Content Creator

A friend to most and a mom to many, this mother of six is a photographer who loves to plan events. She is a board member for a nonprofit for veterans, and, for the past 14 years, has been planning and hosting a flag football event benefiting breast cancer research. She enjoys reading, learning new things, and cheering on her kids for all their accomplishments. Ashanti's happy place is church, a bookstore, and any place that serves coffee.


Social Media Assistant

Emma, a recent returnee to Fort Worth, has a passion for family and exploration. As a mom to a bonus daughter who is six and a son who is two, she finds joy in balancing work and parenthood. Emma's journey with social media management began two years ago, where she discovered her knack for engaging online communities. Beyond her professional pursuits, she cherishes her hobbies, which include traveling to new destinations, scouting the best patio spots for happy hour specials, and capturing the beauty of nature through her camera with photography.


Social Media Assistant

Jenine moved to DFW as a baby after being born in the Windy City. She has lived in and around the North Texas area her whole life -- growing up in Fort Worth, attending UNT in Denton, a few years in East Dallas, and now she calls Bedford home. Jenine spends a significant amount of time volunteering with the PTA at her kiddos’ elementary school. If she isn’t working on campus, she’s with her besties at the local library checking out books to add to her extensive TBR pile. She enjoys spending time in the sun; eating Blue Bell from the carton; singing the wrong lyrics to any of the hits from the 80s, 90s, and today; snuggling her doodle Duke; and going to concerts with her husband, Jeremy.


Social Media Coordinator

Kristen Gardiner moved to the Dallas area (Allen) in 2018 with her husband and three boys (born in 2010, 2012, and 2015). She has a marketing degree from Texas A&M (class of '06) and an M.B.A. from Texas A&M --Corpus Christi. Kristen met her husband while working at Whataburger in College Station, and they have been inseparable ever since. She has spent the past few years as a freelance writer and marketing consultant. Kristen is passionate about storytelling and sharing about struggles with mental health in motherhood on her blog Driving Mom Crazy.

Lauren T

Content Creator

Lauren moved to Texas from Maryland in 2010. She has made Fort Worth her home and loves the area! She's a single mom to her son Henry, who is on the Autism Spectrum. She works in a Fort Worth pediatric dental office, and she enjoys running, hiking, and being involved in the community. She also leads Moms of Kids with Differences and Disabilities Fort Worth Area and Southwest Fort Worth Moms.


Social Media Coordinator

With a knack for social media management, Lexis effortlessly navigates the digital world, infusing her content with creativity and strategy. When she's not crafting engaging posts, you'll find her knee-deep in flour, perfecting her sourdough bread recipe or tending to her plants. Balancing her bustling social media career with her role as a mom to four energetic kids, Lexis thrives on the vibrant rhythm of her life. Whether she's posting on Instagram or baking more loafs, Lexis embraces each moment with a smile.


Digital Marketing Director

Missy lives in Frisco with her concert-crazy husband, Adam, and two “couldn’t be more different” daughters, Raegan (6) and Maddie (4). She met Adam while living in Australia, and often jokes she brought him home as a souvenir. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, she will proudly yell, “Go Pokes” across a store or restaurant when she sees a fellow fan! When she isn’t busy taking her girls to dance or gymnastics, you can find Missy crafting, talking to her three kitties, or wandering Target while sipping an iced coffee.

Sarah C

Content Creator

Sarah is on a new season of motherhood -- navigating life with a busy toddler and teenager! Life is truly a balancing act keeping both ages and stages happy while working full time. Sarah joins Fort Worth Moms as a fellow mom of twp, with previous experience writing for Collin County Moms as a senior contributor, joining at its inception in October 2016. Sarah is married and works full time as a publicist locally to DFW. On weekends she is always on the hunt for a new park to explore with the kids or a cafe to sip coffee.

Sarah S

Content Creator

Sarah Strackhouse is a journalist and multi-media business owner focusing on videography, photography, and live event production. She created Strackhouse Media, working on videography, photography, on-camera work, and graphic design. She also partners with TStream as a project manager for live and virtual event productions such as conferences, concerts and conventions! Interested in what she's working on? Visit Strackhouse Media .