How it all began!

In 2006 I started La Placita Wellness and Education Center.  The current board consists of:

Vincenzo Marquez, Vice President

Patricia Santiago, Instructor

Over the years we have had various board members and are actively looking for new members.  In September 2017we will be have a board recruitment luncheon and hopefully recruit youth as well as seasoned wellness professionals to be part of our board.

My Story:

I was a fat kid!  I did something about it and now I help others.

I have written a book called What’s Eating You Kid?  It’s a scary story! about all the scary monsters in food today. I am using the sale of this book to provide funding for the organization.  You can find at