Behind the Scenes

Colton Mitchell

Colton holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy from St. Edward’s University. Before joining TIP, he worked with the Texas Water Development Board on the 2022 Texas State Water plan and researched green infrastructure at St. Edward’s school of business. Outside of work, Colton enjoys hiking and crosswords. 

Tristin Caramiho

Tristin studied accounting and international business at Washington University in St. Louis. She gained over a decade of accounting experience in healthcare and manufacturing before landing at TIP in 2018. Some of her favorite things are chocolate, a zero-discrepancy bank reconciliation, and all travel receipts accounted for.

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Joni Wilson

Joni earned degrees in nursing, religion, and liberal arts, providing her a wealth of knowledge in various areas. Her editing experience spans more than thirty years and includes publishing houses, adult educational curriculum, businesses, and self-published authors. When not editing from her home in Missouri, she enjoys traveling (especially cruises).

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Tina Avent

Tina studied graphic design and photography at the University of North Texas and has worked as a web developer and graphic designer in Austin for over 20 years, focusing on solving accessibility issues in design. Tina enjoys running sound and lights for live theater, photography, and exploring all things that keep Austin weird.

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Meredith Eberle

Meredith studied photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and later the University of North Texas, graduating with honors. With 20 years of experience, she oversees TIP’s graphic design and brings a passion for beauty to all of her work. Outside TIP, Meredith gardens and pursues diverse creative hobbies.

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Karen Beard

A native of upstate New York, Karen holds degrees in sociology and urban planning. She spent over a decade in survey research and state government before joining TIP in 2000. Although she spends her free time on the coasts of Texas and Maine, she insists she’s not really a beach person.

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Evan Johnston

Evan is a native Austinite with bachelor’s degrees in economics, psychology, and mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining TIP, he researched entrepreneurship, high-tech economies, and labor market polarization at UT’s IC² Institute. Outside of work, Evan enjoys exploring Austin’s outdoor spaces, eateries, and unwinding at home.

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Brent McElreath

Brent earned a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Texas at Austin. He’s spent more than 25 years working as a metropolitan analyst before joining TIP. When not at work, Brent is either digging in his garden or in the shelves of his local library.

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