We are excited to announce an addition to our team at SOHOSTORY! Bella Salazar is our new Studio Manager, and we’re thrilled to be working with her. She will be coordinating schedules and billing with clients and managing all the behind-the-scenes details for our business. We’re so grateful to be working with her!
What do you do?
I’m the studio manager at SOHOSTORY. I’m also a nanny and a student at Dallas Baptist University. I am currently in an accelerated program where I am working towards getting both my undergrad and masters in Business Management.
Where are you from?
I’m from Bulverde, a small town deep in the heart of the hill country about 20 minutes north of San Antonio, TX.
What do you do to relax?
Yoga and exercise are essential for my sanity, but I also love a great movie, a thrilling show, or an awesome hike. One of my favorite places to hike is Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg, Texas. No matter the times I’ve hiked it, it always manages to bring new challenges.
Another passion and stress reliever of mine is cooking. I absolutely love to cook, especially for the people I care about. Through my love of cooking, I have learned about the different issues arising within our society on the topic of food. I am passionate about the food insecurities in Dallas and I hope to fight against it while bringing in fresh and affordable options to certain communities within the city. That’s a work in progress, but something I am certainly looking forward to unraveling.
My biggest and probably most therapeutic form of relaxing would certainly be my music. As a child I was blessed with the opportunity to take piano lessons, and as soon as I joined a choir I was hooked. I’ve been writing and composing my own music for years, and it is the most delightful release that provides my heart a place of true serenity amongst the chaos that life often brings.
What are you currently reading?
I’m reading a great book by Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People. I love people and this books teaches me how to love people well. The practical applications and frank dialect really speak directly to me. It’s honestly an awesome read, and I would recommend it to anyone. Don’t forget your highlighter - you’ll need it!
What is your favorite part of your job?
In all honesty I love all the parts of my job. However one of my favorite parts about working with SOHOSTORY is how it allows me to nurture the business while doing the best I can to nurture our clients as well. I love people, but I also love to help people thrive. This job gives me the opportunity to ensure that our clients get taken care of and that all of the other behind-the-scenes elements of the business get treated with the same amount of care.
What brought you to SOHOSTORY?
Through a crazy miracle I got hired as an intern at WELD, a co-working space for creatives. That was incredible because I lack the “creative” element that most interns there have. Nevertheless, I have a deep affection for creatives and artists of all kinds and I hope to see them reach their fullest potential. The small business world is one that my heart loves dearly. Amazingly, they hired me! Last summer I met many of our members at WELD and I felt truly blessed just to be in the same room as all of the talented and brave individuals. Hoyoung and Sojung were amongst them. My manager at WELD immediately expressed her desire for us to connect. I will always be grateful for that. I am truly honored to be part of the SOHOSTORY team and I look forward to sharing the beauty of this artistic and talented team.
What’s your favorite restaurant?
In Dallas, how does one choose?! Currently I’m a bit obsessed with Velvet Taco. If you happen to stop by, you MUST try the tater tots. 100% carbolicious goodness! They’re my absolute favorite.
What’s your favorite beverage?
Juice will always be my weakness, no matter my age!
My favorite these days is a mixed juice from Trader Joe’s. I can’t remember the name right now, but it’s delicious! I think juice sort of brings me back to a place when I was a kid, simpler times that I remember with fondness. Every weekend my mom would make us a traditional Colombian breakfast while my dad and I would take turns with the hand juicer to make fresh orange juice. That was the good stuff. Fresh, cool and pulpy! Yum!!
All photos were taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera.