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

Hayley Swindell | Founder + CEO Hello Lovelies! I'm Hayley - The founder over here at The Refinery, and I am beyond excited to invite you into my space (Ahhh is this real life!?) I am a passionate eater of tacos and all the queso, love the smell of pages from an old book, always enjoy the company of a good old fashioned and love Austin more than I can emphasize in a paragraph. Guess you will just have to come in and say hey to to learn more! You can pretty much always find me buzzing around The Refinery so stop in anytime or drop me a cheeky line so we can set up a coffee (or a queso) date!  hayley@therefineryatx.com

Hayley Swindell | Founder + CEO

Hello Lovelies! I'm Hayley - The founder over here at The Refinery, and I am beyond excited to invite you into my space (Ahhh is this real life!?) I am a passionate eater of tacos and all the queso, love the smell of pages from an old book, always enjoy the company of a good old fashioned and love Austin more than I can emphasize in a paragraph. Guess you will just have to come in and say hey to to learn more! You can pretty much always find me buzzing around The Refinery so stop in anytime or drop me a cheeky line so we can set up a coffee (or a queso) date! 

hayley@therefineryatx.com

Dani Parsons | Director of Creative + Community Experience Hi friends! I'm Dani — The person behind all things creative over at The Refinery! Whether it's graphic design, social media management, community engagement, event planning, or photography, you can almost always find me running around doing something creative with a cup of coffee in hand. I graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in architecture/graphic design, moved to Austin + truly haven't looked back since! I have a love affair with traveling the world, art museums, #vanlife, intimate concerts + jeep wranglers. When I'm not at The Refinery, I can usually be found at a local coffee shop working on fun, creative projects! Feel free to drop me a line anytime. I'd absolutely love to meet you!   dani@therefineryatx.com

Dani Parsons | Director of Creative + Community Experience

Hi friends! I'm Dani — The person behind all things creative over at The Refinery! Whether it's graphic design, social media management, community engagement, event planning, or photography, you can almost always find me running around doing something creative with a cup of coffee in hand. I graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in architecture/graphic design, moved to Austin + truly haven't looked back since! I have a love affair with traveling the world, art museums, #vanlife, intimate concerts + jeep wranglers. When I'm not at The Refinery, I can usually be found at a local coffee shop working on fun, creative projects! Feel free to drop me a line anytime. I'd absolutely love to meet you!  

dani@therefineryatx.com

Ashley Green | Frankie Jean @ The Refinery Partner Hello World! I'm Ashley - The Owner and Creative Director of Frankie Jean, and I am excited to be partnering with the Refinery on our first retail location which will be cobranded Frankie Jean @ The Refinery. I am a passionate about supporting local makers and entrepreneurs and am excited to curate a retail space that supports and showcases the makers within the Refinery family. You can find me most days downstairs in the storefront or just drop me a line as I would love to grab coffee anytime. Can’t wait to meet you! frankiejean@therefineryatx.com

Ashley Green | Frankie Jean @ The Refinery Partner

Hello World! I'm Ashley - The Owner and Creative Director of Frankie Jean, and I am excited to be partnering with the Refinery on our first retail location which will be cobranded Frankie Jean @ The Refinery. I am a passionate about supporting local makers and entrepreneurs and am excited to curate a retail space that supports and showcases the makers within the Refinery family. You can find me most days downstairs in the storefront or just drop me a line as I would love to grab coffee anytime. Can’t wait to meet you!

frankiejean@therefineryatx.com

Addie Rock | Creative + Marketing Hey y'all! My name is Addie Rock, the PR + Social Media Intern over here at the Refinery. I have been running my own PR business for about 3 years now, called Adeline Rock Media, so this internship seemed (and totally is) like a perfect fit! When I'm not bouncing around the Refinery doing super cool things, I can likely be found at a boba place, Zilker Park with my dogs, or working out of my office from home recording my podcast or working on my magazine, The Glow Mag! Thanks for popping by, & I hope to see you at the Refinery! creative@therefineryatx.com

Addie Rock | Creative + Marketing

Hey y'all! My name is Addie Rock, the PR + Social Media Intern over here at the Refinery. I have been running my own PR business for about 3 years now, called Adeline Rock Media, so this internship seemed (and totally is) like a perfect fit! When I'm not bouncing around the Refinery doing super cool things, I can likely be found at a boba place, Zilker Park with my dogs, or working out of my office from home recording my podcast or working on my magazine, The Glow Mag!

Thanks for popping by, & I hope to see you at the Refinery!

creative@therefineryatx.com

Tiffany Huynh | Community Engagment Hey babes! ’m Tiffany, the spring Community Engagement Intern at The Refinery. I’m a Junior at the University of Texas at Austin (hook’em!!) studying psychology and business. I’m an avid lover of brunch and coffee shops, soaking up sunshine at Zilker, and dancing like no one’s watching! You can find me at the front desk a couple days a week, but always feel free to drop me a line – I’d love to chat. hello@therefineryatx.com

Tiffany Huynh | Community Engagment

Hey babes! ’m Tiffany, the spring Community Engagement Intern at The Refinery. I’m a Junior at the University of Texas at Austin (hook’em!!) studying psychology and business. I’m an avid lover of brunch and coffee shops, soaking up sunshine at Zilker, and dancing like no one’s watching! You can find me at the front desk a couple days a week, but always feel free to drop me a line – I’d love to chat.

hello@therefineryatx.com