In May 2016, Megan graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, Cohort 15 and she continues to serve as one of two Cohort 15 representatives. In 2015-2017, Megan served on The Leadership Council of Prevent Blindness Texas – Southeast Region with a true dedication to preserving Texans’ sight. Megan was also a board member of the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) and served as the Secretary from January 2014-December 2017. She is also a sustaining member of the Junior League of Houston, a nonprofit volunteer organization of women.
Megan is an active member of the Houston West Chamber of Commerce, volunteering on two committees. Megan is also a member of the Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce, where she served for eight years on the ambassadors committee to welcome newcomers and facilitate networking amongst members. She led the committee for seven of her eight years of service. Megan has also chaired the Chamber’s 2014 and 2015 Economic Forecast Luncheon with record attendance and sponsorship both years. Megan formerly served on the Board of Education at St. Rose of Lima in the Heights and served as President of the Board one year of her six years of service. She also volunteered on the parish’s marketing committee. Megan continues to lead St. Rose’s capital campaign, which is currently in its second phase.
Megan earned degrees in journalism and politics with an emphasis on PR from Southern Methodist University, where she graduated with honors. Megan has also taken graphic design courses at The Art Institute of Houston. A native Houstonian, Megan lives with her husband, daughter and son.
A native Houstonian, Trent returned to his hometown in 2002, and joined the Tell Your Tale team in 2009. He helps clients develop strategic marketing plans that utilize websites, social media, effective marketing collateral and targeted messaging to acquire new customers and develop stronger relationships with existing clients.
In May 2016, Trent was nominated onto the Total Board of Education for St. Rose Parish, where he previously served as President of the Pastoral Council. Trent is a strong advocate for the Greater Heights area. He has served as a Chairman of the Board of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce and has volunteered in numerous capacities.
Israel’s experience includes low-level programming to develop utility software used in conjunction with industrial controls, security systems, and language translation software. He has been developing solutions using Internet technology for over 15 years, which has included programming, systems design and analysis, and working closely with major software vendors exploring upcoming technologies.
His interest in computer and electronics technology began during high school, receiving education in consumer analog and digital electronics, and desktop computer systems. Following high school, Israel served in the United States Army, working with a variety of legacy and state-of-the-art computer systems, which involved working in very high security environments including the Pentagon. After leaving the military, Israel attended ITT Electronics Institute, which led to working with industrial control electronics, and corporate security and surveillance systems.
Irma is an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society (for the 2016 Fashion Show and Cattle Baron’s Gala), the Alzheimer’s Association, Habitat for Humanity and the local food bank. She is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin with a bachelor’s degree in studio art. Irma grew up in Central Texas in a one-blinking-light town. She later lived in Houston for 11 years and now resides in San Antonio with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, Irma loves to work with her hands—painting, crafting stained glass, printmaking, developing mosaics and restoring furniture.