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Helping brands with social media strategy and management

Take Social Media Off Your {Already Full} Plate

We know it’s hard as a business owner to juggle the million and one responsibilities you have.

Small Town Socials is here to take social media out of your hands, so you can focus on running your business. Our expertise in social media allows us to tell business’ stories and curate content to reach your target audience and build a genuine connection with them.

Meet The Small Town Socials Team

Amy Mehaffey portrait

Amy Mehaffey

Owner/Founder

Elizabeth Quinto portrait

Elizabeth Whitfield

Director of Operations

Trisha Wheeler

Lead Graphic Designer | Client Growth

Elise Lubbering

Lead Copy Writer | Account Manager

Meet Amy

Amy has more than 11 years of experience in digital marketing working at the State 4-H Headquarters, where she promoted 4-H events and programs to the youth of Texas. Upon learning her fondness for creating digital content and photography, Amy Mehaffey Photography and Design was born in 2010. Amy worked for the City of Nacogdoches for five years developing long-term marketing strategies for downtown Nacogdoches and the city as a whole. She also mentored small businesses in the downtown area to build a marketing strategy of their own to gain followers, customers and ultimately, drive sales.

Over the past 14 years with Amy Mehaffey Photography and Design, Amy has formed Small Town Socials as a stand alone social media management agency. Working with clients in the local area and beyond, Amy's intention is to spread the small town values to businesses of any size.

Amy is a reputable leader in the digital marketing world as she was a featured guest panelist at the Governor’s Small Business Conference speaking on social media strategies. She currently teaches marketing and agricultural communications at Stephen F. Austin State University. Her background in agricultural communications and small business marketing equips her to serve the needs of varying needs of clients while providing fresh and creative content promoting their businesses and helping them grow.

Outside of her work, you will find her chasing after her three daughters alongside her husband, John Michael.

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Texas Tech University, Agricultural Communications

Master of Science, Texas A&M University, Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication – Agricultural Communications

Doctor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University,
Recreation Parks and Tourism Sciences- Youth Development -
Prevention Science Certificate – Texas A&M University -
Non-Profit Management Certificate – The Bush School of Government & Public Service

Meet Elizabeth

Born, raised and residing in rural West Texas, Elizabeth serves as the Small Town Socials Online Business Manager. Many would say she is the stronghold that keeps this machine oiled and running smoothly. Her outstanding attention to detail ensures nothing goes missed.

Elizabeth has more than 5 years of communications experience including recruitment, project management, event planning and more. As a stay at home {working} mom to two adorable girls, Elizabeth tackles it all and owns a hay business and cattle operation with her husband, Quinton.

Outside of her work, you can find her chasing her girls, listening to true crime podcasts and drinking endless glasses of unsweet tea and diet coke.

Education: BS in Agricultural and Applied Economics & MS in Agricultural Communications from Texas Tech University

Title: Online Business Manager

Meet Trisha

A native to Nacogdoches, Texas, Trisha has been a Graphic Designer for more than 20 years and earned her BBA in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin University in 2022. She enjoys reading books that further her understanding of the psychology behind consumer behavior and brand positioning as it relates to the work that she produces day-in and day-out.

Trisha is an incredible asset to the Small Town Socials team and never fails to bring our clients' visions to life through her creative work. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts and traveling with her husband and daughter.

Experience: Branding, Creative Marketing, Strategy, Production Design, Digital Design

Title: Creative Director | Client Growth

Meet Elise

A Missouri native, Elise is a full-time {working} mom who specializes in copywriting and is often referred to as our Small Town Socials "wordsmith". She enjoys being the mastermind behind creative planning and helps our clients cover a variety of content areas when it comes to their social media presence.

Outside of her freelance work, Elise and her husband, Ben, and son, Garth, live on the family's farrow-to-finish hog farm in Central Missouri. Outdoors is often where you will find her enjoying time with friends and family.

