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Ashley Richards


  • Graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Public Relations

  • Worked in traditional public relations in Houston when I started my career

  • Fell in love with small businesses and social media at that first role

  • Started Forward Social in June 2020

  • I now lead our team on social media strategy 

  • We have over 20 clients spanning all different industries

  • I like to think of our team as friendly, fun, creative, dynamic

  • I love social media strategy and excel at creating big ideas but not great about the details LOL 

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Stephanie Castillo

Social Media Associate

  • My favorite client to work with would be in the fashion industry. I find myself at my most creative (and passionate) state when working within this industry!

  • I would say I specialize in content creation! I could design graphics all day long and not get bored. 

  • My favorite thing about working with small businesses is being able to share the same passion as them when it comes to seeing their business succeed. I love being able to play a part in accomplishing their goals and directly seeing the impact that our strategy has.

  • Graduated from Louisiana State University 

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Lauren Latinkic

Social Media Associate

  • My favorite clients to work on are the restaurants! 

  • I would say I specialize in photography. I love being able to capture our clients' products and brands in a different and creative way. 

  • My favorite thing about working with small businesses is that we are able to meet with them and hear about their vision for their business. It's really fun seeing the clients passion behind their business and how they want to portray that on Instagram! 

  • Graduated from Baylor University

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