About 365 things austin

It All Started With A Resolution...

On January 1, 2010, Kristy Owen made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing she loved to do in her adopted hometown for each day of the year. She wanted to filter out all the noise and help people explore and discover Austin, and get beyond their comfort zone. That year went by in a flash—and she never stopped writing.

Today, 365 Things Austin is THE trusted source for the best events, restaurants, destinations, activities, specials, and traditions this wonderfully weird place has to offer. As the city grows, so does the list of things you have to see, do, eat, and drink. It’s always a great day to be alive in Austin, TX.

Meet the 365 Things Austin Team


Kristy Owen

Founder

Years in Austin: 15
Favorite margarita: tough one—El Elma or Fonda San Miguel
Favorite place to swim: Barton Springs

In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.

Jason Neff

Partner

Years in Austin: 16
Favorite taco: breakfast tacos from El Primo
Favorite movie shot in Austin: Boyhood

In 2013, Jason approached Kristy about advertising options for a local startup he was working on. 365 Austin already had over 100k followers on Facebook at the time, but Kristy was still working as a realtor and the blog was more of a hobby than a business. They decided to join forces and have continued to grow the company ever since.

Dorothy Guerrero

Editor

Years in Austin: 32
Favorite scenic spot: Mount Bonnell
Favorite store: Sunroom

Dorothy has been an editor for 365 Things Austin for over three years, and has been working in publishing for over 10 years. She is a self-described townie who loves writing about queso, so this is the job for her.

Jason Lustig

Head of Tech

Years in Austin: 7
Favorite cocktail bar: The Roosevelt Room
Favorite Food truck: Gooble Gobble

Jason has worked in the digital marketing industry for over 15 years, and has experience working with a wide range of local businesses and ecommerce companies . Over 7 years ago, he move from New York to Austin to start a company called socialco that helps small businesses grow with cost-effective marketing solutions ranging from website design to ad campaign management.

Catherine Prystup

Publisher

Years in Austin: 25
Favorite coffee shop:: Halcyon (downtown)
Favorite family destination: Bookpeople or Emma Long Park

Catherine’s work in the publishing industry has included event planning, marketing, advertising sales, and serving as associate publisher for an Austin-based magazine. In 2010, launched LiveMom.com, a family focused website that blended nicely with her growing family. She also manages content and digital ad campaigns for local and national brands.

Chelsea McCullough

Brand Manager

Years in Austin: 30
Favorite queso: Tacodeli’s Roberto’s Brazo Fuerte Queso
Favorite happy hour: Clark’s $5 Martini Happy Hour, or Hank’s!

Chelsea has been doing local hospitality and lifestyle PR and events for over eight years and has been instrumental in building awareness and loyalty around some of Austin’s most well-known brands. She also runs her own PR and digital media agency, MYLK Collective.

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