Carlos Diaz was born in Puerto Rico and moved to the Bronx as a young child. He studied Merchandising and Retail at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Carlos spent most of his career in the retail industry – working as a buyer for Lord and Taylor, and eventually running his own retail gift shop. Carlos became a companion to gain a new perspective on aging, and to connect older adults with community resources. He feels that this challenging and rewarding work has changed his perspective on life. In his spare time, Carlos loves to watch classic movies, attend the theater, and experiment with new recipes.