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Q&A

MEET

Natasha
Gomez
What have you found to be most valuable about your NEWH involvement, both
personally and professionally?
I've found some of my most valuable connections and found my tribe in a lot of folks, where I
can be exactly who I'm meant to be. The camaraderie far exceeds expectations.

Why do you recommend people get involved with NEWH?
It allows you to be involved within the community and work towards making an impact in
many students' lives shaping their future as well as investing in the future of hospitality.
And creating this cycle of constantly giving back with continuous mentorship ensures that
our successors will continue to improve and better us. I strongly believe that whatever
energy you put in, you will receive twofold. I recommend people get involved as it's a
great networking resource both personally and professionally. Being able to connect over
common interests and intermingle business with your personal mission statement is a sure
recipe for continued growth and happiness.

President, Los Angeles
Founding Chapter, and project
manager, DPR Construction

What is your proudest recent NEWH accomplishment?
I'm so proud of our NEWH LA Founding Chapter for taking the steps towards redefining our
chapter and creating a strong foundation for upcoming years. There's a lot of behind-thescenes action which people don't necessarily see. I'm grateful for the constant evolution of
our board, the unsung heroes and its effects on our community. In this last year, we provided
over $70,000 in scholarships.

What would people be interested to know about your company?
DPR Construction has an FF&E management team that provides turnkey services across
the nation, from general contracting, FF&E resourcing, design management, procurement,
logistics and warehousing, OS&E management, consulting, and project management
services to installation and operational turnover for the commercial and hospitality markets.

Where do you find inspiration, both inside and outside the industry?
I find my inspiration in all kinds of places, especially when I'm not looking. Inside the
industry, I attend tradeshows, visit hotels and restaurants, and tend to go down the rabbit
hole of Instagram. Outside the industry, I find inspiration come to me while I'm doing other
activities such as dancing, doodling, traveling, reading and/or immersing myself in nature.
Also, one of my faves, Disneyland. It's such a source of inspiration. I'm still a kid at heart.
On a different note, I'm also a big believer that inspiration comes from within. My
imagination runs wild painting vivid pictures, creating feelings, and empathizing as I ask
myself those deeper questions. Staying open-minded and curious are key elements where
the magic tends to happen.

When you aren't working or at an NEWH event, where can we find you?
You can find me enjoying a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, watching sunsets at the beach,
traveling the world and hanging out with family and friends. If all else fails, you can find me
playing music in the car, driving with the windows rolled down on the open road (or maybe
it's that LA traffic). \[]
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NEWS
GUEST PERSPECTIVE: SAMUELSON FURNITURE
GUEST PERSPECTIVE: PEOPLE MATTER
WHO’S WHO
CONFERENCE ROUNDUP
HAVE YOU SEEN?
SCHOLARSHIPS
SCHOLARSHIP HEROES
INTERVIEW
SUSTAINABILITY
PREMIUM BUSINESS MEMBERS
Q&A: TERI UROVSKY
Q&A: NATASHA GOMEZ
Q&A: JULIE ZANELLA
ON THE COVER
PROJECT: LA SUITE
PROJECT: MAHANAKHON BANGKOK SKYBAR
PROJECT: THE HENRY
PROJECT: THE ARMSTRONG HOTEL
PROJECT: STAR CINEMA GRILL
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
SAVE THE DATE
NEW MEMBERS
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