Manuela is a native German, from Celle, Niedersachsen, who immigrated to Austin, Texas with her parents and siblings just as she had started her first year of studies at the University of Düsseldorf. She continued her studies and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications Design with a minor in Photography from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
As an artist at heart, Manuela ran her own photo studio and T-Shirt print shop from home while raising her two daughters, Saskia & Svenja as well as supporting her husband, Chris, and his Wanderlust and taste for adventures. During their 5 year stay in Munich, Germany, Manuela received continued education for graphic design at the prestigious Wildner Academy. It was during that time that she discovered her true love for “pottery”! If you’d like to see some of her work click here. If you’d like to know what it’s like to move back home as an adult, you can read about the Markley’s fun adventure here.
Manuela has been working at GTHS since her return from Germany in 2016 and enjoys being part of the tremendous growth of the society since then.
Fun Fact: Manuela is fluent in English and German, speaks some Spanish due to her living in Buenos Aires as a child and had 5 years of French in high school. She loves her German heritage and is intrigued by how many Americans are of German decent.