Episodes

Join us every Wednesday at 12 o’clock in Colorado USA, to hear the stories of learning and struggles of many people as normal as you or me, who have reached the top through effort and hard work. People who have in common the desire to get ahead and the resilience necessary to not be defeated.

Ricardo Rocha

From asking for milk to founding a 4 million dollar company

The new episode of “Desde la cima” airs today with Ricardo T. Rocha. You can’t miss his story where he highlights how he reached success. He tells us an anecdote of when he was a little boy and was given money by a stranger to buy milk. That kindness inspired him to create what is now his 4-million-dollar company, Bondadosa. Undocumented but driven by motivation, he continues to spread love with the community. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to hear more like this. 

Laura Idarraga

Luisa Montoya

I arrived with 40 dollars and slept on the streets. Now I am Vice President Community Manager of Airline Houston for JP Morgan Chase

Listen to the new episode of “Desde la cima” today! Our guest Luisa Montoya tells us about her history working with the community and education programs. She is now Vice President of the Airline Houston Community for JP Morgan Chase. Luisa remains passionate about assisting minority groups and learning about other cultures.   

Laura Idarraga

An option to save the planet's water, created by a Bogota engineer.

In today’s episode we are joined by Laura Idarraga who is a chemical engineer and from a very young age has valued her education. In her last two years of college, she dedicated herself to researching the entire process for wastewater treatment. This is how she got his first water patent and is now continuing her work to get a second one. In addition, she would like her work to be more recognized in Colombia to help communities with contaminated water. To continue listening to more episodes of “Desde la cima,” subscribe to our YouTube channel.

María Gonzlález

María González

"If you loo back, may it be only to see all you have traveled"

Maria González is from Mexico and she is a visionare. She is President and CEO of Adelante Community Development. Maria is a leader in developing access programs and services for the betterment of Latino families and entrepreneurs in Colorado through government agencies, businesses and the community. She represented state and local government for 14 years and was an entrepreneur for Gonzalez Insurance for 13 years.

In the midst of so much amazing work, María has earned the titles of wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, friend, and businesswoman. All her effort and the fruit of her labor did not come easily because Maria was dedicated to so many organizations in her early days that it was difficult to be passionate about a cause. When she realized this, she completely changed her perspective and discipline for the better. Maria had already had an experience very young that changed her life and derailed her, but she was able to find herself again. Now she knows that her passion is to focus on organizations that support community development.

Esteban Bedoya

"To the United States Space Force and beyond"

Captain Esteban Bedoya Hernández was born in Medellin, Colombia and moved to the U.S. at 16 years old. At that age he realized that he wanted to join the Air Force, so he stayed in the U.S. with his aunt and began the one-year process of joining. Today, he is a Program Manager and Acquisitions Officer assigned to the Portfolio Architect, Space Systems Command (SSC), Los Angeles Air Force Base (AFB), El Segundo, California. Under the leadership of the Space Portfolio Architect, he oversees the coordination of pace resiliency activities across the Missile Warning Enterprise. Initially, he served as a Contracting Officer where he supervised and executed billions of dollars in contracts. 

In 2008 he went to Airmen Leadership School. In 2013 he got his Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management and in 2014 his Master of Arts in Procurement and Acquisition Management. After 10 years of service as a noncommissioned officer, then as Technical Sergeant, Captain Bedoya was selected to attend Officer Training School, where he obtained his commission and graduated second in his class. Captain Bedoya transitioned from the Air Force to the United States Space Force in 2021. Captain Bedoya has also been deployed in support of military operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Inherent Resolve as a contingency contracting officers, twice in Afghanistan and twice in the United Arab Emirates. He hopes to continue serving the community through his hard work and dedication.

Patricia Barela Rivera

Patricia Barela

"Women are the savors of the world"

Patricia Barela Rivera was born and raised in Corales, New Mexico where she completed high school and college. Patricia was then presented with the opportunity to work with the U.S. Forest Service as a secretary. She moved to Idaho for the position and there she was exposed to racism and sexism for the first time. 

