Contributors

Jennifer Conley, Co-Founder

Jennifer is the Co-Founder for ILiveinDallas.com. What started as a side-project in 2008 has grown in to an online publication that reaches nearly 600,000 visitors a year. She has a strong passion for technology and startups in the Dallas community and she runs an incubator for early-stage technology startups called the Gravity Center. Follow Jennifer Conley on Twitter. View Jennifer's articles.


Neil Lemons, Co-Founder

A Texas native, Neil Lemons is an early 30-something adventurer, mobile lifestyle enthusiast, and Marketing Consultant. He is the Co-Founder & Guest Contribution Coordinator for ILiveInDallas.com. He's also an entrepreneur, employee, brother, and son.  He has written in personal blogs since 2001, and business blogs for half as long. He has lived in Dallas, Texas, since 2005.  Follow Neil on Twitter and be Neil's friend on Facebook. View Neil's articles.


Jason Channell, Radio Co-host

Jason Channell is a contributing author and co-host of I Live In Dallas Radio. A recent transplant from South Florida to DFW, Jason is a single early 30-something who loves to ride motorcycles, go salsa dancing, and is a BBQ connoisseur. When not co-hosting and producing I Live In Dallas Radio, he is the VP of Marketing for Ascension Credit Services, and an independent Marketing Consultant. Friend or follow him on Facebook, orTwitter. View Jason's articles.


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foodbitch is not a professional chef, "foodie", food reviewer or culinary expert. But she is an expert orderer, a lover of the culinary experience, a home cook, entertainer and yes — even a food snob. She loves to make people smile in their stomach places. That's why she offers up her best recommendations based on her own likes and dislikes when it comes to restaurants. Follow her food-related musings on Twitter. In her own words, "I'll tell you what to eat, and you'll like it." So true. View her articles.


J. Damany Daniel

J. Damany Daniel hails from Brooklyn and this smooth talking city boy merges all the style of the big city with the charm, warmth, and humour (yes, with a “u”- he secretly wants to be British) of one of your best friends. An avid lover of music and dancing, Damany’s been known to tear up more than a few dance floors in his time. When he’s not dancing or producing events, Damany’s indulging in his love for marketing, technology, events, and how they all converge to create epic experiences. View Damany's articles.


Jennifer Smart

Jennifer Smart is a lifetime Dallas resident. She is a 2009 graduate of Southern Methodist University and began her career as an amateur art and theater critic for The Daily Campus. She is an avid theater-and-concert-goer, museum attendee and arts advocate. In her spare time she enjoys sampling Dallas cuisine and is on the search for the perfect cocktail. View Jennifer's articles.


Lauren Smart

Lauren Smart is freelance journalist based in Dallas. She holds a master's degree in Arts Journalism from Syracuse University. Her work can be seen in magazines and newspapers throughout the United States, including American Theatre magazine and BroadwayWorld.com. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with degrees in creative writing and journalism. An arts enthusiast and coffee addict, she is constantly attending plays, concerts and museums or writing in a coffee shop. She grew up in Dallas and loves this beautiful city. View Lauren's articles.


Susie O.

SusieDrinksDallas (website | twitter | facebook) is a local happy hour reviewer with a penchant for strong drinks, especially margaritas on the rocks, and great bar food. For her "big kids" job, she is a social media strategist for The Dealey Group, a Dallas-based traditional and digital advertising, marketing and design agency, and occasionally freelances for various publications and websites in Dallas.


Betsy Mitchell

Betsy Mitchell, also known as The Dallas Socials keeps Dallasites "in the know" about local events, places to eat, drink, and have a good time. You can find her out and about looking for the best spots in The Big D. Stay updated by following her Twitter, Facebook, and Blog.


Rania Batrice

If she began explaining her background and heritage to you, your head might explode…so let’s just say that Rania is a native Texan, of Middle Eastern descent, with a love for travel, art (in all forms), food, new adventures, and cross-cultural collaboration. Rania spent almost a decade in the political world, has ventured into publicity and marketing, but might be most well known for her “quotes of the day,” which you can find by following her onTwitter or friending her on Facebook. View Rania's articles.


