Stephen Lucke - Chief Executive Officer
Founder and CEO, Stephen Lucke holds a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from the University of the Incarnate Word. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Nutrition from the University of the Incarnate Word upon completion in the spring of 2020
During his undergraduate years he became enamored with health and wellness, first starting a student & employee wellness program, and then a community garden on campus. It wasn't long before Stephen started Gardopia to address obesity and climate change a few years later.
Stephen is a native San Antonian who also enjoys spending time in civic engagement and physical fitness. He has manifested these other passions by becoming a certified strength and conditioning specialist in 2015, and running for Mayor of San Antonio in 2017.
Stephen earned his Organic Farmer Certification in the Spring of 2019, and is currently a NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar. Stephen looks forward to continued growth with Gardopia in our 5th year of operations.
Dominic Dominguez - Chief Operating Officer
Dominic Dominguez holds a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science & Policy with a Specialization in Biology from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Sustainability & Development from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Dominic is certified Master Gardener & Master Wellness through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. He is the former Co-Chair of the Engagement Working Group for Excel Beyond the Bell, an out-of-school time collective impact education effort aimed at ensuring all children in San Antonio have access to high-quality youth development programming by 2023.
Dominic is the former Director of Youth & Family Services at the Ella Austin Community Center in San Antonio, Texas, where in his time, secured, developed and managed strategic education and social service programs for at-risk youth & their families in-partnership with the San Antonio Area Foundation, Harvey Najim Family Foundation, City of San Antonio - Department of Human Services, Comerica Bank, and Charity Ball Association.
In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, fidgeting with his tech, and being with his loved ones.
Andres Narvaez - Board Chair
Board of Directors
Leon Knights, Vice Chair
Shirley Parodi, Board Member