October 14, 2019
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm a mother and a wife. I'm a passionate leader who cares deeply for my team and their professional success. I'm also a trusted advisor for my clients, and I am passionate about influencing their success.
I'm a strategic executive who enjoys leading change and creating a lasting impact. I'm a minority woman who is changing the status quo.
Where are you from? Tell us a little about your background.
I'm from the land of the world’s finest emeralds, where the richest biodiversity can be found, and the best coffee is produced - Colombia.
As a kid, I always wanted to be independent, and that meant leaving my country. I put myself through college while working full-time at the front desk of the best hotel in Bogota. When I graduated, a company offered me a job and took me to Houston, TX, and that is where my American dream began.
Why did you choose to come to Y Media Labs?
I came to YML for the incredible opportunity to help them grow not only the Atlanta team, but also the company. I loved our founders' passion and was eager to support them on this exciting journey.
What about this industry are you most passionate about?
What I love about our industry is that it's ever changing. You have to be continuously keeping up with new trends and evolving strategies for your clients.
I also love working with clients and understanding their businesses, their industries, their challenges, their customer's needs and wants, and coming up with unique solutions that add value to the brand, the customers and their associates.
What are some other companies you admire?
I admire companies who are redefining categories like Space X, Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, Starbucks.
And I particularly admire companies started by women like Spanx, Rent the Runaway, and Stitch Fix.
What are your favorite spots to eat in Atlanta?
That is a hard question. We have so many amazing places in our town now. The restaurant scene is growing in ATL. Here are some of my favorites based on the occasion:
- Sushi - Eight Sushi Lounge (There is no better place in ATL)
- Romantic dinner - Bacchanalia.
- Quick and inexpensive Mexican tapas - Bar Taco.
- Italian food - St. Cecilia.
- Spanish Tapas - The Iberian Pig.
- Colombian food - Las Delicias de la Abuela
- Seafood - The Optimist
- Brunch - Murphy's
- Steakhouse - Kevin Rathbun Steak
- A restaurant with a great story behind it and great food - Staplehouse.
How do you spend your spare time?
As a mom of a 10-year-old daughter, I enjoy spending quality time with her and my husband.
I love biking through the Silver Comet Trail, painting in acrylics, volunteering on community projects with our Buckhead church, reading business books, traveling and working on home design projects.