Office of Community and Economic Development
Staff Spotlight: Brissa Gomez
Brissa is a local Visalian. She has 4 children, Joshua 14; Leah 13; Isabella 6 and Eliana 3. Brissa was honored when asked to work for OCED. She came on board with 22 years of experience in the administrative field. Brissa currently works as a Parent University Instructor.
Who inspires you?
My children; but also my father--Noe Prado. He was the biggest inspiration for me growing up. He molded his tenacity and character in me. I was inspired to be like him.
What's the last book you read?
One Hundred Years of Solitude-- by Novelist; Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
What are you passionate about?
I enjoy helping people. I’m passionate about giving back to the community. It is a very rewarding experience.
What's your favorite movie?
Do you have a secret talent?
It wouldn't be a secret if I told you.
What was your first job?
My first official job; was working for La Cooperative Campesina de California during the freeze of 1999.
What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?
I would like to travel to Cali Colombia with my family.
What’s a skill you learned when you were young that you still use today?
Being humble. --My father was a very wealthy and known businessman. I learned from him that humbleness could go a long way. I learned that he never forgot his roots and always demonstrated that regardless of the positions he held. Now, as a businesswoman, I see where that has gotten me. I have built strong relationships because of it.
What has been your most rewarding job experience yet?
Working in the fields--picking Cherries, Apples, Strawberries, and so forth. I learned to value the work environment. I hold high respect for those that work in that arena. I know what it's like to work in 110-degree weather. The life lessons that it engraved into my life are everlasting.
What 3 words would your friends use to describe you?
Transparent, honest, and reliable.