Seattle Mag Cites SM Grad


A 2009 St. Maries High School graduate was featured in a magazine article highlighting young business professionals in the Seattle area.

Lucia Sanchez was listed in 425 Business Magazine’s special feature Thirty Under Thirty, which listed 30 up-and-coming business professionals.

425 Business is published by Premier Media Group, which is based in Tacoma. The magazine provides information and ideas about business news, startups, fashion, philanthropy, travel, business lifestyle, technology, products, and more.

For the feature, the magazine sought individuals in the business industry who were less than 30 years old and then presented a list of 30 of “the brightest, most fun, and most motivated business folks we could find.” Ms. Sanchez was among those listed in the article this month.

Lucia Sanchez, a St. Maries High School graduate, was featured in 425 Business magazine's feature, which highlighted talented young professionals in the Seattle area.

Lucia Sanchez, a St. Maries High School graduate, was featured in 425 Business magazine’s feature, which highlighted talented young professionals in the Seattle area.

“I had no idea I had been nominated for this,” Ms. Sanchez said. “It was exciting and I was honored to be a part of it. I didn’t expect it at all, but it is definitely cool to be recognized for what I’ve done and to represent our small town. It shows you can go out and be something bigger than you think you can.”

Ms. Sanchez was recognized in the article for her work with The Mosaic Company and for her desire to volunteer. She actually learned about the article after returning from a trip to Ghana where she and others spent 10 days building clean-water storage tanks.

The Mosaic Company provides consulting services to utilities and oil and gas companies. In her role as a marketing and client development assistant, Ms. Sanchez focuses on taking care of the details so the company can travel to various trade shows. She also works with the sales and development teams and handles social media for the company.

Ms. Sanchez started in her role at the company in March 2014. She was working two-part time jobs at the time including a gig with the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders.

While she was working the Seahawks, she was contacted by a representative with The Mosaic Company through LinkedIn, which is a networking site for professionals. She told her boss with the Seahawks at the time about the potential job opportunity.

“He told me they had a suite there and said he could introduce me,” Ms. Sanchez added. “I was told one of the reasons I got hired at Mosaic was because Clint (Morse, the executive vice president) had admired my boldness in coming and introducing myself.”

If she were to give advice to any St. Maries students, it would be to not be afraid of new opportunities.

“Take advantage of them even if they might seem scary,” she said. “I think that was one of the lessons I learned.”

She added she was always involved in extracurricular activities at both the high school and college level. She attributes part of success to her teachers, friends and family.

“A lot of people pushed me to do what I didn’t think I could do,” she said. “So I definitely think other people deserve credit for helping me and motivating me to push through it. I struggled and things weren’t as easy as I thought they would be.”

Ms. Sanchez graduated from the University of Idaho with a bachelor’s in broadcasting and digital media, minor in business management. She is the daughter of Liesa Mueller, of St. Maries.

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