In 1999 after a long career in retail management, I decided to enter the insurance field. I was a single mom with two small children at the time and the hours worked better with raising a family. I was a sales agent with the Auto Club (AAA), selling property and casualty insurance for several years. It was during this period of time that I realized my passion was in helping others and problem solving, which didn’t always coincide with making the sales goals. I left my sales position and spent the next few years providing customer service and managing the office of an independent insurance agency close to home. In 2008 I obtained my health/life insurance license with the state of California; I sold one life insurance policy before being lured back into retail. I was approached with an offer to take a position as an Assistant Store Manager for a well known local retailer. The offer was too good to pass up and I was also remarried at this point, so the retail hours worked for my family and provided benefits for us as well. Having health insurance for my family has always been a priority and I was thankful for that benefit, but I observed part-time employees struggle with health insurance costs and worse, struggle to pay for treatment when uninsured. This, on top of realizing retail management was no longer fun or fulfilling; I reached out to Covered California, which was just in the process of being created, to find out how I could get involved in assisting and enrolling our uninsured population. I have partnered with Covered California since the very first open enrollment in November 2013, and have stuck with them through all their growing pains. I have personally enrolled hundreds of clients in both on and off exchange plans and have pretty much seen it all. I am confident I can assist you, or at the very least point you in the right direction for health coverage options.
In my spare time my husband and I love to travel and explore antique stores and estate sales. I am all about helping our environment and making as small a footprint as possible, my motto is renew-reuse-recycle. My kids are now in their 20’s, my son is in the US Air Force and my daughter attends community college and works as a receptionist at a local nail salon. I belong to several groups and am proud to be a Blue Star Mother.