Greater Businesses of Pearland

Supporting our local community in and around Pearland, Texas  

since 2015 through grassroots community outreach

GB Kid Preneurs

GB KidPreneurs is our amazing effort in which we encourage kids to be creative, do community service, hard work, think out of the box, embrace, leadership and more .... read more

GB Healthcare Network

One of our core focus is Healthcare. Pearland has a huge Healthcare presence and a big part of our efforts is to support the healthcare community read more

The GB Team 

GB Team comprises of active community members who step up to support the effort through sheer volunteerism and good samaritanism  read more

          GB Outreach​​ 

GB Outreach is the core of our efforts to support local business and our community through networking, building relationships, opportunities, workshops, volunteeringread more

Natasha Tennison  - Natasha has been with Clean and Green and Wobble before you Gobble for the past 4 years. She run a local organization called Gathering Kids. Gathering kids partners with Alvin ISD and runs creative and innovative after school programs like kid journalism, dance, drama, community service, and personality development. 
​Natasha Tennison brings in a lot of experience in running non profits and is a dashing emcee. She tremendously gives back to the community through her child enrichment programs and is well respected in the local community.

Shobi Raj - Shobi’s background include graduating with an MBA and working for a large health insurance conglomerate for over 15 years in various leadership positions including training and educating health care providers.   Currently, she owns an independent agency, which brokers a network of over 7,000 attorneys to provide affordable access to legal services and identity theft protection through LegalShield.
She is known to help various non-profits both locally and internationally in fund raising to help them grow. Currently, she holds the position of Treasurer for the local non-profit, Shadow Creek Outdoors Club and Treasurer for the Robert Turner College & Career High School PTA as well as serving as an Ambassador for the Pearland Chamber of Commerce.  
During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of over 35 years and her 5 children.  Shobi is helping GB Healthcare and binding the healthcare community

The GB Team 

GB Team comprises of active community members who step up to support the effort through sheer volunteerism and good samaritanism. These are the people who selflessly serve the community for its betterment with ONLY one goal - to provide a support network and help our community grow and progress. This is achieved through leadership skills - bringing people together, exchanging ideas, organizing events and workshops, developing relationships .....

Anyone and everyone is welcome to join our team and serve. If you wish to join our team click on the button and fill out the form

Our Awesome Team

Mark Andersen – has lived in Pearland since 2006 after graduating from the University of Houston – Clear Lake with a Masters of Science degree in Accountancy.  He has one son that is a United States Marine and is an avid Half Marathon runner.  During his time as a financial statement auditor at UHY LLP, he coordinated the firm’s effort at Ronald McDonald House, which helps families with seriously ill children stay close while receiving medical treatment.  Since he founded Andersen Accounting & Advisory PLLC in March of 2018, his community service mindset became more local joining Pearland ISD’s RISE Mentoring program (https://www.pearlandisd.org/mentoring) and joining the board of Keep Pearland Beautiful (http://keeppearlandbeautiful.org/).  After attending a number of Greater Businesses of Pearland events, Mark decided that it was time to team up with the Ronnie and Chandra to contribute to the already successful group.  

Chandrakanth Vemula (Chandra) - has been residing in Pearland since 2011. He is very actively involved in the community. He started Shadow Creek Outdoors Club in 2015  and Greater Businesses of Pearland in 2016. He and his wife Dr Vishalakshmi Batchu own a Primary Care clinic (http://www.internalmedhouston.com) and have built the clinic from scratch with very high values and are considered model business and valuable community residents.They have a daughter and a little puppy. Chandra has been selflessly serving the community through active engagement and was the founder of Wobble before you Gobble - Pearland's biggest Health fair and Pearland Clean and Green - Pearland's biggest city wide clean up and recycling event and they both became Pearland's proudest events. He is known to be a people's person and a fast friend. Check out http://www.wobblebeforeyougobble.net and http://www.shadowcreekranchoutdoors.com to learn more about all the community outreach programs he co founded. He continues to support and nurture the growth of GB Pearland. Chandra also serves on the Advisory Council for Keep Pearland Beautiful

Molly Poenitzsch – is a doctor of physical therapy and co-owner (with her husband) of Live to Move Physical Therapy and Wellness (www.livetomovept.com), a physical therapy clinic focused on patient-centered care and wellness. She began her active lifestyle at 5 years old when she began TaeKwonDo. She has earned a 3rd- degree black belt in TaeKwonDo and continues to be active by participating in half marathons and triathlons. Molly is an accomplished pianist and enjoys cooking healthy plant-based meals, gardening, exercising, volunteering in the community and walking Lola and Luna, she and James’ canine family members. Molly loves educating and encouraging people toward healthy lifestyles so that they can continue to enjoy what they want to do. She joined the committee in 2019 and brings in a tremendous amount of energy as well as a “Yes we can” attitude. She is also on the committees for huge community events including “Wobble Before you Gobble” and “Clean and Green.”

Ronnie & Ysela Craig- have been residing in Pearland since 2016. They have been big contributors for GB Pearland ever since the moved to Pearland and this amazing couple have really carried this effort on their shoulders selflessly. They are health and nutrition coaches and they own a business called "The Nutrition Hub" where they coach the community on nutrition, diet counseling, lifestyles and make health drinks and shakes. They are known to be the most friendliest couple in the community and have developed a great relationship with the community. They have selflessly contributed to the success of all our mixers and our huge community events - the wobble before you gobble and Pearland Clean and Green