My name is Jacob Turner I was born and raised in Humboldt County, CA. Growing up in this area has allowed me to foster a love and curiousity for nature and the outside world. I have explored this curiousity through activites such as hiking, traveling, and studying. I am currently a manager at the Target in Eureka, which I have been employed at for the past three years. My major is Environmental Resources Engineering and I am planning on minoring in Business or Business management with a focus in energy. While working at Target full time I have been attending College of the Redwoods. For the past couple of years I have been working towards transferring to HSU as an ERE major which is where I am currently furthering my education.
I began working at Target in September of 2013 as a cashier while I started at College of the Redwoods. I had originally applied to Target firstly, because I knew it would involve learning an area out of my comfort zone (people). Secondly, I am interested in business and leadership and knew this would be good entry level position that I could utilize as a stepping stone to further develop myself on a professional level. Thirdly, I simply liked the color red. However, I quickly learned new skills (people and various others) and cross trained in other workcenters and within 9 months was promoted to a supervisor of the Front End department (cash registers). After further developing my people and leadership skills from the supervisor position about another year later I interviewed for a full time managerial Team Lead position, which I have learned a tremendous amount from since (almost two years later).