meet the team






Laura Villagran Johnson is an event connoisseur who specializes in working with non-profits. Her background includes working and planning events with many beloved Austin organizations, including: Long Center for the Performing Arts, Lance Armstrong Foundation, and KLRU-TV, Austin PBS.







Kevin Smothers is a veteran of the entertainment, arts and social PR scene in Austin and is the former Communications Director for The Contemporary Austin. He previously founded Pulse, an event management and publicity consultancy. Kevin’s career in publicity and events has spanned the luxury retail, hospitality, visual arts, music and film industries.







Jennifer Hoger is a Licensed Acupuncturist in both Texas and California. A health and wellness expert who comes from a long line of health practitioners, Jennifer takes great joy in empowering her patients to lead healthier lives. She is also a Yoga Works Certified Yoga teacher, having practiced yoga for the last 15 years, and an avid for-fun runner who loves the Austin Hike and Bike Trail. For more information visit: