Meet the Team
Owner and Publisher
I grew up in the small country town of Dennis, TX on a working ranch. My parents were both hippies and my childhood was different than most. I knew how to ride a horse before I could ride a bike. I graduated from Brock high school in a very small class of twenty-four students. I went on to graduate from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. Right after college I worked at Radio Shack Corporate in Store Design and then fortuitously came upon the opportunity to work for Local Life Magazine. I worked for the company for a few years and eventually had the opportunity to buy the magazine in 2011. It has been a blessing ever since.
I have held many jobs over my lifetime, and being the owner of Local Life Magazine and Marketing Group has been my favorite job title thus far in my professional life. My job title of “Mamma” is my most beloved title. I have two girls, one of whom will be leaving for college this upcoming August. Because of the opportunities and flexibility this magazine has given me, I feel I have been able to be the mom I always wanted to be. Everyone that works for me knows that they can be a Mom first and a Local Life employee second. Family has always been of utmost importance to me.
I have always said Local Life is my third kid. Local Life is 13 years old now, and we have both grown together. I purchased the magazine in 2011 and from that point, I have tried to make it informative, attractive, and community-oriented. I’ve been told by many people that Local Life does not go directly into the recycle bin, but rather becomes a staple in many homes due to the valued information, connections, and sense of community that the magazine holds.
We can’t forget about the sales side of the business. I have made some great friendships over my 13 years of meeting and talking with different business owners. Because I am a people person, this is one of my favorite parts of my job. I get to meet business owners and learn about their business and help them grow it. Of the many businesses I’ve had the opportunity to visit, it is almost always apparent to me which will be successful. Running a business is not for the faint-of-heart, and one thing I love to do is help others learn how to become successful. All of my experiences with fellow business owners helps me grow as a businesswoman, myself.
Local Life Magazine has grown to Local Life Magazine and Marketing Group. We are so much more than a print magazine now. We can do direct mail, email marketing, event planning, and social media management. My team and I work hard to stay up-to-date with all the cutting-edge marketing trends. I know what works for this area and I am proud to call myself an expert when it comes to marketing a small business.
Sales and Event Coordinator
I am a proud lifelong resident of Crowley, but have thoroughly enjoyed working in the great community of Burleson these last few years. I spent time working in the Crowley Area Chamber of Commerce while still in school and then spent 7 years as a pre-k teacher where I had the honor of helping young minds prepare for school, before I moved into more business-focused roles. It was an incredibly rewarding job, and taught me how important flexibility and creativity are in the workplace. My experience as a single Mom these last 13 years have also sharpened those skills, and taught me the value of a very strong work ethic. I feel these experiences and values all cater perfectly to my role here at Local Life.
I take great pride in being kind and always showing grace, and I work hard to ensure that every interaction I have leaves people feeling good. I feel those efforts serve me well in this Customer Service focused role, and I strive to meet that standard every single day with every single client. I am thankful to be a part of a team who makes that same effort, and I cannot wait to see how we can continue to improve Local Life and serve our community!
When not at work, you can likely find me working out, watching my son Caiden play baseball or football, spending time with my family or at a TCU game. Riff Ram, TCU!