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Ambassadors

The Ambassadorship Initiative is an EGBI marketing initiative for public outreach, our ambassadors are a liaison for EGBI who represent us within the community and our stakeholders. Our stakeholders are potential and existing clients, partner organizations, and supporters.

Eloisa Alvarez

Eloisa Alvarez

Cleaning Company Owner

Eloisa Alvarez is owner of her family owned and operated business, Cleaning Time, an Austin-based “green clean” business that has been serving the metroplex for over 20 years. The full-service cleaning company now serves over 100 regular clients. With her husband, Mario,  managing the finances and a niece who now oversees marketing, the business is truly a family affair.  Alvarez is now hoping to pay it forward by telling her story to other small business owners. Alvarez states, “I’ve been very blessed with the business which continues to grow, and I want to share my story as an inspirational speaker for others”. Eloisa and Mario have three children that they enjoy spending quality family time with on their time off. 

Juan Carlos Barcena

Juan Carlos Barcena

Financial Advisor

Juan Carlos (JC) and Miranda Barcena, are a husband and wife Financial Advisor team with Principal Financial.  They work with small-to-medium sized businesses in the areas of group benefits and retirement plans, business valuations and succession planning, and key employee retention strategies.  They also assist individuals and families in meeting their financial goals through educational, comprehensive financial planning and ongoing consulting services.  Juan Carlos and Miranda have two children, an 11yr old boy (JC Jr.) and a 7yr old girl (Bella), as well as two dogs, and enjoy spending time with their large extended family.  They are also die-hard Texas Longhorns!

Miranda Barcena

Miranda Barcena

Financial Advisor

Juan Carlos (JC) and Miranda Barcena, are a husband and wife Financial Advisor team with Principal Financial.  They work with small-to-medium sized businesses in the areas of group benefits and retirement plans, business valuations and succession planning, and key employee retention strategies.  They also assist individuals and families in meeting their financial goals through educational, comprehensive financial planning and ongoing consulting services.  Juan Carlos and Miranda have two children, an 11yr old boy (JC Jr.) and a 7yr old girl (Bella), as well as two dogs, and enjoy spending time with their large extended family.  They are also die-hard Texas Longhorns!

Amy Carrillo Cobb

Amy Carrillo Cobb

Professional Accountant

Meet Amy Carrillo Cobb a Professional Accountant, Cash Flow Manager, Business Coach, and Non-Profit Consultant.  Amy has a Bachelor of Science in Finance.  She is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor, and has 20+ years of experience helping small business owners manage their business.

Based upon the lack of quality/affordable accounting services that focus on BIPOC businesses, she created Amy Cobb Consulting. Operating in Austin since 2020, Amy serves her clients with their payroll, daily accounting, financial and grant reporting needs. She empowers her clients to take control of their Business Financials and keeps them accountable when needed to help their business grow.

Vanessa Garza

Vanessa Garza

Owner of Haircare business

Vanessa Garza owner of Lulu’s Style, a hair care line and salon. What started as a small hair care business in Georgetown, Texas, and is now a salon located in Marble Falls, Texas. You can say I have big dreams as I want every salon to carry my products.

My passion for hair care, means that I provide my consumers with nothing but the highest quality of products, which are guaranteed to meet their needs and keep them satisfied! My vision is that one day when you’re asked which hair care products brand you admire most you’ll say, “Lulu’s Style!”

 

Ricardo Leon

Ricardo Leon

Digital Marketing and Financial Literacy

Hi! My name is Ricardo Leon, I’m an entrepreneur here in the State of Texas and I love sharing my knowledge and experience to help people get their business up and running! I specialize in digital marketing and I also provide financial literacy in an educational way, so that you can learn how to budget, how to get out of debt and how to start saving money! How can I add value to you today

Jesus Nevarez

Jesus Nevarez

Financial Center Manager

Jesus is a Financial Center Manager at Independent Financial, where he manages the retail side for the Austin location. He is responsible for the day-to-day operation, expanding the business of the branch and small business development.

He has been working in banking for over ten years across the state of Texas. Jesus focuses on developing deep ties in the communities he works, and helping persons reach their financial goals. He has worked on a variety of entrepreneurship programs and financial literacy classes, delivering them in person and virtual platforms.

Christina Paz

Christina Paz

Owner of Staffing Services Agency

Fulfilling a dream while providing livable wages is the driving force behind Christina Paz, owner of Siller Preferred Services. Growing up in South Texas with her six siblings, Paz watched her mom struggle to meet her monthly obligations as a migrant worker, often relying on social services and government assistance. Wanting to break the cycle of poverty, Paz dreamed of a future of stability. While living in Minnesota, she worked for an employment agency. Working her way up from receptionist to regional manager, she realized how she could help individuals, like her mother, provide for their families with honest work. Moving back to Texas prompted Paz to open her employment agency in 2014. Today, Siller provides over 200 individuals throughout Austin and NJ with livable wages. A mom of three, Paz stresses the importance of hard work and giving back to your community. She is an active member of her church and enjoys Pilates.

 

Alexander Williams

Alexander Williams

Sustainable Visionary

Meet Alexander Williams, the visionary Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Aura Rainwater, where sustainability and innovation converge to catalyze transformative solutions. With over a decade of industry leadership and unwavering commitment to ethical business practices, Alexander curates a team of like-minded individuals to shape a future rooted in sustainability and environmental consciousness.

As a captivating Keynote Speaker, he enlightens nationwide audiences on sustainability, hydration, environmental justice, and rainwater harvesting, leaving lasting impacts. Alexander’s advocacy for equitable access to pristine water sources and inclusive decision-making is a hallmark of his leadership. He pioneers rainwater harvesting innovation, offering unparalleled expertise.

Alexander believes Aura Rainwater represents not only a solution to water needs but the key to true body hydration. Join him in this sustainable journey!

 

Meet EGBI Volunteer – Jesus Nevarez

By Bego Calderon Jesus is a Financial Center Manager at Independent Financial, where he manages the retail side for the Austin location. He is responsible for the day-to-day operation, expanding the business of the branch and small business development. He has been...

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