Sarah Haug

FOUNDER | chair | designer

Sarah graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in Communication Design. Although she majored in art, Sarah loves to coach basketball, run, and spend time with her husband. She is the owner and designer of Workman By Design and the founder and chair of Project 2713. She is passionate about adoption and the chance to make a difference in the lives of both children and families.

Get to know Sarah:

  • If you were a crayon color, what would you be?
    Tropical Violet - I'm fun but mysterious. 
  • What's your favorite cereal?  
    Sweet Potato Sunrise - if you haven’t tried it you should. Cereal is a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal!
  • What’s your spirit animal?
    I’d say a squirrel. I often get sidetracked mid-sentence and for...

Kate-Lynn Peery

Co-Chair | Administrator
Tarrant County, TX

Kate is the young mom of an adorable 2-year-old and wife of a local craft brewer. She has several years of experience in the childcare industry and is highly skilled in administrative duties in various work fields. Kate currently works as a part-time library assistant when she’s not raising her son and beautifying her home and garden with her husband. She loves making lists, baking in insanely large quantities, and staying up late to binge on TV shows while her family is sleeping.

Get to know Katie:

  • What hairstyle best describes your personality?
    A ponytail - held together throughout the day by a single elastic thread. It's a good analogy for motherhood - love and coffee are my threads.
  • If you were a crayon color, what would you be? 
    Yellow - bright and cheery and there when you need it for important things like the sun and bananas and ducks!
  • What’s your spirit animal?
    Dug from the movie Up - SQUIRREL!

Phillip Hernandez


Phillip graduated from the University of North Texas in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Taxation. Phillip became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 2014. He started his career at a public accounting firm and now works for a wealth management firm in Fort Worth, Texas.

Get to know Phillip:

  • What hairstyle best describes your personality?  
    Buzz cut - short and to the point.
  • Which letter of the alphabet is your favorite letter?
    P for Phillip.
  • What’s your spirit animal?
    Otter - They fall asleep swimming on their backs so they're laid back to say the least.

Melanie Chappell


Melanie is an East Texas native and a graduate of the University of North Texas Communication Design program. She is currently working as a graphic designer in Fort Worth, Texas. Melanie loves spending time with her Yorkie, Lexi Louise, and her husband, Colby, as well as practicing calligraphy and freelancing in her spare time. She also really likes donuts. Like, a lot.

Get to know Melanie:

  • If you could have one super power, what would it be? 
    I would want to read people's minds so I can know how to help them better or cheer them up.
  • What’s your spirit animal?
    Anna Kendrick. She's one funny chick.
  • Are you a cat or a dog person?
    I love both! I love the fur babies. I hate birds though, don't get me started on those. I'll stick with domestic animals.

Abbey Blaszczak


Abbey is a 26-year-old artist living in Denton, Texas, where she works as a photographer for Lifetouch Preschool Portraits. She is passionate about children and has volunteered in her church's preschool ministry since 2013. In her free time Abbey can be found photographing nature and can be seen with a dreamy far off look and her nose stuck in a book.

Get to know Abbey:

  • If you could have one super power, what would it be?   
    The power to manipulate matter. Because then I could create anything and do anything. I could make water appear in deserts, food grow any where. I think that would be so awesome! 
  • What's your age and what's your actual age?
    I'm about to be 26 but I think I act more like a 10 year old sometimes. Though I can also act like a mom. So my mental age varies with situation and my mood.
  • Which letter of the alphabet is your favorite letter?
    'A' because it's the beginning of the alphabet and my name!