the team

The PREP team consists of 8 awesome girls: designers, writers, creators and doers. We all have our special talents and we share our beauty in unique ways. Silly, creative and super fun, we absolutely positively love our jobs. We laugh every day...usually until our bellies hurt. And we eat a lot of golden Oreos.

carole aponte, md

Founder & Chief Medical Officer

Carole Aponte, MD is Board Certified in Dermatology and has been in private practice for over 10 years. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Baylor University and attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She completed her residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and was appointed chief resident. Dr. Aponte was the recipient of the Mayo Clinic Dermatology Award for Excellence…


kelly barker

Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer

Kelly Barker obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stephen F. Austin State University and rather than pursue medicine, she went on to complete her Master’s degree at the University of Texas at Arlington. She spent the next 15 years working in the corporate world, spending the latter half of her career with JPMorgan Chase. She is the visionary behind PREP and a true…



Rookie Rockstar

McKenna is currently a student at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing a degree in Economics. She graduated high school at the top of her class; her goal was to be in the top 10 and she was #9! Not only is she super smart, she also believes in giving back. She is an Executive Board Member for Up Til Dawn, a fundraiser for…


charlie mac barker

Duke of PREP

My mom takes care of me even though it’s really my dad and my sister’s responsibility!