Five Minutes with Maria Brasel

May 1, 2019

Ever wonder who keeps the PSA engine running?  A team of talented, intelligent, and fun people are working hard every day to ensure PSA leads the charge in the systems integration industry.

Get to know us a little better!  Meet Maria Brasel, executive assistant at PSA.

Maria Brasel

Describe your job: My job is to support my leaders and colleagues with any administrative tasks, no matter how small or large, to allow them all to be the best that they can be.

How long have you worked for PSA? 2 months.

Can you share a little bit of information about your professional background? I have worked in the executive administrative roll and other administrative positions for many years in many different fields. I’ve worked in aerospace during the Space Shuttle program, in education for California State University Dominguez Hills and renewable energy among others.

What was it about PSA that caught your interest? The most obvious attraction of PSA is the people. PSA is a totally different industry than any other I’ve worked in; therefore, I am excited to learn more about this exciting growing industry. I think I’ve arrived at a very exciting time in the life of PSA.

It’s the people I love the most, my son, Luke (dressed as Macho Man), my daughter, Laura (dressed as Alex from Flashdance) and my daughter-in-law, Amy (dressed as Peggy Bundy). This is when they took me to Retrocon for my birthday.

What do you enjoy most about working here? I think what I like most is the people. Everyone has been so genuine, down to earth and so very helpful in every way. Not to mention that most of these wonderful people have been at PSA for a very long time. I do like that.

What do you like to do for fun? Make beanies for cancer patients and for premie babies. I recycle things to make jewelry, yard art and many other things. I paint, draw and re-finish small pieces of furniture. My adult children take me to Comicon and Retrocon. Along with my friends, we go to concerts such as Flogging Molly, Van Halen, Kiss, ZZ Top, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Garth Brooks and many more. We love playing games because laughter is the best medicine for anything that ails you. I also enjoy going to the theater and I enjoy nature, being outdoors.

Any fun or interesting facts about yourself? I was born in Uruguay, South America; my family is all from Spain. I have lived in New York, Los Angeles and now Brighton, Colorado. I’ve done my share of traveling, been fascinated by and mesmerized by Machu Pichu, Peru. I’ve walked the Rive Gouache, by Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. I love Spain in the summer and want to go back to London someday.