Kim Carrillo is an East Texan native. She grew up in Henderson and after having moved to other parts of Texas, decided to settle back in among the pine trees. She has a master's degree from The University of Texas at Austin and bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Both degrees are in Social Work and she has worked in non-profits and higher education. Kim currently works with international students, however she has recently become a food entrepreneur as well. She works with her mom to provide Chelo's Handmade Tortillas. Later this year, she and her husband, Matthew Carrillo, will open Texas Tortilla Kitchen. She believes food is a way to bring communities together and nourish the heart and soul.