Meet Our Team

Christina Esterly, President

Christina Esterly is the President of all Office Alternatives’ locations. She has been with the company since November 2018 having been in Learning & Development for 18 years prior and moving to ABQ from Colorado Springs.

She is passionate about OA’s mission of helping small businesses start, grow and expand in Albuquerque and sees OA as a business development resource and not just office space or mail service. In her off time, she enjoys her husband, 5 kids (4 grown), 3 grandkids, 3 Golden Retrievers, 1 Amazon parrot and 3 turtles. She loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking and camping. She loves the beach! Bahamas is her favorite beach for sun and fun while Isle of Capri, Italy is the most beautiful place on the planet!

Michelle Cortez, District Manager – Both locations

Michelle Cortez is our District Manager presiding over both the Lang Journal Center and the West side Office Alternatives locations. She has worked for OA since November 2019 starting at the Lang Journal center location front desk and promoted to the manager role at Riverside by March 2020 and promoted again April 2021 to District Manager. Michelle is also the OA social media coordinator and loves to get the word out about how OA helps small businesses grow and maintain a big image at a small cost.

Michelle is a UNM alumni and loves spending her time exploring ABQ with her camera and coffee, and she enjoys reading and staying active. On most weekends you can find her hiking and backpacking with her boyfriend and four-legged child (her dog) and traveling around New Mexico and Colorado enjoying the great outdoors. She is a smiling face with an outgoing personality and always ready to learn and help.

Erin, Riverside Assistant Manager

Erin is the Front Desk Receptionist at the Lang Journal Center location of Office Alternatives since July 2021. She comes form a long history of administrative jobs in the medical field having dabbled in medical records, Medicare supplement health insurance, and even some social work type tasks in hunger outreach. She believes business is an opportunity to serve and better the community and loves being a part of that effort. OA is an exciting new opportunity for her skills to be utilized with the vision of expanding Albuquerque’s business community. Her greatest passions lie in family, church, the outdoors, food, all things creative, and mental health. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling online through Western New Mexico University and spends her free time taking her Corgi Hatch for walks and hikes or singing at her local church.

Lang Front Desk Receptionist

Charlene was born and raised in Albuquerque, but she loves to get out of New Mexico and has lived in both Brooklyn and Denver, with hopes of returning to Colorado in the future. Charlene is a coffee and art enthusiast, with a love for design. She is a current UNM student studying interior design. She enjoys spending all of her free time with her two-year-old son and family.

Connie, Receptionist at Riverside

Connie is our morning receptionist at Riverside. She is semi-retired, leaving a career in Human Resources specializing in Compensation and Benefits. After retiring, Connie hit the road traveling. She spent four years visiting Europe, Africa, Central/South America and finally the U.S. Having satisfied her wanderlust, she moved from Florida back to her favorite state, NM. Luckily for us, she joined OA part time.

In her spare time, Connie volunteers as treasurer for a non-profit. She has a true passion for educating/advocating for Bees. Additionally, she enjoys gardening/composting and the occasional local trip. You may occasionally run into her companion, Beau, a 4-legged Shih Tzu at our Riverside location

Luci at Lang Office

Luci I. Bates is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is finding it a positive place to be as part of the team at Office Alternatives. Her background experiences have been many different aspects of the professional arena. She loves outdoor adventures in New Mexico, sunrises & sunsets are her most favorite. Has two amazing daughters in the professional field, and two awesome grandsons
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Testimonials

What Our Clients Are Saying!

Lightwork Digital Influence

When a potential web development client suggests we meet at a coffee shop, it really gets their attention when I suggest we meet at my office... and ask if they prefer east or west of the Rio Grande.

Corazon Events

One of the great things about Office Alternatives is that the entire staff is very amicable – you can always count on the staff to greet you and your visiting clients with a smile.

Leah Zehnder
Leah’s Wax and Lash

“I moved into Office Alternatives in April and have been so pleased with my decision. The attention to detail that the office manager Christine and receptionists Toni and Faith give is amazing! I moved into an established well-oiled machine and plan on staying for a while.”

Osceola Energy

Office Alternatives provides excellent customer service and were very responsive to not only our needs, but our customers as well.

Homestart

Office Alternatives allows for flexibility and lower overhead costs, which are important to our company’s success. The money we save helps us pass on savings to our clients.

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