Our Team












Luis and Tressa have lived in Mexico most of their lives and have been happily married for over 24 years. They are a perfect example that opposites attract.












 Tressa is a graphic designer with a Master’s degree in Textiles from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She manages all the daily operations for all of our sales avenues: our storefront, wholesale, and ecommerce site here in the United States. She works with the Artisans in Mexico to create contemporary designs that fit well for the US market while ensuring all merchandise is of the highest quality.













Heather Perez is our General Store Manager she brings a customer perspective to the team with 15 years’ experience in providing exceptional customer services. Her passion for retail has allowed her to become a great leader with 12 years in retail management. Heather is committed to providing all of our clients with a great experience whether they are shopping with her in our storefront or over the phone.





















Tina M Ballesteros is our Accountant and Business Operations Consultant. She received her Bachelor’s in Business Management with a concentration in Accounting, and is actively pursuing her Master’s degree in Accounting both from the University of the Incarnate Word. She is indispensable to the numbers side of Nativa; specializing in monthly accounting, financial statement preparation, process improvements, and also assisting in conflict resolution.











Luis is an architect and received his degree in Architecture from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He is the mastermind of the business. He manages all the operations in Mexico from purchasing inventory to maintaining vendor relationships.