Cary Darling

Cary Darling is an arts editor and the pop culture critic at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He moved to Dallas in 2005 from Miami where he was arts editor at the Miami Herald. Prior to that he was an arts editor and pop-music critic at the Orange County Register in California. After living on both coasts, he decided he wanted to know what life would be like without a beach. View Cary's articles.


Monica Diodati

Monica is the Marketing Coordinator for Jim Lake Companies, a commercial real estate and redevelopment firm in Bishop Arts and the Design District. She also runs thedallasdesigndistrict.net blog and helps organize neighborhood events in both the Design District and Bishop Arts. When she's not blogging or tweeting, you can find her bicycling down Dallas' streets, trying out the latest restaurants and bars or hopping from gallery to gallery. You can find her on Twitter @thedallasdd or @monica1188. View Monica's articles.


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Mike Merrill is a business leader, community builder, speaker and author focused on social media, online marketing and advertising for local businesses. During the day Mike is the Director of Marketing for ReachLocal. Mike volunteers as the Chairman of the Social Media Club of Dallas, a media association in-which he led a community wide effort to raise $11,483.30 in seven days for the Red Cross to support the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund. Follow him on Twitter @MikeDMerrill


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Elysa Ellis is a Digital Strategist and Community Manager by day. In her off time she amuses herself with wide variety of interests ranging from wine to widgets, food, friends, apps, and artwork. In addition to her professional geek girl job, she's has two blogs GenPink and Dallas Food Nerd. Elysa is also the VP of Sponsorship for the Dallas Social Media Club Chapter. View Danielle's articles.


Danielle Glick

"Dallas Foodie" is best known for her honest food and drink reviews with iPhoneography posted to many social media sites. Her real name is Danielle Glick, and her real job is Social Media Director & Owner of DGdesign, a Dallas social media marketing agency. Follow Dallas Foodie in your choice of social networks linked at about.me/Dallas_Foodie and follow Danielle @SocialMediaDFWView Danielle's articles.


Ty Griffin

Ty Griffin is an eligible bachelor in his 20's that is living in DFW and is on a quest to be truly legit.  Music is his main passion, but Texas Tech football is a close second.  He is currently promoting his new website/blog,EscapingTheOrdinary.net, contributing for the music blog, ExplodingInSound.com, and managing online marketing for Pop Up Records and the HUM tribute album. To see him in action throughout the social interwebs, add him as a friend onFacebook or follow him on TwitterView Ty's articles.


Kristen Kouk

A twenty-something native Texan lives in Dallas and grew up in McKinney, Texas. After trekking to Austin to attend the University of Texas to gain her degree in public relations, she spent one year in sunny southern California before making her way back to the Lone Star State. A savvy traveler and wine enthusiast, she blogs about the best of Texas at TexasTravelJournal.com. To check out her daily musings, follow Kristen on Twitter and check out her personal ramblings at KristenKouk.com. View Kristen's articles.


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Stephanie is a Dallasite by way of Tulsa, OK and Lake Charles, LA. When she’s not working as a communicator extraordinaire in the nonprofit world of Dallas, she travels the country with her husband in search of the best possible music experience. Read about her personal life with her little dog at Walks With Roxy. Want to know more? Follow on Twitter or be friends on Facebook! View Stephanie's articles.


Angela Peterson

Angela is a nontraditional lawyer spending most of her time between Dallas and San Francisco. She's also a dedicated traveler and writes Far & Wise, where she collects stories and surprising details about places around the world, including her own travels. Follow Angela on Twitter.


Alisha Robertson

A Texas native and philanthropist, Alisha Robertson is the founder of The Kikulu Foundation, a North Texas based nonprofit organization supporting education and opportunity for women and children in impoverished communities.  Prior to founding the organization, Alisha traveled and worked in developing countries for 15 months volunteering with various nonprofits. You can read her personal travelogue at SmallWorldPursuits.com.  When not out changing the world, you can often find her anywhere near the water, tucked away in the countryside, or dancing. To connect, you can follow her on Twitter or friend her on FacebookView Alisha's articles.