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The Squad

meet the team behind salovelist


Our Team


Gabby Mata- Founder and Creative

Meet Gabby, she’s the OG creator and mind behind San Antonio LoveList. She started the account back in 2017 with hopes that she could put this on her resume and get hired. Instead it grew at an exponential rate and is now one of the best resources in San Antonio for food, nightlife and entertainment.

Apart from the ‘gram- Gabby loves spending time with Quebec, her chiweenie, listening to music and cooking. She’s a huge advocate of bending the rules, laughing out loud until she cries and sitting outside (like the Europeans do it). Her favorite foods are cheese, cheeseburgers and pizza. And she’s an alum of UTSA.

Meet Marlynn

Meet Marlynn

Marlynn Garcia- Food + Fashion Contributor

The number one rule you will need to know with Marlynn is no talking until she’s had at least three cups of coffee. She’s is extremely shy, but once you get to know you won’t get her to stop talking, and boy can she talk. Also, she will talk about anything and everything. Blame it on her ADHD. 

She has been with her husband for twelve years. They have a fur baby named Cesar. Marlynn and her husband are sports fanatics, but love baseball above all that’s why they plan on visiting every MLB stadium before they die! Marlynn is a yogi and an animal lover. She is compassionate about everything she does. She is an special education teacher but has her degree in Business Administration. She enjoys spending her free time eating delicious food and hanging out with her family and friends- like she’ll literally always be there for you- no matter what.

Her favorite food is pizza, She listens to all types of music and will dance to anything with a good beat. She is an avid volunteer and is a member of the Junior League of San Antonio. Marlynn tries to visit the Pearl at least once a week with her puppy. If you see them stop and say hi. They won’t bite. 


Alyssa Bailey- Music Contributor

Alyssa is a SATX transplant from Houston, pug mom and music enthusiast. She spends her time obsessing over hip hop, hand embroidery and content creation.


Faith Roberts- Intern

Faith is born and raised in San Antonio and loves tacos any time of day and drink of choice will always be a lime margarita with salt. She is a recent Public Relations graduate from Texas Tech University and loves working on digital graphics, video editing, and all things content creation. On her nerdier side, she loves learning about analytics and how to grow a brand. Faith is excited to showcase her creativity on SA Love List!


Julia Rodriguez- Intern

Meet Julia! One very important thing about her is that she has an obsession with Drake, no surprise? A little more on her glamorous life, she is a proud native of San Antonio and recently graduated from Texas Tech. Julia has a background in advertising, graphic design and social media and is now ready to conquer blogging. Her personality is set to be free and experience new things so as she’s covering of all these cool places she hopes to help you get to expand your horizons as well.


Mimi Bonilla- Spanish Translator

Mimi is a badass. After completing a Masters of Science in Mental Health and working as a Paralegal for five years as an official translator for legal proceedings, she decided to take her passion for all things San Antonio, traveling and writing elsewhere. As funny as life is, a few months of unemployment landed her as Marketing Director of a new restaurant at the time. This allowed all of her creativity to explode! And it is thanks to this restaurant that she met Gabby and it was a no-brainer to collaborate in her passion. The one thing she loves more than food and her Maltese, Henry is the need for speed. She’s crazy about Formula 1 racing and spends all her free time feeding this passion (aka fighting with her boyfriend about how much Ferrari sucks and McLaren is king). You will likely find her working at the restaurant 24/7 glued to her computer and/or phone.