10 Things We're Grateful For in 2021


Photographs of the Colibri Collective team, Stephanie Mendez's graduation photo, a parrot, and beers. Writing, "10 Things We're Grateful For in 2021"

As the fall weather picks up, the leaves change, and our surroundings become a reminder of the year winding down, we begin to reflect on what 2021 brought. There were many celebrations and successes to be grateful for. Our Collective shares some of their reflections on the past year, in the hopes of continued good times to come.


Gaby Cardenas, CEO

“I am grateful that everyone from my family is healthy. COVID-19 gave me the opportunity to reflect on what’s important in life. I’m most grateful to have my team back in the office, since our space was created for collaboration. I’m also grateful to be traveling again, it fuels my soul.”

Gaby Cardenas, CEO



Sandra Cardenas, Vice President of Client Services

“I am grateful my family is healthy, fully vaccinated and we can spend thanksgiving together this year.”

Sandra Cardenas, Vice President of Client Services



Mercedes Aloia, Director of Advertising

“I am grateful for my family and friends who are the most amazing support system a girl could have. And for all the positive things this year has brought me.”

Mercedes Aloia, Director of Advertising



Jackie Bosque-Diaz, Director of Strategic Business Development

“Having my daughter back to in-person school has been fundamental to her wellbeing, I am so grateful for our educators and in-person classes.”

Jackie Bosque-Diaz, Director of Strategic Business Development



Atkims Martinez, Business Development Executive

“I am grateful for family, friends, a good craft beer, Friday nights, my job, my bosses, and old school songs.”

Atkims Martinez, Business Development Executive



Mareli Aguiñiga, Senior Graphic Designer

“I am grateful for the recovered stability brought by this year. My job, family, pets, health, and opportunities are positive blessings that fulfill my life.”

Mareli Aguiñiga, Senior Graphic Designer



Arturo Cardenas, Production Designer

“I am grateful for my pets, who make me smile every day.”

Arturo Cardenas, Production Designer



Genevieve Leach, Jr. Copywriter

“I am grateful for the love of my family and friends, and for the many memories I’ve been lucky to make.”

Genevieve Leach, Jr. Copywriter



Talina Felix, Graphic Design Fellow

“I am grateful that my family, friends and I are healthy. For making it through college and having the opportunity to be an intern as a graphic designer.” Talina Felix, Graphic Design Fellow



Stephanie Mendez, Digital Fellow

“I am thankful for graduating and being able to get a job related to my degree. And I am grateful for being surrounded by my loving family and friends.”

Stephanie Mendez, Digital Fellow



After a year like 2021, we are united in gratitude for our friends, family, and health. Wherever the year has taken you, we hope you are able to reflect and identify a few things you are grateful for. Best of wishes this Thanksgiving!

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