Martez Hawkins

Age: 33

Business: Yo! Martez  

Job title: Owner


Why are you working in this industry? Granted I have never worked in retail before, designing and creating is a passion of mine.

What are three daily habits that have helped you to become successful? Having discipline, being stubborn, but also knowing when to take a break.


Who is the person who most influenced you in business? Johnny Cupcakes


What changes have you seen in Abilene during your career? What changes would you like to see? A surplus in economic growth especially in the entrepreneurial career field. More innovative creators, and more supportive believers.

What do you want to be doing in 10 years? Maybe by then we will have some kids. Definitely want expansions either a store itself or our products in some high end boutiques

What was your first summer job? Pizza Hut

.  If you were to give one piece of advice to someone starting out in your field what would it be? Starting is the easiest part. Staying consistent is the challenge.


Community Involvement:

  • Frontier Texas Board Member (2020 - Present)

  • Hosted Community Events (2018 - Present)

  • Speaker & Donator - George Floyd Protest ( June 2020)

  • Free Back to School Cuts (2018 - 2021)

  • Night to Shine - Volunteer Barber (2017 - 2019)

  • West Texas Football Association Volunteer Coach (Titans 2017)

  • Air Force Veteran (2007 - 2009)


Family: My beautiful lovely wife, Jacinda Hawkins

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