Winnie still has fond memories of growing up in San Juan.
“My favorite part was going with my grandmother to her country house for the summer,” he recalls. “We had no TVs, video games, or internet. I learned a little about everything, including managing cows, planting, fishing, construction, and mechanics. My cousins and I visited the beach every day on ATVs. Those were the best moments.”
Given that even Winnie’s childhood vacations involved useful activities, it’s no surprise he feels his friends and family would describe him as honest, hard-working, and organized. “I learned from my dad to work hard every day, and from my mom the values to be a better person,” he says. “My mom always said, ‘treat people as you wish they would treat you,’ and that’s a golden rule for me.
Now, my biggest motivation is my own kids. I want them to be successful and teach them these values so they can be good human beings.”