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Hillary Kent is co-founder and Creative Director at MERCANTIL. For the past fifteen years, Hillary has acquired the reputation of being a go-to resource for the hospitality industry, collaborating with the best designers and brands in the world. Hillary graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in Interior Design.


She began her career working with luxury residential design studios and prominent textile and furniture houses. Her impactful, refined interiors draw inspiration from a myriad of experiences; from her childhood living in Australia, her twenties in NYC and now Baja, Mexico where she calls home with Christian and their dog, Bishop.

Christian Minor is the co-founder and Director of Operations at MERCANTIL. For over 20 years, he has designed spaces and experiences for some of the largest retail brands in the world. Christian grew up in Southern California, and earned an Advertising degree in San Francisco.


Christian spent 20+ years in Seattle, developing some of the cities iconic brands before heading back south to warmer climates and salty surf. His love for architectural design and global cultures has allowed MERCANTIL to source incredible products & vendors from around the world. He now calls Todos Santos, BCS MX home with Hillary, Bishop and a vintage Airstream as their new Design Studio.

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