Carmen Brenes

Manager, HR & Recruiting

Growing up is San Jose, Costa Rica, Carmen decided to focus her time into her passion of photography. She also decided to attend business school to learn how to run a business, make money and also keep her parents happy. She never thought that life was going to take her to Nashville, TN and to a long time career in Human Resources. Carmen has over 15 years of experience in HR & Recruitment, as well as an accomplished record of identifying top talent under her belt. She comes from a background in telecommunications and legal intake. She describes herself as highly personable, professional and results-oriented.

What was your first job?
My first job was working as a manger of a small bed & breakfast owned by a family member in San Jose, Costa Rica. There, I learned responsibility and discipline. I also have many crazy stories to share!

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…
Don’t be afraid to start over again. This time you’re starting from experience.

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be…
The ability to travel in time so I can relive moments with a different view and understanding.

Who is someone you admire?
My mother. I admire her determination and perseverance as a professional in the medical field and as a mother. She taught me to be in independent and to always make a total effort into anything I do.

Do you have any skills or talents that people don’t know about?
I studied photography, and I had the opportunity to be part of a few expositions at an art gallery in San Jose, Costa Rica. I’m also a barista, so I can make you the best coffee you ever had!