Who We Are

Eat Drink Local Texas is a Digital Marketing platform, born
 in San Antonio with the mission to bring attention to local food,
culture, and events. From one local to another, your business is your passion
and ours is to share that passion with others.


Advertising with a large agency can be costly and your small
business could be buried under larger clients with larger advertising budgets,
but with Eat Drink Local Texas your business will receive top-notch marketing
without the huge price tag. Through our platform, you can reach thousands of customers,
create optimized content that’s unique to your business, and see measurable
engagements that lead to more traffic through your doors. Our followers want to
find you and you want them in your store; we do all the work in-between.


Because we specialize in working with small, local
businesses that sometimes don’t have the advertising budget to compete with
larger organizations. Our marketing plans and scheduling strategies have
affordable fees for businesses of any size. So, whether you want digital or
traditional advertising, featured social media sponsorship, or something unique
for your business, we’re happy to help put your passion on the map.

Fernando Tamayo


Fernando started Eat Drink Local Texas as a project for his interns at Valamayo Social. His goal for Eat Drink Local Texas is to feature restaurants, bars, events and fun activities across the great State of Texas. His passion for giving back to the community he grew up in inspired him to fund scholarships for college students in San Antonio. His main goal for Eat Drink Local Texas is to expand throughout Texas, create a network of strong marketers, build brand awareness for small businesses, and show off what the great State of Texas has to offer. 


Leighann Sallick

Head Digital Account Manager

Leighann is our Head Digital Account Manager for Eat Drink Local Texas. She graduated from Mercyhurst University in Pennyslvania with a degree in Marketing. She is Fernando’s right hand; from meeting with clients to attending video and photoshoots to make sure everything runs smoothly, Leighann is our to go. 

Check out our YouTube channel to see some videos Leighann has hosted! 


Regina Ramos

Eat Drink Local Texas Host

Regina is the Host for Eat Drink Local Texas. Her love for food and outgoing personality, makes her a phenomenal host. Originally from Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, she moved to Texas at the age of 5. She has called San Antonio home since then.  

She currently attends The University of Texas at San Antonio, where she is majoring in Marketing. During her free time, Regina enjoys exploring San Antonio and trying new restaurants and bars with friends. 




Cristian Garcia

Production Assistant

San Antonio, born and raised, Cristian is the Production Assistant for Eat Drink Local Texas. His passion for film and photography make him a great asset to our team. He is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he received his degree in Computer Engineering. 

In his free time, Cristian likes to grow his photography portfolio, work out and spend time with his family. Follow his photography page to see his work! 


Melisa Sanchez Zamora

Administrative Assistant - Account Manager

Melisa is our Administrative Assistant and Account Manager for Eat Drink Local Texas. A graduate from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Communication, she loves cats, Dunkin’ Iced Coffee and Twitter. She loves taking on a challenge, whether it’s website design or social media, she’s on the job.  

In her free time, Melisa enjoys exploring San Antonio, trying out new restaurants and going on road trips around South Texas. 

Meet Our Staff

Nadia Hernandez

Account Manager

Alexandra Parra

Content Writer

Jasmine Jeffery

Account Manager

Danielle Badiola

Account Manager

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