Catch Up With "People on the Move" at Merlot

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” -Benjamin Franklin

From new people on board, to growth within the company—we’re excited to announce we’ve got “People on the Move”  within our team!
First, we’d like to welcome Mykayla Guerra, Marketing and New Business Development Assistant! Mykayla is a recent graduate of Creighton University and is known for her love of good coffee, a strong sense of teamwork and the tidiest desk around. Like her favorite quote, “People with great passion can make the impossible happen,” (unknown) Mykayla’s passion makes even the seemingly impossible, possible!

“At Merlot, we pride ourselves on ‘making it happen’ no matter the obstacles while being fueled by our passion for both our work and the industries and clients we represent. I’m thrilled to be a part of this team.”

Speaking of passion, Taylor Ceseña has moved into a new and well-deserved role at Merlot, promoting from PR.0 Assistant to PR.0 Digital Engagement Specialist. From copywriting, editing, scheduling and placing ads to implementing and overseeing the social media strategy for our clients, Taylor is our resident social media guru! Her quote to live by, “the best way to predict your future is to create it,” by Abraham Lincoln, is exemplified in her passionate drive and determination.

“The things you want in life—especially in terms of your career—aren’t going to happen unless you go out there and ‘Make It Happen’ with enthusiasm and curiosity. This new position is especially exciting for me because after months of hard work and learning, I have the opportunity to really dive in and focus on all things social media for such amazing clients—which is truly my passion!”

Chelsea Fink has also moved into the role of PR.0 Coordinator, coordinating three accounts as well as overseeing and copywriting for the Merlot blog, eblast and social media. She also assists with offsite shoots, stepping into the role of Production Assistant and Audio Tech. Chelsea confidently takes on new challenges with creativity and excitement.

As Isaac Asimov said, “It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.” Merlot constantly presents me with opportunities to grow professionally, and this new role gives me the ability to test myself even more in order to be the best team member for my coworkers and our clients.

Last but not least—Brenda Forman. Brenda has moved into the role of Vice President, Managing Director, overseeing the day-to-day activities and client services of Merlot’s Sacramento office. Her responsibilities include oversight of the business, including team deployment and utilization, team coaching and nurturing, and activities related to executing the annual business plan and to meeting profit and growth objectives. Brenda has been with Merlot now for almost 16 years in February!

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” -Jack Welch. We have a passionate and talented team, and my new role is to guide, develop and bring out the best in everyone, every single day.

Many amazing things are in the works. Stay tuned for more Merlot news and, of course, go team!

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