CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: My wife, Meredith, and I at this past April’s Rise School of Austin pre-tournament cocktail party, paying tribute to the legendary James Street; With guest Jason Dial, Circuit of the Americas president and CEO, at the first dinner party Austin Way hosted at Lav; Becky Beaver, Maryleigh Dejernett, John Duncan, Jennifer Braham, Barbara Kelso, and I celebrate the Women & Their Work Gallery at this year’s Star Bash.
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Austin Way! We are proud to bring Niche Media and our mission to Connect, Captivate, and Celebrate… with Consciousness to this wonderful and welcoming city. Our mission comes to life in our beautiful and insightful magazine content, at events that will bring our business partners and our readers together to celebrate this dynamic city, and on our website, austinway.com, with its fresh and current eye on Austin!
We began our journey almost a year ago and are thrilled to see it come to fruition. I am delighted to have Editor-in-Chief Kathy Blackwell by my side, and together with our team of Deputy Editor Jane Kellogg Murray, account executives Jackie Van Meter and Catherine Kuchar, events and marketing manager Monika Kowalczyk, and University of Texas intern Rebecca James, we couldn’t be more proud of our magazine!
The people of Austin have been very receptive and welcoming, with many going out of their way to help us get off to a great start. We appreciate the support of arts and cultural partners like the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum, Circuit of the Americas, and the Paramount Theatre, to name a few. We look forward to growing along with Austin and to becoming a part of the fabric of our community.
It is an honor to serve as publisher of Austin Way, a role that allows me to meet and build partnerships with the businesses and people that make Austin such a vibrant and dynamic market. Austin is unique and free spirited, and Austin Way is here to capture what makes our city special.
Now if I could just figure out when to wear a tie!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY LOGAN BOYD (MEREDITH); MATTHEW FULLER (STAR BASH); JOI FALTESEK OF ZAPPY SPRINGS (LAV)