Governance Board

As a licensed Wellness and Christian Life Purpose Coach for women, Crystal Breaux owns her own business, Your Fitness Designer. She coaches women how be fit on the inside and out by teaching how to eat healthy, find time to exercise and discover God’s purpose for their life by using their passions, talents and gifts. She does this through individual and group coaching either by face to face or by telephone, group classes and workshops.   With over 25 years in the fitness industry, she has worked in commercial fitness as a personal trainer,group fitness instructor, an educator in corporate wellness, and in an executive leadership position in a hospital wellness center prior to owning her own coaching business. She has been a teacher and leader in women and marriage ministry for over 15 years.   To learn more go to, www.yourfitnessdesigner.com and www.facebook.com/yourfitnessdesigner/

As a licensed Wellness and Christian Life Purpose Coach for women, Crystal Breaux owns her own business, Your Fitness Designer. She coaches women how be fit on the inside and out by teaching how to eat healthy, find time to exercise and discover God’s purpose for their life by using their passions, talents and gifts. She does this through individual and group coaching either by face to face or by telephone, group classes and workshops.

 

With over 25 years in the fitness industry, she has worked in commercial fitness as a personal trainer,group fitness instructor, an educator in corporate wellness, and in an executive leadership position in a hospital wellness center prior to owning her own coaching business. She has been a teacher and leader in women and marriage ministry for over 15 years.

 

To learn more go to, www.yourfitnessdesigner.com and www.facebook.com/yourfitnessdesigner/

Crystal Breaux

Lahoma Dade-Roberts is Lahoma Dade-Roberts is currently the owner and founder of Events Unleashed a premium boutique event planning company specializing in corporate events, luxury weddings, proposals and social events. Her background includes a primary concentration in Corporate Events, Marketing, Mortgage Lending, and Training and Development. Lahoma is passionate about helping those around her achieve their very  best.

Lahoma Dade-Roberts is Lahoma Dade-Roberts is currently the owner and founder of Events Unleashed a premium boutique event planning company specializing in corporate events, luxury weddings, proposals and social events. Her background includes a primary concentration in Corporate Events, Marketing, Mortgage Lending, and Training and Development. Lahoma is passionate about helping those around her achieve their very  best.

Lahoma Roberts

Shannon Welch was born and raised in Texas. She started organizing and outfitting her closet at the ripe age of twelve and continues her art for her clients today in Austin. Her mission in her Closet Therapy business incorporates transformation on many levels.  By introducing her clients to first to find peace, contentment and order internally, Shannon has discovered that when she walks into a closet, that’s where her ministry begins.

Shannon Welch was born and raised in Texas. She started organizing and outfitting her closet at the ripe age of twelve and continues her art for her clients today in Austin. Her mission in her Closet Therapy business incorporates transformation on many levels.  By introducing her clients to first to find peace, contentment and order internally, Shannon has discovered that when she walks into a closet, that’s where her ministry begins.

Shannon Welch

Alyssa is a native Texan and born-and-raised Austinite . She has a degree in Social Work from Texas State University and many years of direct practice experience working with at-risk youth, homeless, veterans, and low-income families. She has traveled the world visiting impoverished communities as a social justice advocate & promoting arts education. Alyssa's experience in the community has fueled her passion for assisting nonprofits in strategic development, donor relations, agency bridge-building, and community engagement.  Alyssa has worked for various nonprofits all over Central Texas along with involvement in overseeing agency progress and community collaborations on local, state, and federal levels. In 2014, Alyssa was selected as panel speaker at the US Dept. of Health and Human Services Regional Conference to report how TANF services and funding impacts low-income families at state and local levels.  

Alyssa is a native Texan and born-and-raised Austinite . She has a degree in Social Work from Texas State University and many years of direct practice experience working with at-risk youth, homeless, veterans, and low-income families. She has traveled the world visiting impoverished communities as a social justice advocate & promoting arts education. Alyssa's experience in the community has fueled her passion for assisting nonprofits in strategic development, donor relations, agency bridge-building, and community engagement. 

