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  • Abigail Loop
    Reporter
    The Woodlands
  • Adrian Martinez
    Account Executive
    San Marcos|Buda|Kyle
  • Alexandra Corradini
    Graphic Designer
    Pearland/Friendswood
  • Alisa Bailey
    Account Executive
    The Woodlands
  • Alisha Loya
    Account Executive
    McKinney
  • Amanda Allbright
    Executive Assistant to the Founder & CEO
    AUSTIN
  • Amanda Gibson
    Customer Service Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Amber Hefner
    Customer Service Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Amelia Brust
    Senior Reporter
    Sugar Land|Missouri City
  • Amy Denney
    Editor
    Northwest Austin
  • Amy Ellsworth
    General Manager
    Round Rock|Pflugerville|Hutto
  • Amy Martinez
    General Manager
    Richmond
  • Ana Erwin
    General Manager
    Grapevine|Colleyville|Southlake
  • Andy Comer
    Copy Chief
    AUSTIN
  • Angie Calderon
    Senior Graphic Designer
    Northwest Austin
  • Anna Dembowski
    Reporter
    Tomball|Magnolia
  • Anuja Mohapatra
    Customer Service Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Anya Gallant
    Graphic Designer
    Katy
  • April Halpin
    Account Executive
    Tomball|Magnolia
  • Aubrey Cade
    Art Production Manager
    Frisco
  • Ben Douglas
    Database Developer
    AUSTIN
  • Beth Burton
    Account Executive
    Round Rock|Pflugerville|Hutto
  • Beth Marshall
    Reporter
    The Woodlands
  • Bill Kowalski
    Account Executive
    Lake Houston|Humble|Kingwood
  • Brandy Cohen
    Senior Brand Designer
    AUSTIN
  • Breanna Flores
    Graphic Designer
    Plano
  • Brett Thorne
    Editor
    San Marcos|Buda|Kyle
  • Brian Edwards
    Operations Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Brian Munoz
    Customer Service Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Caitlin Perrone
    Editor
    Leander|Cedar Park
  • Carlie Porterfield
    Reporter
    San Marcos|Buda|Kyle
  • Casey Mitchell
    General Manager
    Katy
  • Cassidy Ritter
    Senior Reporter
    Plano
  • Cathy Chedrawi
    Senior Graphic Designer
    Round Rock|Pflugerville|Hutto
  • Chris Neely
    City Hall Reporter
    Central Austin
  • Chris Shelton
    Senior Reporter
    Lake Houston|Humble|Kingwood
  • Christal Howard
    Metro Publisher
    DALLAS-FORT WORTH
  • Christian LaMore
    Account Executive
    Frisco
  • Christian Wilson
    Material Handler
    AUSTIN
  • Christine Leggett
    General Manager
    Tomball|Magnolia
  • Chuck Patterson
    Press Operator
    AUSTIN
  • Cierra Aiken
    Graphic Designer
    Georgetown
  • Cindy Strong
    Human Resources Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Claire Love
    Chief Operating Officer
    AUSTIN
  • Cody McCrary
    Reporter
    Georgetown
  • Courtney Cottom
    Customer Service Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Courtney Samok
    Senior Customer Service Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Crystal Shaffer
    Account Executive
    The Woodlands
  • Danica Smithwick
    Reporter
    Cy-Fair
  • Daniel Houston
    Editor
    Plano
  • Daniel Patterson
    Prepress Technician
    AUSTIN
  • David Arkin
    Chief Content Officer
    AUSTIN
  • David Ludwick
    General Manager
    AUSTIN
  • David Short
    General Manager
    San Marcos|Buda|Kyle
  • Deeda Lovett
    General Manager
    Central Austin
  • Denise Seiler
    Senior Account Executive
    AUSTIN
  • Derek Sullivan
    Creative Director
    AUSTIN
  • Desiree Bohls
    Recruiter
    AUSTIN
  • Emilie Lutostanski
    Digital Managing Editor
    AUSTIN
  • Emily Donaldson
    Reporter
    Round Rock|Pflugerville|Hutto
  • Emily Heineman
    Account Executive
    Cy-Fair
  • Eric Rose
    General Worker
    AUSTIN
  • Erin Behncke
    Senior Graphic Designer
    Southwest Austin
  • Evan Marczynski
    Reporter
    Northwest Austin
  • Evelia Gramajo
    Graphic Designer
    Cy-Fair
  • Frank Mata
    Reel Setter
    AUSTIN
  • Hannah Zedaker
    Reporter
    The Woodlands
  • Hayley Merrill
    General Manager
    Lake Houston|Humble|Kingwood
  • Ingrid Quinonez-Torres
    Financial Analyst
    AUSTIN
  • Jacqueline Harris
    Account Executive
    Lake Travis|Westlake
  • Jake Snyder
    Reporter
    Pearland/Friendswood
  • James McChesney
    Bindery Operator
    AUSTIN
  • Jason Culpepper
    Metro Publisher
    HOUSTON
  • Jay Jones
    Production Artist
    Lake Travis|Westlake
  • Jean Henric
    Senior Designer
    Grapevine|Colleyville|Southlake
  • Jenna Parsons
    Customer Service Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Jennifer Brahm
    Graphic Designer
    Conroe|Montgomery
  • Jennifer Garrett
    Chief Administrative Officer
    AUSTIN
  • Jennifer Simon
    Chief Financial Officer
    AUSTIN
  • Jennifer Voith
    Accounts Payable & Payroll Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Jenny Abrego
    Art Production Manager
    HOUSTON
  • Jesse Mendoza
    Editor
    Conroe|Montgomery
  • JJ Velasquez
    Editor
    Central Austin
  • Jocelyn Kerr
    Managing Editor
    HOUSTON
  • Joe Giuliani
    Editor
    Sugar Land|Missouri City
  • Joe Lanane
    Managing Editor
    AUSTIN
  • Joe Warner
    Editor
    Round Rock|Pflugerville|Hutto
