Laurie Marcellus, SBN Member of the Month, June 2009

Laurie Marcellus, SEMA SBN Member of the Month, June 2009Name: Laurie Marcellus
Title: Publisher
Company: Off-Road Adventures Online
Address: 300 W Artesia Blvd.
City/State/Zip: Compton, CA 90220
Phone: 310/900-2674
Fax: 310/667-9150
E-Mail: laurie@OffRoadAdventures.com
Web Site: www.OffRoadAdventures.com

Years of employment with current company?
1.5

Years spent working in the automotive aftermarket?
25

How did you first begin to work in the automotive aftermarket?
Filling in for receptionist at Hedman Hedders during her maternity leave over summer break while attending college.

Did you have a mentor in the industry?  
Yes

If yes, and you’re comfortable sharing, who?
Several people have helped me along the way. Bob Vandergriff, Charlie VanCleve, Roger Friedman, Bob Wyman Jr., Jim Marcellus, Chris Thomson, Ron Coleman, Scooter Brothers, Henk vanDongen, Debbie Lewis, Monica Terlouw, Jim Ryan, Butch Bass, Michael Burroughs…

What is the most satisfying aspect about your work?
The privilege of offering services that have resulted in growth of a client's business.

What are your major professional accomplishments, memberships, areas of service?
Being a leading salesperson, being one of three women Publilshers on an Automotive Aftermarket Publication.

(Optional) Personal information regarding marriage, children, interests:

Divorced, mother to Riley (8), have a passion for people, love rock-crawling - something I discovered as a by-product of my career, enjoy anything outdoors, reading and music.