Chelle Honiker began her freelance career in 1999 when she quit her job without a plan and simply figured it out. Now, with over two decades of marketing, business, freelancing and technical expertise she is a skilled project manager and specializes in Sales and Marketing Funnels and Facebook Ads having found the niche that uses both her left and right brain power.
As the Executive Director of the Texas Freelance Association, she manages the day-to-day strategy and loves to speak with groups in person or online about the benefits and extraordinary advantages of the new economy of freelancing.
Leah Bartlett (no relation to President Bartlett) is a skilled graphic designer, with eight years of professional experience. She brings her careful eye to print and digital magazine design & layout, branding & identity, and illustration design. Recently she’s also jumped into the world of book cover design.
In addition to her design work, Leah provides community management strategy. She assists clients with social media management, branded social media content, and inspirational & business memes.
Encouraging and fostering fellow writers is very important to Jackie. To that end, she’s one of the Municipal Liaisons for NaNoWriMo for the Austin-Central Texas Region and the primary coordinator and workshop teacher for the Write It Already! meetup in Austin.
She holds a BA degree in Creative Writing and an MA in European History from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
During the day she’s a freelance writer and content manager. In her spare time, she’s an herbalist, a certified storm spotter, an amateur photographer, and a homebrewer.
Alan M Rogers
Writer Liaison (Events Monkey) & Membership Director
Gail Gonzales, AKA: “Dancin’ Machine” or “Sunshine”, escaped the corporate marketing grind after 20 years to reconnect with her passion – working directly with clients to capture and craft their startup visions. Gail cares deeply about helping people who are doing GOOD in the world with branding, collateral and front end web design, writing and a huge heap of marketing strategy. Her super powers are empathy and mind reading and her goal is to hear her clients say, “that’s exactly it – how did you do that?!”
When she isn’t designing she’s usually dancing. Gail promotes funk music in the Austin area and has been caught on camera on many a dance floor with her new, awesome husband, Jerry. She also sings, records, and is the Music Minister at Wimberley of Unity. Unfortunately everyone thinks Jerry is the Rockstar!
Ben is a Full Stack Engineer and Architect with 15+ years of experience specializing in Google Cloud, Google Apps, Kubernetes, Internet of Things and REST API integrations. Furthermore, I specialize in automation flows that touch and manipulate multiple services at once.
He received a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and prior to that also received a Bachelors Degree in the same field from Purdue University.
He has a wife and two kids, a son and a daughter and lives them in Carmel, Indiana after living in the Austin, TX area for nearly a decade and being a founding member of The Freelance Association. He is an avid homebrewer and barbecue enthusiast and shows up with smoked meat and/or beer just about everywhere he goes.