Brian Truax (19/365)

by Christine · 4 comments

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My session with Brian was a bit of a mix of wanting to capture images for him to use for his own personal brand on social media outlets like Twitter & Facebook (you can find him at @btruax).

I first met Brian thanks to the SLGT movement, and we had such a great time at session! Brian is known for his passion for start-ups, social media, and support of the Houston community – some of my favorite things as well! He is a graduate of the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship (WCE), the nationally recognized entrepreneurship program at the University of Houston. After graduating, he founded a contract project management and tech consulting firm. Brian recently left the world of consulting to join Kinetic Energy as their Interactive Media Strategist. He is the driving force behind the Houston-based retail electricity provider’s new media campaigns and community engagement.

He is a co-founder and Director of the WCE Alumni Association, an organization that facilitates the money, advice, and connections soon-to-be entrepreneurs need to succeed. He serves on the Board of Directors for Support Local Grow Together (#SLGT), a growing movement that strives to build resilient, connected local economies, both online and off. He has been on the planning committees for both EntrepreneurCamp and EO Tribes. This is his first year on the planning committee for IS Conference as well.

I love how Brian’s warm, fun & comfortable personality came through in his shoot. We had a lot of fun, even though I tortured him a bit by making him look straight into the setting sun for these skyline photos. Sorry about that, Brian! But I’m so glad we did them – they look great!

Thank you again Brian! I had such a fun time working with you!

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Sarah Hubbell June 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Love love LOVE these photos of Brian! You really captured his personality well :) He’s an awesome guy and a fantastic supporter of the Houston social media community. And as a happy Kinetic customer I’m glad they hired him.

MaryBeth Smith June 20, 2010 at 1:14 am

Great photos, Christine! I suppose it’s easy when you have such a great subject. You totally got Brian’s warmth, humor, and vitality to shine though — especially like the ones with our fabulous Houston skyline as the backdrop.

Kami Huyse June 22, 2010 at 10:43 am

These are just awesome pics of Brian!

Brian Truax June 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Oh my! These photos are amazing and the comments are making me blush :-D

Thank you so much Christine for doing this, I’m looking forward to buying several days for the individuals in my network that are SLGT-ing and not even realizing it. This project is going to bring attention to the people in the community that strive to support local, and at the same time expose the “SLGT” concept to fresh eyes and minds.

My goal is to get some big name people on this list before we run out of the 365 spots… I’m thinking Bill White and Anise Parker should be on here. Don’t you?

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