Meet Our Graduates: Cohort Four - Fall 2020

Explore & Visit The Local Businesses Of Our Graduates

Ashe Music Studio

AsheLee Bonham Gahagan

Perogram offers private lessons to students of all ages and levels for violin, cello, and piano. Utilizes a holistic approach that adapts to the learning style of each student, engaging them in the process by encouraging personal and collective responsibility for their development.

FACTS for Youth

Jasime Brown

Owner of FACTS for Youth and writer of The Money Club: A Teenage Guide to Financial Literacy, as an innovative approach to teaching teenagers personal finance in a way that is entertaining and captures the reader’s attention.

Kristin Frade Consulting

Kristin Frade

A business consulting firm. I conduct workshops, host seminars along with team trainings, and provides business coaching for solopreneurs and all the way to executive-level leadership Speaker at conferences and events.

Oak Creek Animal Company LLC

Olivia Tuttle

[coming soon]

A pet service company designed to change pet care and provide better services for both our human and animal clients. Currently operating as a mobile grooming van called The BarkMobileNC.

Sky Heart Home Care Services

Tasha Jones

[coming soon]

Provider of high quality home care services in the Wake County and surrounding areas.


Lynda Strand

Creater and seller of Cuban/Spanish foods such as Pastelitos, Churros, Flan, Croquettas, etc. along with coffee.

Make Your Mark Youth Outreach Inc

Ashley Ratliff

A Holly Springs based non-profit serving underprivileged youth. Program has organized community events in efforts to become more engaged with the Youth in Holly Springs while fostering and encouraging a sense of community.

New Heights Elite Basketball

Jeff Streeter

[coming soon]

Basketball program looking to expand my New Heights Elite basketball youth training and mentoring program.

Bowden's Trucking

Ina Allen-Bowden

[coming soon]

Local Trucking company looking to expand services and add new equipment. Founded by her father.

Eliza's Healthcare Service

Kim Tillery

[coming soon]

Focuses on assisting hospitals, non-profit, and small medical offices with minimizing denials and increasing revenue. Program includes training and mentoring individuals interested medical coding and billing career.

SOS by Lisa

Lisa Menees

A professional organizing business that helps people Sort, Organize and Simplify their homes and offices.

Aim High Residential Services

Valentina Cordoba

A Residential Services that not only cleans your home but can also help with remodeling projects staining, painting, deck projects, and more!

Custom Made Better

Melody Thornton

A craft retail supplier, focusing on vinyl and blanks for other small home home based businesses who customize apparel and misc. items.

Your Professional Sista

Marsha Mclean

My company speaks on mental health and the current issues in the menatl health community. Looking to expand my media presents and

First Words

Kimberly Burke

Looking to open a children’s book store that will focus on children from birth through elementary school. Programs and services will be available to those diagnosed with Autism and/or who are non-verbal.

Black Lotus Craft Supplies, LLC

Clauja Mizell-Johnson

Seller of craft supplies as an E-commerce business. Goal is to make this business my full-time business and become more of wholesaler as well as a retailer.

WeCreate Custom Designs

Tiffany Ford

Creator and maker of custom apparel, accessories and home decor that enables people to express their personality and style.


Alexander Flowers

A multi-platform and cross-curricular innovative hip hop initiative created to inspire, engage, educate, and recruit minority and underrepresented students, especially black males to (STEM) careers in the medical field.

Blue Dog Leader Investments

Christel Slater

[coming soon]

Real estate investing company focusing and remodeling/refurbishing propertise for resell.


Sherlee Johnson

[coming soon]

Mentoring program for (minority) children and young adults who have interest in going to medical and STEM professional schools. Also, program for minority or majority physicians who did not match into residencies. Providing a plan of success for all of these participants.