The Scout Guide Houston Editor and owner Kathryn Hinnant

Meet Kathryn Hinnant

As a third generation Houstonian and sixth generation Texan, Kathryn Hinnant has spent the last 25 years in the Memorial area of Houston, Texas. After attending The Kinkaid School, she followed in her family’s footsteps and attended Texas A&M University, graduating Cum Laude with a BS in visualization and a minor in business marketing. Kathryn learned from a young age that arts and digital/social media were her passion. After completing an internship in Oklahoma City, she quickly saw her desire to be a business owner. During college, she began her own digital marketing business, Monarch Atelier. Growing rapidly, Monarch Atelier became Kathryn’s focus, turning it into a full-time business and career she continues to develop.

Kathryn is involved in much more than business. She is an active member in the Junior League  of Houston, an alumnus of the Pi Beta Phi fraternity, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo  committeeman, a member of Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R), the Class of 2016  agent for her bi-annual high school publication, and is regularly involved in Aggie Business Women.

Being the Houston native that she is, Kathryn is beyond thrilled to be a part of The Scout Guide team and not only give back to the city she loves and knows so well, but also to help highlight her hometown in ways to further celebrate the diverse cultural melting pot that Houston is! As editor of The Scout Guide, Kathryn has the opportunity to be the connector she is and bring together a wide diversity of people, businesses and backgrounds across Houston.

In her down time, Kathryn is an ardent animal lover and foodie. She adores spending time with her two fur-babies, Mace, a German Shepherd, and her kitten, Fiona. When it comes to good eats, she’s no novice to Houston’s hot-spots. From a regular bruncher all the way to nightcaps, Kathryn is your go-to when you need any type of food fixin’! An avid art collector, Kathryn is on a mission to make her home a curation of art from around the world.

Kathryn’s Favorite Reasons to Visit

Reason 1

The history: With close proximity to Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico, Houston developed a network of waterways into the heart of the city, and thus earned the nickname “City on the Bayou.” Because of its prime location, Houston was temporarily the capital for the Republic of Texas, laying the groundwork for the hub it is today. There’s an abundance of historical sites, including Allen’s LandingSan Jacinto MonumentNASA, and The Astrodome (hello 8th Wonder of the World!), that has made Houston.

Reason 2

The people: Houston is prized for its multicultural community and diversity not onlythrough the residents but the businesses that call this bustling metropolis their home. The people of Houston love, appreciate and root for their city whether it be through their beloved Astros, Texans, or Rockets, food, culture, or simply a short uber ride. You’ll always hear Houstonais lauding their beloved city.

Reason 3

A little bit of everything: Houston is known for its rich dynamic mix of multiculturalism and that extends to world-class art, international cuisine, and unparalleled shopping experiences. You can do just about anything you dream up in this city—Houston has it all!

WORDS TO LIVE BY:  “I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn’t like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it.” – Grandma in the 1989 movie Parenthood