TOM PAYTON | Director and Publisher
Tom Payton has been in the book and publishing industry for more than 30 years. Payton has served on industry boards and committees for the Publishers Association of the South, the Georgia Center for the Book, and other organizations. He has participated in or moderated discussions at an array of literary conferences, book festivals, and continuing education classes nationally. He previously worked for the University of Georgia Press, Hill Street Press, American Institute of Architects, Oxford Bookstores, and several consulting clients. He has experience in all aspects of the business including acquisitions, project development, digital content, publicity, marketing, sales, subsidiary rights, special events, contracts, manufacturing, and financial analysis. His work with Trinity primarily focuses on digital project development, books in architecture, urban planning, sustainability, literature/history of place, and Texas and southwestern regional interests, developing co-publishing partnerships, and marketing and sales. He is a recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for Leadership and a special commendation from the American Institute of Architects. In San Antonio he has written for several publications, and had worked with Texas Book Festival/San Antonio and Gemini Ink. He has served on the board for Say Sí, an advisory board for the Center for Non-Profit Support at the San Antonio Area Foundation, and he works with several other volunteer and civic organizations including the Terrell Heights Neighborhood Association. He is a native of Georgia and a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
BURGIN EAVES STREETMAN | Assistant Director and Director of Marketing and Sales
Burgin Eaves Streetman started her career in books more than thirty years ago as the fiction manager at the old Doubleday Book Shop on Fifth Avenue in New York City. She later worked as the assistant to the vice president of children’s books at Barnes & Noble, published books for The Muppets, and was director of marketing and publicity for Artisan Books, an imprint of Workman Publishing. There she promoted titles by such culinary visionaries as Thomas Keller, Alice Medrich, Eric Ripert, and Barbara Kafka. In San Antonio she worked with the advertising agency Guerra DeBerry Coody, has written for the San Antonio Express-News and the San Antonio Current, and maintains the popular book blog Vintage Kids’ Books My Kid Loves. She has been with Trinity University Press since 2012, promoting books from authors like Rebecca Solnit, Barry Lopez, and Tulsa Race Massacre survivor Mary E. Jones Parrish, and has organized live public events with luminaries like Jane Goodall and Gary Snyder.
SARAH NAWROCKI | Managing Editor
Sarah Nawrocki has been an editor for fifteen years. She worked at the University of North Carolina Press and at the University of Texas at San Antonio before joining Trinity University Press in 2003. Over the past two decades she has worked as a developmental editor, copyeditor, and proofreader for various trade and university presses. In 2000 her short story collection, Camping with Strangers (Boaz Publishing), won the Violet Crown Award for fiction.
STEFFANIE MORTIS | Acquisitions and Project Editor
Steffanie Mortis Stevens has worked in book sales and publishing for more than a decade and prior to that as a private teacher and writing tutor. In addition to acquiring titles focused on the human connection to the natural and built environments, animals and wildlife, restoration Steffanie Mortis Stevens has been promoted to acquisitions and project editor for the press. Mortis has worked in book sales and publishing for more than a decade and prior to that as a private teacher and writing tutor. In addition to acquiring titles focused on the the human connection to the natural and built environments, animals and wildlife, restoration ecology, sustainability, climate change, intersectional environmentalism, social equity and inclusion, and regional interests from the local (San Antonio) to the broad (Texas, the American Southwest, Mexico, and beyond), her editorial interests include amplifying underrepresented voices in nature writing and exploring the intersection of spirituality and ecology.
LEE ANN SPARKS | Business Manager
Lee Ann Sparks has twenty-five years financial management, accounting/bookkeeping, inventory management, budgeting experience in various industries including publishing, retail operations, real estate, and property management. She is a native of Texas.
BRIDGET MCGREGOR | Assistant Sales Manager
Bridget has worked in sales for fifteen years, mostly in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. She is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and a graduate of St. Mary’s University. In addition to her work at Trinity University Press, she serves as the treasurer for the Friends of Hondondo Creek Trails board. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, traveling, and being outdoors.