Alyssa has worked for various nonprofits all over Central Texas along with involvement in overseeing agency progress and community collaborations on local, state, and federal levels. In 2014, Alyssa was selected as panel speaker at the US Dept. of Health and Human Services Regional Conference to report how TANF services and funding impacts low-income families at state and local levels.  

Alyssa Pucket


Advisory Board

Rene is a Nashville native who now Rene is a Nashville native alls Austin home. She’s been a part of the Created Woman family for several years and is grateful for the inspiration they’ve provided to find her true calling. Through prayer, surrender, and trust, a transformative experience led to founding her ministry and Faith based media company.   For over three decades René has been a leader and entrepreneur, connecting people to their passions and potential. She founded All Things Faithful in 2017, with a vision to bridge women to their faith by providing positive tools, events, and inspirational faith leaders. The goal of ATF is to inspire believers to openly embrace faith into their everyday lives. Rene’s greatest joy is encouraging women to walk with Christ-filled passion, remembering God can transform their lives despite their fear, causing all things to work together according to His purpose. Faith, family, and friends are the pillars of her life. She loves great food, meaningful conversation, and most of all: being a daughter of Christ. She and her husband Robin have been married for over 26 years “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

Rene is a Nashville native who now Rene is a Nashville native alls Austin home. She’s been a part of the Created Woman family for several years and is grateful for the inspiration they’ve provided to find her true calling. Through prayer, surrender, and trust, a transformative experience led to founding her ministry and Faith based media company.

 

For over three decades René has been a leader and entrepreneur, connecting people to their passions and potential. She founded All Things Faithful in 2017, with a vision to bridge women to their faith by providing positive tools, events, and inspirational faith leaders. The goal of ATF is to inspire believers to openly embrace faith into their everyday lives.

Rene’s greatest joy is encouraging women to walk with Christ-filled passion, remembering God can transform their lives despite their fear, causing all things to work together according to His purpose.

Faith, family, and friends are the pillars of her life. She loves great food, meaningful conversation, and most of all: being a daughter of Christ. She and her husband Robin have been married for over 26 years

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

Rene Green

Shelby markets for companies she believes in. By using grass roots tactics, such as social media and personal outreach, she has taken part in increasing sales, growing followings, booking out salons, and spreading engagement locally as well as nationally. Shelby helps small, eager businesses grow to their full potential. She learns the ins and outs of each of her clients, and creates a personalized plan to help them reach their greatest goals.

Shelby markets for companies she believes in. By using grass roots tactics, such as social media and personal outreach, she has taken part in increasing sales, growing followings, booking out salons, and spreading engagement locally as well as nationally. Shelby helps small, eager businesses grow to their full potential. She learns the ins and outs of each of her clients, and creates a personalized plan to help them reach their greatest goals.

Shelby Chapman


Gather Her

Hannah Breaux

Gather Her, Lead

Gather Her, Co Lead Austin-based Designer, Kristen Ellis has a design philosophy centered on blending function and style creating a finished space that is always original and personalized. Kristen began her design endeavors with a degree in Interior Design from FIDER accredited, Texas State University with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. She has spent most of her career working and collaborating with highly acclaimed designers in Texas as well as began her own Interior Design firm. In addition, she is also a Jewelry and Accessories Stylist, working on numerous photo shoots and editorials. Kristen creates rooms that balance texture and scale, elegant and casual while staying comfortable and inviting. She is inspired by her love of fashion and all things vintage. She believes that fashion and interior design go hand in hand and a well-curated space and wardrobe can translate to an inspirational lifestyle. Regardless of the project, be it design or fashion related, Ellis places great emphasis on a design that is practical, creative, tailored and timeless.  

Gather Her, Co Lead

Austin-based Designer, Kristen Ellis has a design philosophy centered on blending function and style creating a finished space that is always original and personalized.

Kristen began her design endeavors with a degree in Interior Design from FIDER accredited, Texas State University with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. She has spent most of her career working and collaborating with highly acclaimed designers in Texas as well as began her own Interior Design firm. In addition, she is also a Jewelry and Accessories Stylist, working on numerous photo shoots and editorials.

