Where are you from?
I was born in Mexico City but grew up in Brownsville, Texas
When did you start working for the company?
I began working with Molly Maid on October 13, 2008
What are the best parts of your job? Why do you love it?
Not a single day is the same on this job. I get to meet people from all different walks of life.
What's the best experience you've had on the job?
The best experience I have had on this job has been getting to work with so many different people from so many different backgrounds and age groups. It has been really rewarding to be able to contribute to a great cause like the Ms. Molly Foundation. I feel that I work for a good purpose to help employees make a living and also to give support to women and children who have suffered abuse.
What do you like to do for fun in your spare time?
I really enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. I think those are my two biggest passions in life. Austin has a lot of really nice trails and parks. I try to make time to walk as much as possible and I also really like going to the beach as often as I can when I go home to Brownsville.
What did you learn about yourself from the experience?
I am a lot tougher and smarter than I gave myself credit for. There is no one in this world you can't learn something from; even if that person has a complete different lifestyle than yours.
What was the toughest part of the process for you?
Making sure I was always on my A-game. There was a lot of pressure not to let my family, my company, and most importantly, myself, down.
How has being on the show changed your life and your family's life?
Being on the show was a great experience. It really demonstrated to me how much dedication and hard work can really pay off in the end. I also got to show my dad the determination I have and he showed me how proud he is of me. Since then, we've all become even closer as a family and I have a lot more self esteem after knowing that my dad thinks of me that way.
How has your work life changed? How do you like your new opportunity?
After the first job cleaning that very dirty house, I have a new appreciation for all the employees of the company. I never imagined it could be that hard to clean someone's house. I feel like I now understand the employees long hours and days of dedication. I have a new respect for them. Considering all that, I am now more careful in the estimates I give, both for the benefit of the customer and that of the employee. Without our maids, we would not be as successful as we are. Also, I am a lot more confident in knowing that I can face any challenge presented to me in a sincere and logical way. I pushed myself harder and I only accomplished more.
Would you have done anything different during the competition?
Not really. I think I gave it my 200% and tried really hard to do my best. I only regret one thing: when I first walked into the home office and saw KC, I immediately made an assumption that she was a weak competitor. I was completely wrong. I judged her solely on the way she spoke and the questions she asked me, but she turned out to be tough competition. She's a very strong, determined, and smart lady. I think very highly of her now, and know she is a great and very important part of her office in Atlanta.