Nique serves as the serves as the Director of Marketing for Bridge. She has more than 10 years of marketing and communications experience in both the public and private sectors. Nique is passionate about the work Komen Austin does, because the organization not only funds groundbreaking research, but also ensures access to the benefits of research for those who need it most.
Originally from Canyon, TX, she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from Abilene Christian University and got to Austin as quickly as possible. Nique, her husband, and their two year old daughter live just outside of Austin in Dripping Springs.
Alex Ecenia has called Austin home for 7 years, non-consecutively. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011, Alex moved to L.A. to work for the ‘mustachioed men’ of Movember, and later NYC, pursing her love of fundraising with a boutique event-planning firm. She currently works as the Development and Operations Director at Boneshaker Project, a local Austin nonprofit that inspires kids to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Alex is thrilled to expand her love for nonprofit work by joining the Jr. Executive Board. To her, giving back to the community is a lifestyle, and she is proud to be affiliated with the Komen Austin Junior Executive Board’s amazing group of young community leaders.
Alex Guilbeau is an Associate at Dimensional Fund Advisors, supporting financial advisors and wealth managers around the country to provide the best financial solutions for their clients. Prior to this role, she worked at a small local private placement financial firm, supporting 1,000+ investors and creating unique marketing content. She hopes to help people achieve peace of mind with their finances so they can focus on more important things in life such as friends and family. Alex is passionate about the mission of Susan G. Komen Organization and is excited to support this organization and the community in which it serves. A native Austinite, Alex graduated with a BBA in Marketing from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, and is deeply ingrained in the Austin community. In her free time, Alex enjoys exploring her city, traveling, cooking and exercising.
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Allison Jaffe is the owner and president of Allison Jaffe Interior Design LLC, an award-winning interior design firm based in Austin, Texas. Outside of her company, Allison is deeply rooted in the Austin community. Every year, she serves on multiple boards, including the AYC Foundation, Leadership Austin and Young Women’s Alliance. Through her leadership, she hopes to craft a city culture where all voices are included and amplified. In her personal life, Allison loves to photograph the colors and textures of travel destinations all over the world while seeking out the adventures of Austin’s vibrant foodie culture closer to home. She enjoys sharing her own culinary experiments with family, friends, and Instagram.
Angela Schmidt is a public relations professional with 8 years of experience helping technology companies establish and execute on their corporate communications, analyst relations and marketing strategies. As an Influencer Relations Manager for Teradata, she works with independent industry analysts to help tell the company’s big data and analytics story through industry research and customer case studies. Angela holds a B.S. of Public Relations from the University of Texas. Out of her passion for causes that support women’s health, Angela joined the Junior Executive Board to contribute her storytelling skills, and to honor her aunt, who is a breast cancer survivor. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
After she got her Masters in East Asian Studies from Duke University, Aubrey began a career teaching Chinese and history at the high school level. While she enjoyed many aspects of teaching, Aubrey has discovered that working with students, as an Independent Educational Consultant with her mother’s practice of Davis Groves Educational Services, is her true passion! Aubrey is an accredited member of IECA and TACAC, some of the top professional organizations in her field. While there are many instances of breast cancer on both sides of her family, her grandmother is a two-time survivor of breast cancer, and her mother, Deborah Davis Groves, is also a breast cancer survivor. Aubrey worked to reimagine and create interactive experiences in the Survivor Path through the handprint banner and the Wish Tree at the past two races.
Britni Rachal currently works as Marketing Manager for Texas Partners Federal Credit Union, where she leads a three-person marketing team for a financial institution based in Killeen. She has more than nine years of experience in marketing and communications. Britni is proud to call Austin home and to be able to give back to the community through involvement in the Junior Executive Board. With a deeply rooted passion in journalism, Britni enjoys doing freelance writing in her free time. She is also currently involved in the Young Women’s Alliance and the LSU-Austin Alumni Association.
Callie Neatherlin has an innate love for sharing stories and connecting with people. With more than 10 years of experience in public relations, she has worked with numerous clients across a variety of industries to develop and execute marketing programs and campaigns. In 2014, Callie started CAP Communications Group, a strategic public relations, marketing and design firm based in Austin, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Journalism from Texas State University. When she’s not building relationships in the PR world, Callie enjoys exploring Austin with her family, yoga and traveling.
Callie joined the Susan G. Komen team to honor and advocate on behalf of her mom, who recently passed from Stage IV Breast Cancer.
Hugh is currently a student at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business getting his MBA. He has four years of experience in finance across the energy and aviation industries and has worked in New York City, Cincinnati, Boston, Houston and London. Hugh is passionate about Komen because the organization was very supportive when his mother had breast cancer and benefits the community tremendously. Originally from Sugar Land, Texas, Hugh received his bachelor degree in Finance from Cornell University while playing varsity football. He currently lives in downtown Austin and loves the outdoors.
