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and the Moms Who Live Here

Meet Our Executive Team

Meet the Collin County Moms Blog Executive Team!

Krystal Hurst

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Founder & Owner, Collin County Moms Blog

From a fourth grade teaching career in Richardson to managing a letterpress studio in the Design District of Dallas, Krystal finally found her calling with the not-so-simple life of motherhood.

But motherhood can be lonely!

In 2012, Krystal found her calling with Dallas Moms Blog as a contributor, and went on to purchase the site in 2013 from founder Lauren Kimmel. Dallas Moms Blog has been extremely successful in its relationships with the Dallas metroplex community and business partners, but as the city has grown, so has the desire to create a separate site for Collin County moms to call their own. In 2016, Collin County Moms Blog officially came to fruition!

She’s been married for her best friend and husband, Tim and enjoys spending time with her THREE boys, Mark (born March 2011), Zachary (born January 2013), and Nathan (born October 2015). Her passions are eating cheaply, traveling often, and photographing every minute of it! 

To contact Krystal regarding any and all things Collin County Moms Blog, email her at Krystal(at)collincountymomsblog(dot)com.

Valerie Mastalka

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Social Media Coordinator

Valerie lives in Dallas, has been married to Matt since 2014 and is honing her mothering skills with their hyper but loveable chocolate lab, named Kona. With children not yet on the scene, she and her husband enjoy spending time finding the latest noshery and is particularly fond of whatever Big D has to offer in terms of pizza! Valerie brings a wealth of knowledge from her corporate and agency experience to leverage social media and bring the best news to moms everywhere.

To contact Valerie regarding Social Media, email her at Valerie(at)collincountymomsblog(dot)com.

Amanda Hunter

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Media Relations & Sales Projects

Amanda is a New Mexico native, but spent time in the Big Apple before moving to the Big D with her husband to start their family. She is wife to Greg, mom to Kennedy, Chloe, and their dog-child Olive. In her previous life, she worked at a big advertising agency on Madison Ave, but now enjoys spending her time exploring Dallas with her husband and girls. Though she’s a big scaredy cat when storm season rolls around, she loves everything else Dallas has to offer. She’s unapologetically crafty, believes everything looks better with a monogram, bakes a mean cupcake and can’t say no to a frozen margarita. Her favorite Dallas spots include the Arboretum, any Taco Diner patio and the temple of temptation that is, Northpark Mall. Check out her personal blog at thelittlesthunter.blogspot.com.

For Advertising or Sponsorship Inquiries, please email info(at)collincountymomsblog(dot)com.

Carly Brasseux

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Sponsorship Coordinator

Carly lives in North Dallas with her husband of six years, Will, her two-year old son, Mason and a 3-month old baby girl, Olivia.

When she isn’t busy getting her spirited toddler a yogurt or juice, or loving on her sweet infant, Carly enjoys spending time like a good ol’ Texas girl hunting or on a laidback patio having a nice glass of Malbec.  She is still amazed each and every day how it can be possible to love her kids so much.  Her claim to fame is her record book aoudad that she shot after a grueling stalk in the Panhandle.  If she isn’t outside playing with her kids, you can spot her at Target stalking up on clothes, diapers, groceries and all the “necessities.”

Before Carly settled into her role as a mom, she worked with the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee and Allies in Service, a Dallas-based nonprofit that helps veterans and military families. 

For Advertising or Sponsorship Inquiries, please email info(at)collincountymomsblog(dot)com.

Kat Rehwinkel

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Sponsorship Coordinator

An Arkansas native, Kat originally moved to Dallas on a four month fundraising contract and quickly fell in love with the city. She worked in Texas politics and for some local and international nonprofits before attending graduate school at SMU, where she met her husband. She is now mom to a rescue dog named Tilly and a headstrong and sassy little girl named Afton. She is passionate about pre and postnatal wellness and about supporting other mamas, helping them find community, and encouraging them to reach their own goals. 
 
She can often be found (toddler in tow) at Katy Trail, White Rock Lake, or trying out all the amazing food, culture, and community that Dallas has to offer. She loves farmers markets, SEC football, fresh flowers, and La Croix. 
 
For Advertising or Sponsorship Inquiries, please email info(at)collincountymomsblog(dot)com.

Jennifer McDaniel

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Event Coordinator

Jennifer McDaniel is a native North Texan, and lives in Murphy with her husband and two daughters. Jennifer has over 15 years experience planning events, and also has a passion for real estate. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, the occasional girl’s night out, and frequent trips to the lake.

To contact Jennifer for event inquiries, email her at Jennifer(at)collincountymomsblog(dot)com.