Angel Armendariz

The Founder & Editor-in-chief, Angel Armendariz, is a native Texan.  His entrepreneurial spirit has guided every step in his career.  He is also the Co-Founder & CEO of Dallas’s fastest growing social networking app – Nawkr.  Insatiably curious by nature, Angel is always learning something new.  You can find him running the Katy Trail, hanging out with his family & dogs, or catching up on his never-ending reading list.  Find and follow him on the following:  Insta/Nawkr/Twitter @nawkr1 & @dallasyte1  email:  angel@dallasyte.com

Jatsive (Hot-see-veh) Hernandez is a native Dallasite, writer, creator and storyteller. She has worked with publications such as D Magazine, Austin Monthly and USA Today College. Her most recent endeavor is the launch of her blog, Giggles & Whine. Her blog features a little bit of everything, from Bumble dates gone wrong, to recipes and DIY projects. Giggles & Whine also features a Road to Recovery section where Jatsive talks about her battle with depression and an eating disorder. She hopes that by blogging about her recovery process, she can help others going through a similar experience and help break the stigma surrounding mental health. If her deadlines have been met and blog posts have been scheduled, she can be found volunteering with Dallas Pets Alive, attempting the latest Pinterest recipe or scrubbing into surgery with the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Follow her on Instagram/Twitter: @jatsive_h

Advisor: Landon Burke, Founder, Urban Scene Realty; UrbanScene.org

My mission is to promote support, and celebrate the local artist communities while merging my passion for real estate. I host pop-up art galleries quarterly inside unique luxury homes throughout Dallas. I strive to create events that are not only fun but engaging and meaningful for attendees. Each event is designed to showcase the home/builder, the artists, and all local participating vendors. It’s a great way to network and support cool and innovative business owners in our community.

As an advocate committed to supporting Dallas-based charities, all donations and proceeds from the events go towards the featured charity for the event. Urban Scene has provided me with an outlet to intersect my passions while allowing me to meet and connect with new clients. It has been a great way for me to engage with current and previous clients as well. In my down time, I enjoy being with my family, exploring the outdoors, and traveling. LIKE our page and get involved at Facebook.com/UrbanSceneDFW.

Advisor: Marty Martinez, Founder + CEO, Social Revolt

Marty Martinez is the CEO and Founder of Social Revolt, a digital marketing agency based in Dallas with a presence in New York City, San Diego and Chicago. Marty is a seasoned marketer who is passionate about developing and implementing innovative marketing strategies to help his clients meet business objectives. Marty’s forward-thinking and extensive experience working with large brands like 7 Eleven and D Magazine gives him unique insight on how to remain competitive in an ever-changing digital space. He has presented and taught workshops at numerous industry events around the country. When he isn’t working, you can find him cataloging his adventures on Instagram via @MartyTakesDallas.

Advisor: Andres de la Casa-Huertas, Brand Director at The Wild Detectives
Andres de la Casa-Huertas is an advertising creative.  After living in Spain, Ireland, and the UK, while working for brands such as Apple, PlayStation, McDonalds and Ben & Jerry’s (among others), he now considers Dallas home.  Since 2015, Andres has been the Brand Director at The Wild Detectives, an independent bookstore & bar venue in Oak Cliff, that encourages community-driven cultural conversations.  The Wild Detectives aims to become an important cultural agent; a stakeholder that effectively energizes the arts landscape in Dallas by making culture feel sexy, inclusive and approachable by everyone.

Advisor: Tara Armendariz, Editor, Contributor

Originally from Washington D.C., Tara made her way to Texas after obtaining her law degree from the University of North Carolina. Once here, she quickly developed a love of warm Texas winters, Sunday brunches, and the hospitality of her fellow Texas. In addition to her law career, Tara is a member of the Junior League of Dallas, and is actively involved in supporting and expanding local non-profit organizations. When she is not working or volunteering, you can find her playing at the park with her rescue dogs, or in the kitchen baking a variety of cookies and pastries.