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and the Moms Who Live Here

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.

Amanda Hunter

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Media Relations

Amanda is a New Mexico native, but spent time in the Big Apple before moving to the Big D with her husband to start their family. She is wife to Greg, mom to Kennedy, Chloe, and their dog-child Olive. In her previous life, she worked at a big advertising agency on Madison Ave, but now enjoys spending her time exploring Dallas with her husband and girls. Though she’s a big scaredy cat when storm season rolls around, she loves everything else Dallas has to offer. She’s unapologetically crafty, believes everything looks better with a monogram, bakes a mean cupcake and can’t say no to a frozen margarita. Her favorite Dallas spots include the Arboretum, any Taco Diner patio and the temple of temptation that is, Northpark Mall. Check out her personal blog at thelittlesthunter.blogspot.com.

For Press / TV Inquiries, please email amanda(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.

Lauren Johnson

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Managing Editor

Formerly a Dallasite, Lauren moved to Charlotte, North Carolina the summer of 2014 for her husband to complete his training as an ER physician. She’s a mom to Bennett (January 2014) and is expecting her second baby October 2016! While she works at the hospital in Grant Proposal Development, she loves the creativity and the community that working with Dallas Moms Blog gives. Lauren is an aspiring residential Interior Designer, loves serving on the committee of Charlotte Young Life, and lives for exploring her new side of the country.

She will miss the east coast and the gorgeous seasons, but longs for the day they move back to Texas. She frequently dreams of sitting on the porch at Jonathon’s Oak Cliff, wine and cheese nights at Scardello, and anything Tex-Mex.

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

Andrea Whitmore

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Project Coordinator

 

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.