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Analisa Goldblatt
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Analisa Goldblatt

Digital Content Strategist

agoldblatt@txstate.edu

After graduating from the McCoy College of Business Administration, Analisa immersed herself in Austin’s tech startup scene, where she honed her marketing and front-end web development skills. When she’s not content planning, you might find her drinking coffee at a local shop with her husband and adorable pup.

Capabilities

  • website planning
  • content strategy
  • research and analytics
  • SEO
  • HTML/CSS
  • social media

Interests

  • supporting local
  • antiquing
  • hiking and camping
  • dogs
  • the Texas Hill Country
Becky Lockhart
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Becky Lockhart

Program Specialist

rl09@txstate.edu

Becky loves being engaged in her community, whether on campus or at hometown school board meetings. A Bobcat for nearly two decades, she gets things done with quiet determination and bribes of Lockhart’s famous barbecue.

Capabilities

  • bilingual
  • archivist
  • team organization
  • patience
  • project planning

Interests

  • golf
  • health and fitness
  • local politics
  • interior design
  • party planning
Benjamin Rauls
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Benjamin Rauls

Digital Video Specialist

brauls@txstate.edu

Born in Pennsylvania, raised in Texas, Benjamin found his love for storytelling while playing with his father’s camera as a kid. When he’s not capturing the beauty of Texas State, you can find him exploring various state parks or swimming in the San Marcos River.

Capabilities

  • videography
  • content creation
  • editing
  • photography
  • social media

Interests

  • the outdoors
  • traveling
  • sports
  • food
  • cheesy puns
Blain Hefner
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Blain Hefner

Senior Graphic Designer

bhefner@txstate.edu

When Blain was just 18 months old, his dad showed him how to draw a smiley face, and he's been drawing ever since. He honed his unique art style during his 13 years as a newspaper designer and illustrator.

Capabilities

  • graphic design
  • typography
  • art direction
  • illustration
  • sculpture

Interests

  • movies
  • art
  • pop culture
  • toys
  • vinyl
  • dogs
Caitlin Harvey
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Caitlin Harvey

Assistant Director

charvey@txstate.edu

Caitlin left the chilly East Coast for a more laid-back atmosphere and the warm Texas sun. In her leisure hours, she enjoys reading nonfiction, especially memoirs.

Capabilities

  • management and process improvement
  • digital marketing
  • social media strategy
  • UI/UX design
  • content strategy
  • data analytics

Interests

  • book collecting
  • hiking
  • New England Patriots
  • architecture
  • travel
Cesar Limon
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César Limón

Senior Graphic Designer

cl16@txstate.edu

Cesar played professional soccer in Mexico, and semi-pro in the U.S., before deciding to pursue his artistic dreams in the study of graphic design. In his downtime, he gets his hands dirty working on pottery and refinishing furniture.

Capabilities

  • layout design
  • branding
  • color correction
  • pre-press
  • logo design
  • illustration

Interests

  • ceramics
  • classic cars / hot rods
  • soccer
  • antiques
  • art
  • pets / dogs
Chandler Prude
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Chandler Prude

Assistant Director

chandler@txstate.edu

Chandler was born under the big skies of West Texas, but learned his trade at an art academy in snowy Michigan. These days he's a proud Bobcat grad who enjoys the simple life in Austin with his family.

Capabilities

  • visual storytelling
  • digital photography
  • non-traditional photography
  • image editing
  • general MacGyvering

Interests

  • music
  • food
  • family
  • cool bodies of water
  • furniture building
  • home improvement
Dan Eggers
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Dan Eggers

Director

deggers@txstate.edu

Don’t be fooled by him leaning back with his feet on his desk. Trust us, Dan is listening.

