It all began with an #instaguide to becoming an #instadallasite... 

Dallasites101 began through two women, Lily and Kara, organically sharing their adventures on Instagram in 2015, one year after they both moved to Dallas. As transplants, they strived to encourage fellow Dallasites to go beyond their comfort zones and find a sense of place, joy and home in Dallas, and Texas as a whole.

A few months after their start, they recognized the need to go beyond the 'gram and create real experiences between businesses and Dallasites. From happy hours to bar crawls to yoga classes and beyond, they have hosted countless events that have cultivated personal relationships, increased local business sales and awareness, and fostered a sense of community. 

After almost four years, Dallasites101 remains one of the largest lifestyle Instagram accounts in Dallas, about Dallas.

Over time, it has also morphed into a localized media company. Dallasites101 aims to make Dallas a more accessible and fun place to live through daily content about everything involved in integrating into life here, from events to music to food to fitness and beyond!

Looking forward, we are excited to continue to contribute to shaping a future for Dallasites. 



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Lily Kramlich- TayloR


After growing up in Northern California and graduating from Colby College with a B.A. in Economics and Business, Lily launched her career in global communications with Hill + Knowlton Strategies. She is a critical part of the AT&T account team, guiding corporate communications and compiling competitive intelligence presented to top executives. Outside of Hill + Knowlton and Dallasites101, she has been a board member of The Slipper Club of Dallas the last three years.

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Kara Shannon


With a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Hamilton College, where she is the acting co-chair for her class, Kara is a driven entrepreneur passionate about building community and culture. She leads marketing, communications and event efforts at Teach For America where she is also dedicated to leadership and diversity training. Outgoing and active, she is a member of the Junior Associates of DMA, the Slipper Club of Dallas, and on the Communications Committee for the Junior League of Dallas


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Katie Cunningham Stout / Partnerships Coordinator


After years of involvement with various nonprofits, Katie realized she could leverage her experience in sales and marketing to build creative corporate social responsibility programs and subsequently founded The Pulley Project. Mixing her talents as a connector and marketer, she helps brands and nonprofits team up to usher in a new wave of corporate giving and cause marketing. Previously, she worked at the National Sales Manager of Branded Content at Belo + Company and helped found CultureMap Dallas.

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Whitney Wilkerson / Fall Intern


Originally from Connecticut, Whitney is a junior at Southern Methodist University studying Digital Media Advertising and Art History. She is passionate about social media, blogging, and creating connections between locals and their surroundings. Whitney is a member of Pi Beta Phi, a Panhellenic Rho Gamma and the Ad Club, and acts as the social media and marketing director for the SMU chapter of Spoon University.