Villanueva-Allen is the co-owner of Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts, a mixed martial arts studio in Steiner Ranch. A fourth-degree black belt master instructor, Villanueva-Allen and her husband opened the award-winning studio in 2007, providing martial arts instruction, fitness classes and camps, and self-defense programs to students from three years old through adult. In addition, Villanueva-Allen is senior manager of IT Creative Solutions, a full service, in house creative agency within Cisco Systems. In this role, she leads a global team providing web development and production, creative design, video production, and small IT tool development to hundreds of clients throughout Cisco.
Prior to joining Cisco in 2005, Villanueva-Allen held director of corporate marketing positions at a variety of Silicon Valley firms, such as SonicWALL and Com21. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Ethics from San José Christian College (now William Jessup University) in California. She is married with four children and two grandchildren.