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Founder + Lead Educator

Hello! I'm Barbara Achilles Minardi, a Texas native raised around San Antonio and the beautiful Texas Hill Country. After graduating from high school, I pursued my dreams in New York City, where I met my husband and best friend. Following extended stints in Miami and the San Francisco Bay Area, I eventually found my way back home. I now reside outside Austin, TX, in the Lake Travis community.

My motivation for creating Reach for the Stars ATX includes my children, Gaby and Jax, who serve as the fuel that keeps me focused on the future, and my mother who, as a lifelong advocate of community service and a 3-time cancer survivor, stands as a remarkable example of resilience, kindness, and grace.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Anne Studio

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