How many total years in the industry? When did you start at Elmore PR? I have over 2 years experience in communications but a little less than a year in PR. I started at Elmore PR in May 2015.
What’s your weapon in the business environment? I’m a listener. You build relationships by engaging people, gaining their trust. I enjoy asking people questions and learning about their experiences and perspectives which in turn gives me a better idea of their needs as a client.
What are your guilty pleasures? Bravo shows. I can’t get enough of Real Housewives of [insert any city name] and Andy Cohen. My life is not dramatic like theirs so it gives me something to gossip about.
What does your ideal Saturday look like? Ideal would be to sleep in until 10 a.m. but my body is awake by 8! I usually keep my weekends packed. There’s so much to do in Houston whether it’s a festival, a social bike ride, museum exhibit, or Dynamo game I want to be out doing something. I love being outside enjoying the city, then ending my ideal Saturday with dinner and margaritas.
What’s a surprising fact or anecdote? I speak four languages. I grew up bilingual speaking Spanish at home and English in school then learned Italian for four years in university and French when I moved to Belgium.
What is your funniest PR experience? I had the opportunity to intern for the Children’s Museum of Houston and started right before Halloween. The first week I got to participate in a live in-studio segment… dressed as a monster reminiscent of Sulley from Monsters, Inc. I did it several times after that and the children’s reactions were adorable.
Most amazing place you’ve been or person you’ve met? Any new city or country is amazing but the most unique place I’ve been is Romania. Their landscape, traditions and history are so diverse! It was hard to keep up with who ruled when and what region while traveling through the country. My favorite part of the trip was the drive from Braşov to Bran. It is absolutely breathtaking. You can hear Bram Stoker’s description in your head as “Dracula’s Castle” peeks out from the mist.