I try not to hit snooze too much, because I like to have a little time to putter around! I take care of the dogs, empty the dishwasher, and maybe do a little laundry. In nicer weather, I spend a little time outside playing with the dogs and watering flowers on my deck.
What is the first thing you do when you get in the office?
Fire up my computer and get coffee.
How do you take your caffeine?
Hazelnut coffee with a little cream. If I'm lucky, I have a skim milk latte.
What do you like to work on first thing in the morning?
I like to catch up on email first thing, and finish up anything from the day before.
Do you pack a lunch or go out?
Go out, definitely. Since I'm working from home, I will probably have lunch at home most days.
What do you like most about your job?
I love that I get to learn new things every day.
What is your dream account to write?
Anything where I feel like I pulled a rabbit out of a hat to get it done! It's the challenge that makes it fun.
What do you like the most about being in the insurance industry?
I really like the fact that this industry is very fast paced. I also really love to travel for work.
What were you shocked to discover about the wholesale insurance business?
Early on I realized that this was a great industry to get into, and that it wasn't difficult for anyone with ambition to have an awesome career. I was shocked to realize insurance is definitely not boring, and you never stop learning!
What is your favorite chore?
I love doing laundry. I'm a really good folder, especially fitted sheets! I hate putting it all away, though.
For stress relief you:
Relax by my fire pit. Have family and friends over for a barbeque or swim. I also love to shop!
Strangest risk you ever worked on
A long time ago I wrote inland marine coverage on a missile launcher that was being driven over a secret route. There was all kinds of security in place, and I had to call our London Broker to place it quickly in Lloyds Open Market...very cool.
Not everyone knows I:
My husband and I own a house in the Bahamas with his mother and brother. We enjoy going there on vacation and relaxing on the beach.
How I ended up in Western Pensylvania:
When Green Mountain Agency's book of business was purchased by the Tuscano Agency, I was hired to work remotely.
Your passions in life:
My family. I love my husband Paul with all my heart, and my three boys mean the world to me. Anything I do with them makes me very happy.
If you could do anything at all, what would it be?
I love what I do for work, but there's nothing I enjoy more than planning big parties or events. I've planned a lot of family weddings and birthday parties, and there's nothing like seeing something like that come together.
What is your favorite thing to work on?
I like training people, so anything where I can help someone learn how to be successful.
Do you have any pets?
Yes, two dogs. Samson and Spencer.
I am addicted to:
This is easy...my husband's cooking.
What was/is the first position you held at Tuscano Agency?
What was the first job you ever had?
I started out doing odd jobs at Green Mountain Agency as a child, and then started as a personal lines underwriter during college.