My family emigrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina to the United States. We first settled to the East Coast, adapted to the new culture and learned to speak English. My father accepted a job as a furrier in Manhattan.
We moved to Dallas, Texas and embraced the local community. At 16, I volunteered at Medical City Hospital. Later, I volunteered at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for children and taught English as a second language.
My greatest gift, my daughter Brittany was born. Brittany became a constant presence at the Mansion and developed her own friendships that she maintains to this day. She loves the tortilla soup!
I was promoted to managing director, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Leading the team and operations of such a beguiling property was an honor. Four years later I am still honored and it is an accomplishment that continues to excite me.
I returned to Argentina, for the first time as an adult. This allowed me to connect and meet extended family, who embraced me as their own. The area where I was born, like Texas, has wide-open plains stretching to the ocean.