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Meet the DMB Executive Team

Meet the Dallas Moms Blog Executive Team!

Krystal Hurst

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Owner, Dallas Moms Blog

From a fourth grade teaching career in Richardson to managing a letterpress studio in the Design District of Dallas, Krystal finally found her calling with the not-so-simple life of motherhood.

But motherhood can be lonely!

It was only through an open call for contributors that she stumbled upon Dallas Moms Blog in 2012 and found the sense of community she’d been looking for. Since then, her role has grown from volunteer contributor to Managing Editor and now, Owner.

Krystal has a passion for Dallas; a city she’s lived in her whole life, and wants to continue the tradition that was started with Dallas Moms Blog–building a community and uniting the moms who live here.

She’s been married for her best friend and husband, Tim, for 11 years and enjoys spending time with her THREE boys, Mark (born March 2011), Zachary (born January 2013), and Nathan (born October 2015). Her passions are eating cheaply, traveling often, and photographing every minute of it! 

To contact Krystal regarding any and all things Dallas Moms Blog, email her at Krystal(at)dallasmomsblog(dot)com.

Carly Brasseux

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Sponsorship Coordinator

Carly lives in North Dallas with her husband of six years, Will, her two-year old son, Mason and a 3-month old baby girl, Olivia.

When she isn’t busy getting her spirited toddler a yogurt or juice, or loving on her sweet infant, Carly enjoys spending time like a good ol’ Texas girl hunting or on a laidback patio having a nice glass of Malbec.  She is still amazed each and every day how it can be possible to love her kids so much.  Her claim to fame is her record book aoudad that she shot after a grueling stalk in the Panhandle.  If she isn’t outside playing with her kids, you can spot her at Target stalking up on clothes, diapers, groceries and all the “necessities.”

Before Carly settled into her role as a mom, she worked with the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee and Allies in Service, a Dallas-based nonprofit that helps veterans and military families. 

For Advertising or Sponsorship Inquiries, please email info(at)dallasmomsblog(dot)com.

Kat Rehwinkel

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Sponsorship Coordinator

An Arkansas native, Kat originally moved to Dallas on a four month fundraising contract and quickly fell in love with the city. She worked in Texas politics and for some local and international nonprofits before attending graduate school at SMU, where she met her husband. She is now mom to a rescue dog named Tilly and a headstrong and sassy little girl named Afton. She is passionate about pre and postnatal wellness and about supporting other mamas, helping them find community, and encouraging them to reach their own goals. 
 
She can often be found (toddler in tow) at Katy Trail, White Rock Lake, or trying out all the amazing food, culture, and community that Dallas has to offer. She loves farmers markets, SEC football, fresh flowers, and La Croix. 
 
For Advertising or Sponsorship Inquiries, please email info(at)dallasmomsblog(dot)com.

Jennifer McDaniel

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Event Coordinator

Jennifer McDaniel is a native North Texan, and lives in Murphy with her husband and two daughters. Jennifer has over 15 years experience planning events, and also has a passion for real estate. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, the occasional girl’s night out, and frequent trips to the lake.

To contact Jennifer for event inquiries, email her at Jennifer(at)dallasmomsblog(dot)com.

Katherine Hill

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Managing Editor

Katherine and her husband, Christopher, grew up in Dallas and met at SMU (Go Ponies!).  They have been married 12 years, and although they love The Great State, they lived in DC and Baltimore for seven years, where they experienced actual seasons and great seafood!  They made their way back to Texas five years ago to be closer to family.  While working full time and pregnant with their curly-haired Little Man (February 2015), Katherine completed her Master’s degree in Communication and Leadership at Gonzaga University.  She continues to work full-time as an Executive Assistant for a REIT in downtown Dallas.  Katherine loves dining in Dallas’ local restaurants; chips and salsa are her weakness!  When she’s not running after her family or busy with church activities, you might find her working on a homemade craft or two.  You can catch up with her on IG @withlovebykitty.

To contact Katherine, email her at Katherine(at)dallasmomsblog(dot)com.

Missy Lane

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Social Media Coordinator

Missy graduated from Oklahoma State University and loves the Cowboys! Prior to being a stay at home mom, Missy worked in advertising and met her husband while living in Australia. When Missy isn’t chasing around her little one, she loves to craft, enjoy a glass of wine and shop!  

To contact Missy, email her at Missy(at)dallasmomsblog(dot)com.

Andrea Whitmore

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Project Coordinator

Andrea grew up a Florida girl, raised her babies in NC, then acquired roots in the Big D before making way back to the Carolinas.  Andrea misses the food and trends in Dallas, but loves spending time in the mountains with her husband and 3 minis – William (2010), Rae (2012) and Lila (2014).
 
Her Pinterest board is full of craft and DIY pins that she will never do, her real craft side is in the kitchen making some good southern homemade meals.

To contact Andrea, email her at Andrea(at)dallasmomsblog(dot)com.

Katie Wells

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Playgroup Director

Katie resides in Plano and is a Stay-at-Home mommy who rarely “stays at home”!  Katie and her husband are both Mississippi natives and alumni of Mississippi State University.  (Insert cowbell ringing.) They started out with a four-legged child, Manny, and five years later decided they were ready for the “real thing”.  Greyson was born in October 2014 and has proved to be “a little Texas Tornado.” Her favorites include ANYTHING chocolate, SEC football, Netflix binge-watching, small town festivals, shopping the clearance aisle at Marshall’s, and throwing theme parties. You can read about her adventures, victories, failures, and everything in between on her blog, Two For One Wells.

To contact Katie, email her at playgroups(at)dallasmomsblog(dot)com.

In 2011, Dallas Moms Blog was founded by 2 moms in the Dallas metroplex looking to connect with their community. While these ladies moved away from Dallas in 2012 & 2013, Dallas Moms Blog wouldn’t be exist without its founders.

Lauren Kimmel

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Co-Founder, Dallas Moms Blog

Before Lauren became a mom, she was teaching 4 and 5 year olds while usually covered in glue, glitter, stickers, and hugs. Not much has changed, except her only students are her two sweet (and very young) boys, Kyler and Hayes. She is married to Cody, a talented musician and creative genius who leads them on plenty of exciting adventures. Despite her best attempts to fight it, she is addicted to chocolate in all forms, stealing her hubby’s super soft tees for herself, home decor and DIY blogs, and sappy romance novels.

Lauren moved from Dallas in 2013 and headed to Scottsdale, Arizona where her husband Cody received a job in ministry.

Casey Gilliam

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Co-Founder, Dallas Moms Blog

Before Casey was a mom, she was a dedicated educator in DISD. Casey has been married to Gabe since 2003 and they now have three kiddos. The Gilliam family moved from Dallas in 2012 and currently reside in the Bay Area of California where Gabe is a pastor at a local church and Casey is a full-time mommy to 3.

Casey is passionate about her children and all of the adventures they undertake. Casey loves unlocking new horizons with her children through art, play and nature. This momma loves California but she will always hold a special place in her heart for her experience in Dallas and all of its beautiful opportunities.