Kristen creates rooms that balance texture and scale, elegant and casual while staying comfortable and inviting. She is inspired by her love of fashion and all things vintage. She believes that fashion and interior design go hand in hand and a well-curated space and wardrobe can translate to an inspirational lifestyle.

Regardless of the project, be it design or fashion related, Ellis places great emphasis on a design that is practical, creative, tailored and timeless.

 

Kristen Ellis

Gather Her, Co Lead

Encourager of women, truth-teller, wordsmith, fashion/make-up guru, and Bible nerd are all accurate depictions of Deanna. A native Austinite, Deanna started her career in makeup working for Smashbox Cosmetics as Lead Makeup Artist.  From there, she has gone to managing a high end retail boutiques to now working as Director of Client Services and Image Consultant for Something More LLC. Although Deanna has a passion for fashion, her true calling is being a Daughter of God and encouraging sisters in the Kingdom to walk out their God-given purpose. Throughout the Bible, God used women to birth reformation, revolutions, and revelations. Deanna’s calling in ministry is to birth a union similar to this, to continue God’s work by bringing healing, identity and building unity.  Deanna attended Texas State University and is currently enrolled in seminary at Austin Graduate School of Theology. 

Encourager of women, truth-teller, wordsmith, fashion/make-up guru, and Bible nerd are all accurate depictions of Deanna. A native Austinite, Deanna started her career in makeup working for Smashbox Cosmetics as Lead Makeup Artist.  From there, she has gone to managing a high end retail boutiques to now working as Director of Client Services and Image Consultant for Something More LLC. Although Deanna has a passion for fashion, her true calling is being a Daughter of God and encouraging sisters in the Kingdom to walk out their God-given purpose. Throughout the Bible, God used women to birth reformation, revolutions, and revelations. Deanna’s calling in ministry is to birth a union similar to this, to continue God’s work by bringing healing, identity and building unity.  Deanna attended Texas State University and is currently enrolled in seminary at Austin Graduate School of Theology. 

Deanna Brooks

Mariah enjoys living life to the fullest and making memories, she has a dog named Lily and she loves to take her on hikes, to the lake, and the dog park. Mariah enjoys being outside, working out, meeting new friends, cooking for her friends and family, and trying out new Austin restaurants. Mariah works in the financial planning field so she spends a lot of time organizing people’s assets and helping them gain clarity on their financial goals. Mariah truly believes that she is called by God to give back and help others. Her main focus is to bring value to peoples lives and her goal is to impact as many lives as she can. She truly believes God has an amazing plan for her and she will always follow the path He leads for her. 

Mariah enjoys living life to the fullest and making memories, she has a dog named Lily and she loves to take her on hikes, to the lake, and the dog park. Mariah enjoys being outside, working out, meeting new friends, cooking for her friends and family, and trying out new Austin restaurants. Mariah works in the financial planning field so she spends a lot of time organizing people’s assets and helping them gain clarity on their financial goals. Mariah truly believes that she is called by God to give back and help others. Her main focus is to bring value to peoples lives and her goal is to impact as many lives as she can. She truly believes God has an amazing plan for her and she will always follow the path He leads for her. 

Mariah Holmes


Beauty Bar

Wife, Mom, and Texas State University graduate Julie Fox is a rare combination of Glam and Nerd. She holds a degree in Computer Science and spends her days running her web development business and coding websites in her pajamas. But watch out world…There’s so much more to Mrs. Fox! Julie loves anything sparkly and has an underlying creativity that causes her to see the world from a very special point of view. Everywhere she looks she is getting creative inspiration for website designs, marketing strategies, fashion statements, photo ops, model poses, fashion shoot settings, and of course…. makeup ideas! Julie came on board with Created Magazine as an assistant MUA but has evolved into playing many roles including: makeup artist and backstage photographer during Editorial Photoshoots, to helping with marketing materials, and even working on CW’s digital magazine. She has a passion for inspiring confidence in women and teen girls, specifically through teaching about makeup and skin-care. She loves working with the Youth Group at her church and volunteering her makeup artistry services to organizations such as Austin Fairy Godmother. Julie is incredibly grateful that God has led her to the amazing circle of women involved in the Created Woman Foundation.

