I’ve been called an “Idea Architect”, and I’ve always been somewhat of an entrepreneur at heart. My love for teaching was always deeply rooted in a desire to help students find their passions, to become ALL that they were meant to be, and to ultimately (as Steve Jobs put it) “make a dent in the universe.” Over the past year or so, however, I’ve finally found my people, a large group of entrepreneurs and philanthropists with a heart to bring positive change to the world around us. Saving money, making money, and doing life together, we in this group hope to inspire others to dream again, to pursue their own passions, interests, dreams, and entrepreneurial endeavors, and this continues to be what makes me the happiest.
Shopping continues to be one of my greatest strengths. When my daughter and son-in-law and my parents found themselves working in Colombia in the field of oil-related construction, I packed my bags! Little did I know that we would all fall madly deeply in love with this beautiful country and her people, and I fell in love with “las bolsas!”
Not only did I make friends with the owner of this trendy and upscale little shop in Cartagena, but I briefly launched a new business, Austin Purse Stringz. I sold a lot of bags and used it as an excuse to buy more…and to visit Colombia again and again. My family has since returned to the U.S., but I’m certain I will visit Cartagena again one day! She holds a place in my heart.
Rhoni McClennahan, Realtor
Prior to finishing college, my dad “strongly encouraged me” to complete the necessary course requirements and activate my real estate salesman’s license. I’ve held my license since I was 21, more than 30 years, and remain an active licensed Texas Real Salesman, always ready to assist my colleagues and others in searching for a new home. “I do my home work, and I’d love to do yours!”