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Staff

The Keep Texas Beautiful staff is here to help you! Get to know a little about each of us and our responsibilities at KTB.

Suzanne Kho

Suzanne Kho

Executive Director
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(512) 961-5263

Suzanne Kho joined KTB in January 2016. As executive director, she oversees board development, contract and grant administration, fundraising, finance and organizational planning.  She has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and has held leadership positions at EarthShare of Texas, Beyond Batten Disease Foundation, LIVESTRONG Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the University of Pennsylvania. She holds an MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania and an AB from Vassar College. Suzanne loves spending time outdoors and can often be found birding, hiking or rowing.

Sara Nichols

Sara Nichols

Programs Director
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(512) 961-5260

Sara Nichols joined KTB in December 2017. As program director, she supports community affiliate members, executes KTB and KAB programs and works to grow strategic statewide partnerships. Prior to joining KTB, Sara spent more than six years with the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR), most recently as their Executive Director. Sara holds a BA from the University of Houston and has a background in communications, programs management and nonprofit leadership. When not working, she loves to travel and spend time outdoors hiking and camping.

Alex Hill

Alex Hill

Senior Manager, Marketing & Development
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(512) 961-5258

Alex Hill joined KTB in December 2019. In her role, she leads marketing and supports fundraising efforts. She brings diverse experience from her roles in startups and higher education. Alex holds a BA from Arizona State University and is currently studying for a master's in Sustainability Leadership. A native Texan, Alex likes to hike Texas parks, try new recipes, and chase after her Maltese, Louis.

Tina Litzner

Tina Litzner

Operations & Events Manager
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(512) 961-5257

Tina joined KTB in September 2015. As the operations and events manager, Tina is responsible for coordinating logistics for KTB, program event planning and our annual conference. Although she is a Detroit native, Tina arrived in Texas as quickly as she could and has lived here since 2002. Before coming to work with KTB, she served the Soldiers of Fort Hood for over 7 years and has a background in bookkeeping and finance operations. In her spare time, Tina enjoys spending time with her family and friends and taking in the variety of restaurants and nightlife that Austin has to offer!

Brianna Fuller

Brianna Fuller

Communications Manager
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(512) 961-5264

Brianna Fuller joined KTB in December 2017. As Communications Manager, Brianna facilitates overall marketing and communication strategies. She holds in B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and brings communications and public relations experience to her role. In her free time, Brianna enjoys hiking the Green Belt, cooking and exploring Austin’s culinary scene!

Sara Walters

Sara Walters

Program Manager
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(512) 961-5262 

Sara Walters joined KTB in October 2018. As program manager, she manages and supports affiliate programs, communications and training. Sara has experience working with different non-profit programs, community organizing, and is also a former AmeriCorps VISTA. She holds a BA from Texas Christian University and a Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. When not in the office, Sara enjoys spending her time practicing yoga, going on adventures with her dog and generally trying to be outside as much as possible.

Karen Maldonado

Karen Maldonado

Program Coordinator
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(512) 961-7793

As the KTB Program Coordinator, Karen focuses on assisting with our various cleanup programs and joined the team in October 2017. She comes to us from Florida where she spent 13 years with the City of Clearwater managing volunteers, AmeriCorps members and a partnership with Keep Pinellas Beautiful. Karen holds both an MS and a BA from the University of Florida. Two kids, two cats and a dog keep her busy when she is not at KTB.

Karrington Ortiz

Karrington Ortiz

Marketing and Communications Intern
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(512) 872-6630

Karrington Ortiz joined KTB in September 2019. As Marketing and Communications Intern, she supports our affiliate programs, communications and resources. She is a senior at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, and working on her B.S. in Public Relations and Mass Communications. She is excited to launch her career and grow with KTB.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking, exploring local shops and restaurants in the Austin area, and spending time with her pup, Harley.


STAFF IMPACT

We have helped support a lot of communities in 2019. 
Keep Texas Beautiful also works to create an eco-friendly office environment. We were recently recognized as an Austin Green Business Leader for our sustaining an eco-friendly work environment. During our day-to-day operations, we actively:
  • reduce - cut back on printing, paper and water consumption and actively use eco-friendly office products
  • reuse - repurpose office supplies, shipping containers and donate items to local nonprofits
  • recycle - office paper, mixed-products
  • compost in our community kitchen
  • give business to eco-friendly, local printers (including soy-based inks)
  • carpool as a team when possible
  • provide carbon offset opportunities for travel. Calculate your own carbon footprint and give back today!
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