Wife, Mom, and Texas State University graduate Julie Fox is a rare combination of Glam and Nerd. She holds a degree in Computer Science and spends her days running her web development business and coding websites in her pajamas. But watch out world…There’s so much more to Mrs. Fox! Julie loves anything sparkly and has an underlying creativity that causes her to see the world from a very special point of view. Everywhere she looks she is getting creative inspiration for website designs, marketing strategies, fashion statements, photo ops, model poses, fashion shoot settings, and of course…. makeup ideas!

Julie came on board with Created Magazine as an assistant MUA but has evolved into playing many roles including: makeup artist and backstage photographer during Editorial Photoshoots, to helping with marketing materials, and even working on CW’s digital magazine. She has a passion for inspiring confidence in women and teen girls, specifically through teaching about makeup and skin-care. She loves working with the Youth Group at her church and volunteering her makeup artistry services to organizations such as Austin Fairy Godmother. Julie is incredibly grateful that God has led her to the amazing circle of women involved in the Created Woman Foundation.

Julie Fox

Beauty Bar

Beauty Bar

Alone Robinson

My name is Pam Hurn and I am an Area Leader with Park Lane Jewelry.  My specialty is assisting you with your wardrobe needs.  I’ve been told that I am quite good at assisting those who consider themselves "accessory challenged." Tenacity is probably my best and most challenging character trait. It keeps me motivated and can sometimes drive me to exhaustion. However, I have found it is always worth it. Other than marrying my husband, following my passion for helping women find their finishing touches, best decision-EVER!! I began this journey in November of 2011 and have won the following awards:  Multiple Awards in my Division at National Convention. I have been awarded trips Costa Rica and Caba San Lucas.  I am a wife, mother and my favorite title is Nana.  I love being around fun, energetic women, having great conversation.  I am also a scrapbooker, amateur genealogist and really just about everything family.

My name is Pam Hurn and I am an Area Leader with Park Lane Jewelry.  My specialty is assisting you with your wardrobe needs.  I’ve been told that I am quite good at assisting those who consider themselves "accessory challenged." Tenacity is probably my best and most challenging character trait. It keeps me motivated and can sometimes drive me to exhaustion. However, I have found it is always worth it. Other than marrying my husband, following my passion for helping women find their finishing touches, best decision-EVER!!

I began this journey in November of 2011 and have won the following awards:  Multiple Awards in my Division at National Convention. I have been awarded trips Costa Rica and Caba San Lucas. 

I am a wife, mother and my favorite title is Nana.  I love being around fun, energetic women, having great conversation.  I am also a scrapbooker, amateur genealogist and really just about everything family.

Pam Hurn

Beauty Bar

Beauty Bar

Celeste Breaux

I am a busy working mom of two beautiful girls named Gwyneth and Whitney, and am married to my best friend Alex.  I work from home for an insurance company but I also am a Distributor for LipSense and an Executive Consultant for Rodan & Fields.  I love being busy and active and connecting with other women.   I am typically a very social person and a huge planner.  I joined LipSense and Rodan & Fields because I use these products and love them, and I believe when you take care of yourself and look good, you feel good and perform better.   I wanted to be a part of the CW family because I love what they stand for.  I love that we are a group of women who love and support each other, and who give each other a safe place to be themselves in all while giving praise to the Lord.  It is ok and awesome to love both God and Fashion and it is so amazing and unique to combine them.  I love helping other women feel beautiful and empowering them to know that they can take on more than they think they can handle, and be successful when they do.  I am a firm believer on not settling and to do what you love. Life is too short. Take a chance, trust in God, love others like He loved you, and kick some butt!  

