After five years of service to Sierra Commons, Robert Trent has decided to step aside and pursue new avenues. Robert was the founder and original Executive Director at Sierra Commons. He built Sierra Commons from the ground up during a recession and helped to make Sierra Commons a sustainable co-working facility and education center. “I have been blessed with the opportunity to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit in Nevada County and help individuals transform their passion into sustainable enterprises,” Robert said about his time spent at Sierra Commons. His hard work and dedication to Sierra Commons will always be appreciated and Robert Trent will always remain a friend to the organization and its members.
Robert Trent’s resignation comes at a time when Sierra Commons is blossoming and growing. Robert Trent wrote in a recent press release, “Last August, Sierra Commons celebrated its fifth anniversary. The non-profit was the first co-working facility in the Sierra Nevada, and one of the few rural co-working organizations in the world. Sierra Commons, started during the recession, was an experiment to see if western Nevada County could rebuild its economy based on the principles of community, collaboration, and innovation. The ongoing success of this experiment can be seen in the scores of new businesses and local jobs, the re-imagined careers of laid off workers, the countless “light bulb” moments at classes and community meetings that Sierra Commons continues to be a part of.”
Robert explains his decision to leave the board by saying, “After five years of serving on the Board of Directors at Sierra Commons I have decided to switch gears and focus on building new businesses from the ground up and offering private business consulting services. I plan on staying involved with the Sierra Commons community as a co-working member, mentor, and volunteer.”
The current Sierra Commons Board of Directors is a dedicated and diverse board of business professional and non-profit leaders. Robert Trent notes, “The board, along with Sierra Commons members, volunteers, and the greater business community are working together to ensure that the organization continues to serve individuals and our community.”
We thank Robert for all he has given to Sierra Commons these past five years. We wish him success on his future endeavors.