Beth Graham is NOWCastSA's MVV (Most Valuable Volunteer) because she manages the newsletter, our primary contact with the NOWCastSA community. In her spare time, she is a board member for the Friends of San Antonio Public Library, and a freelance journalist who prefers the Oxford Comma.
I was born in Seguin and raised in Schertz, when Schertz was just a hick town of about 7,000 people.
I started my journalism career at The San Antonio Light in 1986 and later was a staff writer for The San Antonio Express-News.
I like telling people's stories, especially if there's a strong human interest element to it.
I graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in English and enjoy art history, sports, reading biographies and oh so much more.
Edward Olvera is a senior at University of Texas San Antonio whose internship was through the campus Rowdy Corps program. He is majoring in computer science with a focus in software engineering. He hopes to work as an enterprise software engineer after graduation.
Edward also enjoys spending his free time volunteering to help the less fortunate. In the summer of 2018 he traveled the country for six weeks going to six different summer camps to build a variety of amenities for people of all abilities.
Charlotte-Anne Lucas was selected to lead NOWCastSA in 2009 because of her strong background in journalism, online news technology, community building and innovation.
Under her leadership, NOWCastSA has published more than 10,000 articles, 1,500 videos and webcast live more than 325 civic and cultural events. NOWCastSA’s most popular piece of content is the early voting map that has helped 185,000 individuals find a polling place and vote.
Lucas is on the Advisory Board of the Journalism Studies Department of Texas A&M University San Antonio and is a founding member and officer of the Local Independent Online News publishers, online news leaders who are innovating in business, technology, communication and storytelling, while honoring the rich heritage of local… (full bio)
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, and the director of development of AlterMed Research Foundation.
She is the proud owner of three rescue dogs, and she fosters dogs and cats