Patricia moved to Pueblo, Colorado about a year later and became one of the first Equal Employment Opportunity Specialists in the country where she was devoted to recruit a very diverse set of employees. Eventually she was giving keynotes addresses and training secretaries in leadership, time management, and conflict resolution, etc. Patricia came to a breaking point when the U.S. Forest Service was promoting all the men and not the women. This could not stop her from empowering women on her own so she started her own business and began traveling to give keynote speeches and train in about 2 to 3 cities a week. 

When she started applying for job positions again she applied for the Small Business Administration and got the position of director. Patricia retired in 2008 but whenever an opportunity to uplift another woman arises she always takes it. She believes in women and the Latinx community.

Jaime Landers

"At 5 years old, I told my parents I wanted to work in outer space"

Jamie Landers is an aerospace engineer who studied STEM at Penn State University. She was 1 of about 6 women in her class to study STEM and it wasn’t easy but she looked up to and back at all of the women who came before her and had made it, so she stuck with it. Now, Jamie is the director of advanced programs at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton Colorado. Her team is in charge of finding ways to use space for global sustainability and space exploration. She admits that her job is very fun and that at 5 years old she declared to her parents that she wanted to work in outer space. It’s like she always knew. 

Jamie is co-chair of World Denver International Women’s Day presented by Lockheed Martin which is one of the largest International Women’s Day celebrations in the entire country. The event seeks to recognize women doing work globally, locally, and even out in space. Her message is to celebrate all women in life because of all the beautiful and incredible advancements they are making.

María Fernanda Reyes

María Fernanda Reyes

"Ten years ago they call me crazy for my ideas, today, I'm the President of the Women's Economic Forum in NY"

This week on “Desde la cima,” María Fernanda Reyes we will be sharing her inspiring story. She is a third-generation farmer and comes from Sonora, Mexico. Her farming lineage is very strong. Her grandad started farming at 13 and became a key innovator in the region known as the granary of Mexico. At 15 she migrated to England to pursue her education. She later became a Food Waste manager leading managers from all the UK’s stores at the Center of Excellence on supply chain, loss prevention, and waste optimization. Maria graduated from University of Kent at Canterbury with a degree in International Business and Marketing Management and an HE diploma in Business and French and then obtained her Global Masters in Management. She took part in UN initiatives at the United Nations HQ working with youth from many countries. 

Maria’s corporate experience includes managing key customer accounts in UK and leading process improvements for Cummins Inc. She is a founding member of Biotrends, an AgriFood company with pre- and post-harvest biological solutions. Most recently, Maria co-founded FarmX LLC which aims to solve a global problem locally for key stake holders in the Ag space. Maria’s personal goal is to democratize access to agricultural technologies to help developing countries become self-sustainable, empower kids, help feed the world sustainably and address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

Marlene Bedoya

Marlene Bedoya

"Self-confidence is the most important"

“Desde la cima” gives a big welcome to a very special guest, Marlene Bedoya. She is Mexican, came to the U.S. at 16 years old, and has had to face extremely difficult situations that have shifted her perspective on life. She has a diverse background in education and business with a certificate in immigration and criminal law from the University of Arizona, a degree in communications from the University of Utah, and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from the University of Denver. As director of strategic communications for The Social Rooster in LA, Marlene uses her skills to bridge business opportunities for her clients. Her goal is always to create, pursue, and foster something better for our community.

Lisandra Matos

"We arrived in the USA with $7 dollars"

“Desde la cima” continues to celebrate the beginning of 2022 by talking with a very successful guest of Cuban roots, Lisandra Matos. Lisandra tells us that at the age of fourteen as an immigrant in the United States she had to face many obstacles. In spite of this, she never stopped dreaming big, she even wanted to be president of the United States.

With her parent’s support, she became the founder and owner of the Matos Law Firm, a personal injury law firm. Her goal is to seek justice for those who have been injured in a car accident through no fault of their own. When she advocates for her clients, she combines her specialized knowledge of personal injury law with her hard-earned persistence to get the best results.

