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David Garcia, Jr. named CEO of Geekdom, Alexandra Frey as Executive Director of The 80/20 Foundation

SAN ANTONIO (September 5, 2017) Geekdom and 80/20 Foundation, together, have announced the promotions of two key role players serving the organizations. David Garcia, Jr., previously serving as the COO will now hold the position of Chief Executive Officer of Geekdom. Alexandra Frey, formerly the operations manager of The 80/20 Foundation, will serve as Executive Director of the non-profit. Lorenzo Gomez, who has been the acting CEO of Geekdom and Executive Director of 80/20 for the past four years, is being named to the position of Chairman of both organizations.

As Chairman, Gomez will be working on new long-term initiatives that will soon be announced for Geekdom and The 80/20 Foundation.

Garcia will support the team in its execution of the Geekdom mission and will drive opportunities for future strategic partnerships. Frey will lead the helm in 80/20’s mission to invest grants and find partners to turn San Antonio into the next hub for entrepreneurship, promoting technology education for the high-skill jobs of our knowledge economy, and providing more urban options.

“With more than 1,700 members, David is already hard at work developing new programs, workshops, and opportunities in the co-working community. Geekdom is growing and now requires a leader that can scale the business well over 2,000 members – and David is the perfect person to take the torch,” said Gomez. “In the past year, Alex has fundamentally changed how the foundation operates and has taken all of our strategic grants to the next level. I can’t wait to see what she will accomplish at the helm of the organization.”

Garcia was born and raised in San Antonio and is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he earned both his Bachelor of Business Management and his teaching certification in biology. In addition to working with Apple, where he was responsible for recruitment, hiring, talent development, and career paths for team members, Garcia has also held leadership positions with Sears and Gateway. At Gateway, he implemented the rollout for the store within a store concept in partnership with OfficeMax.

Frey spent five years working in hospitality management in her hometown of Appleton, Wisconsin, before making her way to San Antonio in 2011. She spent the next four years working with the Austin-based Bunkhouse Group at their San Antonio property – The Hotel Havana. She is also a graduate of UTSA. She has managed operations since Fall 2016 at 80/20 Foundation.

For more information, visit www.geekdom.com and www.8020foundation.com.

 

About Geekdom 
Founded in 2011 by Rackspace Hosting’s Graham Weston and CoffeeCup Software’s Founder Nicholas Longo, Geekdom strives to provide an inspiring environment for bright minds to explore ideas in entrepreneurship, technology, leadership, and creativity, develop talents, and connect to a community of like-minded people. For more information on Geekdom, visit www.geekdom.com. ###

About 80/20 Foundation
The 80/20 Foundation was established by Graham Weston, Co-founder and Chairman of Rackspace Hosting. Based on the Pareto Principle, the foundation invests in the 20% of the non-profits driving 80% of the social impact turning San Antonio into the next hub for entrepreneurship, promoting technology education for the high-skill jobs of our knowledge economy, and providing more urban options. For more information, visit www.8020foundation.com.

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Episode 136 | Coach B Michele Talks About Value As a Person and Entrepreneur

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Today’s guest on I Am Refocused Podcast is Coach B Michele!

B Michele’s Bio

Michele Thomas is an Event planner and Business Brand Coach who helps small business owner to grow their personal and professional brands, through Events, Print and Coaching. After spending a decade and half as an Elementary Teacher and Education Coordinator for Public school in The United states and United Arab Emirates, Michele knows what truly drives conversions, business growth, and branding —and it’s not mastering the marketing $avor of the week. It’s how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help and communicate After 15 years as an educator, Michele decided to follow her dreams and start her own event planning company B Michele Events. She launched the company while still teaching in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 2013 with the help of a few friends. She has gained valuable expertise working with agencies, corporate and entrepreneurs in the UAE planning and hosting signature events as the co-founder of MBT Promotions.

After launching B Michele Events, Michele moved to San Antonio, Texas where she boldly made her presence known and began branding her company with the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Show. Since then she has planned, marketed and produced over 20 shows in San Antonio and around the country in the past 4 years.

Michele now uses her knowledge of creative marketing, promotions, fundraising strategies, and building professional relationships with the media, sponsors and key partners to help entrepreneurs grow and brand their businesses as the CEO of B Michele Professional Services.

