Hey, it’s me: Héctor (remember, the H is silent - similar to the D in Django). I was born in Culiacán, Sinaloa located in the northwest part of México. I spent most of life there doing what people do: killing dragons, saving the world and travelling through time (at least in video games). When I finished my undergraduate degree, I had the opportunity to move to Monterrey to start working in the IT field (someone randomly yells “boooring!”). Although I don’t spend much time away from my computer, I still get hyped when invited to go hiking or play tennis - so don’t let my newly round body deceive you. I’m also a frustrated musician; I have played drums for 10 years now and also play guitar for those of you who don’t believe the drums are a real instrument. From the first sentence of this bio, could you tell I love Tarantino movies? Or should I make another reference like, “I love comfortable silences”?
What is your most marked characteristic?
Being me. Which means: rants, being hyper, screaming, random periods of sleep, etc. Some people may tell stories about me holding conversations while sleeping. Liars.
What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
Trying to save a friend from drowning in the ocean. I don’t know how to swim. Don’t worry, he is still alive. So am I.
Who is your favorite fictional character?
If I had to choose, I’d say Elijah Snow. Read Planetary and let me know what you think. When he meets Dracula, you’ll remember me.
Your favorite musician?
Why do you torture me with this question? (Breathes deep) I admire a lot of musicians: Nick Menza, Mike Portnoy, Alex González, Travis Barker, Casey Grillo, Dave Grohl, Tré Cool, Paz Lenchantin, and the list could continue. However, I particularly admire Dom Howard, who doesn’t exactly play the most elaborate drum fills, but still transmits the right feelings and intensity in every song.
Who has had the most influence on you?
Definitely my mother. Why? Try raising three kids alone. She is the perfect example of how sheer will and effort make anything possible.