I am a busy working mom of two beautiful girls named Gwyneth and Whitney, and am married to my best friend Alex.  I work from home for an insurance company but I also am a Distributor for LipSense and an Executive Consultant for Rodan & Fields.  I love being busy and active and connecting with other women.   I am typically a very social person and a huge planner.  I joined LipSense and Rodan & Fields because I use these products and love them, and I believe when you take care of yourself and look good, you feel good and perform better.   I wanted to be a part of the CW family because I love what they stand for.  I love that we are a group of women who love and support each other, and who give each other a safe place to be themselves in all while giving praise to the Lord.  It is ok and awesome to love both God and Fashion and it is so amazing and unique to combine them.  I love helping other women feel beautiful and empowering them to know that they can take on more than they think they can handle, and be successful when they do.  I am a firm believer on not settling and to do what you love. Life is too short. Take a chance, trust in God, love others like He loved you, and kick some butt!  

Erica Bond


Writers

Writers, Editor Martha Bush grew up on a farm in Donalsonville, Georgia. She graduated from Valdosta State College, Valdosta, Georgia, with a BS degree in Business Education. After graduating from college, Martha began her teaching career that spanned grades 5-12 in both public and Christian schools. She also taught adult vocational courses in the Atlanta school system.Her love for teaching led her into areas outside the school system as she began teaching Bible study courses in jails, prisons, and at her local church. Through her years of teaching, as well as being an avid reader of human behavior and grief counseling from noted Christian psychologists, she recognized how a team effort can help build a foundation in children at an early age that will enable them to cope with the losses in their lives. She believes this team, made of up parents, grandparents, educators, and spiritual leaders, can guide a child to healing from losses he or she might experience. They can do this simply by recognizing his pain, listening to his pain and then teaching the child how to apply the principles of God’s Word to his hurting heart. This led her to write Helping Hurting Children: A Journey of Healing.Martha resides in Orange, Texas, with her husband, Glen. They are the parents of two grown daughters, Crystal and Heather, who have blessed them with three beautiful grandchildren. Her hobbies include: reading, walking, visiting with friends, and playing with her grandchildren.

Writers, Editor

Martha Bush grew up on a farm in Donalsonville, Georgia. She graduated from Valdosta State College, Valdosta, Georgia, with a BS degree in Business Education. After graduating from college, Martha began her teaching career that spanned grades 5-12 in both public and Christian schools. She also taught adult vocational courses in the Atlanta school system.Her love for teaching led her into areas outside the school system as she began teaching Bible study courses in jails, prisons, and at her local church.

Through her years of teaching, as well as being an avid reader of human behavior and grief counseling from noted Christian psychologists, she recognized how a team effort can help build a foundation in children at an early age that will enable them to cope with the losses in their lives. She believes this team, made of up parents, grandparents, educators, and spiritual leaders, can guide a child to healing from losses he or she might experience. They can do this simply by recognizing his pain, listening to his pain and then teaching the child how to apply the principles of God’s Word to his hurting heart. This led her to write Helping Hurting Children: A Journey of Healing.Martha resides in Orange, Texas, with her husband, Glen. They are the parents of two grown daughters, Crystal and Heather, who have blessed them with three beautiful grandchildren. Her hobbies include: reading, walking, visiting with friends, and playing with her grandchildren.

Martha Bush

Writer & Editor

Writer

Writer

Heather Bise

Writer & Editor

Blog Editor Natalya believes in stories and how words can be used to bring a smile to a hurting soul, change and reshape ideas, help make hard or small decisions easier and simpler and most importantly reveal God’s graceful and loving hand in everyday battles and celebrations. When not writing, Natalya enjoys exploring all things art, especially when it comes to creating meals for friends and family to enjoy around the table. You can find Natalya sharing stories about grace, hope, and what it means to be the woman you were created to be at ThoughtsByNatalya.com.

Blog Editor

Natalya believes in stories and how words can be used to bring a smile to a hurting soul, change and reshape ideas, help make hard or small decisions easier and simpler and most importantly reveal God’s graceful and loving hand in everyday battles and celebrations.

When not writing, Natalya enjoys exploring all things art, especially when it comes to creating meals for friends and family to enjoy around the table. You can find Natalya sharing stories about grace, hope, and what it means to be the woman you were created to be at ThoughtsByNatalya.com.

