Marcelene Trujillo, Reception/Office Assistant
As part of our 50th Anniversary this year, we’ve asked each team member to share some information about themselves so we can learn more about our Brooks team. Let’s get to know a little more about Marcelene…
Q. What project are you working on right now?
A. Administrative support for our Owner Relations Managers on our numerous communities as well as supporting the Marketing Director on website updates, anniversary events, board dinners, blog posts and e-newsletters.
Q. What’s an average day for you at the office?
A. Providing administrative support to every department here at Brooks Resources.
Q. What positions have you held at BRC over the years?
A. Just one, Reception/Office Assistant. I’ve also worked for Art in Public Places for over nine years which is under the Bend Foundation and part of Brooks Resources Corp.
Q. How many years have you worked at BRC?
A. Almost 2 years.
Q. What project(s) are you most proud of at BRC?
A. It is too soon to say, but working on the 50th Anniversary and going through archival files and pictures has been a great way to learn more about the history of BRC and Bend. I also enjoy working on the e-newsletters, blog posts and website updates.
Q. What else have you done/places you’ve worked during your career?
A. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art where I worked in the Exhibitions Department for over 12 years and the Old Mill District Management Office for over eight years.
Q. What gets you up in the morning? What motives you?
A. A cup of coffee or tea that my husband brings to me in bed (not kidding). Seeing new cities and landscapes and enjoying live music.
Q. What’s the last book you read?
A. The History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund and The Seven Lives of Eleanor Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.
Q. Who would you have to dinner (living or deceased)?
A. My husband and music friends chatting with Jade Bird, Anna Calvi, Nicki Bluhm, Susan Tedeski, Elle King, Emily Barker and Florence Welch. The music after dinner would be a night to remember!
Q. What non-profits are you involved with or support?
A. Art in Public Places, Bend Film, Family Access Network and Healthy Beginnings.
Q. Words/Quote to live by?
A. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. The journey changes you; it should change you… You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” Anthony Bourdain
Q. Where were you born?
A. Pomona, California
Q. Do you have a favorite beer, kombucha or cider from Central Oregon?
A. A glass of red or white wine from one of our fabulous Oregon wineries.
Q. If you had four free hours of time, how would you spend it?
A. Reading a book in the sunshine, planning my next trip or taking a walk with my husband.