Meet Your Neighbor: Jamie Lavelle-Marchetti |

Meet Your Neighbor: Jamie Lavelle-Marchetti

Where I live: Grass Valley.

How long I’ve lived in Nevada County: Four years.

Do I like living here? It’s very beautiful but a little too slow for me.

What I do in my spare time: I work two jobs but when I have actual spare time, I like to read and spend time with my daughter.

My family: I live with my daughter, London, 3.

Favorite food: Mexican food.

Pets: No.

Job: I work at Cirino’s at Main Street in Grass Valley and at Bell Capelli hair salon.

What I like about my job: I like people a lot, and I really like the open schedule so I can spend days with my daughter. And the money’s pretty good.

What would I change about my job: I would like to make about $30,000 more.

The best job I ever had: Being a mom is the best and hardest job I’ve ever had.

If I won a million: Travel.

My favorite vacation: Europe, I went to England and France.

My dream vacation: Italy or Spain. They just seem so beautiful and different. I love learning about different cultures, and everything is so old there.

My greatest accomplishment: Getting my college degree. I have a degree in psychology from Cal State-Sacramento.

What I’d change about the world: People, me included, tend to want the next best thing instead of looking around and enjoying what they have. You’re always chasing something, and you don’t stop and smell the roses.

The most important lesson I’ve learned: Maya Angelou said this, “when someone shows you who they really are, believe them the first time.”

The person who has made the biggest difference in my life: My daughter.

The best book I’ve read recently: “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom,” by Don Miguel Ruiz.

Favorite TV Show: “Sex and the City.”

My personal theme song: “Just a Girl,” by No Doubt.

Movies I’d recommend: “Love Actually,” “Lost in Translation,” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

What you should know about me: I’m really loyal, responsible, a bit crazy at times, and romantic.

Why you, or your ancestors, came to this area: Love brought me here, but love didn’t stay here.


Who are your neighbors? If you know of a western Nevada County resident to be spotlighted in this feature, contact Becky Trout at or 477-4234.

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