Natalya White

Writer & Editor

Gena is woman who has a heart for serving the Lord through teaching and writing about his word, and how he works in her life. She believes his word is true and that God has called her to teach others the lessons he is teaching her. Gena has a passion for helping women to see their unique identity as a daughter of the king, and finding their purpose, the one he created them for. As a nurse and fitness enthusiast, she loves to encourage other women to seek health and wellness, which she believes cannot be done without a relationship with the one who created you. When she is not writing, working, or working out, she enjoys time with her husband Michael, two children Jocelyn and Luke, and their three dogs.

Gena is woman who has a heart for serving the Lord through teaching and writing about his word, and how he works in her life. She believes his word is true and that God has called her to teach others the lessons he is teaching her. Gena has a passion for helping women to see their unique identity as a daughter of the king, and finding their purpose, the one he created them for. As a nurse and fitness enthusiast, she loves to encourage other women to seek health and wellness, which she believes cannot be done without a relationship with the one who created you. When she is not writing, working, or working out, she enjoys time with her husband Michael, two children Jocelyn and Luke, and their three dogs.

Gena ANDERSON

Hello there! My name is Sarah. I grew up and currently live in Austin, Texas where I work as a marketing and social media coordinator for a multi-unit orthodontic practice and I love it! I graduated with a degree in Public Relations and have always had a love establishing relationship and connecting deeply with people. I believe that the written word is one of the most artistic forms of expression and one of the best ways to connect. After all, God infused writers to compose the ultimate love story to humanity, the Bible! Besides writing and Jesus, I also have a passion for health and fitness and have a personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I’m excited to be a part of the CW Family and connecting with women through my writing.  When I’m not writing or working, you can find me at the gym or loving on my beautiful husky Kota.   

Hello there! My name is Sarah. I grew up and currently live in Austin, Texas where I work as a marketing and social media coordinator for a multi-unit orthodontic practice and I love it! I graduated with a degree in Public Relations and have always had a love establishing relationship and connecting deeply with people. I believe that the written word is one of the most artistic forms of expression and one of the best ways to connect. After all, God infused writers to compose the ultimate love story to humanity, the Bible! Besides writing and Jesus, I also have a passion for health and fitness and have a personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I’m excited to be a part of the CW Family and connecting with women through my writing.  When I’m not writing or working, you can find me at the gym or loving on my beautiful husky Kota. 

 

Sarah tiller

Dr. Kelsie Keen is a Maximized Living Chiropractor and owner of Keen Family Chiropractic, a Maximized Living Health Center. She is a performance team doctor and wellness advisory council member for USA Judo, Weight Lifting, and Wrestling teams where she supported those teams at the 2012 Olympics in London. Keen brings the message of true health and Olympic level treatment back to her practice where she inspires her patients and community to break through their health goals and live free of medications and surgeries. Dr. Keen loves children and you may hear her say, her favorite patients are her “chiropractic kiddos”.

Dr. Kelsie Keen is a Maximized Living Chiropractor and owner of Keen Family Chiropractic, a Maximized Living Health Center. She is a performance team doctor and wellness advisory council member for USA Judo, Weight Lifting, and Wrestling teams where she supported those teams at the 2012 Olympics in London. Keen brings the message of true health and Olympic level treatment back to her practice where she inspires her patients and community to break through their health goals and live free of medications and surgeries. Dr. Keen loves children and you may hear her say, her favorite patients are her “chiropractic kiddos”.

Kelsie Keen

Raema Mauriello

Writer Lauren Clark lives in Dallas, Texas, where she moved 5 years ago to be closer to family and help plant a church (Shoreline Dallas). She has been married to Sean Clark for over seven years and they have six dogs and one horse. Lauren’s passion is sharing God’s love for us through personal stories and relating them to practical Biblical truths that bring life, love, freedom, and encouragement to every area of our lives.

Writer

Lauren Clark lives in Dallas, Texas, where she moved 5 years ago to be closer to family and help plant a church (Shoreline Dallas). She has been married to Sean Clark for over seven years and they have six dogs and one horse. Lauren’s passion is sharing God’s love for us through personal stories and relating them to practical Biblical truths that bring life, love, freedom, and encouragement to every area of our lives.

Lauren Clark