Category: Client Success

Client Testimonial- “The Worm Doctor”

Monica Baietti-Schniebs is a graduate from the PeopleVET program, and recently closed a loan with PeopleFund in October. Her agricultural startup, The Worm Doctor, educates people about the benefits of worm farming and worm by-products. In this testimonial, she reflects on the excitement of starting her own business and how PeopleFund supported her…

Monica Baietti-Schniebs is a graduate from the PeopleVET program, and recently closed a loan with PeopleFund in October. Her agricultural startup, The Worm Doctor, educates people about the benefits of worm farming and worm by-products. In this testimonial, she reflects on the excitement of starting her own business and how PeopleFund supported her…

Client Feature – American Forensics

By Miku Sakamoto, Development and Communications Coordinator  David Leavitt was working as a chief operating officer for a group of doctors in Plano back in 2009. His wife, Dr. Amy C. Gruszecki, was a medical examiner for Dallas County and found her job growing stale. David realized that he no longer wanted…

By Miku Sakamoto, Development and Communications Coordinator  David Leavitt was working as a chief operating officer for a group of doctors in Plano back in 2009. His wife, Dr. Amy C. Gruszecki, was a medical examiner for Dallas County and found her job growing stale. David realized that he no longer wanted…

Veteran Entrepreneurship Helps Smooth Transition to Civilian Life

by Emily Neie, Development and Communications intern In December of 1968, David Pendleton joined the US Navy when he was 17 years old. He completed three assignments on three different ships, ending his naval service after a tour aboard the USS Holland in Rota, Spain. When David returned home in 1972, the…

by Emily Neie, Development and Communications intern In December of 1968, David Pendleton joined the US Navy when he was 17 years old. He completed three assignments on three different ships, ending his naval service after a tour aboard the USS Holland in Rota, Spain. When David returned home in 1972, the…

Client Feature – Ribbie’s Hair Accessories

by Samantha Gonzales, Development & Communications Intern The idea for Ribbie’s Hair Accessories came to owner Kim Marable out of necessity. She was unhappy with existing hair bows available for her daughter, so she created her own. Only six months after launching Ribbie’s in 2008, Kim was rushing to fill an order…

by Samantha Gonzales, Development & Communications Intern The idea for Ribbie’s Hair Accessories came to owner Kim Marable out of necessity. She was unhappy with existing hair bows available for her daughter, so she created her own. Only six months after launching Ribbie’s in 2008, Kim was rushing to fill an order…

PeopleVet Graduate Launches Agricultural Startup The Worm Doctor

By Emily Neie, Development and Communications Intern Halloween brings the return of all things creepy and spooky—gummy crawlers inch across cakes decorated to look like muddy cemeteries, cooked spaghetti masquerades as a bucket of worms in a haunted house, and worm-eaten zombies rise from their graves in suburban front yards. But this…

By Emily Neie, Development and Communications Intern Halloween brings the return of all things creepy and spooky—gummy crawlers inch across cakes decorated to look like muddy cemeteries, cooked spaghetti masquerades as a bucket of worms in a haunted house, and worm-eaten zombies rise from their graves in suburban front yards. But this…

Client Feature – Lula’s Adult Day Facility

By Samantha Gonzales, Development and Communications Intern  Sharon Alexander’s motivation behind the founding of Lula’s Place Adult Day Facility in 2012 came from a combination of past work experience, personal standards of care, and memories of her grandmother, Lula Taylor. After being unhappy with the care provided in previous workplaces, Sharon set…

By Samantha Gonzales, Development and Communications Intern  Sharon Alexander’s motivation behind the founding of Lula’s Place Adult Day Facility in 2012 came from a combination of past work experience, personal standards of care, and memories of her grandmother, Lula Taylor. After being unhappy with the care provided in previous workplaces, Sharon set…

Client Feature – RedBird Pilates

by Erica Herbst PeopleFund has found an outstanding example of the dedication it takes to build a small business from the ground up in Lee Vallely and Elisabeth Kristof. Beginning 2007 in her small loft in downtown Austin, Lee taught all classes herself to small groups that could fit through her door. When…

by Erica Herbst PeopleFund has found an outstanding example of the dedication it takes to build a small business from the ground up in Lee Vallely and Elisabeth Kristof. Beginning 2007 in her small loft in downtown Austin, Lee taught all classes herself to small groups that could fit through her door. When…

Client Feature – V12 Yoga

by Erica Herbst  Veronica Torres Hazely opened V12 Yoga with her husband Ade Hazely hoping to bring the transformative power of yoga to downtown Dallas. Veronica built her business out of her existing dedication to the practice for stress relief and the physical and mental benefits. She came to PeopleFund after consulting with the…

by Erica Herbst  Veronica Torres Hazely opened V12 Yoga with her husband Ade Hazely hoping to bring the transformative power of yoga to downtown Dallas. Veronica built her business out of her existing dedication to the practice for stress relief and the physical and mental benefits. She came to PeopleFund after consulting with the…

Client Feature – Trinh’s A/C Services

by Erica Herbst Tieu Trinh is the owner and sole proprietor of Trinh’s A/C Services which he founded in Carrolton, TX in 1989 under a different name. He has been serving the Greater Austin area ever since. Trinh repairs and installs HVAC systems primarily, but also installs and repairs solar panel systems….

by Erica Herbst Tieu Trinh is the owner and sole proprietor of Trinh’s A/C Services which he founded in Carrolton, TX in 1989 under a different name. He has been serving the Greater Austin area ever since. Trinh repairs and installs HVAC systems primarily, but also installs and repairs solar panel systems….

PeopleFund visits Cryo Body Works Grand Opening

by Zach Mayer Austin entrepreneur Caulen Lauria opened Cryo Body Works this year, using his athletic background to tailor the experience to the unique needs of clients. Lauria specializes in cryosauna treatments, a unique therapy originally developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Lauria has worked with a…

by Zach Mayer Austin entrepreneur Caulen Lauria opened Cryo Body Works this year, using his athletic background to tailor the experience to the unique needs of clients. Lauria specializes in cryosauna treatments, a unique therapy originally developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Lauria has worked with a…