After graduating from Sam Houston State University in 2006, I began a career as a Special Ed teacher for the North East Independent School District. While there, I helped my campus successfully integrate a co-teach program, which combined the general classroom population with Special-Ed students. During this time I met my future husband, Jeff Japhet, and began helping him behind the scenes with his new residential homebuilding company. I was there when Japhet Builders broke ground on our first home and spent many late hours helping Jeff get the company off the ground. I remember early on, sweeping the dusty floors in new homes and pulling stubborn nails from 2x4 boards. I eventually left the education field and switched gears to devote my time and efforts to growing Japhet Builders. I have spent the last several years developing the company’s marketing, social media, and realtor relations programs. I expanded my real estate expertise by becoming a licensed realtor. My fortitude has helped the business grow over the years to become one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the San Antonio area, according to the San Antonio Business Journal’s compiled list for 2018. Japhet Builders also ranked number ten (out of 21 builders), on the Business Journal’s list of Top Residential Builders in 2018. In 2015, a national news-gathering organization featured myself for our marketing and social media prowess with Japhet Builders. The story ran on TV stations across the country, including the local ABC affiliate- KSAT 12. Jeff and I also host a YouTube show called #AskTheJaphets, where we discuss and answer trending business and homebuilding topics, as well as questions from viewers across the globe.