maintenance Manager
What never fails to make you smile?

Funny baby videos!

Contact: llynch@communityimpact.com

Lupe Garcia
Bindery Operator

Contact: lgarcia@communityimpact.com

Luz Moreno-Lozano
Reporter
Marie Albiges
Editor
What never fails to make you smile?

A nice steaming cup of green tea and some chocolate!

Contact: malbiges@communityimpact.com

Marie Leonard
Managing Editor - South Houston
What are some of your hobbies?

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

Conact: mleonard@communityimpact.com

Matt McDonald
Account Executive
What never fails to make you smile?
Who’s Line is it Anyway

Contact: mmcdonald@communityimpact.com

Matt Stephens
Managing Editor - North Houston
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

Matthew Mills
Graphic Designer
Do you have a favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?
Blue, Guinness Book of World Records, “Somewhere over the rainbow/what a wonderful world” by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Goonies/ET, American Pickers

Contact: mmills@communityimpact.com

Matthew Stalzer
Bindery Operator

Contact: mstalzer@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

Michael Reiner
Inventory Control Specialist

Contact: mreiner@communityimpact.com

Michael Smith
Material Handler
Miranda Baker
Graphic Designer
What aspects of your personality will make you good at your new position?

I’m super goal-driven and organized. I like to stay focused and do whatever it takes to get a job done.

Contact: mbaker@communityimpact.com

Miranda Barhydt
Account Executive
Miranda Wilcox
Editor
Nicholas Cicale
Reporter
Do you have a favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?
Red, To Kill A Mockingbird, Beautiful Day by U2, Forrest Gump, Seinfeld

Contact: ncicale@communityimpact.com

Nicole Luna
Senior Reporter
What do you like to do in your spare time? 
Reading, walking/hiking and seeking out new activities.

Contact: nluna@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

Nina Derr
Human Resources Generalist
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Sewing, going to music concerts, binge watch netflix

Contact: nderr@communityimpact.com

Nora Olabi
Editor
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Read, learn, watch Netflix

Contact: nolabi@communityimpact.com

Olivia Lueckemeyer
Editor
Do you have a favorite TV show?
Game of Thrones!

Contact: olueckemeyer@communityimpact.com

Papar Faircloth
General Manager
What never fails to make you smile?

Dogs and kids. Especially if they’re together.

Contact: pfaircloth@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

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

Quinci White
Billing & Contract Administrator
What keeps you going through the day?

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

Contact: qwhite@communityimpact.com

Quoc Nguyen
Material Handler
Rachal Russell
Graphic Designer
Ray Cortez
Materials Handler

Contact: rcortez@communityimpact.com

Rebecca Hennes
Reporter
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

Rob Miller
Reporter
Ronald Winters
Graphic Designer
What never fails to make you smile?

Pictures of animals, especially raccoons

Contact: rwinters@communityimpact.com

Ronnie Hampton
Press Room Manager
What never fails to make you smile?
My dog greeting me when I come home in the evening – he’s always excited to see me!

Contact: rhampton@communityimpact.com

Runhua “Renee” Yan
Reporter
Sadie Long
Graphic Designer
Do you have a favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

My favorite color is like a sunset pink (not sure if thats a color, but thats what I choose) and my favorite TV show is How I Met Your Mother

Contact: slong@communityimpact.com

Saron Djeregna
AR Specialist
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spend time with my son and family.

Contact: sdjerenga@communityimpact.com

Shane Bovey
Operations Administrator
Do you have a favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

My favorite TV show is “The Office” and my favorite book is “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss

Contact: sbovey@communityimpact.com

Shawn Arrajj
Editor
What is your favorite song?

“The Wind Cries Mary” by Jimi Hendrix

Contact: sarrajj@communityimpact.com

Shawn Burrell
General Manager - Targeted Marketing Division
What do you think you bring to the company?

A positive can do attitude.

Contact: sburrell@communityimpact.com

Shelly Posa
Account Executive
Sherelle Black
Editor
What aspects of your personality make you good at your job?

My outgoing personality and dedication to my work.

Contact: sblack@communityimpact.com

Starlight Williams
Reporter
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: sspino@communityimpact.com

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

Parks & Rec is my favorite TV show!

Contact: storres@communityimpact.com

Steve Kutka
Account Executive
Tara Pohlmeyer
Digital Content Producer
What aspects of your personality will make you good at your new position?

I’m extremely organized and love working with people!

Contact: tpohlmeyer@communityimpact.com

Tess Cagle
Reporter
Tess Coverman
Sales Director
Tessa Hoefle
Senior Graphic Designer
What never fails to make you smile?

T-Rex Trying and FaceTime calls from my baby sister.

Contact: thoefle@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

Todd Brown
Account Executive

Contact: tbrown@communityimpact.com

Tracy Drewa
Senior Account Executive
What are some of your hobbies?

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

Contact: tdrewa@communityimpact.com

Trevor Frank
Customer Service Specialist
Tristan Smith
General Manager

Contact: tsmith@communityimpact.com

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

Valerie Sanders
Account Executive
What makes you smile during the work day?

My clients and the glowing accolades from our readers.

Contact: vsanders@communityimpact.com

Vanessa Holt
Editor
Do you have a favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

Lots of all of these! 🙂 But let’s go with The Brother Karamazov by Dostoyevsky for book, Twin Peaks for TV show, and purple for color.

Contact: vholt@communityimpact.com

Vicki Chen
General Manager
Vickie Allen
Administrative Assistant
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spend time with my kids or hiking.

Contact: vallen@communityimpact.com

Walter Lindsey
Account Executive
Wendy Cawthon
Editor
What do you think you bring to the company?

A strong belief in the importance of community news.

Contact: wcawthon@communityimpact.com

Zac Ezzone
Reporter
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