Who We Are

Title: Owner
Expertise: Media Relations, Strategic Planning, Brand Development
Education: B.A. Public Relations – Western Kentucky University
Master’s Communications and Leadership – Gonzaga University

Aquila Mendez-Valdez’ career began at Western Kentucky University where she earned her Bachelor’s in Public Relations and compiled All-Conference honors as a part of the Division I volleyball team. After graduating from WKU, she completed her Master’s in Communications and Leadership through Gonzaga University while pursuing her career.

With years of industry experience in both the blogging and public relations field, Aquila Mendez-Valdez launched Haute in Texas in 2011 as a personal blog where she still writes in the hopes of providing women with fun, intelligent content they can use in their everyday lives. Through its growth and her own professional growth as an account manager for one of the top firms in San Antonio, she developed a specific expertise in helping luxury lifestyle brands reach their consumers in an effective manner. Now as the owner of Haute in Texas, she prides herself in remaining a boutique firm in order to guarantee only the best client experience.

Her passions include social media, corporate social responsibility, and media relations. When she has a spare moment, she enjoys reading, writing and playing volleyball. She is married to her college sweetheart, Orlando, and they have two daughters, Cora and Issa. They also have a Bichon Frise named Frenchie.


Haute in Texas also partners with select agencies, subcontractors, and professionals to execute campaigns with even the broadest scopes. If you have a need and we can’t do it ourselves, we know someone who can. And you can trust that they’ll get it done to the standards we know you expect.

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Enough about us, we want to learn more about you and how we can help! Contact us today and let us help deliver a custom PR solution for you and your business.