Brooklin Brown Walker grew up in Mapleton, went to school in St. George, nannied in San Francisco and now makes her home in Orem with her husband, Darren.
I grew up in Orem until my parents divorced when I was 5. After that, I moved with my mom to Mapleton. My mom remarried and I gained four new siblings. Our family got even bigger when my mom and stepdad had two children together. Having a big family is fun and a little crazy. Now the age range of the kids goes from 33 down to 14. When we get together, we end up at a park or a church building because no one’s house can hold us all!
I was super social in high school and played tennis, which is something I picked up from my stepdad’s side of the family. After graduation, I decided to go to Dixie State University because my sister had gone there. I moved to St. George with my cousin and a few random roommates shortly after my 17th birthday. It was such a fun experience, but after a year of school, I wanted to try something else.
My best friend from high school was a nanny in San Francisco. I did a Skype interview with a family living in an affluent town in the Bay Area called Tiburon. The interview went well and I met them for the first time in person when I was moving into their house. Crazy! The father was from China and the mother was from Thailand. They had a 6-year-old, a 4-year-old and a newborn baby. Nannying was such an eye-opening experience, and it helped me realize how I want to raise my own family someday. When I went to the park, I rarely saw other parents — it was mostly nannies like me or grandparents. The family I worked for was very education-oriented and organized. It wasn’t uncommon for playdates to be scheduled weeks in advance. I learned a lot about culture. The mom made the most amazing Thai food and they took me to lots of cool Chinese restaurants in the city.
After a year of nannying, I came back to Utah and started working at doTERRA. I started in member services, moved up to the product department, and today I work at the company’s corporate office in Pleasant Grove. I am an account manager for the company’s Wellness Advocates. My team is over the Pacific states region and we help people manage orders and commissions. I love working at doTERRA and the people I work with.
Eleven months ago I married my husband, Darren, from Pleasant Grove. We met on Tinder, and I hate telling people that. I didn’t want to date people from work and I wasn’t going to school, so that just happened to work for me. We were married in the Draper LDS Temple and had a small celebration with friends and family.
My husband is very athletic so we like to play tennis together and we have season tickets to BYU football with my in-laws. We are also huge Jazz fans, and for some reason, I am especially lucky when it comes to winning Jazz tickets.
My day-to-day life isn’t all that exciting. But I love my job, my husband and my family. And that’s all I need.