Jacqueline Bouvier

"Reaching the top is getting to know yourself, maturing and helping others"

“Desde la cima” gives a big welcome to a very special guest, Marlene Bedoya. She is Mexican, came to the U.S. at 16 years old, and has had to face extremely difficult situations that have shifted her perspective on life. She has a diverse background in education and business with a certificate in immigration and criminal law from the University of Arizona, a degree in communications from the University of Utah, and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from the University of Denver. As director of strategic communications for The Social Rooster in LA, Marlene uses her skills to bridge business opportunities for her clients. Her goal is always to create, pursue, and foster something better for our community.

Becky Deoses

"When I was diagnosed with cancer I chose to live"​

Today in the new episode of “Desde la cima,” we are joined by the brilliant Becky Deoses. Becky started from scratch when she moved from Mexico to Colorado with her family. Now, she is a life coach with the purpose of empowering women to live the full potential of their lives. In addition, Becky is a nonprofit professional, founder of the Female Empowerment Non-Profit Organization and Home Daycare. She has participated in a radio program and a webinar in which she supports women to grow.

Becky has also had very low moments; one in particular was very unexpected, so much so that she had to change her lifestyle completely, but she overcame it. Today she dedicates her free time to the community as a volunteer and advocate of social issues.

Cristal Corral Macías

"Being successful scared me"

Cristal is vice president of FirstBank Multicultural Banking Center and leads the department focused on Latino community issues.
From a cultural perspective, their main objective is to provide relevant information and specific banking resources to the different large minority groups of the Latino community in Colorado.

Within her extensive career, we can mention that she has been treasurer of Hispanic Annual Salute, a non-profit scholarship. In addition, she served as a member of the Arriba Mi Negocio committee. She is also currently Chairman of the Board of Adelante Community Development and recently became a member of the Board of Mi Casa Resource Center. A leader and businesswoman who has achieved success through her efforts and capabilities and wants to lead her community to achieve their goals.

Rocío Almanza

"Children deserve a respectful upbringing."

Rocío has worked and collaborated in different organizations like a researcher, producer, creative or program officer, such as Sesame Workshop, the Museum of Natural History, the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Discovery Kids México, and Canal Once in Mexico, among others. She currently works as a Digital Producer for Fred Rogers Productions and, together with her sister Sabrina, she is the founder of Buenas Causes Studio. 

A creative Mexican with an inexhaustible curiosity, in constant search and creation of alternatives that connect families and children around technology in a more productive and humane way, for whom every day is an opportunity to learn and transmit knowledge to help others and make their lives happier, fun and simple.

Daniel Castillo

“Music, a universal language that transcends barriers"

“Desde La Cima” welcomes Christmas to the rhythm of salsa, bachata, pop, and other rhythms, with a spectacular guest: Daniel Castillo. A Venezuelan dreamer, who four years ago founded the CHIMBANGLE MUSIC LLC orchestra in Denver – Colorado, becoming a recognized benchmark of Latin music and who thanks to the success of this musical project, has been gaining strength and becoming part of his team, not only Venezuelan musicians but also from other member countries of the Latino community in the United States.

The podcast “Desde La Cima” thanks Daniel Castillo for conveying his joy and shaking our bodies and soul, with an inspiring testimony about dreams that come true, when we are determined enough for looking for them. We invite you to enjoy the Latin rhythms in the company of Daniel and the spectacular Chimbangle orchestra.

Chepe y Pocho

"If you do not fit in the rules, break them and create news to your measure."

Alfonso and Jose, better known as Poncho and Chepe, dancers from the Amalia Hernández Folkloric Ballet of Mexico. Proud bearers of their Mexican roots, who have taken art and dance in Denver to the next level. They convey to large audiences the power, majesty, strength, and richness of Mexican culture.

Thanks to Alfonso and José for transporting us through their experiences, into a historical and cultural journey through the wonderful art of dance, and for teaching us that the most important thing is to always be authentic and follow the sincerest wishes of our hearts. We invite you to be attentive to the presentations of these two spectacular artists

Rachel García

"We are not asking for permission."

CEO of Collective and advisor of equality programs. As the Director of Business Operations, she tells us that public relations, communications, and equal employment opportunity are her passions. She has been responsible for developing, managing, evaluating, and advising on equal employment opportunities programs, especially with the Latino community with whom she carries out a process of claiming and dignifying work.

