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

Founder & Creative Director :: Hayley Swindell | Hayley@therefineryatx.com Hello Lovelies! I'm Hayley - The founder here at The Refinery, and I can't wait to open doors in just a few shorts months! I am a passionate eater of tacos, reader of all the business books I can get my hands on, lover of the good old fashioned pen and paper and avid community advocate. These days you can find me grabbing a smoothie at Jugo in between hard hat tours, or meeting people over coffee (and wine) at the Quickie Pickie! Drop me a cheeky line anytime - Hayley@therefineryatx.com.

Founder & Creative Director :: Hayley Swindell | Hayley@therefineryatx.com

Hello Lovelies! I'm Hayley - The founder here at The Refinery, and I can't wait to open doors in just a few shorts months! I am a passionate eater of tacos, reader of all the business books I can get my hands on, lover of the good old fashioned pen and paper and avid community advocate. These days you can find me grabbing a smoothie at Jugo in between hard hat tours, or meeting people over coffee (and wine) at the Quickie Pickie! Drop me a cheeky line anytime - Hayley@therefineryatx.com.

  Sales & Partnerships :: Rachel Wang | Rachel@therefineryatx.com Hi all! My name is Rachel, born and raised Houstonian, but slowly falling more in love with Austin each and every day I'm here in this beautiful city. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin (Hook 'em Horns) and currently work at a tech startup aside from my time interning at The Refinery. When I'm not working, you can catch me either flowing on my mat, watching reruns of Friends, or probably eating too much ice cream for my own good. I am so excited to see all that The Refinery will bring to Austin community and cannot wait to meet you all!

 

Sales & Partnerships :: Rachel Wang | Rachel@therefineryatx.com

Hi all! My name is Rachel, born and raised Houstonian, but slowly falling more in love with Austin each and every day I'm here in this beautiful city. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin (Hook 'em Horns) and currently work at a tech startup aside from my time interning at The Refinery. When I'm not working, you can catch me either flowing on my mat, watching reruns of Friends, or probably eating too much ice cream for my own good. I am so excited to see all that The Refinery will bring to Austin community and cannot wait to meet you all!

Digital Marketing & Events :: Dani Parsons | Dani@therefineryatx.com Hi friends, I'm Dani! I love life, beautiful spaces, denim, and all things coffee. I have a heart for the world and often daydream of living out a backpack. If I can make a positive impact with my actions, I truly believe my time is never wasted. There's so much beauty and passion in doing good for others. 

Digital Marketing & Events :: Dani Parsons | Dani@therefineryatx.com

Hi friends, I'm Dani! I love life, beautiful spaces, denim, and all things coffee. I have a heart for the world and often daydream of living out a backpack. If I can make a positive impact with my actions, I truly believe my time is never wasted. There's so much beauty and passion in doing good for others. 

Digital Marketing & Events :: Zulesky Aparicio | Zulesky@therefineryatx.com I am a dreamer and an artist who believes in collaboration with others. I define my life by my growth and actions. When you do more for others, you will grow as a person. Marketing is what I enjoy most. I specialize in solving problems and enhancing brand awareness within digital spaces by generating concepts and campaigns that connect with the audience in meaningful ways. When I'm not strategizing, I'm raising my cute pug Dalí... it's a surreal experience!

Digital Marketing & Events :: Zulesky Aparicio | Zulesky@therefineryatx.com

I am a dreamer and an artist who believes in collaboration with others. I define my life by my growth and actions. When you do more for others, you will grow as a person. Marketing is what I enjoy most. I specialize in solving problems and enhancing brand awareness within digital spaces by generating concepts and campaigns that connect with the audience in meaningful ways. When I'm not strategizing, I'm raising my cute pug Dalí... it's a surreal experience!