Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Houston?
Though I was born In Chicago, I have lived in Houston for the majority of my life and therefore consider myself a Houstonian.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
I have two children, they are Manny, 9 years old and Kamila, 8 years old.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I bike ride 30-40 miles a week for meditation.
Favorite local activities to do in Houston?
I enjoy taking my kids to play golf at Hermann Park.
Do you have a favorite family-friendly restaurant in the area?
My family loves going to eat at Pappa’s Seafood restaurant, the children’s grandparents always join us on the weekends.
What local places do you go to for pampering and/or mom’s night out?
I enjoy getting a boost of energy by booking treatments at Body by Aura Vitamin Spa and when getting massages from The Petite Retreat in The Heights.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
I am the owner and CEO of Nan and Company Properties / Christie’s International Real Estate. https://www.nanproperties.com
I am involved in several projects that are focused on giving back to the community. These include my annual company NanCares Toy Drive and the Janet Mireles Foundation, which awards a real estate school scholarship to aspiring realtors. I am also actively involved in the yearly Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market. https://www.nanproperties.com/nangivesback
How has the Houston community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
I am very thankful that the Houston community has been very supportive of my local business, we owe much of our success to our community.
What is the best advice for juggling mommyhood and running a business (or volunteering, working, etc)?
The best advice I have since becoming a working mom would be to have a daily routine and sticking to a schedule for both myself and my children. It is a great way to balance both work and family life.
What would you tell the old “You” before you had kids?
I would tell the old “me” to be patient and enjoy every phase in your life.
Funniest shortcut/routine for helping you through parenthood?
When my children are not attending school, I bring them to the office and make each experience a teachable moment. They love being in the office, whether hanging out in the conference room doing their homework or shadowing my husband and I as we work. They are very interested in owning their own business one day.