Made in Waco

Made in Waco
Featuring Nightlight Donuts & Coffee

Thursday, March 4 | 12-1 p.m. CST

Glazed? Cinnamon sugar? Chocolate with sprinkles? Twin brothers and Baylor alumni Eric (BA '14) and Jackson (BBA '15, J.D. '20) Wren serve a variety of mouth-watering flavors of croissant-dough donuts at Nightlight Donuts & Coffee.

Curious to learn about how this dynamic duo launched their business? Join us for Made in Waco, to hear their story that stretches from Waco to New York City, from food trailer to permanent storefront.

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About our Guest Speakers

Jackson Wren
Jackson Wren (BBA '15, J.D. '20)

At age 12, long before Jackson and his twin brother Eric co-founded Nightlight Donuts & Coffee, their parents told them: “If you want a car one day, you’ll have to pay for it. Better get to work!”

Jackson and Eric decided to start their first business, a car detailing company called Cool Cat Car Care. That’s where Jackson fell in love with creating & building businesses.

While at Baylor, the brothers created Dapper Bear Clothiers, a collegiate apparel company specializing in clothing designed in the Official Baylor Plaid.


Kate Kooiker

Kate Kooiker

Nightlight Donuts & Coffee COO Kate Kooiker began working for the business a few months after it’s food truck debut. A lifelong creative and then a recent college graduate, Kate loved started her mornings early, making donuts, before heading into her job at Magnolia’s Creative Department. In December 2019, her passion for creating shifted from molding clay and plaster to building a business alongside the Wrens.

Originally from Michigan, Kate ran track and cross country at Hope College, graduating in 2017 with a degree in Studio Art and Business Management.




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