Meet the Team
Grant Watkins is a native Houstonian serving as Founder and CEO of Earn Your Freedom. In 2019, Grant was living paycheck to paycheck, struggling to make ends meet, when he realized just how uneducated he was on financial literacy. Grant spent countless hours studying experts like Dave Ramsey, Robert Kiyosaki, and Ramit Sethi, all the while practicing his languages on Duolingo, which ultimately inspired the creation of EYF. With a background in sales and international business Grant has experience selling everything from cars, international manufacturing contracts in China, real estate and more. Grant is multilingual and taught himself the coding languages needed to build EYF: Money Quest.
Keely McEnery, an award-winning graduate of the nation's #1 entrepreneurship program, is the Co-Founder and COO of Earn Your Freedom. After her Mom’s passing at 17, she was abruptly thrown into the world of finance, making costly mistakes in investing, real estate, and more. Keely quickly grew a passion for financial education and aims to teach others so they don't have to make the same mistakes she did, seeing just how impactful financial health is on everyday life. Keely previously ran 2 small businesses and brings expertise in working with NPOs, operations, business development, and asset management.
Introducing Cal, our Gamification Advisor for Earn Your Freedom. Originally from Corpus Christi, TX, Cal traveled to HTX in pursuit of new opportunities in Houston's startup ecosystem. Some of his favorite hobbies include playing tabletop games and philanthropy. Cal joined EYF not only because he believes in the mission, but because he believes in the team.
Introducing Patrick Tally, our B2B Sales Advisor! Born and raised in Southeast Side Houston, Patrick's hobbies include drinking black coffee, rock climbing, and nature photography.
Why work with EYF? "I know from personal experience that it takes a long time to catch up to the kids who grew up with financial literacy. I had to figure it out on my own and anything I can do to make that easier for others would be great."
What does being an advisor for EYF mean to you? "Being an Advisor at EYF is giving me a chance to use decades of experience to help a great group of caring, engaged, committed EYFers change the world. "