Denise Tyree-Montecino – Vice President of Human Resources and Safety

Denise Tyree-Montecino has served as the Vice President of Human Resources and Safety since August of 2019.  She has been with Goodwill since November of 2015 and has served in the prior positions of Human Resource Generalist and Human Resource Director.  Denise holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from The University of Phoenix and a Certificate of Human Resource Management from California State University, Bakersfield.

One thing you can’t live without: “Bacon!!!”

Best place you’ve ever traveled: “Colonia Tovar, Venezuela – a picturesque, small town in the mountains of Venezuela above the city of Caracas. It was colonized in 1843 by German immigrants and is called the ‘Germany of the Caribbean.’ I love to browse through the farmer’s market on a Saturday, eat a traditional German meal such as Spatzle mit Gulasch, and shop at the pottery store.”

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? “An attorney. And my parents were convinced I would make a great one as they often stated that I could easily ‘argue with a fence post’ and win.”

Best book ever read: “I love the simplicity and complexity of the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.”