Neil Lemons, Founder

A Texas native, Neil Lemons is an early 30-something adventurer, and mobile lifestyle enthusiast. He is the Co-Founder & Guest Contribution Coordinator for 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.

Jennifer Conley, Adviser

Jennifer is an Adviser for 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.

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 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 (a Dallas credit repair company), and an independent Marketing Consultant. Friend or follow him on Facebook, or Twitter. View Jason's articles.


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 humor (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.

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Ugin Rapoport is an event producer, art aficionado, and published author. Ugin grew up in the DFW area and graduated from the University of North Texas. While attending college Ugin trained with the acting workshop Class Act Dallas. Ugin has traveled the country for many years producing campaigns at high-profile events including SXSW, Art Basel, Artscape, and the Austin Film Festival. He is heavily involved in the Dallas arts and film community, continuously writing articles to represent local artists, actors, exhibitions, and filmmakers.

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 a 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 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 on Twitter 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 the 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.

Mike M.-72Mike Merrill

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

Mason P.-130Mason Pelt

Mason Pelt is a founder of Push ROI lover of all things art and technology. View Mason's Articles and check out his MuckRack


Elysa Ellis

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 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,, contributing for the music blog,, and managing the 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 on Facebook 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 To check out her daily musings, follow Kristen on Twitter and check out her personal ramblings at View Kristen's articles.

stephanie norsworthyStephanie Norsworthy

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  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.

MCollin-102Collin Zreet

Collin Zreet is native Dallasite, and moved back to Big D after living in Austin for a few years.  When not working with helicopters, he can be found hucking the frisbee, or paddling/biking around White Rock Lake.  With the recent explosion of the Dallas craft beer scene, he also enjoys tasting what local microbreweries have to offer, as well as making some homebrew with his team,  The Fort Brewing Co. (winning a few awards in the process). View Collin's articles.

Stephanie Campos-135Stephanie Campos

Stephanie Campos, known as MsDallasMaven to her Instagram followers, writes about all things art, food, and entertainment. A Dallas native, she serves as a vigilant advocate for the phenomenal growth of the city. As Co-Founder & Publicist of Social Revolt Marketing, Stephanie stays busy spreading the word and first-looks into events, restaurants, and start-ups. View Stephanie's Articles.

J. Wylie-113Joseph Wylie

Born and raised in the great state of Texas, this freelance writer goes the distance to get the story people want to know about the sights, sounds, and places that happen in Dallas. His material can be thoughtful, funny, interesting, and sorta in your face, but above all, it is not boring. You can follow his daily adventures on Twitter: @mister_wylie. View Joseph's Articles.

Artesia S.-159Artesia Swindle

Artesia is a Freelance Writer and Administrative Consultant. She was born and raised in the Dallas area and is a true lover of the arts. In her spare time, she can be found attending local art shows and live music events. Follow her on Twitter @KnowArtesia and visit for more of her personal musings.
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Lauren A.-110Lauren Bernal

Food, drink, music, travel, design, and the oxford comma: these are a few of Lauren’s favorite things. By day, she’s a copywriter at an agency a la Mad Men. By night, she’s taking on all of the latest restaurants, cocktails, and various forms of art that Dallas has to offer. Follow her succinct thoughts and musings on Twitter @notlaurenbernal or visit her website at View Lauren's Articles.

Stephanie A.-122Stephanie Arbetter

A Dallasite at heart, Stephanie Arbetter moved back to her hometown after graduating from the University of Georgia with degrees in Journalism and Spanish. She still can’t believe all there is to do in this city and she’s on the eternal search to experience it all. She currently serves as an Interactive Producer, driving strategy and content management for a downtown digital marketing agency. She is an avid traveler, but on weekends you might find her with friends and family at a nearby restaurant, bar or live music venue. Keep up with her on Twitter and Instagram by following @starbetter and @TipsyTipsDallasView Stephanie's Articles.

Courtney Garza-145Courtney Garza

Courtney Garza, a Dallas enthusiast constantly chasing after opportunities to get more involved in the community. Plugged into the vegan foodie scene, startup life, fashion world, and anything involving innovation as the Media Development Manager for Dallas Innovates at D Magazine, Courtney seeks the most unique events, food, places, and people to tell the world how truly fabulous it is to live in Dallas. See it from her lens on instagram: @cgar1121. View Courtney's Articles.

Marty Martinez-155Marty Martinez

Marty is the Founder and CEO of Social Revolt Marketing, a boutique marketing agency specializing in social media, graphic design, video and PR. This San Diego native relocated to Dallas after graduating from the University of Missouri - Columbia. When he isn't servicing his clients in Chicago, New York City and Dallas, you will find him cataloguing his adventures on Instagram via @MartyTakesDallas. View Marty's Articles.

Lauren F.-156Lauren Finegan

A native of Dallas, Lauren has pursued successful artistic careers in Professional Ballet and Certified Romana's Pilates Instruction around the world. After settling back to her Texas roots in 2012 with a renewed focus on Digital and Social Media Content, Lauren has been an early adopter of all things social. Currently, Lauren is also immersed in the Dallas start-up and entrepreneurial community in order to help cultivate meaningful relationships while increasing the overall awareness and growth for local brands and influencers. View Lauren's Articles.