Debby Dykes is a franchise owner of Network In Action in the Montgomery County, Tx area. In 2017 she moved to Montgomery, Tx with her family to get away for the hustle and bustle of ‘city’ life.  She invested in Network in Action to connect and support her community by helping  small businesses make the connections they needed to grow their business.

Prior to launching NIA, Debby spent 20+ years in healthcare/laboratory instrumentation and product manufacturing  and distribution.

Debby is a huge proponent of animal rescue having rescued everything from parakeets to horses, regularly fosters puppies and dogs for a local rescue and spends her time volunteering with other rescue organizations.





Phil is retired from a global chemical industry where technical service/customer focus was key.  Along with being the owner of Office Evolution, he still dabbles in chemistry, with his business partner, owning and operating a consulting firm PART Consulting LLC.  Actively involved in the community, he is known for his hospitality, community involvement, and business entrepreneurial spirit.


Mike has always loved animals and grew up working on his grandfather’s farm. He spent summers learning about farm life and the responsibilities of caring for all types of animals.  Mike and his wife have four rescue dogs, and are in the process of bringing an apiary onto their homestead to assist in increasing the local bee population.  Mike has always had a love of bears and finds their solitary lifestyle and love of long naps truly inspirational.  Mike is honored to be working with Bears Etc. to facilitate a home for animals in need.


Amy lives in Willis, TX with her Husband Shawn, and three children Katelyn, Adam and Daniel. She has a BS in Music Education from Sam Houston State and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Human Resources, from Wayland University. She is currently highly involved with the worship ministry at West Conroe Baptist Church and a stay-at-home mom for her three children.


MaKayla enjoys traveling, kayaking, live music and sports.  A lover of animals, she has two dogs of her own and is a foster mom for a local shelter. If she’s not exploring the rivers in her kayak, you can find her at a baseball stadium or watching a soccer game!  She brings five years of grant writing and management experience.  She has written grants for a variety of funding sources.  She looks forward most to helping develop the sustainability of Bears Etc. and their non-profit reputation.


Michelle has served as Board Member for Big Brothers Big Sisters, helping them restructure their board of directors, hire a new director, organize their office, and draft a business plan. She is able to assist with business management and human resources and currently works in HR for a large corporation. She has a passion for animals and their care.


Ambrose is an ecologist, artist, and history lover. He has been an avid outdoorsman, traveling all over the United States, camping, hiking, and pursuing nature photography. He has been working with exotic and domestic animals for over 20 years.


Principal Beth Guide started in the web design and hosting industry in 1997. In 2008 she formed SEO411 to add a specialized Digital Marketing Agency that is a well-recognized industry leader, SEO411. SEO411 is a leader in Houston in both the Business and Entrepreneur space and the SEO and Web Design space. Prior to doing web development, she worked for various news agencies in the North East. She has also worked as a freelance writer for PR agencies, helping companies like Dow Chemical work with disaster relief. Ms. Guide teaches Digital Marketing at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), part of the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business, HCC’s Center for Entrepreneurship,Lone Star College, Houston West Chamber of Commerce, Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce and is often featured as on Fox26 as a technology expert.


Ashleigh McHenry is a 20+ year veteran of the marketing and advertising fields and is the owner of BeSpoke Marketing.  She has worked in start-ups to the largest media conglomerates and professional sports franchises in the world. Ashleigh has showcased her capacity to create, execute, adapt and finalize marketing projects and initiatives with positive energy and a mindset that is always willing to learn. Her goal with any client and with BEARS Etc. is to proactively engage and collaborate with others in a creative setting, integrating the strengths of many to focus on one common mission. Ashleigh lives in Montgomery, Texas with her daughter Charlie and her cat, Rigby.