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From my trip to Peru

Jodi Sommers CPSM, LEED GA

Marketing | Biz Dev Manager

I am Essexís first Marketing & Business Development Manager. I bring years of marketing experience to Essex, including over a dozen years working with architects and engineers from Georgia to Oregon. I graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelorís degree in marketing, and have worked in my field ever since. I am an active member of SMPS - The Society for Marketing Professional Services. I am a Lane County Master Recycler and have been active in GreenLane Sustainable Business Network. GreenLane provides me with an opportunity to network with and learn from other business people in Eugene who are committed to sustainability. In fact Essexís sustainable values were an important factor that attracted me to the firm.

When Iím not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband Jay and our sons, Logan and Cole. We live in the coast range west of Eugene on five forested acres. I enjoy the outdoors, and spend free time hiking, gardening and gathering mushrooms. I love to cook and entertain, and am an avid reader. My book club has been meeting regularly many years. My other passions include travel and promoting sustainable practices. 

I feel so lucky to be working at Essex. It feels like Iíve died and gone to employee heaven. My job is to promote Essex, and sometimes I feel I need to contain my enthusiasm so it doesnít overwhelm people or seem Ďput on.í The truth is I love working for a company of caring, intelligent people who support the community and each other, and understand that great communications and standing behind your work are essential to both business and personal success.