Meet the Mentors

Now that you’ve decided you’d like to take advantage of this great membership benefit, review below the mentors who have generously volunteered their time to assist you. Once you have identified a mentor with whom you’d like to work, please complete the Mentee Request form on her profile and she will assist you subject to her availability. If she is unable to assist you at this time, she will ensure that you are matched. If you are not sure who would be suitable, complete a general request form (must be logged in as a member) to be matched up with a mentor. If you need help with your mentor relationship, please contact for guidance.

Our Mentors:

Amy Hufford

Owner, Stellar Communications – Amy helps book authors, consultants, small businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations look their best online through award-winning web site design […]

Barbara Springer

Program Manager, Global Commercialization Group, IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin – Barbara has over 30 years of professional experience working for software […]

Christine Moline

Communications and organizing strategist, Dashboard Priorities – Christine is a strategic consultant with experience in public relations, marketing communication and project management. She currently serves […]

Cindy Friedman

Brand Therapist/Creative Director, sparklecreative – Cindy has 20 years of branding, integrated marketing, design and advertising. An award winning designer; strategic  thinker. Loves fun projects […]

Erin Huddleston

Assistant Director, UT Austin McCombs School of Business – Erin is a strategic professional whose experience spans public relations, marketing, social media, fundraising, program management, […]

Glenda Parmer Beasley

Principal, Marketing Mileage-High Octane Strategies Glenda is a visionary, passionate marketing professional with strong ideation skills available to see your future and offer free advice. […]

Jan Gunter

Communications and Community Relations Director, The Salvation Army, Austin Area Command – Jan is an ENFJ (for those familiar with Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) and is […]

Jane Baxter Lynn

Principal, JBL Strategies; Women Communicators of Austin Career Services Mentor Program Coordinator – Jane is an experienced strategic planner, facilitator and professional communicator.  She has spent […]

Jennifer Stayton

“Morning Edition” Host, KUT 90.5 FM – Jennifer is a native Austinite with over 20 years of experience as a radio broadcaster. She has worked […]

Jenny L. Magic

Communications Strategist, Raise Your Hand Texas, Women Communicators of Austin former VP Development – Jenny Magic is a content and branding strategist who recently joined Raise […]

Julie Garcia

Customer Success Manager, Resolver Inc. – Julie has worked in marketing communications/public relations for about 18 years and has been in sales/account management for the […]

Julie Tereshchuk

Editor-in-Chief, Texas Lifestyle Magazine In 2002, Julie took a leap off a cliff, landed intact, and has gone on to become an award-winning freelance magazine […]

Julie Wickert

Principal, True Story Communication – Julie is a longtime communications professional with a technical writing background and a knack for capturing the essential marketing messages […]

Katie Pariseau

Director of Learning & Development, TrendKite – Katie has been lucky enough to work for boutique advertising agencies as small as 10 to GSD&M with […]

Liz Carmack

Senior Communications Specialist, Texas Association of Counties – Liz writes and edits magazine articles, advertising and marketing copy, website copy, and social media content for […]

LuAnn Glowacz

Freelance/Contract Executive Ghost Writer & Editor, WordCove – LuAnn has mastered the art of working from home in her pajamas, and she wouldn’t have it […]

Margaret Barry

Director of Communications, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services Margaret is an award-winning marketing strategist whose entire career has been in marketing for nonprofit organizations. Before […]

Mary Ann Roser

Technical/medical/scientific info guru… Mary Ann Roser ended a prize-winning career as a print journalist in May 2016 to create Roser Prose, LLC, a “solopreneur” business […]

Mary Anne Connolly

Mary Anne Connolly

Founder/Chief Creative, MACMedia – Mary Anne has spent nearly 20 years in journalism – the first 10 in New York as a production associate for ABC […]

Maura Thomas

Maura Thomas

Founder and Chief Trainer at – Maura Thomas is an international speaker and trainer on productivity, attention, and effectiveness for clients such as the American […]

Melissa Ayala

Communications Specialist, Capital Metro – Melissa oversees daily, strategic communication for Capital Metro and spearheads cross-departmental and agency-wide projects. From average media inquiries to crisis […]

Samantha Furry

Development Strategist, Quest – Samantha is a marketing strategist with a knack for connecting individuals to key people and opportunities. Experience in advertising, the arts, […]

Sandra Kleinsasser

Owner and Project Manager, – Sandra is a veteran journalist who left the news business after 30 years to reshape a career that needed […]

Susan Lahey

Founder, Fishpond Content – Susan built a long journalism career as a newspaper reporter and associate magazine editor before becoming a freelance journalist for regional […]