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Phyllis Brasenell

Owner, Austin Born
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Phyllis Brasenell believes it takes a village to raise a family and is passionate about supporting women and their families as a birth doula. She is the owner of AustinBorn, the Capital City's only community and wellness center dedicated to expecting and new parents. AustinBorn provides a spectrum of services meeting a variety of needs from pregnancy through early parenting including doula care, childbirth education, lactation counseling, yoga, massage therapy, community groups and more. Staffed by the best professionals in the city AustinBorn helps parents achieve balance by providing quality care, strong community, and added convenience in a supportive boutique environment.Phyllis currently serves as Vice President of the Central Texas Doula Association.
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Matt Fajkus

Principal, MF Architecture
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Matt Fajkus Architecture is an award-winning Austin-based architecture firm, specializing in sustainable residential, commercial and alternative design projects. Matt Fajkus has a Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and diverse international professional experience in addition to a current Tenure- Track Professor role at the UT-Austin School of Architecture.

The design work of MF Architecture is based on the belief that each project is unique, and should be driven by client, site, and functional requirements, rather than a singular, preconceived aesthetic. The firm aims for clear, simple solutions to complex problems by blending expertise and experimentation. As a young and energetic collaborative with diverse sets of experience, the firm is simultaneously an academic think-tank, connected to technological research at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, while also practicing as an office deeply focused on realizing exceptional buildings.

MF Architecture was recognized as a 2012 National Emerging Professional Firm by the American Institute of Architecture and Matt’s research and design has been featured in publications such as Dwell Magazine and Metropolitan Home, and broadcast on National Public Radio, Austin’s KXAN News, and ESPN’s Longhorn Network.
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Bryant Hill

Bryant Hill Media
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Bryant Hill Media offers a range of creative services for businesses, nonprofits and individuals. Our primary service areas fall under the general headings of writing, photograph and design. More specifically, we develop message and communication strategy, create content for an array of channels, photograph people, places and things, and design both print and web collateral. We also offer fast, secure managed website hosting, as well as SEO analytics and reporting.

Bryant HIll Media is an exceptional resource for organizations that need the strategic and creative help that will get them noticed by prospective customers or clients.
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Patrick Johnson

President, First State Bank Central Texas
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Patrick Johnson is President of First State Bank Central Texas in South Austin. Patrick is a seasoned commercial real estate and small business banker. Patrick seeks to help his clients achieve their personal and corporate goals through personal service at a locally owned, responsive community bank. First State Bank offers a full array of personal and commercial deposit, lending, and treasury management solutions for its clients in Central Texas.
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Cary P. Laudadio

Founder, Austin Business Link
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Austin Business Link was formed in 2009 to connect local entrepreneurs and professionals. Having been a business owner in Austin for 10 years, Cary had developed a solid professional network. Seeing an opportunity to create synergy among this network of professionals Cary developed Austin Business Link.

Austin Business Link is an informal business networking group designed to facilitate new connections and opportunities between its members. While informal, the group has proven productive for each individual member’s professional goals. In 2012 most members acknowledged a significant portion of their business was a result of connections made in Austin Business Link.

Cary, his wife and their two children enjoy living in Austin and experiencing all it has to offer.
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Jessica Love

Allied Member ASID, Interior Designer, Urbane Design
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Jessica Love engaged her entrepreneurial spirit in the creation of Love Designs in 2004. Early on, she established a design philosophy that works with individual client’s tastes, cultivating her customers’ own personal styles with a professional, critical eye. As a result, Jessica has quickly built a loyal clientele that value her adaptability to any individual’s aesthetic, whether working with traditional or contemporary styles.

Concurrently, Jessica serves as the principal of Urbane Design, a full service interior design firm offering distinctive design solutions for new home construction, remodels, makeovers and light commercial. As an established firm servicing Austin, Texas and surrounding areas, our solid reputation was built one project at a time by carefully listening to clients’ needs, working within their budget and creating a breathtaking home that reflects their lifestyle. Never one to settle for the status quo, Jessica is always looking to expand business.

Jessica works closely with all of her clients in order to reflect their tastes, their desires and their visions. She is always ready to make recommendations that take rooms from ordinary to extraordinary. From concept to completion, Jessica turns design dreams into elegant reality.
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Ben Morton

On Q Financial
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For the past decade, Ben has been a premiere lender focusing on Conventional, Jumbo, and Construction lending. Ben is a native Texan and has resided in Austin since 1997. He places a great emphasis on customer service, and his communication and professionalism help simplify the mortgage process. His experience shows by his accuracy and ability to exceed customer expectations. As he notes, "I won't sell you anything I wouldn't sell myself."

