About

Published in March, July, and November, we capture the spirit of Modern Texas Living through stories of raw emotion, meaningful design, and soulful food.  We connect readers to prominent advertisers and build intentional relationships.

“I get from the soil and spirit of Texas the feeling that I, as an individual, can accomplish whatever I want to, and that there are no limits, that you can just keep going, just keep soaring. I like that spirit.”

--Senator Barbara Jordan (1936-1996)
From “Let me tell you what I’ve learned: Texas Wisewomen Speak
by PJ Pierce, UT Press, 2002

Meet the Team

Ashley Munn

PUBLISHER


Ashley Munn is originally from Branson, Missouri. She graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Communications. There, she met her husband, Kris. They have two kids: Kherington and Hudson. Ashley has worked in Marketing and Events for over 10 years, and was voted # 1 wedding photographer in Waco. This girl never meets a stranger.

Rachel McGee

CREATIVE DIRECTOR


Rachel McGee is originally from Jacksonville, Florida.  She now happily calls Texas home. With husband Sean, a United States Air Force Veteran, she has traveled the country, residing in seven states over the last ten years. They have three children: Weston, Asher, and Ansley. Rachel is a creator, a dreamer, and an avid DIYer. She is powered by passion and fueled by lots and lots of coffee.


Michele Graves

EDITOR IN CHIEF


Michele is originally from Alpena, Arkansas. She graduated from College of the Ozarks in Missouri with an English degree.  Michele and her husband John have two boys, Justin and Lane. They live on a 30 acre farm in the country. She loves a challenge, photography, and literature.

Alex Wolf

PHOTOGRAPHER


Alex Wolf is from the small town of West, Texas. She graduated from The Art Institute of Dallas with a degree in Photography. Alex has been doing wedding + portrait photography for eight years now. She makes time for mission trips in impoverished orphanages and villages in Honduras where she uses her photography as a way to serve. But most days you will find her editing behind her computer while watching of The Office.

Ashley Jessen

DIRECTOR OF SALES & ADVERTISING


Ashley Jessen grew up in Cooper, Texas. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Interior Design and a minor in Business. In addition to handling the advertising and sales for MTL, she also has her license in real estate.  Ashley has two daughters: Lily & Vivian.  When she is not working Ashley loves spending time with her family, giving back to the community and traveling.