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Check Out Carlos Maldonado’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carlos Maldonado. 

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
My name is Carlos Maldonado I’m 33 years old and I was born and raised in a small town in Puerto Rico called Orocovis. It’s in the higher mountains on the very center of the island. As a kid, I always had been active and involved in different groups including boy scouts, the dancing, and volleyball team. I also started to explore and love arts, outdoors, music, fashion, travel, and photography. I graduated from high school and I started college in the University of Puerto Rico. I ended up with a BA in communications, including radio and tv. After graduated I started working in the medical field (Customer Service) for a few years and after that I switched jobs and started in the banking industry with Banco Santander. After a few years working my job offered me relocation to Tampa FL and for the first time in my life I started a new life and moved to Tampa since February 2021. I’m in the process to explore the city so I’m always looking for new places to eat or have fun, always with my camera on hand. I’m still doing photography as a hobby and I’m always looking forward for new adventures in this town. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Is not had been a smooth road of course. In the process of relocating, I had to let go my life in Puerto Rico, my family, friends, and my significant other. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and bad decisions in life but I learned from each and every bad experience that I had. At the moment I didn’t understand why the consequences of bad decisions happened to me but now that I’m older I understand that we have to go thru all these bad experiences in order to appreciate and be grateful with what you have and all that you have been accomplished even if it’s a small step. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
The best thing I learned about my work is empathy. I work with customers every day and I know how hard life can be for everyone out there in these times so I try my best to offer help so the customers end up satisfied with the service. Besides that, I consider myself a natural leader and I love to organize, create and participate in activities that involved helping others. I also keep doing my photography on my personal media accounts about men’s fashion and lifestyle. I’m proud about my own creativity and ideas to do things more fun and interesting in life. 

Who else deserves credit in your story?
I want to thank my mom and dad Carmen Rivera & Ruben who had always been by my side and always trust in me and walk me to become the man that I am today. Also, my sisters, nieces, and nephews who always support me in any crazy idea that I create. Also, I want to thank all my friends (Giselle, John, Brenda, Luis Daniel, Amarilis, Monica) & boyfriend (John Mark) in Puerto Rico I miss them so much and I hope to see them soon! 

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