Teen Entrepreneur

Tyla-Simone Crayton, 17, is the Young CEO of Sienna Sauce. Her world-renowned Sienna Sauce has been making its rounds throughout the condiments industry. Her goal is to disrupt a male dominated industry and by doing so, she has already caused somewhat of an earthquake effect. While on her journey, Tyla-Simone continues to shatter ceilings and kick down doors to get her product in Big Box Stores. She has gained notoriety winning countless Pitch Competitions totaling more than $40k in rewards. The Game Changer migrated to Houston, TX from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and her love for sauce spiraled into a growing dynasty.

The dream of becoming the youngest-ever “Sauce Boss” started when she was just 8 years old. Her favorite wing place closed in NYC and she asked her mom if she could try to recreate the flavor by playing with ingredients in her kitchen. With the assistance of her mother, she created something even better. This was the birth of Sienna Sauce. At that time (2011), the duo was still living in Brooklyn, NY. Tyla-Simone and her mom would make the sauce for wing Wednesday’s with the girls, family functions or just wing night with mom. Unbeknownst to Tyla-Simone and her mom, they would be bottling sauce to sell to the masses in just 6 short years. Since launching in 2017, two more flavors were added (to compliment the original Tangy flavor created when she was only 8 years old) Lemon Pepper and Spicy which include the Tangy flavor as the base ingredient. Upon signing a deal with her co-packer in 2018, Tyla-Simone sought out to make a healthier choice for the consumer. The decision to make a healthier product choice stemmed from a stroke her mother had back in 2016. With 3 products so far on the market, Tyla-Simone wants the world to know, this is just the beginning and more products will be launched in the coming months.

With all of the sparks flying around the success of Sienna Sauce and running a company, Tyla-Simone still manages to maintain a 4.0+ GPA, a honor student at Texas Connections Academy (homeschool), an advocate for youth entrepreneurship, a guest speaker at schools and youth functions, serves as a board member of the Black History Club, a member of the American Sign Language Club (ASL), and she is an avid community volunteer.

The un-biased, healthy-conscious, versatile, great-tasting, can’t-stop-licking-your-fingers Sauce is winning over households nationally. The Sienna Sauce Dynasty is run by two talented women alongside Tyla-Simone Crayton. The President/COO Monique Crayton (Mother) and CCO Nia Crooks (Auntie). As a team of three, they have joined forces in creating a blueprint to leave for generations to come. Tyla-Simone encourages youth entrepreneurship as a primary option opposed to a secondary option. The young Sauce Boss is definitely an example of what dreams are really made of!

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