About Us

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What is Texas Dreamin?

Texas Dreamin’ is a Texas-sized Ohana Community led conference that provides Knowledge and Inspiration while celebrating anyone who uses Salesforce! This event is led by a group of Salesforce Community leaders from across Texas who are enthusiastic about strengthening our community by planning and executing a diverse event in Texas.  We aim to empower users, admins, developers, and partners by creating an energetic environment for strong connections, learning core skills, and building great careers.

The event will take place on May 11th and 12th in Austin, TX with great content and awesome keynotes! Join this new Texas tradition as we kickoff our inaugural event! 

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Meet the Team! 

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Meagan Diegelman, Chairperson

Meagan fell into the Salesforce ecosystem by accident and hasn’t looked back since, she has 3 Salesforce certifications and has been implementing and managing Salesforce environments since 2010. She is a self taught developer that loves to encourage Salesforce users, admins and developers to take their careers a step further with the Salesforce. Meagan currently co-leads the Houston Women In Tech user group.  

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Barb, Dietz, Sponsorship

Barb was introduced to Salesforce in her former position at Southern Methodist University.  Once bitten by the Salesforce bug, she couldn’t turn back.  She is the Co-Leader of the Dallas Nonprofit User Group and enjoys helping nonprofits and higher ed salesforce customers understand and learn how salesforce can help them.  Barb currently works at NTT DATA, Inc. as a Salesforce Administrator and also enjoys participating in the Dallas Area User Groups (WIT, Dallas User Group and an occasional visit to the Dallas Developers Group).   “I enjoy the Salesforce Ohana – it is so contagious!”  You can follow Barb on Twitter @bdietz972

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Rebecca Lammers, Sponsorship

Rebecca is a Salesforce MVP, has 6 Salesforce certifications and has been implementing/using Salesforce since 2013. She is most active in the Dallas and Washington DC Area User Group communities and is currently a leader of the Dallas Ft Worth Women in Tech User Group.  She drinks a lot of coffee and the caffeine fuels her passion for educating individuals on the Salesforce platform and helping advance their careers. You can follow her on twitter at @Rebecca_Lammers.

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Stephanie Herrera, Venue

Stephanie is a Salesforce MVP with 3 Certifications, and is the Austin WIT Co-Founder and Leader as well as Salesforce Saturday Founder and Leader.

She currently works at Spredfast as the Director, of Salesforce and Business Operations.

Stephanie lives and breathes Salesforce, so much so, that she founded the very FIRST Salesforce Girly Geeks WIT chapter in her hometown of Austin, Tx, and they have been meeting every month since January 2014.  She also Founded Salesforce Saturday back in March of 2015, which works on growing your individual skillets within a team environment, and has grown to many, many new chapters throughout the US and India. Stephanie also works very closely with the Merivis Foundation here in Austin, which works to help Veterans get started in a career in Salesforce. Due to the amount of mentoring Stephanie has done within the Austin Salesforce Community and outside of the Salesforce Community, she was a Finalist for Mentor of the Year for Austin’s Under 40 list in 2016. You can follow her on twittter at @steph_herrera_

 

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Patricia Boyce, Venue

After careers in retail, then church and nonprofit work, I discovered Salesforce and began to learn it’s mysterious ways. I work with a nonprofit, The Front Porch, with Cloud Co-Op consulting firm and have earned three Certifications, experienced 5 Dreamforce’s, and don’t make enough time for my two grown children and rowdy German Shepherd.

 

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Courtney Swayze, Content

Courtney has been playing with Salesforce since 2010.  Having experienced multiple positions from Admin to BSA to her current position as Senior Developer, she enjoys her “free time” role as the founder of the DFW Women in Tech user group where she gets to spread knowledge and help her colleagues steer their careers.  She’s been slacking compared to these You can follow her on twitter at @courtneyswayze

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Art Ordoqui, Content

Art started using Salesforce in 2010 and has 3 certifications and loves helping nonprofits learn how Salesforce can help them accomplish their mission.  He helped start the San Antonio User Group in 2012 and is so excited to see how the community has grown since. Art co-leads the San Antonio Nonprofit User Groups. 

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Colleen Burnsed, Finance

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Lauren Mills, Technology

 

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Katherine Mather, Marketing

Katherine has 2 Salesforce certiications, co-founded the San Antonio Women in Tech user group in 2016 and joined the Salesforce community in 2014. She is a Senior Business Anaylyst, engaging internal and external stakeholders to idenify and understand business pocesses and requirements, document current and future states, streamline where possible, and manage change and communication approches around people, process and technology. In her free time Katherine enjoys volunteering, running and photography. Follow her on twitter @sfdcempress.

 

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Eric Dreshfield, Consultant

Eric has been a Salesforce user since 2009. It didn’t take long for the Salesforce bug to bite him. In 2010 he started the Southern Indiana Salesforce User Group. In 2011, he organized the very first Midwest Dreamin’, where 100 Salesforce enthusiasts descended upon Louisville for a full day of Salesforce goodness. Since then Eric has been awarded the title of Salesforce MVP every year since 2013. He still leads the Southern Indiana Salesforce User Group. He has spoken at Dreamforce may times, organized a Dreamforce Breakfast for Newbies since 2012, and has been the Event Chair for Midwest Dreamin’ since 2014. He serves as the Advocacy Manager in the Marketing Department on the Advanced Solutions Team at Apttus.

Eric writes the occasional blog post at www.ericforcefield.wordpress.com. You can find him managing not just one, but three twitter accounts: personal; Southern Indiana Salesforce User Group; and Midwest Dreamin’. He’s on LinkedIn and Facebook, and all over the Salesforce Success Community:

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Kyla Longe, Consultant

Kyla is an action-oriented entrepreneurial spirit with 30+ successful Salesforce.com implementations completed to-date for Nonprofits, financial institutions and small businesses. Now Senior Salesforce Administrator at National Association of Independent Schools, she is a Salesforce MVP focused on Women in Tech. She’s also a Sambista, a Texas Beef Team runner & triathlete, & loving life with her 12 & 3-year old pups!

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