Community Development Manager
Ackels attended Saint Louis University (SLU), earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, focusing on journalism and media studies, and a minor in Marketing. He worked for the University’s athletic department helping produce live streams of a variety of Saint Louis sporting events and even broadcasted a few baseball games.
After graduating from SLU in 2017, Ackels returned to Dallas and worked for The Marketing Arm where he gained experience and developed skills in experiential marketing.
In 2018, Ackels returned to St. Louis for graduate school and accepted an assistantship position with SLU’s marketing and communication department. He wrote for the school’s online and digital news source Newslink and helped film, edit, and produce a wide range of videos that were featured on their social media accounts and website. In 2020, he graduated with a Master’s in Communication.
Ackles resides in North Texas and in his free time likes avoiding 95’s on the golf course, going to the movies, and collecting comic books.