With offices in different parts of the country, we were curious to hear what Senderoans in each of our markets love about living in their city. We sat down with Christopher Salazar to hear more about his experience working in Houston.
Christopher joined Sendero as an Associate in 2021. He graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Management and has experience in the Energy, Healthcare, and Manufacturing sectors.
Tell us about a typical day in Houston.
Because of Sendero’s flexible work policy, sometimes I work from home or go into the office. Today, I’m working from home, so I start the morning with a run in Meyer Park. After that, I head to a local coffee shop like Barbarossa to pick up my morning coffee before heading home, opening my laptop, and starting the workday. I am currently working on an IT software assessment project for a client in the healthcare space, so I’m conducting stakeholder interviews and documenting key end user pain points.
After some heads-down work in the morning, I grab a bite and take my dog for a walk to get some fresh air. When I do work from the office, I’ll head out to a local lunch spot that’s in the vicinity. Our office is in an ideal location to get to Local Foods, Ninfa’s, and North Italia. If you haven’t tried the White Truffle Garlic Bread at North Italia, you are missing out!
Occasionally after lunch, I’ll switch gears and tackle some internal commitments. I am currently a member of Sendero Cares, our community outreach committee, so I’ve been working to get a local Houston non-profit I am passionate about, BEAR Houston, more connected to our company. Today, we’ve coordinated a volunteer event with BEAR Houston, so I spend a couple hours of my afternoon utilizing Paid Volunteer Time (PVT) to give back with fellow Senderoans.
After volunteering, I work with my project team to polish a presentation that we’ll be giving to key stakeholders later in the week. After wrapping up my client work, I head to a Sendero kickball match to spend some quality time with my friends from work.
After the work week you can find me heading off to Galveston with friends to enjoy the beach or hanging out at Buffalo Bayou Park or Memorial Park. When I’m looking to enjoy a more laid back weekend, you may find me checking out some local attractions such as the Houston Zoo, or the Houston Museum of Natural Science.