Alex comes to the Hines Center with over a decade of customer service experience. He uses his skills to share his enthusiasm for The Hines Center and its mission. Alex is particularly drawn to meditation and cultivating compassion. Starting in November of 2016 Alex was excited to take on a new role coordinating the venue rentals at the Hines Center and, with the leadership of Monica, hopes to help the Hines Center more fully utilize its beautiful space.
Elaine W Krause, Marketing Coordinator
Contact Elaine here. Elaine stays busy marketing the Hines Center programs to downtown and remote audiences. She brings a thirty-year career providing business and technical content to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and non-profits. She adores all forms of social media and learning new technologies. She particularly enjoys introducing people to the amazing programs and instructors at the Hines Center. Previous volunteer activities include a stint as President of the Houston chapter of International Business Communicators (IABC), and as Co-Chair of Mayor Bill White’s Social Media Task Force.
Nicholas D Auger, Movement Center Coordinator
Contact Nicholas here. Nicholas’ passion for sharing Yoga and wellness landed him a teaching position at the Hines Center. Through participation and time Nicholas became the sessions manager for the movement studio.
Pinkie Wright is currently a UHD student working on her social work major with twenty-five-plus years of customer service and hospitality experience. Pinkie’s strong passion for promoting positive community growth, and the empowerment of women allows her to establish meaningful relationships here at the Hines Center.
Janet Gonzalez, Customer Service Specialist
Contact Janet here. Janet Gonzalez is a passionate Arts, ASL and Spanish teacher. She is dedicated to making education into a more diverse, peaceful experience. Janet attended UHD and the Art Institute of Houston, where she learned every child should be valued and respected. After landing a job, she found that education was filled with negative reinforcement which she wanted to help change. In 2016, Janet began looking for something or someone who agreed with her philosophy. She found the Hines center to be a place that honors and empowers children. Janet says being here has helped her stay grounded and supports her continued growth in childhood education.