I am originally from Ecuador, South America. My hometown is Miami, Florida. I attended the Univ. of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. I am married to Alba (she too is from Ecuador, occupation: diplomat) and we have two children; son is Felix Andres (serves in the US Air Force for Special Forces) and daughter is Domenica (attends University of Minnesota Twin Cities, double major in Dance and Linguistics). The entire family is fluent in at least 3 languages.
The family has traveled abroad to countries in South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. I had the opportunity to complete and graduate as a Sommelier in the art of wine in Rome, Italy: as well as some professional culinary arts courses.