Posted on Apr 06, 2022
I was born in Peru and came to this country when I was 3 years old with my parents and two older brothers. We lived in NJ up until 2008 when my parents decided to trade in the city life and move to colorful Colorado. I was hired on to my first "real" job as an administrative assistant for an engineering firm called Riverside Technology and quickly learned that I really enjoyed the people piece of my job. After 6 months into my new role, the Director of Human Resources met with me and asked me if I wanted to learn more about HR and if I would like to join his team as an HR Assistant. I vividly remember him saying "I am going to take you under my wing because I think you would be a great HR Director one day". 13 years later, I still enjoy coaching, developing, and working with people in my HR role. On a personal note, I never returned back to NJ and am now a proud mother of a 4 year old named Landon and a 10 year old Weimaraner named Maci Moose.
Why I want to be a Rotarian: My friend Kerrie always talked about the work she has been doing with the Rotary team in Fort Collins and finally, one day, I thought to myself "What is rotary?". I quickly found myself spending 2 hours in front of the computer researching various different Rotary stories and there was one quote that really stood out to me: "I am a Rotarian because I know I can't save the world, but I can help make the world a nicer place." I've always wanted to be more connected with the country and community that gave me so many opportunities for growth during my career path. I want to be part of a group that makes a difference and also connect with others who have a similar mission.