Charlotte-Anne Lucas, Managing Director
Lucas wrote her first news story on a manual typewriter, and has taught online journalism, Web design, digital storytelling, interviewing and content management systems at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and at St. Mary's University in San Antonio.
She worked for newspapers in Philadelphia, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco and San Antonio, and her freelance writing has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to the Auckland, New Zealand Herald. Her journalism has earned dozens of awards, including being named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her full vitae is on her blog here.
Lucas went to the Web in 1999, becoming managing editor of the online-only financial news Web site, TheStreet.com. She later became Content Director of MySanAntonio.com, the converged site of the San Antonio Express-News and KENS-5 TV. Both TheStreet.com and MySanAntonio.com became profitable during her tenure. In 2007 she was a manager for the Knight News Challenge-funded Innovation Incubator project, in which 35 college students at seven universites collaborated to create new models of participatory community news production.
Amanda Evrard, Director of Development
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Amanda Evrard received her BA in public relations from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication in 2006. While Evrard got her start in journalism at the Coquille Valley Sentinel and the Oregon Daily Emerald, she fell in love with nonprofits and received her MS in nonprofit management from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.
Evrard has worked with charities that provide early intervention services to families, job placement for the disabled, extracurricular activities for teens, companion animal adoptions, and ethics education. Most recently, she was the marketing coordinator of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at The UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
She writes about animal rights issues in her blog at www.examiner.com/animal-rights-in-san-antonio/amanda-evrard. She is also co-chair of the San Antonio Chapter of the American Marketing Association's Nonprofit Interest Group and volunteers with local animal welfare organizations in her spare time. She is the proud owner of two rescue dogs, a former-stray cat and two tree frogs.
David McLemore, Occasional Contributor
McLemore is a native Texan. He came to San Antonio courtesy of the US Army in 1970 and never found a good reason to leave. He worked in journalism first at the San Antonio Express-News and last at the Dallas Morning News, where he was the San Antonio Bureau chief for more years than he cares to remember. He likes good books, the occasional Irish whiskey and food and music of all kinds. Really.