Chelsea Rooklyn

Member Spotlight

Company: Killian Pacific
How did you first hear about CREW Portland?
At work.
What motivated you to join CREW Portland?
Networking, Career Advancement, Meet Inspiring People, Be a voice for women in Commercial Real Estate. I wanted to plug into networking opportunities and find areas for positive impact in my community and industry.
How did you get here?
Studied Urban Planning/Sustainable Urban Development, Community Development, and Art in undergrad at PSU. I graduated in the middle of the recession and quickly pivoted to marketing/experiential events out of necessity during a turbulent time. I had a career doing marketing for outdoor and lifestyle fashion brands, started working to agencies, and eventually went freelance as a photographer, stylist, art director, and set designer. Eventually, I was hired by an old contact of mine at KP to be a "creative manager" which has turned into Brand Management, Comms, Social Impact, and various other roles at Killian Pacific. That is the short version ;)
Tell us something we didn't know about you?
I am an AVID costume person that LOVES parties (pre-babies ha!). I have been to Burning Man and many other festivals where I love to create other worlds through costumes, sets, and setting up a vision of fun and inclusivity. I like thinking outside the box and fueling creativity for everyone to have a good time!
If you could describe yourself in three words what would they be?
Dynamic, Positive, Passionate
Favorite Travel Destination?
Been all over the world, but Japan has my heart
What is one goal you would like to achieve through CREW?
Build a strong network of collaborators, dreamers, and support system!