America the Beautiful

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Name: America Corrales Bortin
Age: 37
Title: Founder of ATS
Married: Married to Terry Bortin
Kids: 2 Daughters; Analis and Alexa
Live: Phoenix

Meet America Corrales Bortin, founder of American Taco Shop.  Some of America’s earliest memories were of her in the kitchen cooking with her mother in Mexico. At the age of fourteen she moved to the United States after her mother passed away.  She lived with her oldest brother and sister-in-law.  After meeting her husband in 1999, Terry Bortin, America decided to pursue her dream of opening America’s Taco Shop.  Now with six locations opening in the valley, America is finally living her dream.  Read how America answered these 20 questions.

I WAS BORN…

Culiacan Sinaloa, Mexico.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT ARIZONA…

is the weather.

I AM LISTENING TO…

Michael Buble and John Mayer.

MY FAMILY…

is the most important thing in my life. They are my strength.

IF I COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANYONE, IT WOULD BE…

the Pope.

ONE THING I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT…

Mexican food.

WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WANTED TO BE…

a teacher.

I’M INSPIRED BY…

my daughters give me inspiration every day to be a better person.

THE ONLY PERSON WHO MOTIVATES ME…

is my amazing husband, Terry!

IF I COULD CHANGE ANYTHING IN THE WORLD, IT WOULD BE…

for peace in the world.

THE PERFECT DAY WOULD BE…

making a new recipe for my family and spending the day relaxing by the pool.

MY FIRST JOB WAS…

a teacher’s assistant.

MY FAVORITE ESCAPE…

The beach!

MY LIFE…

is in a great place because of my husband and my daughters.

I’M CURRENTLY WORKING ON…

writing family recipes for my daughters that they would be able to pass on to their children.

ALWAYS…

keep family first.

NEVER…

look back. Always look at what’s ahead of you.

FAVORITE QUOTE…

“If you persevere, God will open doors for you.”-Unknown

BIGGEST DREAM…

is to be able to sit and read books on the patio of my beach home in Mexico.

MY PET PEEVE(S)…

Our dog that barks at all hours of the day for no particular reason!



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