We had the good fortune of connecting with Olga Sanchez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Olga, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I have always been drawn by the infinite potential that a traditional handcrafted piece could become. Growing up with a father that was a Carpenter and great furniture maker, I became aware at an early age, of what a great finished and aesthetically wonderful product looks like. Between the peculiar smell of chopped wood and the sound of metal banging and forging, I grew up inspired and driven by the idea of the value-added product by simply doing a great job with passion and commitment.
What should our readers know about your business?
Being active in the bi-national community is very important to Trem lighting. We want to give back to people supporting schools by interior design credits, or the yearly toy drive in San Diego, where we deliver toys to charities and families. Constantly being contributory to the school system locally, as well as the elderly.
Risk taking: How do you think about risk, what role has taking risk played in your life/career?
I have been around business people all my life, and the one thing you notice a lot is that the successful ones take risks, but you have to be receptive and be willing to learn from your mentors. After you lose your fear of messing up, it becomes a habit to take risks. Each time more natural, and even part of your personality. I always recommend it.
What habits do you feel helped you succeed?
The habits that have helped me succeed, above all are: discipline, determination, persistence and a willful commitment to your goal and true passion by being a true risk taker, even if the road is unpaved.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When my friends visit me, I take them to the best spots. Tijuana is such an amazing place to have a gastronomic adventure. From local food trucks to the national award-winning restaurants; we have something to surprise everyone because that’s exactly us and what we represent; the place where all cultures meet.
So, I just tell them to enjoy the ride, and let this amazing place surprise them. Not only by the food, or by the heartwarming, and kind people that we have here… we got talented and hardworking individuals that seek quality and greatness every step of the way.
If you can’t tell, we are very proud to reside in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
Here are my options:
● Quartz Hotel
Paseo del Centenario 4210, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22320 Tijuana, B.C.
● Hotel Valle de Guadalupe
Valle de Guadalupe.
Antonio Caso 2020, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C.
● Caesar’s (Original Caesar’s Salad)
Av. Revolución 8190, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C.
● Telefónica Gastropark (Food Trucks)
Blvd. Agua Caliente 8924, Zonaeste, 22000 Tijuana, B.C.
● Chancho Libre (Carnitas Tacos)
22010, Joaquín Clausel 2251, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, Tijuana, B.C.
● Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT) + El Cubo
Paseo de los Héroes 9350, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C.
● MUCOTI + MULLME
Calle Hermenegildo Galeana 8186, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C.
● Pasaje Rodriguez | Historic cultural and commercial arcade.
Avenida Revolución between 3rd & 4th street. Tijuana, MX.
● Cine Tonalá
Av. Revolución 1317, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate this shoutout to our dedicated team members of the workshop.