About Our Team

Mandy Boyle, Editor in Chief

Mandy Boyle, Editor-in-Chief of New FrugalityMandy Boyle is a writer, marketer, and all-around nice girl with a passion for storytelling. She works for Solid Cactus as the SEO Team Leader and is a published freelance writer. When she’s not optimizing, she’s slinging blog posts. She bakes a mean cupcake and is also one of the co-organizers of Pecha Kucha Night Scranton and NEPA BlogCon.

Dave Van de Walle, Co-Founder

Dave Van de Walle - Co-Founder of New FrugalityDave’s day job is as lead consultant at Area 224, a Chicago-area strategic communications firm. He has been an entrepreneur since 2006, when he founded an education technology startup, and has been living somewhat frugally ever since.

Heather Acton, Co-Founder

Heather Acton, Co-Founder New FrugalityHeather Acton is an at-home mom and freelance WordPress developer in Chicago. After going from two engineers’ incomes to one and doubling the size of her family, she had to get creative about how to make ends meet at home. From shamelessly shopping at garage sales to learning new skills to bring in a buck, Heather will share her tips with you so that you too can do much more with much less.