Meet the Team: Tori De Pina

Meet the Team: Tori De Pina

Tori De Pina is our newest Community Manager at Satellite Campbell. She sits down with us to tell about her experience in life and her new role in the center.

 

What’s your background?

I come from a background shaped by the sacrifices made by my parents who immigrated here from Brazil to provide me with a better life and greater opportunities. These experiences are rooted in resilience and determination, highlighting the importance of perseverance and hard work. My versatile background in pre-nursing, sales, and data analytics has given me the opportunity to experience different types of work environments, allowing me to find myself and my passion along the way. With this diverse journey, I aim to pave the way for young adults, particularly Latinas, in the tech industry. My commitment is fueled by breaking barriers and creating a path for others to follow, inspired by the lessons learned from these sacrifices.

 

What brought you to Satellite Workplaces?

After completing the Year Up tech program, dedicated to closing the opportunity divide for young adults, I found myself uncertain about my next steps in the job market. Fortunately, I stumbled upon a Satellite job posting online and applied without much expectation. I was contacted a few days later and successfully navigated the interview process. Now, as the new Campbell Community Manager, I am relishing every learning and growth opportunity in my role.

 

What do you love about working at Satellite Workplaces?

I’m thrilled with the continuous support from my team. Starting a new position is never easy, but everyone has been incredibly helpful and patient. The environment encourages constant learning, and each day brings new opportunities to build upon my skills. Despite being new, I’ve had the chance to connect with members on a personal level. Every day at Satellite is unique and exciting, making work a dynamic and ever-changing experience.

 

What’s your favorite thing about your members?

I deeply appreciate the warm welcome from our members. While I’m naturally a social person, it usually takes me some time to feel completely comfortable being myself. From the very beginning, I’ve felt at ease enough to engage in conversations and truly be me. Many members have gone out of their way to get to know me, creating a sense of genuine belonging within the Satellite community.

 

What’s your favorite thing about your Satellite location?

I consider myself fortunate to work at The Pruneyard. I adore the peaceful atmosphere and the abundance of excellent food spots. Being surrounded by other businesses creates a sense of belonging to a vibrant community. It’s a place where there’s never a dull moment, and I appreciate the dynamic energy it brings to my work experience.

 

What’s something unexpected about working at Satellite Workplaces?

An unexpected perk of working at Satellite Workplaces is the diverse range of professionals and industries represented here. I’ve had the chance to connect with individuals from different backgrounds, leading to a rich and dynamic work environment.

 

What’s something you’re excited about right now?

I’m really excited about growing both professionally and personally. Right now, I’m balancing work and school, and I can’t wait to keep learning. It’s a bit challenging, but I find it invigorating to step out of my comfort zone. I’m looking forward to tackling new opportunities and facing different challenges along the way.

 

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself outside of work?

Outside of work, I’m currently wrapping up my associates degree in psychology. Family time is precious to me, and I often find joy in going on walks while soaking in some good music. Traveling is a passion, and this year, I’ve set a goal to be more spontaneous in my adventures. I consider myself an extroverted introvert – I love socializing, but I also cherish my alone time for some much-needed recharge.

2024 Holiday Update

As we wrap up 2023, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the incredible journey we’ve shared together in our vibrant co-working space over the past year. Amidst the hustle and bustle of deadlines and projects, it’s heartening to pause and acknowledge the things that brought us joy, camaraderie, and a sense of shared accomplishment:

 

? The countless successes that have unfolded within our shared spaces.
? The warm support we offer one another during challenging times.
? The spontaneous moments of collaboration that sparked creativity.
? The shared smiles and laughter that echoed through our walls.
☕️ The coffee (and tea!) that fueled our early mornings and late nights.

 

What brought you joy at Satellite this year? Let us know!

 

This holiday season, Satellite Workplaces will be closed to Non-members Dec. 22nd – 25th & Dec. 29th – Jan. 1st, 2024. Members are always welcome 24/7 using your Access Card or Fob. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

 

Warmest wishes,
Your Satellite Team

The Iconic Pruneyard Shopping Center: Home to Satellite Campbell

The Iconic Pruneyard Shopping Center: Home to Satellite Campbell

The Pruneyard Shopping Center in Campbell, built in 1964, holds a special place in local history. Nestled adjacent to Historic Downtown Campbell and serving as the home of Satellite Workplaces since 2020, this landmark location carries a legacy that spans several decades.

 

Long before its transformation into a bustling shopping center, The Pruneyard’s grounds were originally a sprawling 27-acre orchard bearing the fruits of pears and prunes, known as Brynteson Ranch. Emerging in the late 1960s, The Pruneyard Shopping Center took shape as an open-air complex, reflecting the architectural nuances of the Mission Revival style. The center quickly became a Silicon Valley landmark, evolving over time and recently undergoing an extensive renovation.

 

 

The center’s easy accessibility to major freeways renders it an inviting destination, drawing visitors in with its diverse array of shopping and entertainment offerings. Central to the Pruneyard experience is its culinary landscape. An eclectic blend of dining establishments, ranging from casual eateries to Michelin-starred establishments, thrives in the vicinity.

 

The Pruneyard also hosts frequent community events. Our members love working steps away from all of the action! And the proximity to a wide variety of shopping and dining options adds a layer of convenience and luxury to their coworking experience.

 

 

We take immense pride in our association with The Pruneyard. Serving as an integral part of the retail landscape, we have the privilege of contributing to the dynamic shopping experience while embracing the legacy that the building and center represent.

 

Throughout our journey, we’ve had the privilege of collaborating with a diverse range of businesses and individuals, from startups to established corporations to solo entrepreneurs and remote workers. The story of The Pruneyard Shopping Center continues to evolve, and we’re thrilled to play a part in its ongoing narrative.

Waffle Wednesdays!

Waffle Wednesdays!

Join us for Waffle Wednesday at Satellite Workplaces!

Stop by your local Satellite on select Wednesday mornings for a delicious waffle breakfast sure to get you through the mid-week slump. Check in with the Community Manager at each of our coworking space locations to find out when they’ll be firing up the waffle iron and breaking out the syrup!

Satellite Campbell: Every 4th Wednesday of the Month

Contact us! campbell@satelliteworkplaces.com / (408) 608-0761

Satellite Felton: Twice Per Month

Contact us! felton@satelliteworkplaces.com / (831) 222-2100

Greenhouse Coworking Gilroy: Every Wednesday

Contact us! gilroy@satelliteworkplaces.com / (408) 848-5410

Satellite Santa Cruz: Every Wednesday

Contact us! santacruz@satelliteworkplaces.com / (831) 531-2300

Satellite Sunnyvale: Twice Per Month

Contact us! sunnyvale@satelliteworkplaces.com / (408) 675-9600

Free Coworking Fridays

Free Coworking Fridays

Satellite Workplaces is offering FREE coworking on the first Friday of every month!

Our comfortable and community-centric coworking spaces feature blazing-fast wifi, friendly staff and co-workers, a break room with complimentary coffee, a variety of seating choices, and so much more!

…But for those professionals and entrepreneurs who are still hesitant to check out what coworking can do for them, stop by to give it a try. Free for a whole day!

Contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

*Please note: Satellite Los Gatos is offering Free Coworking from 9 AM to 1 PM until further notice. Satellite Santa Cruz offers Free Coworking every Wednesday!