Our staff, many of whom have been with us for decades, are really what makes up the heartbeat of Brooks Resources. It’s fun to share more about them each month with our Employee Spotlight column. Our most recent interviewee is our vice president and CFO, Jade Mayer. Below he answers some of our most pressing questions!
Q: How long have you been with Brooks Resources?
A: I started with Brooks Resources Corporation as the Corporate Controller on Monday, March 15, 1999. I remember the date well as I had been living in New Jersey and was very excited about moving back to Bend. I am currently the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Brooks.
Q: What are some of your daily tasks in your role, and what do you like most about it?
I spend a great deal of time problem solving various real estate development issues. I’m passionate about helping create cool neighborhoods that will stand the test of time and have a favorable impact on our community.
Q: What is the best way to start the day?
A cup of coffee while reading the local newspaper.
Q: Who inspires you?
Mike Hollern [Brooks Resources Chairman of the Board] inspires me to be a better person every day. [Jade, we agree!]
Q: What are your favorite things to do when you aren’t working?
I love to cross country mountain bike, drink whiskey, and cook.
Q: What skill would you like to master?
I would enjoy being a master of wonderful cooking.
Q: What is your favorite thing about working for Brooks Resources?
Brooks Resources is my family as most of us have been with Brooks for several years.
Q: What do you wish someone would ask you?
What is a deferred tax asset?
Q: What’s on your bucket list this year?
I hope to spend time on the beautiful island of Hawaii.
Q: What makes you feel accomplished?
A long mountain bike ride…
Q: Tell me a little bit about your family.
My wife makes me a better person and my dog reminds me to enjoy the little things in life.
Jade says: “Life is short, live everyday to its fullest and hug the ones you love.”