Deborah Rhein

Deborah Rhein - Marketing Assistant, International Student Program
Marketing Assistant
Plover Hall, Room 517

I have had the honor of working with international students at Santa Rosa Junior College in some capacity since 2013. I am a student working on my AA in Administrative Office Professional. Meanwhile, my work life has been wild and interesting.  My first memorable job was as a reservations specialist at Grand Canyon National Park Lodges at the Grand Canyon. I was thrilled when I was tapped to become the first woman mule wrangler at the Grand Canyon in May of 1977. After leaving the Grand Canyon, I spent time in Missoula, Montana, alternately going to school and working in various jobs, including Backstreet Recording, a local musician owned recording studio. In 1989 I moved to Oregon where I worked for the next 20 years as a Large Format Silkscreen Printer for Sea Reach, Ltd., an exhibit design and manufacturing company. Our first printing shop was located in Rose Lodge, Oregon and then was expanded to several buildings located in Sheridan, Oregon. My years with Sea Reach was spent wearing different hats for the company. While working in the office I was the Administrative Assistant to the executives and designers. I worked in the photo acquisition department to locate images and permissions to use those images. When not printing, I helped out in the Packing and Shipping department. I took great pride in the complicated task of shipping the contents of the Katmai Visitor Center to Katmai, Alaska. All the components of that job had to fit inside a small plane that landed on Lake Brooks. My most memorable delivery involved driving 3 large interpretive sign kiosks in a 26 foot U-Haul truck from Sheridan, Oregon, to the end of Flamingo Road in Everglades National Park in Florida. I arrived in California in 2012 and discovered Santa Rosa Junior College and have been taking classes and working as an STNC with various departments ever since.