Get to know... Santiago Lopez

Santiago Lopez

Age: 27

Spouse: None

Children: 3

Occupation and place of work: U.S. Army Reserve; Owner at Silverback Auto Detailing; Walmart DC

Best thing about living in the Yakima Valley is: The opportunity for small businesses, it’s the perfect place to start because people are helpful.

When I was a child, I wanted to grow up to be: A law enforcement officer.

First job I ever had was: Jack in the Box

The most famous person I’ve met is: None yet.

The best gift I ever received was: My children.

The best piece of advice I ever received was: If you think your times are hard, some people have it a lot worse.

My favorite food is: Bacon cheeseburgers.

One of my most memorable moments, besides getting married or having children was: Being out in the field with buddies, just the military life experience in general.

If I could witness any event past, present, or future, I would want to see: Eminem concert.

The person I’d like to meet, sit with and talk to for an hour is: Eminem.

I’d love to learn how to: Build a business without going to school.

The furthest I have been away from home is when I went to: Georgia or Missouri.

My favorite leisure activity or hobby is: Polishing vehicles.

If I didn’t have to worry about money, I’d spend my time: in Miami, Florida

The one word that best describes me is: Awesome.

If I could change one thing about myself it would be: I would have joined the military right out of high school instead of waiting until I was 22.

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