Education: BS in Science & Agricultural Communications from the University of Missouri - Columbia

Title: Lead Copywriter | Account Manager

Bethanie Mehl

Community Engagement Specialist | Account Manager

Carey-Ann Stewart

Web Designer | Account Manager

Haley Perez

Email Marketing Specialist | Account Manager

Abbey Hayes

Graphic Designer

Meet Beth

Originally from Liberty, Texas, Bethanie made the leap to Nacogdoches in 2016, where she successfully tackled both her bachelor's and master's degrees at SFASU.

With experience in marketing, community engagement, public relations, event planning and everything in between, Bethanie brings an extraordinary blend of organization to the table serving many clients as an Account Manager and the Small Town Socials Community Engagement Liaison.

Her new title of "mom" has brought even more love to the life she shares with her husband, Josh, and their furry companions, Jax and Luna. Outside of the work grind and momin', you might catch Bethanie immersed in the latest Netflix series or cutting a rug at a Texas Country Concert.

Education: BS in Health Science & MA in Mass Communications - Stephen F. Austin State University

Title: Account Manager | Community Engagement Liaison

Meet Carey

Originally from Eswatini, Carey now calls Nacogdoches, Texas, her home. She is an incredible web and graphic designer who boasts a passion for creativity and exploration. Her BA in Geography and Anthropology and BA in Graphic Design and Media Arts combined with her diverse background makes her an outstanding member of the Small Town Socials creative team. Her vision always creates compelling visual solutions.

When Carey is not designing, she enjoys traveling the world with her family and feeling immersed in different cultures drawing inspiration from each experience.

Experience: Project Coordination + 3 years of Web Design

Title: Web Designer & Account Manager

Meet Haley

Haley is a full-time {working} mom who recently relocated back to Texas along with her husband and two daughters. She serves the Small Town Socials team in multiple roles as an Account Manager and our Email Marketing Specialist. She has an eye for design and knack for creating engaging promotional materials for our clients. We value her past experiences of social media and email marketing, and event planning.

She enjoys the balance of mom-life and freelance marketing. Outside of her work, you can find her cherishing family time and chasing after her girls.

Education: BA in Art History from Baylor University

Title: Email Marketing Specialist | Account Manager

Meet Abbey

Abbey is a Nacogdoches local and graphic designer who specializes in digital illustrations and designs. She enjoys any creative outlet from putting watercolor on paper to making sourdough bread. Her favorite part of design work is capturing individual brand identities and visually representing the people behind the business.

When not working on a project, Abbey can frequently be found drinking coffee, baking bread, and chasing after her 3 little kids.

Skills: Branding, Digital Designs for 2 years

Title: Graphic Designer

Kennedy

Kennedy Marshall

Graphic Designer | Account Manager

Tina Smith

Account Manager

Kodi Howell

Haley Farmer

Intern

Meet Kennedy

A Nacogdoches native, Kennedy serves our team as a Graphic Designer and Account Manager. She is currently wrapping up her senior year at Texas A&M University where she is majoring in Agriculture Communications and Journalism.

We admire Kennedy's outstanding ability to hit the ground running with any project she comes across. She is an incredible addition to our graphic design team!

When she's not working, you will often find her with her Australian Shepherds - Georgia, Hallie, and Dolly, and likely with a Diet Coke in hand.

Title: Graphic Designer & Account Manager

Meet Tina

Tina, East Texas native, recently moved back to Texas from Nebraska where she and her family spent 12 years working in education while raising and showing livestock.

Tina brings a great deal of experience in building brand guides, writing content, and implementing effective strategies on social media while she worked as an admissions coordinator and communications director in education. She works full time in a new role at Stephen F. Austin State University, and we are fortunate to steal some of her spare time to help fulfill her role as an Account Manager with Small Town Socials.

Outside of her work, you will often find Tina spending time with her friends and family, drinking her Iced Tea and Diet Dr. Pepper, or turning serious moments into something funny.

Title: Account Manager

Meet Haley F.

Haley is currently pursuing her BA in History with a minor in Entrepreneurship from Stephen F. Austin State University. She has a passion for photography and has been practicing for over five years. She enjoys creating art through the lens of her camera and telling visual stories.

In her spare time, Haley loves to spend time with loved ones or read a book while cuddling up with her cat, Frank.

Title: Intern

Ready to throw in the towel on social media? Hand it on over.

We’ll take it from here.