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Meet the Austin City Guide Team!


About Us

Austin City Guide was founded in 1998 as a kiosk based business in hotel lobbies that provided guests with a digital concierge. With the emergence of smart phones in 2007, founder Ivan Collins decided to ditch the kiosks and focus soley on a website guide to Austin. After trying several different content strategies, Austin City Guide has focused on top 25 lists to help guide website visitors to the best content in Austin.

Alex Key

Lead Software Engineer

Texas native, Texas State Grad, Alex Key (25), is an entrepreneur, nature enthusiast, dog nut, weekday-vegan, and moto-sports adrenaline junkie. You may see him with his dogs on the trail or tied to his keyboard next ...

Ivan Collins

Executive Editor & CEO

Ivan Collins, entrepreneur extraordinaire, is an avid adventurer, dirt bike rider, and outdoor explorer. Ivan moved to Austin from Norman, Oklahoma in 1992 and has refused to leave since (minus a robust travel schedul...

Nicole Gentili

Content Creator

Nicole Gentili, born in Mass, but transferred to Texas before she was old enough to know better, graduated from Austin College and graces us with her skills as a designer and content editor. Nicole enjoys WOOFING (Wil...

Angela Hall


Angela became a California transplant before it was even cool. As a mostly Texas Native and UT Grad (circa 2001), Angela is a professional writer and lover of all things Austin. All she needs is a trail to hike, a w...

Jane Mesa

Writer & Social Media Manger

Long time Texan, Jane Mesa, is an Austin tour guide and content creator who loves history, travel, and ghost hunting. Jane double-majored in Art, Entertainment, & Media Management and Art History at Columbia College C...

Loretta Adams

Nightlife Guru

Loretta is a born ‘n’ raised Austinite “Unicorn”. She grew up loving theatre, choir, dance, and all things creative. Studying first at McCallum Fine Arts Academy (GO KNIGHTS!) and continuing through college at Rutgers...

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