I would like to start off by saying thank you for all your comments. I understand all of them and respect each of them. You are all right to be skeptical, specially those who don't know me and know what I stand for and represent. I have not been in this industry for many years but I have been in it long enough to have an immense passion, love, respect and admiration for it. From day 1, before I even worked in it, as a smoker I wanted to know anything and everything. I read many articles online and asked everyone I met that knew more than me, many questions. When I began working in it, I was fortunate to work with a respected and very knowledgeable family who I love very much. And for almost three years I promoted them and only them. I respect and love them so much, I left their company without a job or even without telling anyone outside of it. On my last day after I left the office, I was fortunate that a few people contacted me and I immediately set up interviews. I was looking to do marketing, advertisement, sales, events, get on the road and be a support for the sales team on the road. When Tom Lazuka contacted me and put me in contact with Christian, that's exactly what I had in mind. To my surprise, Christian had something bigger in mind. And like anyone would do, because I am sure you would all do the same, I took the opportunity of a lifetime. Whether people believe me or not that that is how it happened, I know in my mind and heart that it is the way it happened and that I have been nothing but respectful to the family I worked for. I am very eager to continue learning and very excited to get out on the road and meet all of you in this new journey. I am very grateful for the opportunity and honored to be working with the team and family of Tabacaleras Unidas. All I can ask of everyone is to give Hechicera a try and let the smoke and ashes speak for themselves. Once again, thank you all for your comments and I look forward to enjoying a smoke with each of you.
Lots of love and smokey wishes to you all,
Grace M. Sotolongo