KEY SMALL TOWNERS
Randy Twaddle, founder, Principal and Creative Director has conceived, produced, written, and edited campaigns, brand identities, websites, and videos for clients such as Texas Children’s Hospital; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Menil Collection, Houston; The Museum District, Houston; Presbyterian School; Houston Trust Company; Curtis & Windham Architects; Bill White for Mayor; as well as many other for-profit and non-profit entities. He also has deep experience in the renewable energy industry creating brand identities for Zilkha Renewable Energy; Zilkha Biomass Energy; Cleanline Energy Partners; Local SunEnergy; and over thirty wind farms for Horizon Wind Energy. Other renewable energy clients included Wind Capital Group, St. Louis, MO, and Element Power, Portland, OR. Twaddle also co-created the multi-media, grass roots, crowd-sourced image campaign, Houston. It’s Worth It. as well as three associated books, HIWI, HIWI:Ike, and HIWI: Rice.
A practicing visual artist for 36 years, Twaddle has been in over 40 solo and group exhibitions, and has work in private and public collections across the U.S., including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth; Dallas Museum of Art; Brooklyn Museum; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco; Yale University; Harvard University; and many others. Twaddle has served on the board of Nameless Sound, and is currently Board President of the Peckerwood Garden Conservation Foundation.
Director of Digital Marketing Brooks Allen has been working in the online marketing and digital advertising space for over a decade and has served as a legal and communications consultant for both startups and large corporations.
An intellectual property lawyer by training, he was among the first ever to engage targeted audiences on Facebook’s advertising platform and leveraged his knowledge of emerging media platforms to help redefine how political candidates connect with voters online. Intrigued by the ways in which businesses and brands can leverage data to match their unique value propositions with consumers and clients who need to know about them, Brooks now brings those skills forged in the arena of political and public affairs to bear for Small Town. Brooks holds a degree in political science from Baylor University, a Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law, and is a member of the State Bar of California.
Associate Amy C. Evans is an award-winning artist, writer, and multimedia storyteller. She graduated from Houston's acclaimed High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), holds a BFA in Printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MA in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi. Amy built the documentary program at the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA), headquartered at the University of Mississippi, where she served as their lead oral historian for more than a decade. Her first book, co-authored with Martha Hall Foose and published by Chronicle Books, A Good Meal Is Hard to Find: Storied Recipes from the Deep South, is set for release in early 2020.