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Danielle Robertson YP Member Spotlight - Jan

Name: Danielle Robertson

Where do you work? Community Foundation of Abilene

What’s your job title/what do you do? Director of Marketing and Communications

Where are you from? I was raised in Houston, but my family is now in the Dallas area.

If you’re not from Abilene, how long have you lived in the area and what brought you here? I moved to Abilene in 2016. My husband is from here. I had no idea what to think about it, but I love it now!

What is your favorite thing about living in the Big Country? Abilene is a large town, but still has that small town connectedness! There are so many ways to get involved.

What do you do in your free time? Playing with my 4 year old son and nearly 2-year old daughter!

What does being an Abilene Young Professional mean to you? Abilene Young Professionals is a place to meet people with similar focuses in life, build friendships with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and grow your community circle.

What organizations (non-profit) in town do you choose to support and why? Do you serve on any boards in the community or participate in any other groups? If so, what do you enjoy about your participation? I work in a marketing and communications capacity for a local nonprofit, the Community Foundation of Abilene. I feel like it's one of the best cross-roads for people and nonprofits in Abilene. We connect people passionate about certain cause areas to area nonprofits and setup sustainable funding for their future. I love the work we do for this community.

What’s your favorite restaurant in Abilene? FRONT PORCH, hands down! (Vanilla. Hibiscus. tea. 😋)

What’s the last book you read or what’s your favorite book? My favorite book for my working career in my field has to be "Creativity, Inc." by Ed Catmull. I still refer to some of its principles! I'm trying to read one book a month. I made it to 8 last year, which is a lot with littles! (Go mom's!)

What’s your favorite place to travel to and why? Coleman. Rancho everything.

What’s something you’re passionate about and why? I'm passionate about our community. If you don't think there's anything to do here or that it's hard to get involved, you're not looking hard enough. If you need some help, send me a message!

Share a fun fact about yourself other AYP Members might not know! I'm a twin! But she looks nothing like me.

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