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Meet the Team at GPEC: Milestone Anniversaries Part I

“Great things in business are never done by one person.” – Steve Jobs

At GPEC, we’re passionate about what we do and who we work with. It’s the people behind our mission that work tirelessly each day to build our region’s identity, recruit businesses, and keep the lights on. Join us in celebrating members of our team who have reached milestone anniversaries with the organization.

Are you ready to get to know them a little better? Let’s go!

Mitchel Allen, Senior Vice President, Business Development (4 years)

What’s your spirit animal?
Cheetah

What’s your favorite emoji?

On weekends I ___________?
…like to BBQ

My dream car is______________.
Range Rover Supercharged

What’s your life theme song?
Victory Lap by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

What inspires you?
Seeing people help other people

Tim Bourcet, Director, Government & Community Affairs (4 years)

What’s your hidden talent?
I can ride a unicycle and juggle

What’s your spirit animal?
Ric Flair

What’s your favorite emoji?

On weekends I ___________?
…can be found at any concert venue

My dream car is______________.
1968 Mustang GT

What’s your life theme song?
Protect Ya Neck by Wu Tang Clan

What inspires you?
People who aren’t afraid to fight for what they believe in

Please add anything else you’d like to share.
I have over $7,500 of tattoos

Stefanie Carson, Senior Graphic Designer & Photographer (3 years)

What’s your hidden talent?
I can trick rope, just not very well

What’s your spirit animal?
A horse

What’s your favorite emoji?

On weekends I ___________?
…hang out with a combination of my kids and friends. We lounge by the pool, glamp (glamorous camping), check out local hot spots, catch a movie, do art, cook, BBQ, etc.

My dream car is______________.
68′ Camaro

What’s your life theme song?
Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

What inspires you?
The human experience illustrated through art

Please add anything else you’d like to share.
I love to bake, cook, dance, do yoga and I’m a total extrovert.

Thomas Maynard, Vice President, Business Development (5 years)

What’s your hidden talent?
I can solve a Rubik’s Cube

What’s your spirit animal?
Golden Retriever

What’s your favorite emoji?
🙂 (I’m very simple)

On weekends I ___________?
…golf! And sit on my couch to watch sports on TV

My dream car is______________.
a self-driving one!

What’s your life theme song?
Final Countdown by Europe

What inspires you? 

Jeanie Pham, Social Engagement Coordinator (1 year)

What’s your hidden talent?
Aerial arts

What’s your spirit animal?
Swan

What’s your favorite emoji?

On weekends I ___________?
…train at the aerial gym, practice yoga, go on hikes and then relax!

My dream car is______________.
DeLorean from Back to the Future

What’s your life theme song?
Are you ready for this? by Jock Jams

What inspires you?
My parents!

Ruth Soberanes, Director, Trade & Investment (1 year)


What’s your hidden talent?
Flamenco

What’s your spirit animal?
Butterfly

What’s your favorite emoji?

On weekends I ___________?
…enjoy time with friends and family, take German and Acting classes, attend mass at Franciscan Renewal Center, bake French macarons, read… etc.

My dream car is______________.
Autonomous Range Rover 🙂

What’s your life theme song?
Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall

What inspires you?
Connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds, my brother, servant leaders, nature, and just anyone who strives to live life with courage and integrity.