Meet the Founder
Meet the Founder, President and CEO of Hello Woodlands, Jennifer Bruse.
As a native Houstonian, Jennifer spent most of her childhood growing up in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. She fondly remembers her excitement before each family trip to The Woodlands for shopping and a carousel ride at the brand new mall in town. After moving to Lubbock in 2003 and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Texas Tech University, she returned back to her hometown in 2007 and settled in The Woodlands to start her career in the oil and gas industry.
In 2010, she decided to take a chance and pursue her dream of launching a company of her very own and online web series. The risk and hard work paid off as the series received worldwide fame, millions of views, over a 100,000 followers online, tv and radio exposure, and awards for her work. Jennifer received nominations and awards from across the nation: locally from the Houston Press Web Awards to Hollywood at the Taste Awards along with top Food Network Stars, TV shows, and YouTube personalities.
After achieving much success and popularity with her own company, Jennifer started working with organizations and individuals locally and around the world to help reach audiences and promote their business, product and services online. Jennifer still enjoys helping others achieve success through her Digital Marketing and Video Production company, but growing up as pastor’s daughter she wanted to do more and give back to the community.
In 2014 Jennifer took action! She took steps in getting involved with The Woodlands community and started working with non-profit organizations to increase their exposure, making a difference and to impact the people who need it most. After being a resident of The Woodlands for almost a decade, Jennifer strived to continue making efforts to give back and bringing the community together.
…and then one day an idea hit. Jennifer was driving through the center of The Woodlands and in her travels happened to cross numerous events in action. Having no prior information or indication of the festivities, she became frustrated. They were great organizations, wonderful concepts, supported amazing causes, and brought the community together; however, she had no prior knowledge or had seen any promotion of the events before that very moment.
Something had to be done and the concept of Hello Woodlands was born. Why not create a local online news source that shares breaking news and events as well as supports local businesses, non-profit organizations, and residents?
After much planning and research, Hello Woodlands was launched on February 15, 2016. Hello Woodlands offers breaking news, events, headlines, articles and stories on HelloWoodlands.com, across social media, and in a weekly email newsletter. Hello Woodlands now reaches over 1 million locals every month online, receives over 1.5 million views monthly online. In only 7 months became the #1 Local News Source in The Woodlands on Facebook and Instagram – now with over 48,000 social media followers and growing!
As a board member of the Glade Arts Foundation, board member of The Woodlands Arts Council, member of The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce, Committee Chair, active member and supporter of numerous local events and non-profit organizations, Jennifer now leads the Hello Woodlands team in providing news, stories, and information of what’s happening in and around The Woodlands, Texas. The team continues to share the stories, the people, the process, and the passion behind each business as well as how they contribute to The Woodlands community and Montgomery County – every single day.
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