{29 years with the company}
BBS, St. Thomas University • MBA, Rice University

  1. Where are you from? Originally from Lima, Peru. Now a proud Texan for 30 years.
  2. How long have you been in the industry? 30 years.
  3. Family? With my wife Maria (“Mate”) also from Peru, we have two amazing
    daughters Natalia (15) & Valeria (12) that keep us quite busy.
  4. What is your favorite drink? Pisco Sour or Malbec.
  5. What is your favorite food? Steaks, Sushi, Empanadas
  6. What is your favorite restaurant? Besides Churrascos I like Perry’s, Pappadeux, Nativo (Guadalajara, Mexico), La Mar (Miami, Florida).
  7. What is the first app you check in the morning? Emails, Facebook & Snapchat (to keep in touch with my daughters).
  8. What hobbies do you have? Spend time with my family, travel & learn something new.
  9. Favorite sport? Favorite sports team? Soccer & Football (Go Texans!!)
  10. Favorite music/band/singer? 80’s – Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Soda Stereo, Green Day.
  11. Who do you admire the most? My parents. Their story of overcoming adversity is a great example to follow.
  12. Something unique/different about you that you would like to share? I came to work for three months in the company and they wouldn’t take me as a server so I started as a busboy and I am still here. I love my journey so far.