Passionate About the Community
and the Moms Who Live Here

Meet Our Executive Team

Meet the Collin County Moms Blog Executive Team!

Photos courtesy of RC Photography!

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.

Whitney Reed

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Managing Editor 

Whitney is originally from central Illinois but moved to Texas for love! After enjoying being a single twenty-something in Dallas, she settled down in 2010 and married her college sweetheart (the guy who got her here)! She has two sons (August 2011 and January 2013) and a daughter (May 2015). Whitney works for a major retailer in digital marketing creative, where she has been for the past eight years. She loves Dallas—the amazing friends she has met here, the Tex Mex, the bluebonnets, the arts and culture, the mild winters, and having lots of family, including her in-laws, one of her sisters, and her favorite uncle, nearby. Her passions include reading, sports, (daydreaming about) traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

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

Amanda Krahel

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Social Media Coordinator

Amanda was born and raised in San Diego, California. In 2016, she and her family packed up and took the 1,500 mile trek to north Texas, happily settling in Collin County. Amanda was a hairstylist in California, but is currently taking a break from the world of beauty to care for two young beauties of her own. When she’s not chasing after her kids, sprinting through the neighborhood with her high energy dogs, or vacuuming her house like a mad woman, Amanda enjoys exploring Texas, 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. Stay tuned for more on her adventures living the SAHM life in Collin County.

Email :: Amanda(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. 

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

Jennifer McDaniel

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Event Coordinator

Jennifer is a native North Texan, and grew up in Plano. Jennifer graduated from Southwest Texas State (Eat ‘Em Up Cats), and started planning events right out of college in 2005. She now resides in Richardson with her husband and two young daughters. When she’s not planning events, she enjoys volunteering at her daughter’s school, going out for girl’s night, and spending as much time as possible at the lake with her family.

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

Katie Wells

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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

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Project Coordinator

Andrea grew up a Florida girl, raised her babies in NC, then acquired roots in the Big D before making way back to the Carolinas.  Andrea misses the food and trends in Dallas, but loves spending time in the mountains with her husband and 3 minis – William (2010), Rae (2012) and Lila (2014).
 
Her Pinterest board is full of craft and DIY pins that she will never do, her real craft side is in the kitchen making some good southern homemade meals.

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

Wendy Martin

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Event Assistant

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