Carolina Cambria

National Director of Mental Health for Refugees in the United State

Carolina Cambria, National Director of Mental Health for Refugees in the United State. Carolina, Proudly Colombian – Peruvian is a pioneer and visionary, who has been concerned about providing support especially to the immigrant community by creating innovative programs to address a problem that everyone has tried to ignore, such as mental health.

Carolina Hellal

The Colombian blogger who is a trend and inspires more Latinas to believe in them.

This will be a Wednesday full of style and elegance because “Desde la Cima the ” will receive you at noon with a story full of love for fashion, from the Colombian blogger who is a trend, has thousands of followers and inspires more Latinas to believe in them: Carolina Hellal, who with her authenticity continues to conquer the United States market and developing high-impact digital content. 

Erika Bailon

The hispanic who is part of the NASA team

“Desde La Cima” continues this Wednesday the 13th at noon with its interviews that seem from another planet! For this occasion, we will have the honor of listening to a story that transcends barriers and borders: the Mexican – American engineer Erika Bailon, who, although from her childhood lived with her family experiences ranging from deportation and economic difficulties, never stopped dreaming and fixing her gaze beyond the stars, because today she works for NASA and as a mentor in STEAM projects.

Belén Albuja

“The immigrant lawyer”

“Desde La Cima” begins October with all the energy and enthusiasm, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with the sensational interview with Belén Albuja “The immigrant lawyer” who, from her love for her Ecuadorian roots and her vocation of service, has worked as an Independent lawyer, founding her law firm, to support all those who need help in their language to improve their immigration status and thus continue fighting in the land of opportunities.

Thank you Belén for being one of those women who reminds us how proud we should be of our Latino roots and for being that helping hand for the Hispanic community. If you have any legal matters related to family issues or the changing and complex immigration laws, do not hesitate to go to Belén at her law firm, Albuja Law, LLC. She will surely give you the best advice.

Claudia Moran

"Learn, trust, overcome fears, but also stay noble”

This last Wednesday of September at noon, we want to tell you that “Desde la cima” will be exciting and awaits you with the spectacular testimony of the Mexican Claudia Moran, Director of Museo de Las Americas: “Learn, trust, overcome fears, but also stay noble ”who, from his desire to excel, always obtained the strength to fight for her dreams and follow her passion despite adversity: Archeology.

Virginia García

"The mission of cancer in my life"

Virginia García Pivik, who since her illness, began to devise the way to be a “cure” for others. Presenter, journalist, writer, producer with more than 25 years of experience in radio, TV, press and digital media, she is also an entrepreneur, daughter, sister, wife, mother and a cancer survivor, who instead of assuming this moment of her life as an obstacle, saw it as a possibility: “The mission of cancer in my life”.

Dear Virginia, we are immensely grateful that you have shared with us, all those life experiences that configure you as a professional, as a woman and are part of the resilient spirit that you take wherever you go. And if you are looking for a delicious cake or dessert to delight your palate and enjoy a healthy experience we invite you to follow Virginia at CalaMila Gluten Free Bakery, so that you do not stay with the craving to enjoy their delicious and healthy creations.

Gabriela Martínez

"From selling burritos to becoming the best-known fashion designer for brides in the US"

Gabriela Martínez a woman who will captivate you with her life story, full of creativity, glamor and love for her Mexican-American roots. If you want to improve your Spanish Skills, this is the best way to do it. Thanks to Gabriela Martínez for filling this space of hope and reflection with brilliance, delicacy and glamor. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to hear your spectacular story. You are a living example of struggle and dedication. Also, if you have marriage plans, go straight to her spectacular bridal design workshop because she is the best! 

Carlos Moreno

"From sleeping on a sofa to winning 7 Emmys".

Carlos Moreno: “From sleeping on a sofa to winning 7 Emmys.” Who, with his extensive experience in the field of social communication, will tell us how from his inner strength and admiration for his mother, he never allowed himself to be overcome by adversity and today he is recognized for his great charisma and work.

Dra. Violeta G.

