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and the Moms Who Live Here

Meet Our Executive Team

Meet the Collin County Moms Blog Executive Team!

Krystal Hurst


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.

Whitney Reed


Managing Editor 

Email :: whitney(at)collincountymomsblog(dot)com

Whitney Reed


Social Media Coordinator

Amanda was born and raised in San Diego, California. In early 2016, she and her husband, Shane, packed up the life they had known for over 28 years and moved to Princeton, Texas. Amanda was a hairstylist in California, but is currently taking a break from the world of beauty to care for two beauties of her own – daughter Scarlett, age 4, and son Hudson, a newborn (the first Texas native of the family). When she’s not chasing after her toddler, sprinting through the neighborhood with her lively Labrador, or soothing the sweet cries of her newborn son, Amanda enjoys exploring her new city and surrounding areas as well as shopping, cooking, and catching up on her favorite television shows. Although she sometimes misses the palm trees and salty ocean breeze, she is proud and excited to call Texas home.

Email :: Amanda(at)collincountymomsblog(dot)com

Carly Brasseux

Carly - Edit

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. 

Email :: Carly(at)collincountymomsblog(dot)com

Kat Rehwinkel


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. 
Email :: Kat(at)collincountymomsblog(dot)com

Jennifer McDaniel


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.

Email :: Jennifer(at)collincountymomsblog(dot)com

Katie Wells


Neighborhood Group Director

Katie resides in Plano and is a Stay-at-Home mommy who rarely “stays at home”!  Katie and her husband are both Mississippi natives and alumni of Mississippi State University.  (Insert cowbell ringing.) They started out with a four-legged child, Manny, and five years later decided they were ready for the “real thing”.  Greyson was born in October 2014 and has proved to be “a little Texas Tornado.” Her favorites include ANYTHING chocolate, SEC football, Netflix binge-watching, small town festivals, shopping the clearance aisle at Marshall’s, and throwing theme parties. You can read about her adventures, victories, failures, and everything in between on her blog, Two For One Wells.

Email :: Playgroups (at)dallasmomsblog(dot)com

Andrea Whitmore


Project Coordinator

Email :: Andrea(at)collincountymomsblog(dot)com