is a unique local media network fashioned from the ground up with the goal of making Austin, Texas a more welcoming, connected, friendly community for everyone who lives here, wants to live here, is visiting, or just can’t get enough ATX.

If you love Austin, then we love you back, and our websites are made specifically for you!

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Meet Our Team

Dani Dudek 
Publisher | Editor

As a television producer and marketer, Dani has lived and traveled all over the country, but Austin is the place she always called home. After two decades and even more honors (including four Emmy Awards), she left the TV biz and returned to the ATX, shifting gears to focus on the digital landscape. She has always loved sharing adventure with others while being out and about in Austin and traveling around Texas. Now, she gets to do that full time for

Dani is also a pop culture extraordinaire. You can follow along on her adventures in entertainment on her website as well as her Instagram, Twitter and TikTok accounts.

Contact Dani here.

Lola Hagopian
Managing Editor | Content Guru

Hollywood born, Texas bred, Lola has worn many hats including, but not limited to, fashion and concert photographer, promoter, event planner, florist, and columnist. As a teenager, while other girls dreamt about pop stars, Lola idolized people like Peter Travers (Rolling Stone movie critic),  JJ Abrams, and Quentin Tarantino. She’s always had a unique voice and uses it to create a narrative in various aspects of her life. She’s currently utilizing it to cover various activities and events as Managing Editor and Content Guru right here at

Contact Lola here.

Nicolette Estrada
Social Media Manager

California raised but Texas living, Nicolette is relatively new to Austin. As a dental marketing coordinator, she spends her days helping make people smile, and her nights exploring everything this great city has to offer. You can usually spot her around the city, with her dogs and camera attached to her hip!

Maggie Pace
Staff Writer | Copy Editor

A born and raised Midwesterner, Maggie moved to Austin in 2015 after graduating from the University of Missouri (go Tigers!). After falling in love with the natural parks, trails, friendly people and of course, tacos, she made the move from central Missouri. Maggie specializes in copywriting and creative writing. Offline and off paper, beer drinking, soccer and her dog, are her top priorities.

Amanda Nelson
Small Business Expert

Amanda Nelson

As a content creator, motivational speaker, and coach, Amanda is all about helping you tap into your full potential. Passionate about travel, she has grown her influence on multiple platforms by sharing her adventures, as well as un-filtered advice and one-of-a-kind motivational messages. In addition to working as a travel influencer, she coaches students on her exact methods in order to successfully land paid travel.

For more advice and adventures, follow Amanda on Instagram and TikTok!

Julie Waltzer | The Love Jules
Family Correspondent

Julie is a West Texan turned Central Texan after moving back to Austin from San Francisco in 2011. With an expertise in wearing many hats, Julie now spends her time on her lifestyle blog, The Love, Jules. She shares her love of all the things on her site, including: products, recipes, lifestyle tips and tricks, and family fun! When not working on the blog, Julie spends time with her husband, two kids, and two cockapoo puppies. 

Leah Milius
Business Development Manager

Leah is 100% Texan, calling Austin her home for over two decades. A graduate of the University of Texas, she has 20 years of experience in marketing. With a focus on project management and content development, Leah works with companies to realize their business goals on  When not working with clients, Leah can be found cooking with her daughter, playing baseball with her son, and enjoying the outdoors