  • John Adams
    General Manager
    Northwest Austin
  • John Garrett
    Founder & CEO
    AUSTIN
  • Jose Salazar
    UX Developer
    AUSTIN
  • Joseph Hardt
    Account Executive
    Georgetown
  • Julie Butterfield
    Editor
    The Woodlands
  • Kara Nordstrom
    Senior Graphic Designer
    Leander|Cedar Park
  • Karen Nickerson
    Account Executive
    Cy-Fair
  • Katherine Kiel
    Account Executive
    Pearland/Friendswood
  • Kaysie Eddleman
    Staff Accountant
    AUSTIN
  • Kelli Ray
    General Manager
    Cy-Fair
  • Kendra Adams
    Customer Service Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Kimberly Hanson
    Circulation Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Kimberly Horkavy
    Human Resources Director
    AUSTIN
  • Kris Rashid
    Press Operator
    AUSTIN
  • Krista Wadsworth
    Managing Editor
    DALLAS-FORT WORTH
  • Kristin Fortie
    Senior Customer Service Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Kristina Shackelford
    South Houston Associate Publisher
    HOUSTON
  • Lacy Klasel
    General Manager
    Southwest Austin
  • Lacy Llana
    Project Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Larry Brackens
    IT Technician
    AUSTIN
  • Lauren Brown
    Circulation Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Leanne Libby
    General Manager
    Plano
  • Leslee Bassman
    Editor
    Lake Travis|Westlake
  • Lindsay Durr
    Administrative Assistant
    DALLAS-FORT WORTH
  • Lindsay McCravy
    Graphic Designer
    Frisco
  • Lindsey Juarez
    Reporter
    Frisco
  • Lindsey McCormack
    Account Executive
    Grapevine|Colleyville|Southlake
  • Lisa Alfaro
    Brand Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Lloyd Lynch
    Maintenance Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Lupe Garcia
    Bindery Operator
    AUSTIN
  • Marie Albiges
    Reporter
    Central Austin
  • Marie Leonard
    Editor
    The Woodlands
  • Marthe Rennels
    Editor
    McKinney
  • Matt McDonald
    Graphic Designer
    Lake Houston|Humble|Kingwood
  • Matt Stephens
    Managing Editor - North Houston
    HOUSTON
  • Matthew Mills
    Graphic Designer
    Tomball|Magnolia
  • Matthew Stalzer
    Bindery Operator
    AUSTIN
  • Melinda Brasher
    General Manager
    Georgetown
  • Meredith Brown
    General Manager
    Conroe|Montgomery
  • Miranda Baker
    Graphic Designer
    Central Austin
  • Nicholas Cicale
    Reporter
    Lake Travis|Westlake
  • Nicole Eversman
    General Manager
    Frisco
  • Nicole Luna
    Reporter
    Frisco
  • Nicole Preston
    Account Executive
    Conroe|Montgomery
  • Nikki Foley
    Account Executive
    Frisco
  • Nina Derr
    Human Resources Coordinator
    AUSTIN
  • Nora Olabi
    Editor
    Pearland/Friendswood
  • Olivia Lueckemeyer
    Reporter
    Southwest Austin
  • Papar Faircloth
    General Manager
    Pearland/Friendswood
  • Patty McHugh
    General Manager
    The Woodlands
  • Phyllis Campos
    General Manager
    Lake Travis|Westlake
  • Priscilla Sandoval
    Account Executive
    Central Austin
  • Quinci White
    Billing & Contract Administrator
    AUSTIN
  • Ray Cortez
    Materials Handler
    AUSTIN
  • Richard Guerrero
    Copy Editor
    AUSTIN
  • Rikki McNabb
    Customer Service Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Robyn Vergeldedios
    Account Executive
    Sugar Land|Missouri City
  • Ronald Winters
    Graphic Designer
    Spring|Klein
  • Ronnie Hampton
    Press Room Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Sadie Long
    Graphic Designer
    The Woodlands
  • Saron Djeregna
    AR Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Shane Bovey
    Operations Administrator
    AUSTIN
  • Shawn Arrajj
    Editor
    Cy-Fair
  • Shawn Burrell
    General Manager - Targeted Marketing Division
    AUSTIN
  • Sherelle Black
    Editor
    Grapevine|Colleyville|Southlake
  • Stephanie Spino
    Account Executive
    Plano
  • Stephanie Torres
    Graphic Designer
    HOUSTON
  • Susan Singhaus
    Account Executive
    Northwest Austin
  • Tabatha Sullivan
    General Manager
    McKinney
  • Takiya Howard
    Office Manager
    HOUSTON
  • Tara Pohlmeyer
    Digital Content Producer
    AUSTIN
  • Taylor Connor
    Account Executive
    HOUSTON
  • Tess Coverman
    Senior Account Executive
    Southwest Austin
  • Tessa Hoefle
    Senior Graphic Designer
    Sugar Land|Missouri City
  • Tiffany Knudtson
    Art Production Manager
    AUSTIN
  • Todd Brown
    Account Executive
    Round Rock|Pflugerville|Hutto
  • Tony Long
    Targeted Marketing Specialist
    AUSTIN
  • Traci Rodriguez
    Group Publisher
    AUSTIN
  • Tracy Drewa
    Account Executive
    Katy
  • Travis Baker
    Metro Publisher
    AUSTIN
  • Tristan Smith
    General Manager
    Sugar Land|Missouri City
  • Tyana Abee
    General Manager
    Leander|Cedar Park
  • Valerie Sanders
    Account Executive
    Spring|Klein
  • Vanessa Holt
    Reporter
    Spring|Klein
  • Vickie Allen
    Administrative Assistant
    AUSTIN
  • Wendy Cawthon
    Editor
    Tomball|Magnolia
  • William Dahlstrom
    VP of Manufacturing
    AUSTIN
  • Xinia Hernandez
    Graphic Designer
    McKinney
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

