The creator behind A Taste of Koko.

Howdy! I’m Jane (commonly known as Koko) – the blogger/content creator/influencer behind A Taste of Koko, Austin’s top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. A Taste of Koko has been voted best local Austin blogger by the Austin Chronicle in 2018 and 2019, and Disruptor of 2020 by Austin Woman Magazine. Ko has been featured in O Magazine, InStyle Magazine, OWN TV Network, and The New York Times. Longhorn 100 and Austin 40 Under 40 Finalist.

I launched my blog in 2010 when I was at UT Austin and have been doing it full-time since 2015 and worked with over 600 brands on influencer campaigns like Target, IKEA, Whole Foods, Best Buy, Visit Germany, and more. Authored Koko’s Guide To Austin, a pocket-sized guidebook to Austin, and Koko’s Guide To Fredericksburg. Angel investor in CPG, fintech, restaurants, and hospitality.  


How I got started…

How I got started…

I grew up in the small Texas town of Port Lavaca before moving to Austin in 2007 to go to school at the University of Texas at Austin (hook’em horns!). Within the first year, I realized that the system had failed me and I wasn’t a fit for the traditional 9-to-5 path.

I worked 4 part-time jobs through college (including scooping Dippin’ Dots at UT football games for $8/hour) just starting to save up cash to buy a camera for my new food blog, A Taste of Koko.

After graduating, I struggled to find a job. A Taste of Koko started getting traction in 2014, and companies like Whole Foods and even UT Austin invited me to come speak on entrepreneurship and social media. But no one will hire me full-time.

I was in the right place at the right time in 2015 when Austin was called the “new silicon valley” and social media advertising kicked in. IKEA featured my house renovation in national outlets, including flying me to LA to film a commercial for the Oprah Winfrey Network. I signed a 2-year contract with Carnival Cruise Line, was the face of Miami tourism for New York Times, and before I knew it all the big brands started reaching out.

Since then I’ve worked with over 600 brands on influencer marketing campaigns.


Real estate investing

I started falling in love with physical spaces when I slid into my 30s. A few projects I’m involved in – Sunday Haus in Fredericksburg, Sunstone Homes in Palm Springs, Wilder Ways in Texas, and more.

Consulting and Coaching

I’ve been consulting for companies like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, VC firms, and CPG brands.. But I’m really passionate about coaching entrepreneurs on how to establish a social media presence to help boost their business.

Wedding Planning

Josh and I got engaged in Paris in August 2023 (we met on a dating app during COVID.)

Building a custom house

we’re building our first custom home in Austin, follow our build journey on Instagram!



One-on-One Social Media Coaching

Did you know I’ve been a full-time content creator/influencer since 2015? And since then, I’ve worked with over 600+ brands on advertising campaigns. I could have never imagined I could do this full-time. Let me show you how you can use the power of social media to create a personal brand for yourself – whether as an influencer or you’re an entrepreneur that wants to boost your business.


  • Content creator/influencer, who wants to know how the industry works, how to secure brand partnerships, get talent representation, how to monetize, or how to create content!
  • New business owner, who’s not sure where to begin or the tools to set up your business.
  • Social media manager, who wants to how to work with clients, how to price your services, How to hire, and how to create content.
  • Brand manager, who wants to better understand how to work with content creators/influencers, How to price your services, and how content licensing works.
  • Entrepreneur, working on personal brand development, product market fit, creating a pitch deck, or interested in investing.
  • Digital business, who needs tools to work smarter, not harder, social media marketing, & digital marketing.


Airbnb + Rental Consulting

I’ve helped hundreds of short-term rental investors by promoting their properties on my social media. In addition to consulting on photography, listing description, and interior design. We have 10+ profitable short-term properties around Austin and Palm Springs.