Julia Perkins masters turning projects into strategic plans that benefit the client and their key stakeholders. Whether it’s a major policy announcement, VIP event, tight fundraising deadline or a combination of all three, Julia focuses on tactically positioning her clients to exceed revenue goals through thoughtful messaging and connecting the appropriate audience. A proud Texas Tech Red Raider, Julia began her career raising money for student-athlete scholarships at Texas Tech University. She designed and executed fundraising events and benefit campaigns reaching thousands of donors. Julia enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, meeting new people and making a difference in the community. She is involved in Susan G. Komen because it is an organization that provides lifesaving services to women in her community who are in need. Breast cancer has affected many women close to Julia and she wants to help create awareness for prevention.
Kat Landtroop has been proud to call herself an Austinite for 25 years. She’s kept on her toes by her husband, who owns and runs a local restaurant, and by their 4 year old son. She’s built her whole career around helping and serving other people. First, with 17+ years in the service industry, working in restaurant and hotel management across the city. Now, she’s part of the amazing administration team at a local preschool. Her favorite part of the job is showing children the magic that is life. Ultimate goal: Spreading that magic as far as she can. A soon-to-be published author, she thinks the sky is the limit when you put your mind to something. The Komen Foundation has been a big part in her life, as her mom is a breast cancer survivor.
Kathleen is 25 years old, she grew up in Austin and graduated from Westlake High School. She got her Bachelor degree from Texas Christian University and currently works as a Marketing Coordinator at AQUILA Commercial. Kathleen is involved with Komen because at age 23 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and wants to do whatever she can to bring awareness and advocate for women who have been and will be in her shoes. Going through breast cancer first hand, she can’t imagine not having insurance and not being able to pay for necessary diagnostics or treatments, so she thinks that Komen is incredibly important in that they help out those who can’t afford it on their own.
Lindsey Wrinkle graduated from Texas Tech University with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and MBA with a focus in entrepreneurship before relocating to Austin, TX, to begin her surprising career in healthcare with St. David’s HealthCare. Beginning at Heart Hospital of Austin as an administrative assistant who “wore all of the hats,” Lindsey was promoted to the contract manager for both St. David’s Medical Center and Heart Hospital of Austin in 2014. Prior to working in healthcare, Lindsey held positions in a variety of different fields, including working for a local school district and business counseling for entrepreneurs within Lubbock County. Outside of work, she is involved with Susan G. Komen Austin affiliate as a member of the Jr. Executive Board, 6th year as a team captain for American Heart Association’s annual HeartWalk, serves with Young Women’s Alliance as the YWA Connect Chair, and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her only fur-baby, Ringo Starr.
Nicole moved to Austin, Texas in March 2014 via Sun Valley, Idaho and Fairbanks, Alaska. She holds a BBA in Accounting and MBA in General Administration from the University of Alaska Fairbanks while competitively competing on the women’s basketball team. Currently Nicole works for Vista Consulting Group, the operating arm of Vista Equity Partners as a Consultant on the Business Applications team helping drive process and system implementations. Growing up she watched her mom fight breast cancer since she was four. Breast cancer is all she has ever known and it is her goal to help Race for the Cure so that one day kids don’t have to wonder what’s happening to their moms like she once did.
Stephanie has worked in external and internal auditing for the past 8 years. She graduated from Xavier University with a BSBA, majoring in Accounting with a minor in MIS. Her experience after graduation involves auditing companies ranging from small private entities to large Fortune 100 companies in the retail, insurance, manufacturing, oil & gas services, and technology industries. Having been close to multiple women effected by breast cancer throughout her life, she’s committed to Komen Austin’s mission and service.
Sydney is an Account Manager for Austin Best Events and works on tactical brand leadership and integrated strategic communications within the event marketing scope. Her role includes overseeing communications management, traditional and social media incorporation, celebrity coordination, event ideation and on-site vendor logistics. Working with varying for-profit and non-profit organizations, Sydney has managed everything from small executive retreats to community events hosting more than 30,000 people, transforming each event into a message platform.
Originally from Colorado, Sydney graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and loves giving back to her community with a passion for philanthropic causes as well as cooking, running and traveling.
Taylor is a public relations and event connoisseur residing in eclectic Austin, Texas by way of Missouri. Taylor has five years of PR and event planning experience in both for-profit and non-profit industries and currently serves as Marketing Manager at Endeavor Real Estate Group. Taylor began her involvement with the Komen organization back in 2004 when her aunt was diagnosed at the age of 45. After losing two aunts and a grandmother to breast cancer Taylor has since volunteered with Komen in four different cities over the past thirteen years in various planning and advocacy roles. Currently working on her Masters of Arts in Public Relations, Taylor uses her love of storytelling to share her passion for the work done by Komen Austin. Taylor has a B.A. in English, composition and literature from the University of Missouri. She spends the majority of her time downtown and tries to get out on the lake as often as possible.
Tuesday started advancing her career in clinical research in 2014. Since beginning with Pharmaceutical Product Development, she has quickly conquered numerous roles and received two promotions which landed her in the current position of Training Specialist. On a daily basis, she conducts research and contributes to getting various pharmaceutical products one step closer on the market to help treat numerous ailments. Tuesday has a BS degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Corporate Communications and a Business Foundations Certificate. While she was a student, she was a member of the Texas Exes Student Chapter and has continued to remain active as a life member.