I think first about my mom. She is a great woman who always tells me that if you have two hands anyone can do the job. Man, woman, it doesn’t matter, you can do anything with two hands. When I came to this country 21 years ago I didn’t know how to drive. In my hometown we all walked everywhere, driving wasn’t needed. When I came to Napa my mom pushed me to drive when she would visit from Mexico. Because of her encouraging me to drive I got my driver’s license and later my forklift license from Domaine Carneros.
My mom has taught me how to be a strong woman who speaks up for herself. Who raises a family with the support of her husband but is still her own woman with her own opinionated mind. My mom’s lessons about working hard and believing that those two hands can do anything helped me to start climbing the ladder once I was hired at Domaine Carneros in 2005. My mom has inspired me to build a strong foundation for women in the world.