Where do you work and how long have you been in that position?I work with my wonderful friends at Wilkinson Rhodes, Billinda Wilkinson and India Rhodes. I've worked off and on with Billinda as a vendor in previous jobs for about 10 years. We've always said that we would make a great team and "EVENTFULLY" enough the timing was right and I came on board a little over a year and half ago. Best move ever!! EVER!!
What is your favorite thing about your career?My fave thing is getting to create different environments for our clients to immerse their guests. We're amazing at it! We take their wants, their needs, their message and tailor our decor to it. It's challenging! It's fun! It's fulfilling! I love it! I've done it for 26 years!
What's your favorite holiday?I GIANT heart Thanksgiving! Growing up I spent my Thanksgiving weekends at my Grandmother Elida's table helping her prepare our dinner. In the evenings, we'd make tamales together for the holiday season. I get my love of cooking and baking from her. It's where I go when I'm stressed. I stress bake! Heh!
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?I'm great with Austin. I've lived here almost 30 years. Everywhere else is a great place to visit! I love my big blue dot!
How would your friends describe you?Loyal. 'nuff said.
What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?That's a toss-up! Is cardio a sport? BUT, I am an avid watcher/rooter/cheerleader of Texas Longhorn Football and Basketball (Men's and Women's). Hook 'Em!! Texas Longhorns!! We're SMART and STRONG!!!
Where do you work and how long have you been in that position?I am in my 6th year as Director of Sales at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin. I've been with Hilton Hotels Corporation for 20+ years.
What is your favorite thing about your career?I actually have two favorites, our loyal clients and the hospitality family I have connected with over the years.
What is your favorite family vacation?Anywhere on a beach. I was born and raised near one and it makes me happy and at home.
What makes you laugh the most?My favorite people in the world make me laugh the most. You know who you are.
What was the last movie you went to? What did you think?Really don't want to say, but it was Cinderella. I needed a no brainer 2 hour break and the movie schedule and mine matched, it was perfect for that. Spoiler alert, happy ending. Still want to see American Sniper.
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?Spend more time with family and friends, there never seems to be enough time. And play tourist in Austin!