Capabilities

  • leadership
  • finding talent
  • brand strategy
  • process and management
  • enabling others
  • 80s TV references

Interests

  • family time
  • dogs
  • gardening
  • The Big Green Egg
  • sports
  • the river
Daylon Howell
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Daylon Howell

Graduate Research Assistant

Daylonh@txstate.edu

Daylon is a native Texan and has lived all over the state, falling in love with its varied landscapes and environments over his 24 years. A gifted researcher and communicator, he is currently studying sustainability in the hopes of protecting the natural wealth and beauty of Texas.

Capabilities

  • research
  • writing
  • editing
  • interviews
  • surveys
  • big-picture thinking

Interests

  • PC gaming
  • sci-fi horror
  • camping
  • swimming
  • music festivals
  • art
Harrison Albrecht
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Harrison Albrecht

Graphic Designer

harrison@txstate.edu

A Spurs fan to the core, Harrison is equally at home perfecting his tennis game or discussing the writing of Albert Camus. He has a twin sister, a laid-back dog named Eugene and has been known to drive cross-country for a good concert.

Capabilities

  • art direction
  • information design
  • typography
  • branding
  • InDesign
  • layout

Interests

  • San Antonio Spurs
  • architecture
  • tennis
  • 'da bass
Isabel Ray
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Isabel Ray

Digital Content Writer

isabelray@txstate.edu

Isabel is a museum geek and former educator at a science center, zoo and history museum. She loves figuring out interesting ways to share cool things with people. 

Capabilities

  • content creation
  • writing
  • informal education
  • social media

Interests

  • photography
  • birding
  • museums
  • sightseeing
  • baking pies
Joshua David Matthews
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Joshua David Matthews

Video Producer

joshdmatt@txstate.edu

Joshua was accepted into the Peace Corps but followed his passion for filmmaking instead. He started a film company, worked freelance and completed his own feature film. He’s working up the courage to swim with sharks.

Capabilities

  • video production
  • interviewing
  • videography
  • editing
  • photography
  • writing

Interests

  • reading
  • film
  • camping
  • hiking
  • documentaries
  • cycling
Kelly King-Green
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Kelly King-Green

Associate Director

kellykg@txstate.edu

Born to entrepreneurial parents, Kelly was managing her own sno-cone stand by junior high. She ditched frozen treats for college at Cal State, Long Beach and a career as a graphic designer and creative director.

Capabilities

  • brand strategy
  • creative direction
  • research and analysis
  • client management
  • team management
  • content mapping

Interests

  • rock ’n’ roll
  • modern art
  • road trips
  • antiques
  • architecture
  • DIY projects
Lauren Mikiten
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Lauren Mikiten

Graphic Designer

mikiten@txstate.edu

Even if it weren’t her job, Lauren would still be drawing and lettering. When she’s not delving into her art, she’s planning her next backpacking adventure with her husband or relaxing with their cats, Lady, Also and Sandwich.

Capabilities

  • print design
  • web design
  • hand lettering
  • art direction
  • making great coffee

Interests

  • gardening
  • McElroy shows
  • reading
  • road trips
  • nerdfighteria
  • video games
Loretta Reyes Alcala
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Loretta Reyes Alcala

Administrative Assistant

loretta@txstate.edu

Loretta keeps everything running smoothly with her positive attitude and persistence. Our expert on everything Texas State and San Marcos, if you have questions, she has answers.

Capabilities

  • time management
  • team organization
  • event coordination
  • resource management
  • multitasking

Interests

  • reading
  • film
  • gardening
  • animals
  • nature walks
Nicole Hefner
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Nicole Hefner

Copy Editor

nhefner@txstate.edu

Nicole's work lets her experience the constant evolution of words, style and the English language. She’s traded the dark world of newspaper copy editing for sunny Texas State. She enjoys writing, soaking up pop culture and playing with her dogs.

