Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker

Elena Flores, Sew Bonita

My name is Elena Flores, and I am a wife, pit bull mom, cat mom, Latina and CHINGONA! I was born and raised in the border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, and currently living in Corpus Christi, Texas with my husband, Gerald Flores (, and furry children! I started my sewing venture in November of 2014 as a hobby! I attended several classes, but for the most part self taught! I also like to craft, and create things that are bright, bold, beautiful and full of shine! Sew Bonita is a creative outlet and a reflection of my life growing up on the boarder. I am obsessed with every part of my Mexican culture! The food, decor, color, music traditions and so much more!

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Gerald Flores, Taco Gear

Hey everyone, my name is Gerald Flores. I'm a creative and taco lover born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. Corpus is the home I share with my beautiful and creative wife, Elena Flores ( Like every latino, tacos are a huge part of my life. They represent my culture and so much more. Back in 2015, I couldn't find a taco shirt I would wear, so i decided to design my own. That's how Taco Gear was born, an entire brand dedicated to tacos. This journey had led me to countless opportunities that range from collabs to working on film projects and I'm excited to keep going.

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Juan Jose, Juan Jose Photography

I'm Juan Jose and I'm originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, where I started my photography business in 2012. I specialize in portrait and wedding photography, along with video production. It's always been a passion of mine to share from the knowledge I've acquired in the last 7 years of running my business and becoming a full time creative. One of the biggest things I'm a proponent of is having good SEO. SEO has been an asset that's elevated the local awareness of our businesses.

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Rebekah Gonzales, Rebekah Paul Photography

Hi, I'm Rebekah. A native born Corpus Christian living in Austin with my husband Juan Jose. I've been shooting seriously for just about 1 year specializing in wedding photography and couples portraits. I have a passion for small business and a desire to see us grow! I've found my place in social media marketing and advertising and the powerful tool that it is for small business growth.

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