John Romero


Arlina Palacios


Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

John Romero was born August 12 1960 in El Paso, Texas. His father Richard Romero was a school teacher, bus driver, educational diagnostician, tax preparer and his mother Hortencia Hernandez Romero was a stay at home mother who cared for her twelve children. John attended St. Joseph’s Parochial School, Cathedral High School and The University of Texas at El Paso. John currently lives in El Paso, Texas and is married with two children. He is the owner of Romero Consulting and Romero Insurance.

Summary of Interview

John Romero got his start in his father’s tax preparation office when he was in the 7th grade. By the age of 14, John and his other siblings would assist their father with tax return preparation. After graduating from Cathedral High School, John worked at a Safeway grocery store, working his way up to different positions within the store. During this time, John and his siblings continued to help their father at his tax business during tax season from January until April. John would work at Safeway, then work at the commissary part time and attend The University of Texas at El Paso as well. John worked at Safeway for 10 years and in 1990 he went to work for Expedex Paper and Graphics.

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

101 minutes

Tape Number

No. 1504

Transcript Number

No. 1504

Length of Transcript

39 pages


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Interview Number

No. 1504

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