We had the good fortune of connecting with Jenn Romero and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jenn, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
I’ve always been a big believer in the Golden Rule, especially in business. When I was a waitress, I put myself in my customers’ shoes and asked myself, “How would I want to be served this meal? How would I like to be talked to?”, and I think that value goes a long way. When I create my cakes, I take my time and pay extra attention to the details because if I were that customer, I would want a cake that looked like someone cared about the outcome.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
At night I bake cakes but during the day, I put bad guys in jail. I work for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office in the Homicide Unit as an Attorney Clerk. I pretty much handle all the administrative tasks that go behind prosecuting a case. I am very proud of what I do because not everyone is capable of handling the details that come across my desk. My college degree is in Criminal Justice so I’ve always been passionate about finding justice for victims and bringing closure to what could possibly be the worst day of someone’s life. Going to college at night while working a full-time job was not easy. I was often tired and cried many nights thinking I wasn’t going to be able to do it all. But in 2016, I got my Bachelor’s and cried tears of joy on my last day of school. I’ve always been a hard worker but going to college while working full-time and now creating a small business while also working full-time has only shown me that I am capable of big things. My drive inspires others but it also encourages me to never give up. Life is too short to not keep pushing yourself to achieve the things in life you’ve always wanted.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
You can’t beat Southern California’s beaches!! One of my favorites is Crystal Cove. We would get breakfast or lunch at The Beachcomber and sneak Trulys in our cooler while we hang out on the sand. Or if we wanted to get some exercise in, we’d take our bikes to Sunset Beach and ride along the coast all the way down to Huntington for lunch at Ruby’s on the pier before heading back to finish the 10-mile ride.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
While I give the initial credit to my co-workers who encouraged me to start my small business, the real shoutout belongs to my sister, Janessa. I call her my hype-woman. She is my biggest fan always supporting and encouraging me to take risks that I was afraid to take.