Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Houston?
My mom is from Madrid and my dad is from Cd. Juárez. I was born in El Paso; however, we lived in Juarez (Mexico) and would go to school in El Paso. I like to think I had the best of both worlds. I moved to Galveston for nursing school and afterward moved to Houston in 2004.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
Joaquin – 13
Jimena – 11 in June
Juliana – 8
Favorite local activities to do in Houston?
I’m a big football fan and love going to the Texans’ games. We also go to the Astros games. I like to play tennis at the Briar Club. I like to start my day running at the Rice University loop and going for bike rides with the family around the neighborhood and usually, we end up at Little Matt’s. Another favorite is having lunch or dinner at El Topo and my favorite afternoon coffee pick-me-up is from Milk & Cookies.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
After graduating from UTMB @ Galveston I worked at TCH for 7 years and while I stayed home with my oldest when he was 6 months old I continued with my master’s program in Nursing Leadership. After that, my oldest daughter was born, and I started working as a clinical instructor for pediatric nursing students. I did that for a couple of years, and then Juliana was born and it wasn’t until two years after that I started my aesthetics journey. When I started, I was more of a concierge service with injectables, and with I wanted to be able to do more and one random day when I was dropping off my daughter at school, I saw the sign for lease at the building where 987 Aesthetics & Wellness is now at. We opened in September 2019… we survived Covid, a few bumps and a lot of lessons. We have now been open for 3.5 years and we are ready to take 987 to the next level. We have now expanded our services and have a new device that we’ll be launching soon to get everyone ready for the summer.
How has the Houston community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
Very much so! My friends have been very supportive and influential in my business in many ways. And the Houston community has been very welcoming and supportive. We have grown tremendously and it has mostly been from word of mouth!
What is the best advice for juggling mommyhood and running a business (or volunteering, working, etc)?
Waking up early to make time for yourself is key. Getting a workout, answering emails or just having coffee before anyone else wakes up makes a huge difference in the day for me.
What would you tell the old “You” before you had kids?
All the schedules and organizational skills will pay off!!
Funniest shortcut/routine for helping you through parenthood?
I’m not sure it’s funny but putting everything on the calendar is key!! And sometimes with an alert so I’m reminded and don’t forget where I need to be.