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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 21 | Live Oak Mayor Mary M. Dennis

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Today’s guest is Live Oak Mayor Mary M. Dennis!

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Mary M. Dennis was born in Newton, Mississippi. Mary’s father served in the United States Army and the family traveled throughout Europe and the United States. The family moved to San Antonio, Texas when Mary was 15. Mary, also known as “Little Mary” is the daughter of Mary Wyatt, the former owner of “Flowers by Mary”.

She is a Sam Houston High School graduate, a paraprofessional with the San Antonio Independent School District and completed a Mortuary Science Associate Degree at San Antonio College. Mary is passionate about the education and safety of our children. Mary is also a licensed Funeral Director having worked for both Sutton & Sutton Mortuary and Lewis Funeral Home. She helps wonderful people make difficult decisions and provide assistance during one of the most difficult times in their lives. Mary has found both of these professions to be very rewarding.

Mary has received numerous awards, but her most noteworthy accomplishment is being chosen to serve as Mayor for the City of Live Oak in the June 12, 2010 run-off election. She is the First African American to serve the City of Live Oak in this capacity. Prior to her Mayoral election, she ran twice for council seats in Live Oak and was defeated each time by a few votes. As destiny would have it, Mary was given the opportunity to complete the council place terms both times as the elected council person resigned. Mary Dennis says “It is about not giving up and being determined. This is something she learned from her parents – to never ever give up. Whatever your dream is – go for it!” Currently Mayor Dennis is serving her second term as Mayor of Live Oak, Mary desires to bring the city closer together across varied backgrounds. Mary believes that government is about helping people, being a good steward of tax dollars and making City government more efficient.

Her additional civic activities includes service as the Vice President to the Northeast Partnership, member of Randolph Metro Chamber, City of Live Oak Economic Development Corporation, City of Live Oak Planning and Zoning Commission, Bowden Charter of Business and Professional Women, San Antonio Commission of Literacy and Mary is a charter member of National Council of Negro Women – Ruth Jones McClendon Chapter. Ms. Dennis also served as Commissioner on the Mayor’s Commission for the Status of Women, San Antonio Livestock and Rodeo Public Affairs Committee, the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission and President of Pearls (Professional Business Women). She is a member of Livingway Christian Church.

Mary epitomizes the power of persistence as well as the incomparable power of an abiding faith in God.

 

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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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Ep 16 | Bay Bay McClinton Owner of All Sports Speed and Conditioning and Texas Tech RB Justin Stockton

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Today’s guest on I Am Refocused Podcast is Bay Bay McClinton and Justin Stockton!

Bay Bay McClinton Bio:

Bremond “BayBay” McClinton has been the top sports performance trainer for athletes of all ages and genders in San Antonio since opening up All Sports, and has sent the most athletes to college and profession sports in all San Antonio. BayBay was the assistant strength and conditioning coach to the World Champion San Antonio Spurs for 5 years and was the head strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA’s San Antonio Silver Stars for one year. 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, TX. In 2009 Bay Bay also appeared in VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club as a guest trainer. Bay Bay is considered by some to be the most intense and demanding trainer in the business. His Style is a straight forward approach, challenging the most talented athletes mentally and physically. Having competed at the highest level of competition himself, Bay Bay undoubtedly understands the demands placed on the body and more so the mind of a professional athlete. He believes that when fatigue sets in, it is not just the stamina challenged, but mostly the mind. In pushing athletes to the point of fatigue, his goal is to perfect technique and teach absolute body control. Bay Bay has held strength and conditioning clinics for pro teams such as the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Texans and more.

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Justin Stockton Bio (via Texas Tech Athletics):

PERSONAL
Justin Stockton … born in Zephrhills, Fla. … son of Melissa Stockton … has a sister, Brianna Stockton … married the former Michele Garcia in March 2017 … couple has one son, Zazzariah Stockton … a human sciences major at Texas Tech.