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

Alisa Bailey
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

Alisha Loya
Account Executive
What aspects of your personality make you good at your position?
Everyone has a story and I love getting to know everyone I meet

Contact: aloya@communityimpact.com

Amanda Allbright
Executive Assistant to the Founder & 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 Hefner
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: ahefner@communityimpact.com

Amelia Brust
Senior Reporter
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
Reporter
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

Anuja Mohapatra
Customer Service Specialist
What aspects of your personality will make you good at your position?
I’m really nit-picky when it comes to accuracy of numbers and wording.

Contact: amohapatra@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

Aubrey Cade
Art Production Manager
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

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

Bill Kowalski
Account Executive
What aspects of your personality will make you good at your new position?

I have an ability to connect with my customers so they feel comfortable working with me. I’m also not afraid to lighten up a meeting to help them feel at ease with me. I am not a typical salesperson.

Contact: bkowalski@communityimpact.com

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

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

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

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
Senior Reporter
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

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
Senior Reporter
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

Christal Howard
Metro Publisher
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

Christian LaMore
Account Executive
What aspects of your personality make you good at your position?
I always stay positive no matter what!

Contact: clamore@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

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

Cindy Strong
Human Resources Manager
What do you like to do in your spare time?

Yoga, riding motorcycles and camping!

Contact: cstrong@communtiyimpact.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

Cody McCrary
Reporter
Do you have a favorite book, movie or TV Show?
Book: Life of Pi, Movies: Legends of the Fall, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, TV Show: Parks and Recreation, The Office

Contact: cmccrary@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 Technician
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 Arkin
Chief Content Officer

Contact: darkin@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

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

Desiree Bohls
Recruiter
What are some of your hobbies?

