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"As two transplants from two coasts, we have immersed ourselves in the culture & community of Dallas and become the Dallasites."

- Kara & Lily, Founders

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Lily Kramlich-Taylor / co-founder

After growing up in Northern California and graduating from Colby College with a B.A. in Economics and Business, Lily launched her career in global communications with Hill + Knowlton Strategies. She is a critical part of the AT&T account team, guiding corporate communications and compiling competitive intelligence presented to top executives. Outside of Hill + Knowlton and Dallasites101, she has been a board member of The Slipper Club of Dallas the last three years.

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Kara Shannon / Co-founder

With a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Hamilton College, where she is the acting co- Chair for her class, Kara is a driven entrepreneur passionate about building community and culture. She leads marketing, communications and event efforts at Teach For America where she is also dedicated to leadership and diversity training. Outgoing and active, she is a member of the Junior Associates of DMA, the Slipper Club of Dallas, and on the Communications Committee for the Junior League of Dallas.


Katie Cunningham Stout / Partnership Coordinator

After years of involvement with various nonprofits, Katie realized she could leverage her experience in sales and marketing to build creative corporate social responsibility programs and subsequently founded The Pulley Project. Mixing her talents as a connector and marketer, she helps brands and nonprofits team up to usher in a new wave of corporate giving and cause marketing. Previously, she worked at the National Sales Manager of Branded Content at Belo + Company and helped found CultureMap Dallas.

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Bryce Stewart / CPA      

A native Texan, Bryce, attended Texas Tech University, while serving in the Texas Army National Guard. Bryce obtained his accounting degree in May 2011 and for the next eight years, honed his skills in a corporate accounting environment—working for large oil and pharmaceutical companies. Bryce obtained his CPA license in 2015 and shortly thereafter started his own firm, Bryce Stewart CPA, PLLC. Bryce’s passion for serving small businesses has been a great asset to Dallasites101 for the last 3 years.


Caroline Claunch / Fall Intern

Originally from San Antonio, Caroline moved to Dallas in 2016 to pursue a degree in Marketing at Dallas Baptist University. With graduation just around the corner, she is looking to gain experience in the things she hopes will be a part of her future career--blogs and events. She is excited for this opportunity to work with Dallasites101 and get even more involved in the Dallas culture.

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Whitney Wilkerson / Fall Intern

Originally from Connecticut, Whitney is a junior at Southern Methodist University studying Digital Media Advertising and Art History. She is passionate about social media, blogging, and creating connections between locals and their surroundings. Whitney is a member of Pi Beta Phi, a Panhellenic Rho Gamma and the Ad Club, and acts as the social media and marketing director for the SMU chapter of Spoon University.