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About Me.

Professional Summary

I was born and raised in Galveston, Texas. This makes me B.O.I. (Born On the Island). I graduated from Galveston’s Ball High School and attended Texas A&M University in College Station graduating with Bachelor’s Degrees in Speech Communication and Public Relations specializing in Journalism. 


I've always worked in the public eye including my first job as a waterslide attendant at the now-defunct Sky Rapids Water Slide. My professional career began as a college intern in a small PR agency in Galveston which turned into my first full-time job after graduation. My experience comes from roles where I created communications strategies that were non-existent until I took the job. 


I was the first in-house public relations manager for the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. I created my plan and became a go-to resource for the media by coordinating media tours, doing interviews on Galveston's tourism industry, and promoting major events such as Mardi Gras! Galveston. Plus, I pulled tourism partners together for a more cohesive effort. During my role as the public information officer at the Galveston Independent School District, I created GISD-TV and other communications programs.

I served in a leadership role for the GISD Educational Foundation which provides supplemental funding for school district teachers. And, while filling the role of public relations manager for Mitchell Historic Properties, I created a strategic marketing plan and created the organization’s first website. I didn't just publicize the company’s events, I worked to create new events to generate traffic to downtown Galveston and at the Mitchell-owned hotels. 

My passion for Galveston’s history made my role in planning the Hotel Galvez’s Centennial Anniversary in 2011 critical. As Director of Communications for Hotel Galvez & Spa, The Tremont House, and Harbor House, I launched their initial email marketing campaigns, social media platforms, and reputation management program and created events with important connections to the hotels. 

Now, I can add published author to my list as my longtime friend, Heidi Lutz and I, co-wrote “100 Things to Do in Galveston Before You Die,” published as part of a series by Reedy Press. 

Now, I'm proud to use my experience to help my clients share their stories, host their events, or increase awareness about what they offer.


"Speak to your audience in their language about what's in their heart."

— Jonathan Liste

Work Experience

President, Christine Hopkins Consulting

July 2020 - Present

  • Planned and implemented marketing communications plan for HOPE sculpture campaign beginning in July 2020 thru unveiling in April 2021 including placements in Texas Standard, Houston Chronicle, Houstonia Magazine, and other outlets

  • Coordinated dedication for the Juneteenth Legacy Project's Absolute Equality Art Installation in June 2021

  • Coordinated groundbreaking for The Oleanders at Broadway for developer McCormack Baron Salazar in October 2021

  • Coordinated Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Grand Galvez in November 2021

  • Content creator offering Galveston travel tips for vacation rental blog

  • Video host/voice for property and Galveston tips videos for vacation rental company

  • Producer and host for series called Experience Galveston on regional media platform

Director of Communications, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts for Galveston

June 2012-July 2020

  • Planned and implemented marketing communications plan for three hotels and three outlets including reopening of Hotel Galvez & Spa and The Tremont House following Hurricane Ike (2009), Hotel Galvez Centennial renovation and year-long celebration (2011), launch and renovation of Galvez Bar & Grill (2013), Harbor House Hotel renovation (2014), and opening of The Quarters at The Tremont House (2018) including creating blog content and photos/video for social media accounts.

  • Generated ongoing media exposure for properties through pitches, hosted media tours and desk-side visits resulting in national and regional media coverage with placements in USA Today, Southern Living, Texas Monthly, Texas Highways, New York Times, Reader’s Digest,, Travel Channel, The Weather Channel, Texas Country Reporter, Texas Bucket List, and all Houston TV news stations.

Public Relations Manager, Mitchell Historic Properties

January 2008 - June 2012

  • Managed all marketing for commercial properties and hotels

  • Launched and managed website presence, social media platforms, and email marketing campaigns for commercial properties and hotels

  • Spearheaded Hotel Galvez Centennial Celebration and commemorative “Queen of the Gulf” book

Public Information Officer/Dir. of Community Relations, Galveston Independent School District

October 2001 - December 2007

  • Developed community programs to provide community exposure to schools including GISD Community Network, GISD Educator for a Day, and Superintendent’s Parent Advisory 

  • Increased positive coverage of GISD by 18 percent from 43% (June 2005-May 2006) to 61% (June 2006 – May 2007)

  • Coordinated comprehensive marketing campaign for successful $69.45 million 2003 school bond program 

  • Served as director of the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation for two years (2002-2004) when the organization was created

Public Relations Manager, Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau 


  • Increased publicity of Galveston Island as a year-round family destination by 421% from $1.4 million to $5.9 million over five years through news print, magazine, and television exposure

  • Increased publicity of Mardi Gras! Galveston by 250% from $1.6 million to $4 million over four years

  • Initiated biannual Houston media familiarization tours of Galveston reacquainting media to Galveston and improving media relations

  • Coordinated all media fam tours for Galveston including securing the Society of American Travel Writers Western Chapter Meeting for January 2002

  • Coordinated production of marketing video for Galveston Island

  • Launched new Galveston Island campaign “Escape & Explore”


Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Specializing in Public Relations

Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications


I love to travel and, during the years when I was a runner, I would schedule my races in cities I was interested in visiting. I love art museums, taking tours with locals (I'm actually a ToursByLocals guide), dining out, and wine from small family-owned vineyards.


My fondness for wine led me to join Scout & Cellar as an independent wine consultant so one of my passions is marketing clean-crafted wine through private tastings and sharing.

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