5 very valuable tips on how to manage our personal economy.

Dr. Violeta G., who from a very young age, assumed the responsibility of managing the finances of her father’s company and will give us 5 very valuable tips on how to manage our personal economy. If you want to improve your Spanish Skills, this is the best way to do it.

Diana Cubillos

“If you want to succeed, let go what does not work and focus.”

From the age of 16 and in her homeland in Colombia, she began to build her life project, which today shines with its own light for her success and stability in the United States. A great woman who, from the role as mother, took the strength to breakthrough in the real estate market and who today is widely recognized in this field, for her great success as a leader seller, and trainer of new agents.

Rubí Powl

“Immigrant and businesswoman. Reinventing itself in its wake”.

“Immigrant and businesswoman. Reinventing itself in its wake”. Graphic designer born in Ciudad Madera – Chihuahua, Mexico, who will touch our hearts, telling us how she became a businesswoman and discovered a new talent, when she found herself in a complicated medical situation, but that did not lead her to give up but to continue giving her best, not just for herself, but to help others.

Iliana Rentería

"Wake up, life goes by to little drops"

On this occasion it arrives with all the energy and love for the community of Liliana Renteria: “Wake up, life goes by to little drops.” Who, from her vocation as a psychologist, will share with us about the impact of her community work on social networks, mental health and early childhood literacy

Yamile Arango

"I'd rather die than flee to live"

Yamile, who like the phoenix, tells us how her inner strength has made her resurface stronger and stronger from the ashes of painful experiences. Her extensive career in journalism not only in her homeland Colombia, but in the United States, currently at Univision, has transformed her into a person full of empathy and a living testimony that bravely defies adversity.

Andrés Henao

"You don't get to this alone, you look for mentors who are already at the top."

Andrés F. Henao-Martínez, M.D., graduated from Universidad del Valle, School of Medicine inColombia in 2003. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2010, followed by his fellowship in Infectious Diseases with an advanced research year at the University of Colorado Denver in 2014. He has served on the faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine since then; and currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Medicine. He is a US board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He has been the director of the travel clinic at University of Colorado Hospital since 2016. In addition, Dr. Henao directs the Outpatient Infectious Diseases Rotation for the Internal Medicine and Preventive medicine residency programs. His research interest is the study of host susceptibility factors to different fungal and tropical infections including Chagas disease and Cryptococcus. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and currently holds an H-index of 12in Scopus and of 16 in Google Scholar. He has been appointed as theEditor-in-Chief for the journal Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease. He also is a Deputy Editor for PLoS NTD.

Diana Bustillos

"The pandemic opened my eyes."

In 2015, Diana began working as a Project Coordinator for the Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Denver. She enjoys every opportunity to serve the Hispanic community by creating events and programs that can benefit them. In 2017, Diana decided to expand her leadership skills by joining the Aspiring Leaders Program.

Andrea Freyta

Little female Shirotita, a businesswoman without limits.

Colorado State Certified Director in Early Childhood Education, with more than 20 Years of Experience, bilingual: English – Spanish and an active member of Colorado Clown Alley and Transformando al Payaso Oficial.

Rosy Aburto

Everything can be done as long as the desire exists.

Rosy Aburto McDonough, a woman who from her Mexican roots is an active testimony to the importance of biculturalism and the richness it brings to society. She is the CEO of Hispanic Contractors of Colorado and HCC Contractor Academy and has been a business consultant and mentor throughout her career.

Yoli Casas

If you have a goal, you have to be ready when the opportunity comes.

Founder and Executive Director of Vive Wellness, a non-profit organization focused on helping low-income Latino youth, so that they have decent spaces for physical activity.

Samuel Bernal

Success is the prize for those who keep their finger on the line.

Samuel Bernal vice president of Integral Marketing Solutions at Entravision Communications Corporation “a product worth exporting” who tells us how his passion for his career became his lifestyle and happiness.

Susana Salamun

Stop waiting and create what you want!

Susana is Vice President of Inclusion and Community Outreach for Alpine Bank. Serves as a strategic and administrative leader to serve the minority population throughout the state. He also serves on the board of the following non-profit organizations.

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