Welcome to the Garcia Family Blog

WHO WE ARE

Family photo Christmas 2014

Family photo Christmas 2014 – Ana, Dorotea, Puddles, Pedro, Kelsey, Daniel, Maria, George, Simon, Sofia, Mateo, Rachel

Tumadro is the Garcia family incorporated. It was born out of the entrepreneurial spirit of the family and as the first step in creating the family company. The Garcia family is expansive, but the core family unit is Dorotea, George, Mateo, Pedro, Maria, Ana, Simon, and Sofia. The family has begun to grow with Mateo marrying Rachel and I dating Pedro. I’m lovingly called the IT Department by Pedro which is why I’ve taken the first step in managing this website and setting up a blog. My goal in setting up this blog is that they can begin to capture the hundreds of ideas and opportunities they come up with each day. That may be me capturing them to begin with, but over time their voices will be active on here as well.

The Garcia members are are entrepreneurs at heart – all ambitious to create something great and to do it together. They all have very different skill sets. Mateo in the medical industry making huge strides in South American sales as well as having degrees in physics and industrial engineering. Pedro is by far the most personal and relatable person I know – he can talk to anyone and makes friends so easily. He’s also got a degree in industrial engineering and is my go to Excel wizard. Maria is so talented in a way I could never dream up – designing amazing stages for some of the largest events in the world (superbowl, Ultra, rock of roll hall of fame, and many more). Ana is the free spirit – business focused but never settling for the easy road. Degree in international relations minoring in economics and business. She’s leveraged her passions working with several startup companies since graduation. Simon is the talented opera singer about to begin his college adventure studying under world renowned professors. Sofia is the two-time student body president of her high school (going for the third and final run this semester)! She’s also very musically inclined with a great Nora Jones kind of jazzy voice. I should mention they’re all musically inclined – singing, playing guitar, piano, trumpet, trombone, saxaphone. Dorotea heads the family and has a lot of the characteristics of her kids – artistic, great at connecting people, discovering opportunities, helping friends and family. George is the good natured father. He was a cattle rancher when they were all growing up in Colombia (they moved to the US in 1997). In the past few years George has developed Dementia. He’s young and this has put a lot of stress on the family to take care of him in a way that honors him. I think many of these blog posts will focus on that journey as they seek out more information about this disease as well as the battles they continue to face in helping care for him.

Ana, George, and Maria walking around in Atlanta.

Ana, George, and Maria

Mateo, Simon, and Pedro at Mateo's wedding.

Mateo, Simon, and Pedro

Simon, Ana, Sofia, and Dorotea

Simon, Ana, Sofia, and Dorotea

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY AND WHAT

The intent of this blog is to capture ideas.

  • About dementia – how to prevent brain and function deterioration, breakthroughs in science, coping emotionally. This disease still has many unknowns and I think others are struggling with similar situations. Hopefully this blog may help others with ideas or provide an opportunity for idea sharing.
  • Home renovations and design – I bought a house recently! And it’s a bit of a fixer-upper, so if the family ever runs short of ideas (or more likely just hasn’t shared them yet) I may share some of the projects I’m working on in my house (idea sharing, feedback).
  • Opportunities – this entrepreneurial family is full of ideas and it’s time to start capturing some of them to see if it’s worth bringing them to life.

If any of these ideas are interesting to you I hope you’ll find this blog valuable. And I’ll try to flag the category of the blog post since these are pretty broad!

Please leave comments or email us with any thoughts, questions, or suggestions at info@tumadro.com.