– Many of us here at the office share a passion for travel. Working with as many different countries as we do on a daily basis, most realize there is no substitute for visiting a place, meeting the people and experiencing other cultures firsthand.
I really enjoy meeting new people and hearing their stories. I’m a firm believer there is something to be gained from every encounter. The person we ultimately become is simply a collection of a lifetime of interactions. At the end of the day we all have a lot more in common than we think, and have a lot more to learn from one another than we may realize.
Our location, the San Francisco Bay Area, is known for its diversity, ingenuity and natural beauty. No matter a person’s social, political or religious views, there is a place for them here. Whether working on the next big thing in tech, the arts, finance or blue collar industry, there is a place for them here. No matter if someone enjoys the snow, the beach, the farm or the forest, there is a place for them here!
I grew up here in Marin County, California. When I was 17 years old my curiosity and a call to service washed over me. In search of answers, I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After six hard years as a Longshoreman and Marksmanship Instructor (including a nine month deployment to the Middle East) I hung up my boots and renewed my focus on education.
Three years later I graduated from UC Berkeley receiving my bachelors degree in Sociology with an emphasis in International Relations. Following a year abroad in Bali, Indonesia teaching English, I returned home to combine my logistical training with my passion for foreign cultures, and joined the ranks of the CellMark family.
I find myself enjoying work the most when working in small teams to achieve a collective goal. I’m more driven by the pressure to perform for my colleagues, more engaged in the brainstorming process, and more confident that an individual’s strengths will shine through to help achieve the group’s objective.