About Us

OneSeventeen Media’s blog is a group effort between co-founders Amy Looper and Beth Carls.  Check out our corporate website at www.oneseventeenmedia.com to learn more about who we are and how we’re helping kids.

IMG_0206Amy Looper, Co-Founder/Chief Experience OfficerFor over 15 years, Amy has developed her expertise in customer relationship management, sales and the online user experience as creative chief at the previous three companies she co-founded: Align Solutions, Luminant Worldwide and MindOH!.  Align, a Web 1.0 Internet professional services firm, became the fastest growing privately held Houston company in 1999. She helped grow the company 8,164% in just three years; Align merged with 7 other companies to become a new Internet consulting firm, Luminant Worldwide, the largest mid-cap IPO offering in the high-tech sector at over $158,000,000 valuation in September 1999.

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Beth Carls, Co-Founder/Chief Executive OfficerBeth has been closely involved with management and marketing for the past three companies she has co-founded. In 1996, she was national marketing director and co-founder of a privately held company that grew 8,164% in three years.  Align went public in September 1999 as Luminant Worldwide, the largest, mid-cap IPO in the tech sector with an $158,000,000 valuation. From 2000 – 2008, she served as CEO and co-founder of MindOH!, the character-education that produced evidence-based online interactive tools to help kids improve their offline relationships. That experience has resulted in opportunities to interact with organizations with over 13,000,000 kids.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bobbie Maddox  |  February 27, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Everything looks GREAT, Amy! I will be a faithful follower of your blog and OneSeventeen. I always pass valuable ideas along to some of my former students who now teach. Keep up the great work! –Mrs. M.

  • 2. Amy Strecker  |  February 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks, Mrs. M!

  • 3. Tyler K.  |  February 28, 2009 at 10:58 am

    I have to say something about the amazing work your doing, right? 🙂
    Your perseverance to help students succeed, your vision and that you are there to make the biggest difference in their lives and community, selflessly and willingly, is an inspiration to me as someone who wants to make the world a better place. Thank you for not giving up when times were rough, when your love was less reciprocated by those learning to believe, to believe in the positive impact that you have in people’s lives. You are an inspiration for me to continue working my hardest for “the change I wish to see in the world,” as Mahatma Gandhi once said. Know that you are loved and thought of daily by family and friends, and that the amazing work you have done and continue doing makes a difference in the lives you touch.

    Love you!

    Tyler K. Cleveland

  • 4. Amy Strecker  |  February 28, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks, Tyler!


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