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Our Team


Frank is the Executive Director and founder of Grow Orlando Incorporated, an organization dedicated to teaching life, work, and financial literacy skills through plant cultivation.


An Orlando-native, Frank grew up in Gotha for the first half of his life, and resided in Kissimmee for the second. Living and understanding the lives that exist on ‘both sides of the tracks,’ Frank has dedicated his life to using his ideas as a visionary to develop education and empowerment by creating activities and programs that fill the opportunity and experience gap in places that need it.


He is a former Chairman of the Advisory Board, and a current Board Member for the Winter Garden Community Garden. He is a CRAVE leader, a graduate of Rollins College, and a Polis Institute Propel Leadership Certification Holder.

He speaks at seminars, churches, conferences, support groups, clubs, and one on one with you!

Ambar has worked in non-profits for over a decade, serving various communities from individuals with spina bifida to farmworker and immigrant populations. She has a demonstrated history in development and fundraising, specializing in grant writing, donor solicitations, and event fundraising.


Her educational background includes a Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor's in History from the University of Central Florida.


Ambar is currently Grow Orlando's Project Manager, writing grants, managing their social media platforms, creating original graphics, developing their administration and fundraising departments, and handling the organization's PR.

Tamara Lykoi is an Animal Scientist that has a love and passion for working with household pets, livestock, and gardening.

Tamara had attended Florida A&M University and studied agriculture with a focus on animal science. While attending school, she interned at the FAMU research and extension program as a veterinary technician where she studied animal husbandry and horticulture.


After completing her Master's program, she connected with the company Techpawlogy where she performs business operations and is currently working on her journey to becoming a cat trainer. 


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