Get to know Eileen

Let me take this opportunity to tell you about myself. My husband, Robert, and I moved back to Jensen Beach nine years ago. When Bobby and I are not enjoying the beauty of Martin County with our one-eyed, rescued Yorkshire Terrier, Layla, we are Wealth Advisors.

I am a first-generation American, and my family is from Colombia. As one of six daughters of a surgeon-father and nurse-mother, I spent my early childhood in Stuart. My family then moved to Hialeah and later Miami. I graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School and the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Broadcast Media. From there, my career took me on a global journey as an educator and a business owner, enriching my work with a unique international perspective.

I served on the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Events Committee.

I spent my first seven years after graduation as a real estate broker in Miami-Dade and the East and West coasts of Florida. As a multi-million-dollar sales award recipient, I gained a unique perspective on the transformation of South Florida into a mega city with all its challenges. I also saw the significant damage that results from planning decisions made by leaders without vision, as has happened with Broward, Palm Beach, and St Lucie Counties. From there, I owned an import-export business, which I operated for eight years in Portugal.

I saw the opportunity to give something back by harnessing my passion for mentoring and developing young people. I taught high school in Sarasota County, specializing in teaching high school Honors English and Reading; I also coached English as a second language to international students.

My leadership, mentorship, and coaching in developmental instruction culminated in my selection as a Reading Department Chair.

I then took the opportunity to experience life in China, supporting classroom teachers in all disciplines. Later, I moved to the Kingdom of Bahrain, where I taught International Baccalaureate Language and Literature.

In addition, I am a graduate of the Leadership Institute outside of Washington, D.C.

Since returning to the Treasure Coast, I have been deeply involved in our community. My volunteer work includes the Treasure Coast Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Center, 4 Kids Foster Care placement organization, and the Good Samaritan Ministries, a faith-based recovery program. I am passionate about regional, environmental, and economic development issues and have been active in advocacy organizations and activities. My unwavering commitment to public service is a cornerstone of my character and campaign.

I am the published author of “Parallels – Surviving the Legacy of Pain,” and have spoken to audiences in the United States and internationally about family issues.

My diverse interests reflect my curiosity and passion for life, making me a well-rounded candidate. I look forward to meeting you on the campaign trail while continuing to learn from our shared experiences.