Carin Lamontagne

Public Relations Associate

Carin Lamontagne joined the Texas Public Radio team in October 2012. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in 1996 with a B.A. in history, and she also studied anthropology and vocal music performance.

Carin’s professional background includes project management and writing and editing fiction, non-fiction, marketing collateral and educational materials. After several years with a publisher dedicated to the special-education community, Carin brought her writing skills to Texas Public Radio.

When she is not working, Carin loves to spend time with her husband and young son, frequently reading Goodnight Moon or building and demolishing Lego cities. She also enjoys spending time with friends, playing board and card games and reading anything that isn’t Goodnight Moon.
 

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Joshua Nolden / Joshua Nolden Photography

On May 8th, TPR hosted the Pinnacle Dinner, an event exclusive to Silver Circle members and above.

The dinner took place at the Witte Museum, and featured special guests NPR's David Greene and Tracy Wahl. TPR's Eileen Pace interviewed Greene onstage, and he shared both moving and amusing anecdotes from his career and his life. At the end of the event, TPR CEO Joyce Slocum presented Greene with a cowboy hat as a souvenir of his San Antonio visit.

Photo courtesy of Scott Raley

Scott Raley began volunteering for TPR in 2010. At the time, his budget wouldn't allow for a paid membership, but he wanted to give back to the radio station he valued. Now a full-fledged member, Scott continues to volunteer because he enjoys it so much.

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On Saturday, May 3, the 2014 Silver Solutions senior resource fair brought together more than 50 local organizations, businesses and medical experts to share with the community information about living long and aging strong.

Hundreds of people took advantage of the "Ask the Experts" informational sessions, visited vendor tables for information on caregiving, residential options, community support, health care, planning ahead, life enrichment and prevention of abuse and exploitation.

UPDATE, 4:00 p.m. Thursday May 8: Big Give S.A. organizers have updated their city-wide total, which now stands at $2,017,441.50.

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It was a big day for San Antonio. Organizers of The Big Give S.A. cheered the “incredible” response to the first-ever 24-fundraising day, which raised nearly $2 million dollars for over 460 area non-profits.

From April 4th to the 11th, Texas Public Radio took to the airwaves to encourage listeners to pledge their support. The spring fundraising goal was our most ambitious ever.

It took countless pledges by individuals and businesses and hard work by every TPR staff member, plus 125 volunteers fueled by a smorgasbord of food provided by 15 local eateries to do it, but we raised $537,304 -- $63 more than our goal.

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