Our beloved “Director of Miscellaneous” is a year older today! Jonathan Trentham “wears a lot of hats” around EB, and we’re so thankful he does! Get to know him a little more in this latest Coffee & Conversation feature. Happy Birthday, Jonathan!
Q. What is your role at EventBooking and what do you like about that role?
A. I am the Office Manager for EventBooking. The plaque on my door says “Director of Miscellaneous.” If it’s not writing code, selling software, or providing technical support to our clients, it falls to me. I’m responsible for paying bills on time, invoicing clients, bookkeeping, managing our company records, fixing broken things around the office, and making sure we don’t run out of toilet paper. No day is the same, and I get to serve some amazing clients and awesome coworkers!
Q. Describe your “perfect” meal, complete with dessert.
A. Some of my favorite meals were in Argentina, a thick steak from grass-fed cattle, cooked medium rare, covered in chimichurri (a green sauce made from garlic, parsley, and other spices) paired with a nice Malbec wine, with potatoes and grilled vegetables on the side. For dessert, I’d go Italian with some tiramisu.
Q. What’s something about you that might surprise people?
A. I spent two years living in a small town in southern Cambodia. I worked to establish an English School to help with job placement for locals and to bring income in for a local orphanage that was founded by a good friend of mine 15 years ago.
Q. What is one of your favorite places that you’ve traveled to? Why?
A. I really enjoyed Segovia, Spain. It has wonderful roman/Italian influences in architecture, but maintains the laid back pace of life that you find in Spain. The food is amazing, the people are friendly, and everyone is dressed to the nines even if they are just going out to the store.
Q. What’s your favorite movie?
A. Second Hand Lions. It’s a classic.
Q. If you could have dinner with one person (living or dead) who would it be?
A. I’m madly in love with my wife, Elisa. I love learning new things about her, and hearing her thoughts and dreams. I share meals with her daily, but I will always ask for one more chance to sit, share a meal, and spend time together. Sappy, but true!
Q. What’s something you’re passionate about?
A. Christ being glorified. I believe that we were created for one purpose, and that is to bring glory to God. My eyes have been opened up to see the beautiful gift of fellowship with God made possible through the cross. Nothing satisfies me more than knowing God and seeing the Gospel realized by His people.
Q. What would you tell yourself 10 years ago?
A. Trust God. I am a plan maker by nature. I spent a lot of my 20’s chasing after plans that I had made with my limited understanding of what was ahead. Seek God, and follow His counsel.
Q. If you could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be?
I want to get better at off-roading, navigating difficult terrain and recovering a vehicle when it becomes stuck. I would love to travel remote parts of the world using those skills.
Q. Who inspires you?
My dad. I always saw him walk his talk. He taught me what it means to be a man that is faithful, hardworking, respectful, and brings something to the table.
Q. What are your personal hobbies?
A. I have an eleven month old daughter, Cora Lou, that takes up a lot of my time and energy, but I love loving her! Beyond that, I love spending time with family and friends, and when I have some free time, I really enjoy reading!
Happy Birthday, Jonathan! Thanks for all you do!