ROCK SPRINGS – Announcing our November Volunteer of the Month – Trina Brittain
Trina was born in Portland, OR but moved to Rock Springs when she was 11. “I’ve been living here for 30 years. I’m a native-by-choice,” Trina said.
Music and writing have always been her main hobbies; she’s an accomplished percussionist and clarinet player and is in the process of writing a memoir. After graduating from Rock Springs High School in 1992 she attended Western Wyoming Community College, majoring in mass communications and journalism with an emphasis in public relations. She served as the editor of the WWCC Oracle newspaper and as an intern reporter for the Green River Star. Being a 21 year old mother, she couldn’t afford to pursue her bachelor’s degree so she started working full-time at Village Inn. She’s been a restaurant industry veteran for 23 years, specializing in front-of-the-house operations and customer service.
For almost five years, she’s been working for the Piaia Family at Remedies Grill as a full-time server. Trina said, “They are the second local family I’ve worked for and I love it. Working for a large corporation can be a nightmare and that’s why I’ve been encouraging my neighbors and friends to shop and dine local! I’ve also been trying to talk my 20 year old daughter, Chantel Kathleen (in Oklahoma City) into looking for a job with a local diner or retailer.”
Trina was inspired to participate in the “shop local, dine local” movement because she realized how rewarding it is to work for a locally-owned business. She also wants to make a difference in the community and FOR the community.
Trina joined the Promotions Committee for the Rock Springs Main Street/URA as a volunteer because she enjoys interacting with people and planning events that make people smile. She hopes to help keep downtown moving toward an exciting future. Trina also hopes her next profession will be in public relations.