MEET THE TEAM
Aerlume is a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Individuals who are self-starters, committed to high standards, and delivering unparalleled service thrive on our team. Our company was built on seven key pillars that drive our company forward, which include: Individual Responsibility, Professionalism, Stewardship, Action-Oriented, Free Enterprise, Building a Strong Community, and Heritage of Hospitality. If you have a can-do attitude and heart for hospitality, we’d love to hear from you! Check out our career opportunities »
Noel Galvez Romero was born in Leominister, Massachusetts, but grew up all over the state of Washington. He attended Federal Way High School and Green River Community College, and started his restaurant career at 19 years old at Red Robin and then joined Salty’s in Redondo and worked his way through every front-of-the-house position he could over a ten-year span. In 2014, Noel joined the El Gaucho Tacoma team as a cocktail server before he was quickly promoted to captain at El Gaucho Seattle, managing both the bar and wine programs over a two-year period. He became general manager at El Gaucho Tacoma in 2017. Noel brings a positive leadership and management style to his role at Aerlume, as well as deep knowledge of the Fire & Vine Hospitality service standard.
Maggie Trujillo grew up and spent most of her life far from the ocean, yet she says it is where she feels most at peace. As a competitive swimmer, she thrives near water so the sweeping views of Elliott Bay make Aerlume the perfect spot for this rising star chef. Maggie earned her Culinary Arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu at the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, OR in 2004 and is a creative, committed leader. She worked for the Portland Hilton Hotel before moving to Ashland, OR and Lela’s, Chateaulin and Caldera Brewing Company. Maggie’s experience working with a true farm-to-table restaurant began in 2014 when she joined Larks Restaurant at the Inn at the Commons in Medford, OR. The position at Aerlume brings Maggie close to the water she loves and presents an opportunity for her to expand her connections with providers by working hand-in-hand with Fire & Vine Hospitality farming partners including Fall City Farms, Sound Sustainable Farms and many more.
Fire & Vine Hospitality, Spirits Syndicate Director