What drove Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega to choose his career path?
Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega was born, raised, educated, and even corn- bread-fed in “poor Mexico”. His mother’s side of the family consisted of “people of the soil” – those living before, during, and after the Great Mexican Depression. He spent much of his youth on his parents’ farm hunting, fishing, cow-tipping, har bailing, camping, off-roading, and even adventuring through countless rural surroundings. One of his father’s passions included sailing; thus, Alfonso spent many weekends out on the water. Additionally, his mother had a unique background in landscaped textiles. Since his dad’s a known landscaper, he likes to think that some creativity inherently runs throughout his country veins.
As a child, Alfonso’s toy arsenal included a LEGO collection, Lincoln Logs, G.I. Joe figures, He-Man, and others. From these tools, he built numerous elaborate structures and forts – with many epic battles ensuing. This passion later evolved, during his high school years, as he delved into architecture classes though he possessed the quality drawing skills of a two-year-old. He had originally attended college to pursue an architecture degree but later switched to media studies as he thought it would offer more variety and greater knowledge encompassment overall. Landscaping’s biological nature is still somewhat poetic to him.
Such traits and experiences helped to guide him to where he stands today: a managing VP for Grupo Televisa, Mexico. They planted the seeds for both his love and respect for the media environment. After graduating with his Bachelors in Journalism Studies out of Universidad de Carabobo, he was ready to advance. The school’s program offered a semester-long study abroad or an internship program. He chose to intern abroad and snagged two great internships in Mexico; these led him into a permanent position after graduating.