Carmen Collins, Account Executive
Carmen Collins is a creative communications specialist and the newest addition to the Sara Hussey PR team. She graduated with a degree in Public Relations from The University of Texas and has been living in Austin ever since. Carmen has years of experience in the event planning industry, and currently creates content for online publications with a focus on entertaining, DIY, and lifestyle concepts.
When she’s not on Pinterest, Carmen can be found walking her dog around the lake, trying out new restaurants with friends, or working on an art project. You can view her work at: www.carmcollins.com.
Sara HusseY, Principal
A marketing graduate from the University of North Texas, Sara's first taste of public relations was at an unpaid internship at a full-service marketing firm in Fort Worth, Texas. One of her first assignments on the job was to write a press release about a new client: a Texas corn seed company. Not knowing a thing about press releases or corn seed, Sara dove in headfirst. It didn't take long before Sara was hooked on PR....not so much on corn seed.
Sara eventually brought her skills and desire to support local brands to her hometown of Austin, where she had the opportunity to work with a budding fashion designer. It was there that Sara saw the need and opportunity to help local brands build their voice and connect with the right media. And so in 2013, Sara Hussey Public Relations was born. With a passion to support and grow local businesses, Sara works with brands she believes in and takes great pride in helping them thrive.
When Sara's not collaborating with clients, you can find her walking her pup, Luna, around Red Bud Trail; touring Austin's newest restaurants; experimenting with the latest DIY craze; and traveling as often as possible with her husband, Trevor.
Mandi Summers, Account Executive
Mandi grew up in Montana and graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in economics.
Since then, she's made Austin her home, delighting in the community and culture. Having left D.C. less than thrilled about a life in politics, Mandi took a job with a local boutique, and during her tenure there, grew their social media following by ten fold & spearheaded the launch of their website.
Now, she splits her time between Sara Hussey Public Relations. and Cristina Facundo Styling. Mandi's own styling work can be found here.
She and her husband are proud adoptive parents to two elderly chihuahua mixes and avid consumers of local rock 'n' roll, yoga, and Asian food.