OWNER AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF IDEAS
A true pioneer of the early dot-com era, Maribel has been in the business of making ideas happen for over a decade. There is no doubt that Caracas Arepa Bar has been her greatest challenge and certainly represents one of her many accomplishments. It is easy to see how her eclectic background in communications and art, from flamenco bailaora to make-up artist, permeates Caracas Arepa Bar everywhere from its décor to the easygoing vibe.
ARISTIDES "GATO" BARRIOS,
OWNER AND VISIONEER
This cat has done it all. Aristides holds a BA in Architecture and has spent time working in different areas of commercial communications, first at VANS as part of its emerging media team and most recently as Art Director at visionary shop Green Team Advertising in New York City. However, don't let these facts distract you from his real skills, which some argue are rooted in managing risk, as in riding monster waves in Maui or monster mountains in Colorado. This is probably the best possible background for a visionary entrepreneur in the greatest city in the world.