Michele has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets in San Antonio including Black Focus Magazine, Tha1 Radio, KROVFM.com and Engaged. In addition to her extensive event planning and marketing experience, Michele also serves as a mentor to new entrepreneurs.

Michele holds a BSW and MSW in Social Work from Tarleton State University and the University of Houston.

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Episode 134 | Nadine Barrett founder of Just Me on Life Coaching

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Today’s guest is Nadine Barrett founder of Just Me on Life Coaching!

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Nadine Barrett is the founder of Just Me On Life Coaching designed to support men and women find the lifestyle balance needed to focus and excel in the things they most enjoy. Her website shares some of Nadine’s adventures, funny spontaneous moments, thoughts and invaluable advice.

“I Support clients to move into their potential and away from frustration and fear.”
Nadine also run’s a free Facebook group called The Emerging Warrior for those ready to play at 100% in their lives, figure out what’s keeping them stuck and learn how to move forward with power and confidence. You can benefit from group programmes and one to one coaching among other services offered, to ensure you get what you need in order to make real shifts in your life & bring about the results most only dream of.

Nadine has been featured in;
Best Self Magazine https://bestselfmedia.com/banishing-the-blues/
As a guest blogger for 1 Less Stress Connect (Business Growth Consultancy) Heartsong Radio Live (Scotland)
She Rocks Mag
Creator & Host of The Emerging Warrior Virtual Retreat
And interviewed on various online platforms.
She recently completed a 365-day Facebook live challenge to show to herself and others how commitment to your goals impacts on desired results and that even an introvert can bust out of their comfort zone!

This coach, writer and speaker spoke powerfully in front of an audience of 200 people for International Women’s Day bringing people to tears. She also received great reviews in her key speaker role at a Public Policy Event discussing building community resilience to reduce child sexual exploitation. Nadine is constantly working on new products to bring value and transformation to her audience and ensure they improve her 3 fundamentals of Clarity, Confidence and Connection.

After a decade of supporting people in various mentoring and training roles, learning to heal her own major health challenges and years of personal development have led to Nadine passionately sharing her knowledge with the world!

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Episode 132 | Paul Moore

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Today’s guest is Paul Moore!

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After graduating with an engineering degree and then an MBA from Ohio State, Paul entered the management development track at Ford Motor Company in Detroit. After five years, he departed to start a staffing company with a partner. They sold it to a publicly traded firm five years later for $2.9 million. Along the way, Paul was Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year two years straight (1996 & 1997). Paul later entered the real estate sector, where he flipped over 50 homes and 25 high-end waterfront lots, appeared on HGTV’s House Hunters, rehabbed and managed rental properties, built a number of new homes, developed a subdivision, and started two successful online real estate marketing firms.

Three successful developments, including assisting with the development of a Hyatt hotel and a very successful multifamily project, led him into the commercial multifamily arena. Paul is the author of The Perfect Investment – Create Enduring Wealth from the Historic Shift to Multifamily Housing (2016). Paul also co-hosts a wealth-building podcast called How to Lose Money, is a featured guest on numerous real estate podcasts, and is a regular author for Bigger Pockets. Paul is married with 4 children and lives in Central Virginia.

Website: www.wellingscapital.com

Author of “The Perfect Investment

Co-Host of How to Lose Money Podcast

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All Sports Speed and Conditioning is the top sports performance training gyms in San Antonio, and has produce many collegiate and professional athletes since opening. All Sports was founded in 1997 by Bremond “Bay Bay” McClinton. All Sports is based out of the beautiful city of San Antonio, TX. Having accomplished his own career in professional sports; starting a company like All Sports was a natural transition for him. Bay Bay is a native of San Antonio, TX. His 100 meter dash in High School at Roosevelt High in San Antonio was not broken until recently. In college Bay Bay played opposite the great future hall of famer, Darrell Green. He went on to sign a professional career with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and played 7 years in the European Leagues before returning to his home town to finish his career “San Antonio Texans”. In 2006, his company, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the East vs West Shriners’s college senior bowl. In 2008-09, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the Division II college Senior Cactus Bowl All Star game in Kingsville. Today All Sports Speed and Conditioning continues to train athletes to elevate their athletic performance to the next level in all sports.

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