Mr. Castro was born in El Salvador on September 29, 1954 and migrated to the United States at age 25 during the winter of 1979. An entrepreneur by nature, Carlos had ventured into a variety of activities and businesses going from a dish washer laborer, to remodeling contractor, to real state agent, to restaurant owner, and for the last 31 years a successful grocery store owner. Mr. Castro is a clear example of what hard work, determination, and sacrifice immigrants bring to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States. With some college education in Industrial Engineering in El Salvador, and some studies in Construction Management at NVCC he has fulfilled many dreams. Although Mr. Castro spends most of his time at Todos Supermarket, he is also involved in the community and serves in various capacities on boards.
Through the leadership of Mr. Castro, Todos Supermarket is involved with many community events/organizations. Mr. Castro is a member of the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association and participates in various activities to reward the work of Prince William County Police Officers. Mr. Castro is also active in the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Prince William County Police Citizen Advisory Board.
Mr. Castro is, not only a founding member of the Board of Reagents of Leadership Prince William, but also a graduate class of 2010. Mr. Castro is a former member of Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and its predecessor Potomac Hospital; Mr. Castro hopes to reach out to the younger community and get them involved in activities that will lead them to become successful and respectful leaders.
He is married to Mrs.Gladis Castro with whom he has three children: Daniel, Gina, and Carlos Jr.