Born and raised in Panama, I eventually relocated to New York City. My career went from corporate to medicine, managing a medical service department for 15 years in a 650-bed facility. During that time, I raised three beautiful daughters.
In 2004, I moved to Naples, Fla. Having worked for Tribeca Events in New York, I continued working remotely, fundraising for "Autism Speaks to Wall Street," an annual celebrity chef gala, where Wall Street's elite joined forces with the culinary elite to raise funds and awareness for autism. I also raised funds for City Harvest, New York City's largest food rescue organization.
Now a fixture of the Naples community, I have worked for Home & Design magazine and the Naples International Film Festival, from conception to Artist-Naples ownership 10 years later. I have also consulted on business development for the annual NaplesNEXT Ideas Festival, Silverspot Cinema, The Safe and Healthy Children's Coalition, HTAP-Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc., and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I continued to give my time to local organizations including NCH North Naples as vice president/social chairman on the executive auxiliary board, the Safe and Healthy Children's Coalition of Collier County, and the Naples Winter Wine Festival.
Member, International Mentoring Association
Certification in Business Etiquette from the
International Business and Management Career College