Meet Esteemed Contributing Writer Lauren Reid

Lauren Reid is an Account Executive at C. Blohm & Associates, a PR and marketing agency based in Madison, Wisconsin. She began her PR career in higher education, which led to her tenure at CB&A. For the past year, Reid has spent her time developing and executing visibility campaigns for education clients. When not at work, she enjoys exploring local hotspots and spending time creating DIY home projects.

Lauren has contributed the information article in our July / August 2017 Issue titled Sculpting a Generation of Makers which we invite you to read.

Featuring Ms. Sandra Rascon, Contributing Writer and Co-Founder of InFluential Magazine

Sandra Rascon, Co-Founder of InFluential Magazine

Sandra Rascon, Contributing Writer and Co-Founder of InFluential Magazine

We’re always pleased to feature as a Contributing Writer, Sandra Rascon, Co-Founder of InFluential Magazine.

Sandra is a long standing member of the Screen Actors Guild and a veteran of the entertainment industry both in front and behind the camera. She was a specialist in intellectual property and licensing rights for Universal Studios Television and Networks Group, Universal Music Group, Dreamworks and went on to work with MTV and American’s Next Top Model. She has served as a copyright specialist for Pearson North America in educational publishing. She holds a Master’s in Education and served as an educational consultant in Central Texas. She currently uses her specialization to coach and creates dynamic Professional Development trainings for bilingual, ESL, Dual Language and Sheltered educators K-12.

Ms. Rascon contributed Where the Arts and Glamous Glittered in our March / April 2017 Issue.

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Victoria Garcia is Contributing Writer for Teen InFluential

Contributing Writer

Contributing Writer

InFluential Magazine and Teen InFluential are pleased to welcome Victoria Garcia as Contributing Writer for Teen InFluential.

Victoria Garcia is a high school junior heavily involved in her academics and community. Honored with the title of Miss Teen Austin Latina 2014-2015, Victoria has been the cover girl for several Austin magazines and featured in editorials throughout Central Texas. A role model for the community, Victoria is the proud co-founder of Uniquely Me, a club that is a collaboration of college and high school girls who serve the community and advocate member career interest through networking. On the weekends, you can find Victoria working backstage or on the runways of Austin supporting non-profit charities and their platforms.

Join us in welcoming Victoria.


Featuring InFluential Magazine Contributing Writer Lester Sprouse

Lester Sprouse is the managing partner for the Austin Offices of Padgett Stratemann, one of Texas’ largest, locally-owned CPA and business advisory firms. An Austin native with a BBA in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin, Sprouse has over 30 years experience in auditing, accounting, and financial reporting in the commercial, governmental and regulatory industries. Affiliated with multiple organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) and the Austin Chapter of TSCPA, Sprouse’s perspective and experience with the Austin business scene has helped him successfully advise countless Austin individuals and businesses.


Mr. Sprouse authored the featured editorial titled Padgett Stratemann, Big Brothers Big Sisters ~ Redefining Corporate Philanthropy, which we invite you to read.