CAREER HIGHS
Touchdowns: 3, vs. Kansas State (2015)
Rush Attempts: 11, vs. Louisiana Tech (2016)
Rush Yards: 135, at UTEP (2014)
Rush TDs: 1, 10x, at Arizona State (2016)*
Longest Rush: 75, at UTEP (2014)
Receptions: 5, twice, vs. West Virginia (2016)*
Receiving Yards: 95, at Arizona State (2016)*
Receiving Touchdowns: 2, vs. Kansas State (2015)
Long Reception: 75, at Arizona State (2016)
All-Purpose Yards: 135, at UTEP (2014)
Kick Returns: 6, vs. Baylor (2014)
Kick Return Yards: 105, vs. Baylor (2014)
Long Kick Return: 30, vs. Baylor (2014)
* Indicates most recent high

Read more on Justin Stockton’s football stats here: http://texastech.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=442
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Ep 15 | Evelyn Tubbs Owner of The Veteran’s Toolbox, a Veteran owned company

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Today’s guest on I Am Refocused Podcast is Evelyn Tubbs!

Evelyn Tubbs is the Owner of The Veteran’s Toolbox, a Veteran owned company.

Evelyn Tubbs, a California native, comes from South Florida and transitioned to San Antonio. With
roots on the West & East Coast she clearly understands cultural diversity and inclusion. Evelyn has
a passion for connecting people. She believes it’s how you invest your time. Having a purpose and
passion for what you do and getting up with the determination and motivation to make a difference.
She endeavours to inspire those around her and affirms that everyone has the talent, drive and
opportunity to do great work for themselves and our Military city. Highly visible in the community
with a mind of an entrepreneur. Recognized in the Who’s Who in the San Antonio Book; Featured
on the cover of the March issue of Re-Focused magazine; Received the Alamo City Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director’s Award. Received the “2016 Inspiring Woman of San Antonio” by
the San Antonio Spurs Sports and Entertainment, Stars WNBA, Received the Military Veteran
Housing Certification, Received National recognition of VAREP 2015 & 2016 Top Lunch and Learn
Events, Certified by Freddie Mac Credit Smart Military Financial Literacy. She launched a
Television show called The Veterans Toolbox, where she interviews non-profits that offer resources
to veterans.
She earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Fresno Pacific University. As a career
woman and entrepreneur, her businesses include; recruiting; training; marketing; commercial
litigation director; forensic accountant; commercial & residential real estate; additionally she is a
seasoned public speaker.
Evelyn is married to MSgt Michael Tubbs (Ret,). In her spare time she can be found riding her horses
on her ranch in Seguin, rescuing horses, taking photographs, reading historical fiction, listening to
music, and watching Football.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/PROFESSIONAL ORGANZATIONS

The New Braunfels Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Hill Country Woman’s Council of Realtors
River City Advocacy, New Braunfels
Bexar County Commissioner’s Neighborhood Reinvesting Fund
Executive Board of Directors, Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals
Executive Board of Directors, San Antonio Association of Real Estate Brokers
Goodwill Veterans Advisory Committee
San Antonio Housing Authority Education Investment Fund
San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists planning committee
San Antonio Tourism Ambassador
National Association of Professional Women
Professional Diversity Network, Inc.

Certified Tourist Ambassador for the City of San Antonio
Completed the Daymond John’s Entrepreneurship Academy
Completed the Café Commerce’s “The Ice House Entrepreneurship program
Military Veteran Housing Certified
Freddie Mac/VAREP Certified Credit Smart Financial Literacy

Achievements:

Evelyn initiated the following committee’s to provide value and education to members:

Ambassador Committee
Business & Breakfast
Government Affairs Committee
Technology Committee
Art in the Chamber
Real Estate Committee
Volunteer program
Internship program
2013 & 2014 Gala
2013 & 2014 Golf tournament
2013-2015 Sponsorships & Speakers for all committees

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