Katie The Publisher
Katie: Mom. Wife. Friend. Writer. Belly laugher. Publisher.
As owner and publisher of roundtop.com’s family of magazines, Katie seeks to celebrate the past and present in this region where city meets country at every intersection. Round Top is more than a cool destination—it’s a destiny, allowing them to combine familyhood, writing, entrepreneurship and laughter. Lots of laughter. (Katie’s on the left, with good friend Lorie Woodward, who was an original founder of the business Katie now stewards.)
Katie Dickie Stavinoha
Hometown: Woodson, Texas. (Population 291 in 1980.)
Fun Fact: There were 7 people in her graduating class. Their senior trip was in Hawaii.
Roundtopolis Roots: She married a Bohemian, aka a Czech, in the painted church in Ammannsville (Fayette County), where his people settled in 1870; his great grandfather was born in Moravia, Bohemia, which is now part of the Czech Republic.
Role in the Company: Idea birther. Boundary pusher. Network builder.
Previous Life: Trade associations, politics, public service, author and corporate crisis communication specialist.
Fun Fact II: She helped lead the boll weevil eradication program that pushed the cotton industry’s historic scourge south of the border.
Family: Husband, Chris. Daughter, Lydia (High School).
Katie’s Favorite Saying: “How hard can it be?”