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Austin.com is…

David J. Wieland, owner and publisher

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David is a serial entrepreneur and startup investor who lives in Chicago, but shares Austin.com’s passion for the Texas capital, particularly its startup scene. Follow him on Twitter @DavidJWieland.

Stephen C. Webster, executive editor

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Stephen is a journalist and media consultant who previously worked as editor of The Raw Story. On the side, he volunteers as a mentor with Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project and loves supporting Austin’s local music scene. His company, Proud Highway Media Group, manages Austin.com and its contributors. Follow Stephen on Twitter @StephenCWebster.

LAURIE LYONS, contributing editor

As a long time Austin resident, Laurie is a big fan of dive bars, the Spurs, and low-key celebrity stalking. She’s also a UT grad with a master’s in New Media Journalism, founder of local website SeeSawAustin.com, and has never met a pug that she didn’t like, Follow her on Twitter @tipsytexter.

Contributors

Rebecca L. Bennett

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Rebecca has always been good at two things: telling stories and having adventures. She’s rooted in Austin, Texas, where she captains her business, Brave Bird Photography, and contributes to Austin.com and PictureCorrect.com, among others. Rebecca feels most at home in her hiking boots and is quite sure she’d survive a zombie apocalypse. Follow her on Twitter @rlbennett1 or rlbennett.contently.com.

Abby Roedel

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Abby Roedel has spent her career in print and television journalism. Previously, she had the opportunity to live in seven different cities within eight years including London, San Francisco and New York. She’s now happy to have settled in Austin with her husband and their three young children. Abby has reported for a number of national publications and news stations. She started her television career as a “one-man band” in a small desert town in New Mexico. Before becoming a mom, she worked for Harpo Productions in Chicago. Abby received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Dickinson College and a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University. Since Abby is always trying to figure out how to make it all work with family, friends, career goals and just everyday life, she’ll be interviewing a cross section of other Austin moms about what they’re doing in their own lives. Check her out on Twitter @AbbyRoedel.

Arcie Cola

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Arcie Cola got her local celebrity merit badge on the wildly popular Austin public access TV show, “Cookin’ Good,” and expanded her empire with her subsequent show, “The OraCola.” These days she is working on her new web series, “Day Drinkin’ with Arcie Cola,” which was picked up for sponsorship by Austin.com. When she’s not making videos or emceeing a charity event, she serves as the regular host of the Best of Austin-award winning drag show Poo Poo Platter, and occasionally reads tarot and performs “healing” at events and bars around town. You can follow her on Twitter at @Arcieoracola.

Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has called Austin home since 2004. In addition to writing about the most eclectic city in Texas, the surrounding area and other interesting topics, he enjoys golf, reading, singing and fantasy football. Michael is also the expert behind Government Careers at About.com. You can follow him on Twitter @AboutGovCareers.

Lauren Gribble

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Lauren is a freelance writer who is originally from California. She graduated from Austin Community College in 2013 with a degree in Music Business and is now focusing on starting a career as a music journalist. She runs her own website called Listen Here Reviews, which focuses on music news, album reviews, interviews, artist flashbacks, and much more. In addition to running Listen Here Reviews, Lauren also writes album reviews for Coyote Music in Austin, Independent Music Promotions in Vancouver, Canada, and DEVISE Magazine in Los Angeles. Outside of writing, Lauren enjoys exploring Austin, reading, traveling, and playing drums. Follow her on Twitter @lauren_gribble.

Adam Rosenfield

Adam Rosenfield is Austin.com’s resident sports maniac. He likes everything from your normal sports to competitive eating and quidditch. He likes Austin’s outdoor scene and his highly involved in young professional groups in the Capitol City. Follow him on Twitter @adamrosenfield, or read more of Adam’s writing on Contently.

Stephen C. Webster