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Founder, CEO

Shannon Hernandez

Shannon Hernandez, CHC is a gifted communication strategist who, over the past 25 years, has made a name for herself creating game-changing communication & health and wellness initiatives that facilitate organizational and personal growth for some of Texas' most beloved brands including H-E-B and Southwest Airlines.

Shannon has consulted with large organizations, non-profits, and small businesses alike and has deep expertise in working with companies with non-desk employees, multiple-location businesses, retail brands, and professional companies with remote workers. As Founder and CEO of Shannon Communications, she believes in a collaborative approach - pulling from a trusted network of graphic artists, videographers, and subject matter experts when needed in order to connect the dots, and deliver solutions that work.

In addition, Shannon is a Certified Health Coach, working with individuals one-on-one or with various employers to create engaging programming that helps them reach their health and wellness goals.

Shannon has also served as a featured speaker and mentor for Joven San Antonio and Teach Across America. Her writings have been featured in HR News, HR Daily Advisor, Power Magazine, Oilman Magazine, Startups San Antonio, and

She and her husband have two teen daughters (see “The Interns”) who share their parents' passion for fashion, travel, and their Anatolian Shepherd, Bruce.

  • 2022 Female CEO of the Year, Branding & Communications (Texas), CEO Monthly
  • 2022 Branding Agency of the Year (United States/Small Agency), Corporate LiveWire
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Mikayla Gonzalez

Mikayla Gonzalez

Account Manager

Mikayla is a talented creator with experience in the world of social media and communications. Aside from Social Media coordination, Mikayla has used her creative eye for the past five years in the field of Visual Merchandising.

Mikayla has experience working with retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar, health companies, and more. As an Account Manager at Shannon Communications, Mikayla uses her skills and expertise to enhance brand messaging and increase engagement. Her innovative approach to social media strategy and visual merchandising makes her an invaluable asset to the team. Whether she's designing an eye-catching display or crafting the perfect social media post, Mikayla consistently delivers quality work that captivates audiences and drives business growth.

When not at work you can find her watching movies with her fiancé and two dogs.

Connect Wtih Mikayla Gonzalez on LinkedIn
The Interns

The Interns

Helping Hands

These faces may look familiar to you - for years “The Interns” have lent their talents to many a print and digital campaign for some of Texas’ most well-known brands and destinations. During weekend or summer productions, it’s not unusual to see them on set helping out and quietly giggling with each other sharing the latest chisme. When not busy interning, you can find them on the court (basketball, volleyball, and tennis respectively) or on their phones.

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Paul Alanis

Sr. Visual Designer & Filmmaker

Paul is veteran creative with an eye and passion for good design. He is as skilled at creating eye-catching graphics as he is shooting compelling stories through video. In previous roles at both Fortune 500 and startup organizations, Paul oversaw brand development, visual design, social media and email, and video production. Today, he serves as Visual Designer and Filmmaker, overseeing the execution of creative strategy, and bringing client’s brands and stories to life in a tangible, high-impact way.

When not on set you can still find him behind a camera - Paul is the acclaimed Director behind the short film, It Listens. On the rare occasion you find him without a camera, he enjoys skateboarding, and spending time with his wife and daughter (see “The Interns”).

Paul's wok can be viewed on Alanis Creative's website.
Rhonda Negard, Fat Dog Creatives, Front-End Web Developer and Designer, Brand and Strategy Designer

Rhonda Negard

Brand & Web Designer

Rhonda Negard began Fat Dog Creatives in 2003. After marrying her soldier in 2009, she began that life of deployment, moves, and career in the backseat. Starting as a freelancer, in 2015 she transitioned to full-time business owner, focusing on branding, strategy, and web design and development for entrepreneurs-turned-executives. She's also the founder of the Creative Alliance of Tacoma, the area's only community for creatives at one time outside of Seattle, where she brought in legendary designers and agency owners to speak and inspire.

In 2020, she served as adjunct faculty at a university and substitute instructor for a bootcamp while continuing her client work. She is currently settled in San Antonio, TX, but frequently returns to Seattle, WA and Bethesda, MD, where she still has friends and clients.

Rhonda's work can be viewed on Fat Dog Creatives' Website.

Health & Wellness


Alexis Lopez, LPC-S

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor

With over 15 years of experience and training, Alexis specializes in therapy for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.

She works to construct solutions for clients’ difficulties based on their unique life experiences. Together with the client, she helps them discover their inner resources and understanding of what they are going through in a safe, peaceful setting.

Alexis believes that our mind-body connection is strong, and our bodies let us know when we are not getting something we need. Signs of unmet needs can be mood imbalance, problematic behavior, substance abuse, sleep disturbance, and disrupted close relationships. In addressing unmet needs, we can find balance in order to live a healthy life.

Alexis is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor.

Marcus Sanchez

Certified Personal Trainer

An NCAA Athlete in Football and Track, Marcus has a natural affinity for movement and helping others, and has excelled as a certified fitness professional for over 10 years. Throughout his career, he has taken on many roles; acting as General Manager and Fitness Director, but it is Personal Training and working with individuals and groups that he is most passionate.

As Founder of Fit Flex Training, he believes that fitness is a lifestyle. His mission is to help you understand how to move your body frequently and efficiently to reach your goals by providing flexible programs that fit into YOUR every day schedule.

Outside of fitness Marcus is a dad to a beautiful baby girl, has a son on the way, and enjoys spending his free time with his family.

  • Nationally Certified Personal Trainer, NCSF & ISSA
  • Specializes in TRX, Kettlebells, & FMS
Connect with Marcus at Fit Flex Training.