Ben lives in Central Austin and spends time at the lake, camping, and anywhere outdoors by the fire with his wife, Kelly, and son, Max.
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Craig Primozich

Commercial Real Estate Agent, Asterra Properties
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Craig Primozich relies on a deep and diverse knowledge of the Austin market to help business owners find and negotiate leased spaces for both the best value and to suit their goals and culture for the best chance of continued growth and success. He also works with investors, building owners and landlords to market and maximize the potential of their properties.

As an investor, owner, and creative director behind a Rainey St. bar and grill, Craig also has a unique talent for re-purposing and providing new life to properties in developing areas.

Originally from Maine, Craig moved to Austin in 1992 to attend the University of Texas. Prior to working in commercial real estate fifteen years’ experience in the construction and technology industries has prepared Craig to guide a wide array of businesses to become more successful.
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Mark Rehberg

President, Ranserve, Inc.
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Mark Rehberg is the founder and owner of Ranserve Inc. a Certified Graduate Remodeler and Graduate Master Builder with the National Association of Home Builders. Mark grew up here in Austin and worked for his father’s family business until he graduated from The University of Texas in 1978. Mark’s approach is always the same, “Do a good job first, make money second.” He takes pride in ‘building an experience that his clients, understand, appreciate and enjoy’.
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Doug Roberts

Moreland Properties
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Doug Roberts is a very active real estate agent; who is constantly focused on his real estate business, and all the aspects of central Austin. Doug's mission is to provide his clientele with not only an unsurpassed level of service as a listing broker; but also as a buyer's agent, working to find that rare, special property. Doug specializes in Central Austin, South Austin, and Westlake; but has experience all over the Travis County area. Very few agents have his comprehensive knowledge of the most sought after neighborhoods, architecture, construction, and all the details that make up a successful real estate transaction. With nearly 20 years in real estate Doug relies on his level-headed approach, and sense of humor to help his clients through each transaction.

Doug and his wife Lisa love living in the middle of Austin and are raising their sons, Ethan and Benjamin, in a wonderful neighborhood off Shoal Creek. Doug is committed to serving his clients an the community for many years to come.
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Lauren Schoenbaum

Attorney at Law, The Schoenbaum Firm, PLLC
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The Schoenbaum Firm, PLLC provides legal services for small to midsize businesses and professionals in business transactions including formation, contracts, strategy, dispute resolution and administrative law matters. The firm also offers flat rate estate planning.
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Mary Tran

Independence Title
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With almost 10 years experience in the Title business, I love being a resource for my clients, keeping up with the Real Estate market and developments of our beloved city, and most of all, the relationships that I am able to form to grow and connect people in business. I am honored and lucky to work with a great team of leaders and professionals at Independence Title. Founded in 2005, our company has grown to be the largest independent title agency in the state of Texas and leads the Austin market in number of real estate closing transactions.
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Matt Womack

Vice President/ Shareholder, Watkins Insurance Group
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Well-known and respected in the insurance community, Matt is a Past President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Austin (IIAA), Regional Vice-President of IMPACT 2010-present (the political fundraising arm of IIAT), Chair of the 2012 “Big I” Junior National Championship Golf Tournament and has served on the IIAT Budget and Finance Committee and Chaired the Young Agent Committee. In 2008, Matt was named the ‘Young Agent of the Year’ by the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT).Matt joined Watkins Insurance Group in August 2003 and in 2008 was named Partner. He has earned the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and a Certified Risk Manager (CRM). Matt’s strong work ethic and accolades make him a superior resource to counsel clients from all backgrounds. Matt’s tenacity and strong will to succeed coupled with his passion for serving those around him have led to his many successes in the industry.An Austin native, Matt is dedicated to his community and has proudly served as Chair of the Board for Austin Children’s Shelter. In years prior, he was President of Choose Austin First, assisted SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives) in their monthly class Essentials of Starting a Business, a Young Agent Committee Chair of IIAT, and a Board Member of the Lake Travis Education Foundation. Matt has also volunteered his time to numerous committees and causes including Family Eldercare, the Austin Technology Council, the Real Estate Council of Austin and Lake Hills Church where he has been a member for 16 years. Matt has also participated in Leadership Lake Travis for the Lake Travis School District and Leadership Lake Travis for the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Class 003. Most recently he served as the Co-Chair for Class 004 and Chair for Class 005. Matt is also serving as Chair-Elect for the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce for 2014 and will be Board Chair in 2015.In his spare time, Matt enjoys golfing, biking, hunting, fishing and any University of Texas sporting event. His favorite activity, however, is spending time with his wife of 18 years and three daughters.
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Joe Langford

Founder/Managing Shareholder, Carpenter & Langford, P.C.
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Joe began his accounting career immediately following his graduation from Texas A&M in 1985 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Before founding Carpenter & Langford, PC, he gained valuable real-world experience, first with Gibson, Johnson & Co. and later with John Winn and Associates. Joe enjoys working closely with businesses to help them manage and control all their financial-related activities. He is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Austin Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.