NAME: Mayra Rodriguez
COMPANY NAME: The Photo Bus
Social Media: Facebook: @ThePhotoBusATX, Instagram @ThePhotoBusATX
Current Job Title: Owner
Job Description: Responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the operations and fiscal health of the business.
What’s your favorite thing about the event industry?
I love that no day or event is the same. There is always something new and unique.
Why did you join ILEA?
I joined ILEA to build relationships in an events based community and learn from the best in this industry. Events is a fast-paced and growing environment that’s expanding and changing day by day and there is always the opportunity for us to learn new things.
What have you enjoyed the most about ILEA?
The people! I love that everyone is very friendly and outgoing and they have a genuine interest in you and your business.
Best advice you have for others or have been given?
My favorite Youtuber is always saying Do More! And he’s very successful.
Favorite thing to do when you are not working?
Organize my house. Yes, organizing is my definition of fun.
Most Recent Vacation Spot?
My husband and I’s hometown to visit the family. We don’t see them a lot since we’re 8 hours away.
Favorite Austin Experience?
Swimming in the greenbelt
Favorite Austin Restaurant/Hang out spot? Favorite food?
This one is hard. We’ve found a couple restaurants that we love and are always going to. Home Slice, Fresas, Thai Kun, Veracruz at Radio Coffee, Hecho en Mexico. Too many good places in Austin.
Any mentors or people who inspire you, you look up to – industry or non-industry?
My inspiration in the ATX events industry is Cindy Lo with Red Velvet Events. In the digital word, YouTubers like Casey Neistat and Liza Koshy, or anyone really who is hustling and making things happen for themselves.
NOW FOR THE FUN QUESTIONS –
What is the neatest place you have ever visited?
Marfa, TX. Can’t explain it. You just have to experience it.
If you won a million dollars, what is the first thing you would buy?
The famous tiny red car from Mr. Bean’s show.
Who / What is your dream client or event?
My dream is to partner with the Special Olympics organization!
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
New York baby!