January Member Spotlight: Richard Medina

04 Jan 2017 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Quick Facts

Name: Richard Medina     

Company: Bain Medina Bain

Role:  Marketing & Media Coordinator

What services does your company provide?
Civil Engineering and Surveying.

Years of Experience: 5

Learn more about Richard:

Where are you originally from?
Born and raised in San Antonio, TX

Tell us something really interesting about you.
Most people know that I have my own media company but what most don’t know is that I am involved in the film community. I helped film 2 movies created by local film director Cedric Thomas Smith, “Unimaginable” and “She Waits”. I have directed a short film “Fostered” and helped create “El Borracho” directed by Juan Carlos Montalvo. This coming year we have a handful of features and short films that will be filmed as well as one that I will be writing and directing.

Everyone at SMPS has a story about why they joined the organization. What’s yours?
LOL! It’s really not a crazy story other than one day my Boss told me “I signed you up for SMPS and you will be going”.

What drew you to the A/E/C industry?
I graduated high school and Bain Medina Bain needed surveyors at the time so I worked for this company on and off for years. Eventually I made my way back and was able to start working on the marketing side of the company.

Where’s your favorite place to eat in San Antonio?
I absolutely love sushi. There was a small sushi restaurant called Samurai Sushi that I would go to but the owner closed down and had a huge opportunity in California. So now I have to find a new place. So I’m still on the hunt and open to suggestions for this question!!

What do you like to do in your free time?
Cooking and movies!! I love cooking. There is nothing I can’t cook! But the best would be a steak marinated for a day, cooked to medium rare with asparagus and a nice salad and watching movies, foreign and domestic!

Do you have any pets?
Oh do I!  At one point I had 4 dogs. 2 passed away and yet I found another dog. It’s a love-hate relationship with that one. My dogs are trained. Properly trained. An example, I can put food in bowls and they will not move from their bed until I tell them to go eat. But that one dog that I found…. She pushes the boundaries… but she does have a face only a mother can love and well I’m her mother.

What would be impossible for you to give up?
I’ve been told “control”. I tend to see how things might play out in my head and so to avoid such mishaps I tend to control the situation. I’m 95% right all of the time…

Describe your ideal vacation.
My ideal vacation would be to first pack up all camping gear and dogs and take off to find a good camping spot. Set up camp and grab the chairs and sit in the water. Get back to camp and start a fire and cook some good food. Sitting by the fire with some great beverages and repeat for the next couple of days!.

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