Tucson, Ariz. – Startup Tucson News – Robin Breault (pronounced brō) laughs when she recalls her first job — helping her two siblings clean the offices at her dad’s company. “We were hard workers and good cleaners. And, we got paid a fair wage for kids our age.” That roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-it-done attitude served her well during her university teaching career. And guides her now in her latest undertaking, social enterprise startup LeadLocal.
On this late spring morning, Breault, 41, sips coffee at a midtown Tucson restaurant, and enjoys the company of two influential men in her life. One is her son, Angel, 17 and a senior at Salpointe High School. And the other is her father, Robert Breault, 72 and a pioneer in the international optics industry and head of Tucson-based Breault Research Organization. Breault, a petite brunette with an engaging smile, radiates energy in all directions.