Meet the Team

Sona JeffriesSona M. Jeffries is a proud graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio where she was honored as “Student Teacher of the Year” in 2000. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and has a dual Texas Certification in the subjects of English and Speech. Her passion for teaching has led her to New Life Christian Academy Hybrid as a director and teacher. She is also the proud mother of three amazing and active children, who are also students of the Academy (Go Eagles!) She is excited about the great things God is doing at the Academy and is driven to help students reach their highest potential. During her down time, you can catch Sona reading an intense novel, cooking up a delicious Persian dish, or curled up watching her favorite classic film.





Nicole RodriguezNicole graduated from Texas State University in 2000. She currently serves as the Human Resources Director for New Life Christian Ministry Inc. and New Beginnings Children’s Home; where she is responsible for working with the management team in defining and implementing training, recruiting, compensation, employee engagement, compliance, benefits and more. Nicole is known for making things happen, so she’s always up for the challenge and ready for new projects. In her spare time, you can catch this wife and mother of two spending time with her family, taking Zumba classes, or simply living out loud!






Elisha ZunigaElisha Zuniga is the owner/operator of Salon Elisha, which she opened in 1996 at age 19, and BeautyFitLife, a health and wellness program she created that holds weekly Zumba and Fitness Bootcamp classes. She is a certified Group Fitness Instructor, teaching weekly classes at Gold’s Gym. She is the author of the book, 72 Days of Positive Energy, where she gives practical ways to inject positive choices into our everyday lives. When she’s not helping others stay beautiful inside and out, you’ll find her modeling for national print and television ads. Past work has included Eckerich, Verizon, Gunn Auto, Time Warner, Safelink, Wal-mart, Blue Cross, HEB, and many others, even a Pampers package! This wife and mother of two also enjoys travelling with her family every chance she gets.





Additional Founders: Kurt Jeffries, Kenneth Rodriguez, Adam Zuniga