Meet Our New Team Member, Kena!

Some of you have heard the good news! We have added to the Youth Odyssey family with Miss Makena Smith. She is a fire cracker with just enough sugar and spice to make her a lovely addition to the team. She is excited to be here and ready to start changing lives! 

Let’s Meet Her!

Growing up in Austin, Texas Kena quickly fell in love with the outdoors. She spent most of her childhood at summer camps, backpacking, hiking, camping, kayaking, and more! Kena quickly took to the sport of rock climbing when she was 15 years old. She has recreationally and competitively climbed ever since. Throughout her residency in the Austin area, Kena created several non-profit organizations to benefit animal shelters in her community and has spent a substantial amount of time volunteering for youth developmental programs. Kena also plays several musical instruments and is attending Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi as a Music Therapy Major. She is also AED and First-Aid certified. Although Kena never likes to miss an adventure, in her free time she loves taking her dogs to the beach and being with her family.