Care About the Planet and the People on It? You’ve Come to the Right Place.

Let’s do some everyday good.

The Best Way Forward is Together.

We are a community centered around growing sustainable and conscious living—spreading awareness of social and environmental issues, highlighting the people and companies providing solutions to these issues, and inviting our community to engage with these solutions daily.

If we don’t know issues exist, we can’t consider how our actions contribute to them. And if we don’t know what solutions are available, we can’t take action in our daily lives to contribute to them.

We are enthusiasts for learning about the everday change that leads to big impact. Even more, we love to share any and all better-for-the-world discoveries with our friends. (We’re friends, right?)


Our Commitment:  1% Goes to the Planet

In 2019 we were honored to join the 1% for the Planet community. 1% for the Planet is a global movement that brings “dollars and doers together to accelerate smart environmental giving.”

We believe running a business both provides a great opportunity and an incessant obligation.  That being, a wonderful opportunity to expand our impact, through the resources and platform we create here at Grow Ensemble, and an obligation, to use those resources, use any influence and attention which we can accumulate to better this planet that we inhabit.

That’s why as a part of our doing business, we’ve committed to give 1% of our revenues to environmental nonprofits fighting to keep our planet hospitable and beautiful for as long as possible.

Stay tuned for more stories on our partners in giving.

The Grow Ensemble Team

Cory Ames

Cory Ames

Co-Founder & CEO

Cory is from Spokane, WA in the beautiful PNW, but now lives in San Antonio, TX.  

Cory took up digital marketing on the side in college at Gonzaga University and has continued deepening his knowledge of this skillset ever since. 

Before starting Grow Ensemble, Cory was the CEO Firegang Dental Marketing, where he oversaw the company’s 100 client accounts. 

Cory loves to read, write (over at, and get outdoors with his beautiful fiancé and pup! 

Annie Bright

Annie Bright

Managing Editor & Dir. of Impact

Annie is from Corpus Christi, TX and now lives in San Antonio.

Annie is a life-long student. After getting her law degree, she’s decided to pursue a master’s degree at the Fletcher School at Tufts in Boston, MA.

In addition to her schooling, Annie has quite the smorgasbord of professional experience: she worked in advertising, taught English and Government at a Spanish high school, and was a writers’ assistant in reality TV.

Most importantly, Annie is passionate about impact. Her impact experience has been primarily with refugees and immigrants both through independent projects and through a legal clinic and law firm work. 


Milou Jones

Milou Jones

"The Podcast Pup"

Milou is a podcast junkie and it’s her enthusiasm for the medium that makes our Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast so compelling week after week. 

She also loves fetch (can’t get enough of it), licking plates, and sunbathing. 

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