2018 Salsa Queen Candidates

Henrietta Hernandez BurressSupport Henrietta's Campaign Now!

Henrietta began her career at the young age of 15 when she enrolled in an SAISD Student Development Internship Program where journalism and broadcasting became her passion. By her senior year, she became a well-known radio personality in Texas.

After years of traveling, she finally settled back in San Antonio at KTFM 102.7 where she is known for the 'Noontime Workout'. Henrietta served as a keynote speaker for National Women's Day in San Antonio. She has worked with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Beat Aids, San Antonio AIDS Foundation and Pathways Youth & Family Services.

Henrietta continues to inspire others and serves the community with her online radio shows "Spirit One Radio" and "Living a Good Life".

Her love for the City of San Antonio and its youth fuel her to make a difference in her community and for SA Youth. 



Chloe CastillonSupport Chloe's Campaign Now!

Chloe is a sophomore at Northwest Vista Community College where she is majoring in school psychology. She is a graduate of Earl Warren HS, a member of the leadership team serving in student ministry at Westover Hills Assembly of God, and a huge Fiesta fan.

When the opportunity to represent SA Youth was presented, Chloe was excited. "I have a cousin that participates in the afterschool program and I have heard great feedback. To have an opportunity to combine my love for my community and one of my favorite times of the year, it's a win-win!"

Overall Chloe's purpose is to promote and bring awareness to the community about SA Youth's mission. Most importantly raise money to help allow these kids to become successful and turn their dreams into reality.


Maggie Ortiz



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Maggie Ortiz is a senior vice president and commercial lender at Lone Star National Bank. She has worked in the banking industry for almost 20 years, starting as a credit analyst at IBC and eventually moving up to her current role at Lone Star.

She graduated from St. Mary's University with a degree in corporate finance, crediting her hard work and determination as to the key to her success. As a lender, Maggie works with customers to develop local businesses and helps the bank grown within the market. She balances her busy work schedule with her even busier home life as a mother of two awesome children, Cristian and Alessandra. She is also an avid foodie who loves exploring San Antonio and everything the city has to offer.

As an inner-city San Antonio native, Maggie has always been passionate about supporting her community. She recently became involved with SA Youth because of their mission and goal to provide high-risk urban youth with the tools needed for success. She plans to use her nomination as Salsa Queen to raise money and awareness for this amazing organization.


2018 Chips King Candidates

                                                                                                Support Adam's Campaign Now!

Adam Zarb-Cousin is a native of the southern Adam Zarb-CousinEuropean island nation of Malta. Raised in San Antonio, TX, Adam graduated from Madison High School, served in the United States Air Force and studied Theology in Nashville, TN. Shortly after returning from seminary, Adam founded Greater Joy Church where he serves as Senior Pastor.

Greater Joy is a force of love, joy, and peace in our community. Twice weekly and soon to increase, this non-profit serves free meals for the community at their Kirby location. Pastor Z as Adam is affectionately known has organized teams of similarly impassioned individuals to respond to the urgent needs of children and families in our city and surrounding areas.

Youth are close to his heart, due to his own experience within CPS and children's home systems as a child.It is an honor for Adam to serve on the Royal Court on behalf of San Antonio Youth to raise money and awareness for this ever-important part of our community.



Jesus FuentesSupport Jesus' Campaign Now!

Raised in Kerrville, TX Jesus Fuentes is the son of Mexican immigrants. Jesus received associates degrees in English, Math, and, Business from Blinn College, is a Cume Laude Honor Graduate with a Bachelors in Business Management from Texas State University and an MBA graduate from University of Texas at San Antonio.

After college, his career has spanned into several areas including construction, radio, and, television, but his current role as Business Development Manager at Santikos Entertainment brings him the highest level of pride, fulfillment, and joy from working for such an amazing organization with a vital mission.

Jesus' desire to be Chips King for SA Youth comes from his desire to see the youth of our community succeed. As the mission of SA Youth is to provide the youth in the community the opportunity to reach their full potential, Santikos' mission is to benefit our community.

Anyone who knows the Santikos story knows that the late founder, John L. Santikos left his estate to the San Antonio Area Foundation, for the community he so loved. Empowering the youth of San Antonio is one of the pillars at Santikos. Youth are the future. He can see himself in many of their faces, his parents immigrated from Mexico, gave him the opportunity to succeed through their focus on hard work and determination and the youth of San Antonio can succeed too. Santikos is proud to offer a great, safe place for children of all ages to make memories and share experiences. Not only does he want to bring out the best in other, Jesus also wants to share the Santikos vision that they are more than just a movie theater, they are a mission.


Dave ThomasSupport David's Campaign Now!

David is a native San Antonian with a deep-rooted family history that dates all the way back to the early 1800's. David has three wonderful children, Danny, Sydney, and Brandan with his eldest making him young hip grandpa at the age of 46. David says the best part about being a grandpa is the ability to enjoy and spoil his granddaughter Addy and then hand her back to her parents when she gets fussy. David has been accompanied on his life's journey by his wife, Roni.

A graduate of St. Mary's in 1993 with an MBA in Business Administration specializing in Accounting, David went to work for Intermedia Partners in San Francisco right out of college. Although the experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity, David quickly diverted back to this roots and moved back to San Antonio (I hear he is a big mama's boy). Somehow, someway and to make a long story short he wound up in I.T. Go Figure.

David aspires to be the Chips King for 2018 because of his devotion to the youth of San Antonio. With kids of his own, he sees the constant struggle that children go through these days. He acknowledges that things "just aren't like they were when we were growing up" and hopes to make a difference in the future.

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