Esteban Lan was born in Colón in 1946 and grew up in a Spanish family with parents from the Coast. Despite his Spanish upbringing, Esteban had to speak English, which was the predominant language in the area where he was raised. In spite of this, however, some people in his family only speak Spanish, including many of his siblings and grandchildren. When he grew up, he married his wife, who bore four children. Esteban later became the owner of a radio station, and today he emphasizes hard work and demonstrates what is possible when you pursue your dreams.