Jose Maria has been a long time friend, turned employee and was one of the first people we hired! He helps ship all our shoes up to our warehouse in Canada and so much more. We're excited to give you a glimpse into the life of a valued member of our team.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Jose Maria and I grew up in Masaya, close to the beautiful Laguna de Apoyo. I am 36 years old and I come from a family of hardworkers. Ever since I was little, my parents taught me how to make a living honorably by working hard towards my goals. I have five brothers and one sister. I'm married to a beautiful woman named Jessica and God has blessed us with three children (one in heaven). My two daughter's names are Marily and Madisson.
When you’re not busy running a business, what are some things you like to do?
I love to spend time with my family. I like to play games with my daughters and read with my wife.
What has been a special moment or favourite memory made while running Adelisa & Co.?
A few years ago, we thought we were about to lose my daughter Marily. She had been in a coma and the doctors told us she was about to die. I saw the Adelisa and Co community come together to help us during that time. I was able to buy the necessary medical equipment, build a room for her in our house, and so much more. My wife and I felt very supported by all the customers and the company and we're very thankful for the ongoing help to support Marily's health needs.
What is your favorite style and why?
My favorite style is the Cosecha Mary Janes. My little girls wear this style all the time and I love seeing customer photos too. It's a great style because it can be both formal and casual and the design is very delicate and comfortable.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Be polite, respectful and honorable to others around you.
We hope you enjoyed getting a little behind the scenes glimpse today into the life of Jose Maria. As always, we're so grateful for you support to Adelisa & Co. Thank you for being here!
Allison & Rachel.