tav-tmotm-0916Ella Montgomery is our Team Member of the Month here at Trilogy® at The Vineyards! Ella is our Operations Manager and oversees our construction department. She joined us 14 years ago, and in fact, has been with Trilogy at The Vineyards since the very beginning!

Ella grew up in the small town of La Conner, Washington. After high school, she attended junior college and became a full-time nanny. Later, she landed in the homebuilding industry and she’s loved it ever since. Early on in her career, Ella had a boss who had previously worked for Shea Homes®. She admired his work ethic and values, which he always referred to as “Shea-isms.” Inspired to check out the organization, Ella had the opportunity to join Trilogy by Shea Homes and the rest is history!

“I connected with Shea on a personal level,” says Ella. “A few of the ‘Shea-isms’ that spoke to me were to always believe in forward-learning, have an open perspective, and set strong goals you can grow from.” A longtime employee, Ella says she loves the connections she makes with residents. “The Trilogy communities are really unique. We get to become part of the community’s culture. This is different from the way some builders are in and out in just a few years. We build bonds with people and the personal connections are really like no other.”

When Ella isn’t helping buyers build the homes of their dreams and working with guests, she’s spending time with her family or baking. She is a mother to two children, a daughter, Morgan (7), and a son, Will (3). Her husband, Mark, is from the San Francisco Bay area.

We are so proud to have Ella on our team, and we invite you to stop by and say “hello” the next time you’re at Trilogy!