INTRODUCTION

My name is Kimberly though I’m commonly known as Ava (a nickname). I am 57 years old, single, and a university-educated permanent resident of Mexico.

In 2018, I founded PANORAMIC MEDIA SAS DE CV to promote San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico to English-speaking tourists and individuals considering relocation through my website, VisitSanMiguel.com.

Over the years, I’ve built connections with local professionals who provide advice and services to English-speaking foreigners.

As the COVID-19 pandemic was winding down in August 2021, there was a surge in demand for relocation support. Recognizing a need, I was inspired to establish a physical community center in San Miguel de Allende to better assist newcomers, something the local tourism board lacked.

My website, VisitSanMiguel.com, was already a resource for tourists, and I believed that creating the San Miguel de Allende Expat Community Resource Center would be a significant addition to the community.

Creating the San Miguel de Allende Expat Community Center was a labor of love and pride.

In September 2021, I signed a lease with Esperanza Marquez Romo for a commercial property located at Stirling Dickinson 12, Colonia San Antonio, San Miguel de Allende.

While still managing the staff of VisitSanMiguel.com, I began the process of moving her furniture into storage, painting the building, making repairs, and refurbishing the office space.

We opened our doors on February 2, 2022 and we were an immediate success. Full of optimism and joy, I invited the mayor, Mauricio Trejo Pureco, to a riboon cutting, but he was a no-show that day, which was disappointing, because I’d hoped the city would embrace and support the Expat Center.

Image left is of our grand opening concert, February 2, 2022.

Image right shows the Expat Center, stolen by Esperanza Marquez Romo, Cesar Lugo Ruiz, using my business name and the AT&T phone number that was stolen from my company using a fraudulent power of attorney. June 1, 2024. I reported the phone number stolen in April 2023 and the Guanajuato Fiscala D Ministerio Publico have refused to investigate the case.