Founder and CEO

Hives for Heroes is the brainchild and heartfelt passion of its founder and CEO, Steve Jimenez. As a leader, Steve empowers his team and fellow Hives for Heroes community through a purpose-driven life guided by the gentle hand he wishes he had received as he made his way back into society after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a veteran, Steve has a direct understanding and empathy for our heroes who want and need assistance with their journey after serving. His transition into society was positively influenced by honeybees and their therapeutic ability to help calm and provide focus.

Steve is a Houston entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Texas A&M “Aggie” devoted to his three beautiful daughters and passionately committed to bettering our shared community. Steve is often described as a joyful professional solver of problems and did just that as a business consultant for Fortune 50 businesses upon return from Operation Enduring Freedom. Steve holds a Sociology degree from Texas A&M University, a Master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an MBA from Rice University. He is one of Houston Business Journal’s 2021 “40 under 40” and remains grateful to further meaningful connections through the Texas Business Hall of Fame as a Future Texas Legend Awardee.

Hives for Heroes is a veteran service organization operating throughout the United States and multiple countries to create purpose and connection through beekeeping. We want to thank Steve for his guidance and support of our veterans, beekeepers, and team.