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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
Blain Hefner
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Blain Hefner

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
Brooke Thrasher
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Brooke Thrasher

UI/UX Web Designer

brookethrasher@txstate.edu

Brooke began her marketing journey as a student at Texas State, which led to an internship with a small Austin startup. These days, she specializes in UI/UX design. During leisure hours, you might find Brooke planning her next vacation, hiking the Texas Hill Country or watching live music around Austin.

Capabilities

  • UI/UX design
  • user research
  • web design
  • HTML and CSS
  • information architecture design
  • content strategy

Interests

  • live music
  • travel
  • outdoor activities
  • food
  • health and fitness
  • dogs
Caitlin Harvey
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Caitlin Harvey

Strategic Project Manager

charvey@txstate.edu

Caitlin left the chilly East Coast for a more laid-back atmosphere and the warm Texas sun. She manages the flow of hundreds of University Marking projects. In her leisure hours, she enjoys reading nonfiction, especially memoirs.

Capabilities

  • project management
  • lean process improvement
  • branding
  • 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
Chase Rogers
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Chase Rogers

Web Content Strategist

chase_rogers@txstate.edu

A Houstonian at heart, Chase honed his web content skills working in the oil and gas industry. He’s a Texans fan to the core, and in between managing fantasy football leagues, he enjoys fishing, floating the San Marcos River and playing guitar.

Capabilities

  • content strategy
  • technical communication
  • information design
  • software documentation
  • writing
  • research

Interests

  • fishing
  • fantasy football
  • hair metal
  • floating
  • lutherie
  • gadgets
Crystal Barragán
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Crystal Barragán

Graduate Assistant – Writer

c_b135@txstate.edu

A former high school teacher, Crystal has ventured outside her classroom to explore new beginnings in technical writing. In between the demands of graduate school, she enjoys quiet afternoons watching “The Great British Bake Off,” making good coffee, and spending quality time with her dog, Rusty.

Capabilities

  • writing and editing
  • information design
  • research
  • teaching
  • technical communication

Interests

  • high fantasy novels
  • period dramas
  • board games
  • “The Office”
  • international travel
  • coffee
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
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
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

  • greeting cards
  • "My Brother, My Brother and Me"
  • reading
  • road trips
  • nerdfighteria
  • sustainability
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
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

Interests

  • music
  • traveling
  • kayaking and hiking
  • food
  • art
  • animals
Valeria Flores
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Valeria Flores

Student Staff: Graphic Design

About a year ago, Valeria joined the team as a front desk worker. Today, she’s contributing great work as our student graphic designer. Don’t let her petite size fool you—she aspires to travel the world and open her own design studio one day.

Capabilities

  • bilingual
  • InDesign and Illustrator
  • HTML and CSS
  • drawing and painting
  • multitasking

Interests

  • nature
  • art and DIY
  • family
  • road trips
  • bike riding
  • Disney movies
Valerie Sotelo
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Valerie Sotelo

Student Staff

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
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

  • creative strategy
  • social media planning
  • graphic design
  • baking
  • drawing

Interests

  • the outdoors
  • art history
  • live music
  • "Seinfeld"
  • leather-bound books
  • comedies
Yajayra Barragan
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Yajayra Barragán

Student Staff

A communication design major, Yajayra dreams of working for Walt Disney Animation Studios. When she's not fighting through the daily hubbub of college life, she takes comfort in watching her favorite Netflix shows and preparing for adventures abroad.

Capabilities

  • bilingual
  • graphic design
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • multitasking

Interests

  • Netflix
  • DIY projects
  • dogs
  • Walt Disney Studios
  • rollercoasters
  • "Friends"