I am here to help people protect their hard-earned assets, make their insurance work for them, and provide peace of mind while contributing to Lakewood Ranch, its surrounding communities, and the entire state of Florida. As your local Farmers® agent I assist customers like you identify the insurance coverage that best fits your needs. This process is straightforward and personalized to help make you smarter about insurance.
For several years I worked in data marketing, which provided early insurance experience in the Property & Casualty industry. My primary focus was the sales and marketing of non-traditional credit data and the study of its effect on insurance rating and price.
I began school at an early age, predominantly the youngest member of class throughout my education. It taught me to always strive harder in life to advance myself sooner. My parents relocated from Chicago, IL to the Los Angeles suburb of West Covina, CA. I studied graphic design & printing at Don Bosco Technical Institute. It was an early stage adopter utilizing Apple computers for a new graphic communications industry.
Every chance I get I’m in the kitchen! It’s a passion that allows me to create exciting flavor combinations and also gives a sense of accomplishment when they harmoniously come together. I also enjoy health & fitness – working out at the gym, biking, kayaking or just keeping up the house & garden.
I feel passionate about helping those in need, whether it’s an individual in the community or an organization that serves to fill those needs. Identifying worthy causes, coming together & providing a solution is an endeavor I am eager to join.
I have over 25 years serving the property & casualty and life, health & annuity insurance sectors. I have worked with over 60 carriers including every Top 20 insurer during my career. I have worked with them across the lifecycle from acquisition to underwriting to pricing to claims to retention by providing data, analytics, technology and consulting. I have always loved coaching and mentoring teams to bring out the best in people. I just like helping people.
I am so excited to be able to use all of the knowledge I have gained during my career in the insurance industry to help fellow Floridians. Insurance is complex, and most people do not get excited about it – but I do because I know I can help people make the right choices to insure they have the protection they truly need. I cannot stop talking about my excitement about being able to help people, being active in the community, and being able to give back – all as part of my job.
I was born and raised in Hollywood Florida (one of the few natives). I have lived in GA and NH and returned home to FL last year. I attended the University of Florida at the age of 16 and finally graduated from Granite State University in NH at the age of 50 (I always believe in finishing what I start).
When I’m not working, you might find me on a bike ride, at the gym, a local festival, art gallery, and as a foodie at a restaurant with great food (I love a great hole in the wall). My guilty pleasure is red wine. I believe it goes with everything. I am also passionate about giving back to the community. I am on the Board of the Spirit of Blue Foundation which serves the Law Enforcement Community. One of my best friend’s brother lost his life in the line of duty. I admire all of the Heroes in our everyday lives.
There are so many unmet needs in our community and we are looking forward to building a local business on the foundation of Worthy Causes.