Staff Spotlight – Robin Sanchez

Your Travel Center Staff Spotlight

Robin Sanchez, Chief Operating Officer

Huntington Beach, California

Email: robin@ytc.com


How long have you been with Your Travel Center?

Since 1992.

What is your best advice to those joining the Your Travel Center?

Ask as many questions as you can! When you think you have no more questions, ask more.

In a fun manner way describe your career path to Your Travel Center.

Like most college students, I really had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was working at Round Table Pizza, getting my general education at Long Beach City College, and was certified in hotel/restaurant management. One of my good friends had graduated from Pacific Travel School and was having a great time working and traveling. It sounded great! I followed that path, and YES to answer your question, I am having a great time!

What is the favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job is the interaction with all the different people and their personalities. Every day is a new day and a new adventure with great people!

If you weren’t such a superstar at this job what would you be doing?

Earlier in life I would have loved to be a stay at home mom. These days it seems that working for an industry supplier or hotelier would be enjoyable. Knowing one thing really well is an attraction. In my job, I know a little bit about a lot of things – enough sometimes to get me in trouble.

What do you do in your spare time or when not working at Your Travel Center?

My daily routine involves either a trip to the gym, a long walk, or a short run. I enjoy cooking and hanging out with family and friends. I love live sports, live music, and the beach, too.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people do not get back to you in a timely manner.

What is your favorite movie or television show?

Favorite movie – St. Elmo’s Fire. Favorite TV Show – This is Us.

What is something people would never guess about you?

I am a home body that likes to nest in December.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

Falling off my shoes in a bathroom in NYC. Good thing no one saw me.

What makes you smile?

My friends.

What one word would your friends use to describe you?

Fun.

Describe your Favorite Vacation?

Israel with my mom.

Anything else fun or interesting about you?

I want to get certified to scuba dive again and I would like to bungie jump off the big bridge in New Zealand.

What is the one question you get asked a lot about the job or from the ICs?

How do you keep this all straight?

Beach, Mountains, City?

Beach, Mountains, City in that order! Love ‘em all.