Employee Spotlight - Dave Trussell and Jennifer Bird
Dave Trussell and Jennifer Bird are the staff spotlights for this month. They are busy daily at the Public Safety Training Facility at Credence. Dave serves as the Director of the Public Safety Training Facility. Jennifer serves as the technician.
Dave is a fifth generation Susanville native. He attended McKinley, Lincoln, Diamond View, Lassen High, and Lassen Community College. He earned a degree from LCC in Forestry Engineering.
Jennifer was born in Fresno and is a graduate of Sierra Joint Union High School. She moved to Susanville to attend Lassen Community College and major in Agriculture.
Dave worked for the forestry service while a student at Lassen Community College. After graduation, he worked for the Lassen National Forest for 33 years. Also, as a member of the National Incident Management Team, he had the privilege of meeting President Bill Clinton.
Jennifer has worked for Lassen Community College for 14 years. As a student, she attended LCC for several years completing her degree in Business Administration. Previously, she worked on a road construction crew for the Nevada Department of Transportation for four years.
Dave has been married to Ann (his high school sweetheart) for 40 years. They have two sons: Matt and Jacob (who is deceased).
Jennifer and Fred will celebrate twenty-three years of marriage in June. They have three children: Emily, Brian, and Jake.
These two individuals remain at Lassen Community College for these main reasons:
Dave says: “Love it that is why I’m still here.”
Jennifer says: “I have been here a long time, enjoy helping the students.”