MEET THE BOARD
Tarra is a Mom, Wife, and owner of The Carmel Soap Company. She is a former Educator and Federal Government Business Manager that found her fulfillment in entrepreneurship. The Carmel Soap Company was founded in 2016 to give everyone genuinely natural alternatives to big brand bath and body options. Carmel Soap's mission is Pure. Transparent. Natural. The company’s goal is to be ethical, sustainable, and transparent. Tarra brings that same commitment to excellence to ENSA. When not working with ENSA and soap, Tarra enjoys working at the Carmel Soap Studio, gardening and supporting her children with her Husband Andy.
Carley is a Texas native having grown up in Boerne and attending university in San Antonio. She is a mom of 2 little ones and currently lives in Helotes. She has run a business for the last 8 years that focuses on eco-friendly, natural products for mama and baby. She is also a midwifery student in training. She enjoys learning more about running an ethical and earth-friendly household and hopes to start her own garden in the near future.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Kimberly is a mother of three (plus 12 fur babies and one scaley tot) who enjoys delving into the unknown mysteries of the universe (heavy on the Sci-Fi). After 20 years in the Telecommunications Industry she pivoted into Human Resources in the Healthcare Industry joining Humana Military. At Humana she is currently serving as an ambassador for both the Women's Network Resource Group and Veteran's Network Resource Group. With the personal growth she sought, Kimberly started her journey in living intentionally and purposefully, finding resources and mentorship through ENSA. After finding a community strong in their mission to consciously thrive together, Kimberly brings her humility, desire and enthusiasm to learn, share and expand the gift of this community.
Drew Johnson Nwabueze is the owner of a holistic wellness business named House of Yodi. House of Yodi’s mission is to assist individuals in realigning, loving themselves, and healing. Apart from caring for our community, she enjoys spending time with her family, dog, and friends. Drew holds an A.A. in Art, a B.A. in English, and a Master of Jurisprudence in Law. Aside from creating safe spaces for people to enjoy themselves, Drew also enjoys bubbles, meditating, learning, comedies, and music.
Vanessa is a Learning and Development professional who is dedicated to the cultivation of spaces where people can learn, share, and grow. She has empowered teams in an inclusive talent development environment throughout her twenty years experience in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry.
Her passion lies in supporting community efforts around sustainability, responsible business ownership and leadership development.
Currently, Vanessa is a Learning Support Advisor at USAA. She resides in San Antonio, Texas with her partner, Ben, and their two rescue dogs, Onyx the Schnoodle and Opal the Schnauzer.
Markanthony Rivera is a passionate and dedicated senior at UTSA, currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Geography and Environmental Sustainability. With a deep interest in urban sustainability, he has set his sights on becoming an aspiring transportation planner, driven by a desire to create sustainable, inclusive, and equitable transportation planning solutions.
Markanthony's experience working for UTSA's Office of Sustainability, where he played an integral role in the development of a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant, has given him valuable practical knowledge in the field of sustainable transportation. Beyond his work, Markanthony is a regular volunteer with environmental organizations, demonstrating his commitment to making a positive impact on the world around him.