Through our work we have been constantly amazed at the incredible things people in every neighborhood are working on. What’s even more exciting is that they all have different stories, backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses. That there isn’t a single formula for success means that everyone can take their unique set of strengths and characteristics and turn it into a success story. We recently reached out to some folks we admire and asked them what characteristics they feel are responsible for their success.

Phuong & Sharon Ma | Owner/Baker – Speckle Box

The most important factor behind our path to a successful brand is truly believing in our products/goodies. Meaning that everything we sell or bring out of our kitchen is taste tested, adjusted, and taste tested again until we are truly happy with how it turned out. Read more>>

Erika Urbina | Professional Face Painter | Lover of all things music & art

The most important factor behind the success of my business has been having the will and determination to just give my ideas a try! Sometimes having the courage to just do it can be the hardest step – and understandably so. It is easy to get overwhelmed with the process of starting, the possible challenges, and the potential risk of failing. However, if you get wrapped up in the what-if’s you’ll never get a concrete answer! Read more>>

Whitney Haynes | Salon Owner, Stylist, Educator

The most important factor behind our success is having a clear vision of creating a space for our artist to do their best work. We value education and our stylists. We are constantly working together to achieve our best for clients and ourselves. Read more>>

Kristin Navarro | Executive Director

My name is Kristin Navarro & This is my husband , the chef , Eduardo Navarro. We are the power couple who took on something extraordinary & it changed us! We moved to Texas in 2016 after the passing of my stepmother. We left everything & our law enforcement career to be with my Father, Allan Watt, when he needed us the most. We have no fairy tale story that lead us here. Rather we have a story full of faith in God & a long journey of finding peace. Read more>>