Our Mission

The Refinery exists to serve as a space that fosters connection between creative individuals doing incredible things. We hope to be able to provide Austin's creative community with the environment, tools and resources they need to launch and grow their dreams.



meet the team



Hey y'all — I’m Hayley! I handle all sorts of bits & bobs here at The Refinery! Think coffee, accounting, toilet paper, event production, community engagement, sales, marketing....really a bit of all the things. And I wouldn't have it any other way! I eat a lot of tacos, love Alamo Drafthouse more than just about anything and try to get onto the lake any chance I can get!



Hi there, Lindsey here...your go to gal for all things event related! Find me anywhere with live music or tacos (c'mon this is Austin, TX), almost always in something denim, and most definitely with an iced coffee in hand. Constantly on the lookout for new adventures, inspirations, connections and ANY reason to celebrate! Cheers!!



Hey guys, I'm Soheyla! I'm a current senior studying advertising at UT Austin. I'm obsessed with coffee, live music, happy hours + rooftops, traveling, girl power, and making people smile :) I'm originally from Dallas, TX, but I'm a big city dreamer, so I'd love to live in NYC one day.



Hi, I'm Masha! When I'm not busy running around between class and a variety of jobs, I love to travel the world, be anywhere near horses, and hang out with my dogs (and friends of course!). Originally, I'm from Moscow, Russia but grew up mostly in The Woodlands, TX so you could say I'm equal parts European and Texan.



Hello Hello! Sarah here! I love all things events and social media, so The Refinery is truly my home. I am currently a Marketing student at The University of Texas (hook 'em!) and a born and raised Austinite. I believe Topo Chico belongs in your hand at all times and that scarves make any outfit better . Any time there is a mint green scooter sitting in front of The Refinery, you know I'm here so stop by and say hi!!



I’m Michele, your favorite part time vegan and full time friend! With passion burning in everything that I do, I spend a ton of time re-charging under the sun or chasing my insanely long bucket list around the world. My everyday adventures include a long bike ride at dawn, the endless search for my green thumb and staying up way too late crafting some sort of creative chaos. You’ll most likely always find me front row to the music district or pretending to be flexible at a yoga class.