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

Contact: dbohls@communityimpact.com

Emilie Lutostanski
Digital Managing Editor
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

Eric Rose
General Worker

Contact: erose@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

Evan Marczynski
Reporter
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

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

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

Jake Snyder
Reporter
What aspects of your personality will make you good at your new position?
I am outgoing and friendly and never afraid of new or different situations.

Contact: jsnyder@communityimpact.com

James McChesney
Bindery Operator

Contact: jmcchesney@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

Jay Jones
Production Artist
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 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 Garrett
Chief Administrative Officer
What do you like about working here?

Everything! Mostly our mission and our people.

Contact: jjgarrett@communityimpact.com

Jennifer Simon
Chief Financial Officer
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spending time with my family outdoors at home, the lake, the ranch, the mountains, or anywhere else that is fabulous!

Contact: jsimon@communityimpact.com

Jennifer Voith
Accounts Payable & Payroll 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

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

Jocelyn Kerr
Managing Editor

Contact: jkerr@communityimpact.com

Joe Giuliani
Editor

Contact: jgiuliani@communityimpact.com

Joe Lanane
Managing Editor
Do you have a favorite color, book, song, movie or TV show?

Green, “Devil in the White City,” “Bright Lights” by Gary Clark Jr., “True Romance,” and “Mr. Robot”

Contact: jlanane@communityimpact.com

Joe Warner
Editor

Contact: jwarner@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

John Garrett
Founder & CEO
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

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
Editor
What makes you smile during the work day?

Intellectual discourse regarding hyphens.

Contact: jbutterfield@communityimpact.com

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

Katherine Kiel
Account Executive
What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to rescue dogs and watch my son play sports!

Contact: kkiel@communityimpact.com

Kaysie Eddleman
Staff Accountant
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

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

Contact: kanderson@communityimpact.com

Kimberly Hanson
Circulation Specialist
What never fails to make you smile?

My husband – he makes me laugh all the time!

Contact: khanson@communityimpact.com

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

Photography, trying new restaurants and traveling

Contact: khorkavy@communityimpact.com

Kris Rashid
Press Operator

Contact: krashid@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

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

Color: PINK! Movie: Catch Me if You Can, TV Shows: Ellen, Jimmy Fallon, Hollywood Game Night and the entire Chicago Series (PD, Med, Fire)

Contact: kshackelford@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

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
Circulation 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
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

Lindsey McCormack
Account Executive

Contact: lmccormack@communityimpact.com

Lisa Alfaro
Brand Manager
What aspects of your personality make you good at your position?
I love to get things done and have fun in the process!

Contact: lalfaro@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

Marie Albiges
Reporter
What never fails to make you smile?

A nice steaming cup of green tea and some chocolate!

Contact: malbiges@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

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

Matt McDonald
Graphic Designer
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

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

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 Eversman
General Manager
What never fails to make you smile?

People doing cute and sweet things or just another person smiling at me, love it.

Contact: neversman@communityimpact.com

Nicole Luna
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

Nikki Foley
Account Executive
What never fails to make you smile?

Words of affirmation!

Contact: nfoley@communityimpact.com

Nina Derr
Human Resources Coordinator
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
Reporter
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

Priscilla Sandoval
Account Executive
What are your hobbies?

Traveling, blogging, eating and photography.

Contact: psandoval@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

Ray Cortez
Materials Handler

Contact: rcortez@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

Rikki McNabb
Customer Service Specialist
What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to read, hangout with friends, or be outdoors.

Contact: rmcnabb@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

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

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

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

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

Susan Singhaus
Account Executive
What are some of your hobbies?

Cooking healthy and nutritious food and yoga.

Contact: ssinghaus@communityimpact.com

Tabatha Sullivan
General Manager
What aspects of your personality make you good at your position?

The ability to have fun in a stressful situation. There is always a silver lining. Leadership by example. Honesty and loyalty. Determination.

Contact: tsullivan@communityimpact.com

Takiya Howard
Office Manager
What is your favorite TV show?

My favorite TV Show is Scandal!

Contact: thoward@communityimpact.com

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

Taylor Connor
Account Executive
What is your favorite color and TV show?

My favorite color is purple and my favorite TV show is Grey’s Anatomy!

Contact: tconnor@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

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

Tony Long
Targeted Marketing Specialist

Contact: tlong@communityimpact.com

Traci Rodriguez
Group 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

Tracy Drewa
Account Executive
What are some of your hobbies?

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

Contact: tdrewa@communityimpact.com

Travis Baker
Metro Publisher
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

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
Reporter
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

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

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

William Dahlstrom
VP of Manufacturing

Contact: wdahlstrom@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