Abram is the creative brain and visionaire behind the Chile Media brand. He was born and raised in Helotes, Texas. Like many entrepreneurs, he began his career in his childhood home. Abram’s creativity and vision is limitless. He has an aptitude for advertising and marketing and can execute his ideas with precision. Today, he proudly serves Chile Media as CEO and is Creative Director. He has television and marketing experience from NBC Cable Networks, such as Telemundo, and Mun2. Abram holds a BA in Communications with a minor in Spanish. He also studied in Mexico at the prestigious Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores De Monterrey.
Abram has also had the pleasure of working for several non-profit organizations, such as, Alamo Children’s Advocacy, San Antonio Association for Hispanic Journalists, Avenida Guadalupe Association, and Baptist Child & Family Services.
When meeting with Abram, it is important to take notes. Once you sit with him, his ideas will start to spur out with excitement. You will want to come in and meet with him again for more brand and marketing initiatives. His creative genius is intuitive and incomparable.
Operations Manager and Account Manager
Michele is the glue that makes Chile Media run and operate daily. From her role as Operations Manager to Account Manager, she is responsible for overseeing the behind the scenes inner workings of Chile Media. She has a strong work ethic and business acumen that she acquired while working for her father, Jesse Castro, who was a local San Antonio produce vendor. He sold to local restaurants such as, La Margarita, Mi Tierra, La Fonda off of Main, and the Malt House, to name a few. She worked alongside her father as a young girl until he passed in 2002. Mr. Castro played a major role in how she treats each of her customers. She still has the old school…“The customer is always right.” approach, that was influenced by him.
Michele has a BA in Communications from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dedicated and committed to the Chile Media brand and to their customers, she believes in not over promising but exceeding customer expectations with great customer service and quality products. She will never try to sell something she does not truly believe will be of value to Chile Media customers. Customers appreciate Michele’s honest approach and delivery. Her goal is to create a long-lasting business relationship with each customer in hopes that Chile Media will become their one stop shop for all advertising and marketing needs. She is not afraid to get her hands dirty too, as you will see her in the office at times working on production to meet a customer’s deadline. No job is too big or too small for her. Chile Media is her second home and you will often see her children alongside her, working with her as she worked with her own father.
Ed Garza is a proven leader in creating value and transforming organizations, people and places. Garza’s intuitive depth in human relations and built environments has translated into a legacy of achieving “outside the box” solutions towards making the impossible become reality in the areas of strategic partnerships, sustainable urban place-making, community regeneration, public education advancement, public-private investments, public policy, vision implementation and economic development in Texas and throughout the world.
Garza has been leading his own transformation studio since 2010 and prior to that was employed by AECOM (TCB and EDAW Principal-Texas Region 2005-2010). Garza has over 20 years experience working for private planning, design, and development firms as well as local, state and national government entities. In addition, Garza has taught at UTSA and St. Mary’s University as an adjunct professor.
Garza has served 16 years as an elected public official. In 2001 at the age of 32, Garza became San Antonio’s youngest mayor in the city’s history. He served two terms as Mayor of San Antonio and previously served two terms as the District 7 City Council representative. In May of 2009 Garza was elected to the San Antonio Independent School District Board of Trustees and served as the board’s President from 2012-2015. Garza ran unopposed in May 2013 for his second four year term. Garza has an extensive speaking portfolio in the United States and around the world and has served on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards in San Antonio and nationally. Ed Garza is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture and a Master’s in Land & Real Estate Development.
Queen Elizabeth, Rich man in world, the Bush’s and Texas Montly and Major networks are things you wont hear Michele brag about when talking about her career in Public Relations and Promotions. Michele is obscure when it comes to her work history and portfolio of all types of industry and entertainment. She holds a BA in Journalism and Masters in Journalism from Trinity
Print & Production Manager
Polly was born and raised in Queens, NY. Shortly after receiving her degree in Digital Technologies and Graphic Design in May of 2000, she relocated to San Antonio, TX to begin her print industry quest. Over the years she has gained massive experience in all aspects of the trade, starting from initial design to final output of product. Combining her inbred NY hustle drive with her gained southern hospitality personality, she is capable of outputting any need, with a smile. Her go-getter attitude, and refusal to quit, allows making anything you can visualize, possible.
Polly joined the Chile Media team in April, 2014 as our Production Manager. Bringing much expertise to the table, she is our go to for any out-of-the-ordinary requests. Polly possesses great problem solving skills and always finds her way past any hurdles that may hit her path, all while staying in line with our promise to produce the highest of quality work. Her amazing outside the box thinking allows Chile Media the step-up on all custom needs making her a key piece in our puzzle of excellence.
Raymond is our lead graphic artist and specializes in creating unique brands and identities for our clients. Raymond is the Renaissance man of Chile Media with a mastering knowledge of software applications integrated with a clean creative eye.
Raymond earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute Academy in San Antonio.
Project Manager, Graphic & Web Designer
Bernardeta is a 20 year Air Force retired veteran who was raised in Spain and is fluent in Spanish. She began learning about graphic and web design in 2002. She has been awarded several degrees along with several accolades.
While still in the Air Force, she took the skills she learned and maintained a one person web/graphic team for her office for several years. She is passionate about technology, television, and cats. She began as an intern with Chile Media and became part of the team afterwards.
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