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Meet the Team

Chile Spice
Abram Alonso

Abram Alonso


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.

Michele Castro

Michele Castro

Operations Manager and Account Manager

Michele is the glue that makes Chile Media run and operate daily. She is responsible for overseeing the behind the scenes and inner workings of Chile Media and the Chile Team.

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.

Michele is credited with adding dye sublimation to Chile Media. She wanted to expand Chile Media’s scope of work to add custom apparel and promo products. Since the acquisition of our dye sublimation machine, Chile Media has been able to sell custom printed tile, full color shirts, table throws, socks, pillows, Chromaluxe panel prints, as well as a variety of promotional products.

Ed Garza

Ed Garza

Managing Partner

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. 

Michele Krier

Michele Krier

Public Relations

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

Raymond Mejia

Raymond Mejia

Graphic Artist

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.


Bernardeta Taylor

Bernardeta Taylor

Digital Marketer

Bernardeta is a 20 year Air Force retired veteran who was raised in Spain and is fluent in Spanish. 

She has a passion for digital marketing and to help our clients get as much traction from their digital marketing efforts as possible.

Bernardeta is versed in social media, WordPress, graphic design, user experience, Pay Per Click and search engine optimization.


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Chile Media Company LLC
Art Institute Building

10000 IH-10 West Suite 110
San Antonio, Texas, 78230

Toll Free: 877-780-0468
Phone: 210-616-0163
Fax: 210-616-0877

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri  8:30 am – 5:30 pm