Capabilities

  • editing
  • writing
  • proof reading
  • fact checking
  • grammar wizard

Interests

  • fountain pens
  • writing
  • fantasy
  • science fiction
  • pop culture
  • sports
Nikki's headshot
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Nikki Stevenson

Digital Advertising Strategist

nps25@txstate.edu

Born and raised in Wyoming, Nikki traveled the country for years before finding happiness in San Marcos. As an outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys the Central Texas environment. Nikki fills her time with photography, her four rescue dogs and adventures. 

Capabilities

  • digital advertising
  • content creation
  • photography
  • ad copy
  • web design
  • social media management

Interests

  • cars and motorcycles
  • dogs
  • film and photography
  • playing guitar
  • learning new things
Pica the fish
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Pica the Fish

Office Pet

Pica responds to the University Marketing team’s best ideas with enthusiastic jazz hands (he’s a pro). He is a design nerd—named, in fact, after the measuring unit for print work. When not overseeing the office, he plans a pilgrimage to his ancestral home in the waters of Cambodia.

Capabilities

  • breathing water
  • Pantone color matching
  • projecting quiet beauty
  • artistic inspiration
  • scheduling consultant

Interests

  • colorful rocks
  • Harry Houdini biographies
  • mealworm culinary classes
  • warm climates
  • soft plants
Rodney Crouther
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Rodney Crouther

Writer

rodneyc@txstate.edu

A journalist turned marketing writer from Mississippi, Rodney spent a decade honing his skills reporting on crime, politics and the general weirdness that is the state of Florida before coming to Texas.

Capabilities

  • copy writing
  • editing
  • branding
  • communications strategy

Interests

  • sports
  • film
  • reading
  • history
  • wildlife
  • arguing
Stephanie Schulz
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Stephanie Schulz

Photographer

sschulz@txstate.edu

Stephanie has been snapping pictures of her favorite subjects ever since she received her first camera in middle school. She spends her spare time on the waterways of the Hill Country, trying spicy foods and watching Game of Thrones.

Capabilities

  • photography
  • Photoshop
  • branding
  • visual communications
  • multitasking
  • personal styling

Interests

  • dogs
  • music
  • fiber art
  • traveling
  • film photography
  • kayaking and hiking
Vanessa Villescas
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Vanessa Villescas

Social Media Coordinator

vanessa.villescas@txstate.edu

Born and raised in Texas, Vanessa has a deep love for country music, car karaoke and the San Antonio Spurs. When she’s not glued to her phone, you can find her by the lake fishing or kayaking.

Capabilities

  • social media strategy
  • content creation
  • graphic design
  • community management
  • copy writing

Interests

  • the outdoors
  • art history
  • live music
  • "Seinfeld"
  • good cofee
  • comedy
Chris Menchu
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Chris Menchu

Student Staff: Social Media

Public relations senior Chris Menchu is a first-generation student who hopes to coordinate social media for high school sports once he graduates. His long-term goal is to manage social media/media relations for the San Antonio Spurs.

Capabilities

  • analytics
  • bilingual
  • communication
  • social media
  • research
  • writing

Interests

  • dogs
  • family
  • music
  • nature trails and parks
  • sports
  • travel
Julissa Perry
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Julissa Perry

Student Staff: Video

An electronic media major, Julissa hopes to move to New York one day to produce videos for Refinery29. When she isn’t filming, she likes to spend her time either reading, binge-watching Netflix or consuming coffee.

Capabilities

  • editing
  • HTML and CSS
  • videography
  • writing
  • video production
  • bilingual

Interests

  • movies
  • reading
  • hiking
  • yoga
  • dogs
  • family
Valerie Sotelo
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Valerie Sotelo

Student Staff: Social Media

A first-generation college student, Valerie plans to do advertising work for her family’s business after graduating. She’s a mean Ultimate Frisbee competitor, heavy consumer of tea, and organizer of all things at the front desk.

Capabilities

  • bilingual
  • drawing
  • social media
  • procrastinating
  • multitasking

Interests

  • ultimate frisbee
  • sweet tea
  • dancing
  • Netflix
  • art
  • gifs and memes