I am an East Coast transplant living in sunny Southern California. I started my career helping brands in the travel industry look good in the public eye. After some experience in hotel operations, I dived into the field of marketing at Starwood’s W Hotel. My interest for servicing clients continued at leading commercial real estate companies Trammell Crow Company, and at CBRE where I now find myself engaged in enterprise software, marketing and all things social.
My favorite way to de-stress is to work up a sweat playing beach volleyball. My favorite way to energize is to immerse myself in articles covering social business, tech and management. I have a craving for all things coffee – especially Haagen Dazs coffee ice cream and Peet’s vanilla latte.
I love learning, changing, reading and writing. I really enjoy meeting interesting people and learning about how they think. In between photography, mandarin lessons and blogging, what brings the biggest smile to my heart are the fulfilling conversations I get to have with my new husband.
SimplyShirlin is about an ordinary person looking to develop the talents within myself and somehow give it back to the community in the most effective way possible.
Welcome to my blog!