The Sexual Assault Resource Center is proud to announce a new initiative "Women who Lead" in the Brazos Valley. We want to highlight all of the incredible women who are not only leaders in businesses, but in all avenues of life.
Empowered women empower women. With this initiative, we want to inspire women to empower other women.
Amelia is a second generation Aggie, but raised in Austin. After visiting nearly every football season throughout childhood, Amelia finally called College Station home upon being accepted at Texas A&M University in 2006 where she met her husband, Josh. She earned a University Studies degree from the College of Architecture, studying everything from art history to architecture to graphic design, creative studies, animation, photography, web design, and more.
Amelia has a strong background in entrepreneurship and always knew someday she’d have her own business. Every woman in her extended family has had their own business, and everyone in her immediate family as well, including her mom, dad (class of ‘83), and two younger brothers.
Upon graduating from A&M in 2010, Amelia began her own wedding business in College Station doing photography, custom cakes, and graphic design. After 6 years, she began to miss having weekends and switched to an 8-5 job at Messina Hof Winery as a graphic designer where she stayed for 3 years until adopting her son, Kalvin.
Amelia is currently working full time on two new businesses. She started Ment Marketing & Creative Services to combine her passions of marketing and mentorship. She hires creative college students to help them build their portfolio and gain real-world experience before they graduate. Her second business is Women Entrepreneurs, a local organization that helps women start and grow their own businesses through community and education. (1,300 local women and counting!)
Strongly committed to giving back to her community and her alma mater, you can find Amelia at a number of networking and charity events around town. She is currently an active member and volunteer of several organizations including: Aggie Women, BNI, American Business Women’s Association, Black Former Students Network of Texas A&M, Startup Aggieland, SARC, Brazos Valley African American Museum, and BCS Chamber of Commerce. Amelia was also recently named the BCS City Director for Lemonade Day, a national organization that teaches kids entrepreneurship through owning a lemonade stand.
When she is not working, volunteering, or mentoring, Amelia enjoys traveling, reading, watching Marvel movies, and spending time with her husband, Josh ’09, 2 year old son, Kalvin ’40, and fluffy schnoodle Dixie.