This year, we are partnering with Young Professionals of Conway to bring you profiles of some of Conway’s brightest young professionals.
This month, we introduce you to Melvin Martinez. Melvin is the Local Marketing Coordinator at Tacos 4 Life restaurant. Tacos4Life is a taco restaurant based in Conway that gives a meal for each meal they sell through their partnership with Feed My Starving Children.
Melvin A Martinez
Tacos 4 Life
How long have you been with your company?
What kind of challenges have you had to overcome in your career?
Not believing I was good enough for the job. Not being qualified and being insecure in my abilities.
How did you overcome those?
Trusting my leaders, my bosses, and my mentors. It was a process, and I wanted to be best at what I do. I asked a ton of questions, even the “dumb ones.” I also had to fail a couple of times, but thanks to grace from the people above me, I have been able to be successful in what I do!
What is one thing people might be surprised to know about you?
When I was a kid, I wanted to be president of the United States.
What are your best career tips for other professionals?
Be teachable. Don’t know what your colleagues or friends do? Learn from them. Learn how to do everything. Love your neighbors well, and be quick to take care of people. Being kind takes you a long way.
What volunteer organizations are you involved in?
New Life Church in Conway. Leader in Elevation (College Ministry) AR Dream Center, and Missions
What do you do for fun when you aren’t working?
I love going to any of our local coffee shops here in Conway. I love spending time with my friends, FaceTime dates with my momma, and developing young leaders!
Who are your biggest supporters?
My Momma, my sister, my pastors, and my friend group!
Wrapping it up
Young Professionals of Conway is open to young professionals in Conway ages 21-40. They hold regular socials including the First Friday and Launch and Learns. Recent speakers include Glenn Crockett, Brady Lacy, and Daniel Tyler.
Last year, YPC hosted a very popular Pub Crawl. Be sure to check the YPC Facebook Page for more news on upcoming events.