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Kathy Sokolic and Ana Esparza

Meet Ana Esparza with Manor Fit Community

Ana Esparza moved to Austin 15 years ago when she was just 15 years old. Her father left her family when she was young, leaving her mother to care for her and her four younger brothers. Her family did not have a lot of money growing up ...

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gfire and her guitar

Meet gfire mayo, Musician and Instructor

gfire mayo has been making music, performing, and teaching here in Austin since the mid-90s. She got her start in music very early in life, beginning singing when she was just three years old. At the age of 13, she started playing both ...

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Moontower Cider

Meet Benjamin Weaver with Moontown Cider

Meet Benjamin Weaver Benjamin Weaver moved to Austin in 2008 for graduate school. He spent his time in school focused on physics and engineering, but in 2015 he decided to leave academia with the idea of starting a cidery. Benjamin g...

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Albert Gonzalez and Kathy Sokolic

Meet Albert Gonzalez of GC Cleaners & Laundry

A Local, Family-Owned Business Meet Albert Gonzalez, he and his family own GC Cleaners & Laundry in east Austin’s Cherrywood neighborhood! GC takes pride in being a one-stop shop for clothing needs from washing and dry cleaning...

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Adam’s Music House

Dr. Tony Tobin, Adam’s Music House

Hard because we had to memorize everything. But I never stopped loving the instrument or the music and still love attending the symphony, especially with my parents. Adam’s Music House is something special in Windsor Park, which is kin...

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Kathy Sokolic and Sean Gooden

Meet Sean Gooden of GoodenSweet Cookies

Meet Sean Gooden, aka “The Cookie Man,” owner and lead baker of GoodenSweet Cookies. He is a third-generation East Austinite. Sean got his start baking and selling cookies from scratch in high school. Back then called his business �...

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Kathy Sokolic and Bethany Andree

Meet Bethany Andrée with Bobo’s Snack Bar

Meet Bethany Andrée Bethany moved to Austin in 1988 with her cat Bobo and her then-boyfriend, now husband, Karl. Upon arriving in Austin, Bethany worked on finishing up her degree in Fine Arts at UT. She worked primarily in ceramics a...

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Meet Cabel Adkins

Meet Cabel Adkins with ATX Audio Post

Cabel’s Start in Audio Post At a very young age, Cabel had a fascination with music. He says he got that from his dad, who was always making and playing music at home. Throughout high school, Cabel had a dream of working in the m...

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