Crisa Valadez and Sealia Montalvo started art collective Motherling with the vision of a women-run space featuring underrepresented artists.
Where I Work: Kind Body Works
After a career in ballet, Kaylie Caires found a workout method that was easy on her past injuries. She now trains others at Kind Body Works.
Where I Work: Elotitos
Inspired by his hardworking parents to start his own business, Jesus Arreaga opened San Antonio’s first corn bar, Elotitos.
Where I Work: X-Managed
Derek X. Aguilar started X-Managed, a workshop specializing in custom woodwork, signage and large format production, in 2018.
Where I Work: VIA Metropolitan Transit
In his nine years at VIA, Vernis Barrera has helped passengers get to their destinations, coached new bus operators and helped oversee new bus designs.
Where I Work: Le Sauce & Co.
Maya Kirl’s parents started Le Sauce & Co. in 2018. Kirl joined the family business recently to help take the brand to the next level.
Where I Work: Merced Housing Texas
DeeAnn Guajardo’s passion for helping people led her to Merced Housing Texas, where she connects residents with resources and coordinates resident events.
Where I Work: Betty’s Co.
Mental health provider Niyell Ascencio feels compelled to go beyond her therapist role to be an advocate and educator.
Where I Work: 500 Sixth
At 500 Sixth, people across industries share a coworking space designed and managed by Kristin and Clay Hefty.
Where I Work: Carver Community Cultural Center
Ernie Ramirez designs programming at The Carver intended to honor the history of San Antonio’s East Side while embracing its future.