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Who's Making It Happen

Great things in business are never done by one person. 

They’re done by a dedicated team.

The Ensemble team is a unique blend of servant leaders and entrepreneurs who are committed to making our members and guests feel welcomed, supported, and comfortable. The Conductors and on-site Community Manager are highly engaged with the community and attentive to the space.
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TAMARA PAYNE

Founder & CEO

Tamara Payne has been an entrepreneur in one way or another most of her life. She is a community builder, master connector, advocate for women in business, and a leader in the small business community. 

 

Not only is she the CEO of Ensemble but she also manages a thriving business coaching and strategic consulting practice. She is a former adjunct professor for Tarrant County College, where she taught aspiring entrepreneurs how to launch a business. Tamara served as Burleson City Councilwoman from 2020 - 2023 when she chose to step down after one term to focus on her passion of helping small business owners build a thriving and sustainable business.

 

Interesting Facts:

 

  • Has bursts of genius marketing messages when bending over or lying down

  • Interviewed Bruce Willis in 1994 for the opening of the Hard Rock Cafe

  • Loves to make up words - ask her about grollaboration

  • Born and raised in New Jersey

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CLINT GRIMES

Clint has been creating and developing communities within organizations for over a decade. His work began in the church and now focuses on building collaborative relationships in the entrepreneurial and small business ecosystems of Fort Worth.

 

Inside Ensemble, Clint leads the charge in shaping a culture of fun, support, and connection!

 

Interesting Facts:

 

  • Has lived in 3 different countries

  • Does not know how to whistle

  • Married his wife almost 20 years to the month after they first met

  • Is a Certified Personal Trainer with Camp Gladiator

Community Manager

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UTOPIA BAKER

Marketing & Community Experience Coordinator

Utopia grew up in Brooklyn, NY to a Jamaican household. She loves being around people and community. 

She moved to Ft. Worth a few days before starting at Ensemble with her fiance. Both of them love to travel, try new food and explore new places. Utopia is a 90's Rom-com expert. Just ask her a question about She's All That.

 

She will complete her MBA this summer, adding that to a Bachelor's Degree in business with a focus on marketing from Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Interesting Facts:

  • Enjoys cooking Jamaican dishes and has mastered new family recipes.

  • She can play the saxophone and the clarinet.

  • Has a love for all things creative and enjoys DIY projects, painting, and crafting in her free time. 

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CONDUCTORS

Our Conductors work in our Coworkshare Program and are vital to the day-to-day care of our members, guests, and the space. They serve the community one day a week and are active members. The Conductors are the first smiling face you will see when you arrive and are there to ensure your experience is beyond satisfying.

The Coworkshare Program was created to provide workspace to emerging entrepreneurs while they are learning how to grow their businesses while expanding their experience as leaders. Conductors receive business coaching along with an inclusive open coworking membership. They also benefit from accelerated relationships with fellow business owners that encourage them and assist with learning how to run a successful business. This program has been thriving since November 2016 and has graduated more than 20 business owners to a higher level. 

Do you want to be part of a community and have space to connect and collaborate?

We’re always looking for entrepreneurs and small business owners who can give one day a week to serve as Conductor in exchange for a full-time membership and lots of other benefits.

More about the Coworkshare Program

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