Mayra Flores De Marcotte

Multimedia Journalist

San Jose, CA

Mayra Flores De Marcotte

A geeky mom, social media nerd, PR Pro and multimedia journalist in the Silicon Valley. Chronic documentarian, occasional gardener and enthusiastic listener of stories, I split my time between learning new things and [re]discovering life through my 10-year-old's eyes.


'There Are Too Many Kids Killing Themselves'

Pott, a 15-year-old Saratoga High School sophomore, tried to commit suicide last September after learning she had been sexually assaulted when she had passed out at a party and a photo of the attack was posted online. Ann Brownell's daughter, Amanda, also tried to end her life four years ago after allegedly being bullied at Del Mar High School.
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Campbell: Community icon Sally Howe dies

Sally Howe's infectious smile and vivacious personality left a lasting impression on those that she met, as did her knack for building community everywhere she went. Howe, the grande dame of Campbell, died on Jan. 14. She was 83 years old. "Sally was like the sunshine; she was a beacon of information and was never shy about sharing her opinion," said Evan Low, former Campbell mayor and now state assemblyman.
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School District Employee Killed in Gilroy 'Loved Life'

The smell of meals being prepared at the school district offices was a weekly phenomenon. Crystal De La Torre and a group of Campbell Union School District employees would take turns cooking a meal for the group to enjoy. Last Wednesday, she invited Superintendent Dr. Eric Andrew to join them. "I missed last Wednesday's lunch," Andrew says.
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Dr. Robert Barnett: 'One of the Best Kept Secrets in Livermore'

One man's impact on the Tri-Valley has become very, very tangible with the overwhelming comments, emails, Facebook and Twitter messages expressing sorrow over the death of this local pediatrician. Robert Barnett was driving his 2000 Jaguar convertible on Sept. 6 in Tracy when he swerved right and went under a tractor trailer.
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San Jose contractor contributed to Willow Glen events, children's charities

Tim Casey was known for taking houses and making them into homes, for always pitching in if it meant helping children out and for putting family first. "When you live in a house that someone paid so much attention to, every day you look around and appreciate how he did his work," says Bob Shelby. "A day doesn't go by that we don't appreciate the care he took building it."
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Campbell's Cindy Nguyen is Remembered by Community, Family and Friends

Cindy Nguyen was out running errands at The Plant Shopping Center in San Jose. Her car battery had died and she called her friends and colleagues at PN Real Estate for help. Five minutes later, she called back and said some good Samaritan had stopped to help. This was the last time good friend and colleague Nick Pham heard from the 60-year-old Campbell resident.
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Retired Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Captain Succumbs to Cancer

On November 5, 2013 at approximately 9:15 a.m., retired Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Captain Paul Chenkovich passed away after a courageous three year battle with brain cancer. Paul was 48 years old and leaves behind a wife, an 8 year old daughter and a 15 year old son. Paul is also survived by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
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Mayra Flores De Marcotte

I enjoy communication and find it a vital part of building community. This has been at the core of my career. A more informed community is a more effective and cohesive one. And these communities become quality audiences and advocates.

I have fine-tuned my skills in most forms of communication and storytelling through traditional and online media, digital, social media and public relations.

My specialties include team and community management; social media strategy and management; digital content strategy, creation and curation; and digital analytics and measurement.



  • Storytelling
  • Editing
  • Social Media