Current job or job title: Commercial Lines Underwriter
Employer: Columbia Insurance Group
Hometown: Sedalia, MO
First job: Kentucky Fried Chicken
Awards/Professional Recognitions: Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), a professional designation in property-casualty insurance and risk management
What led you to your current career?
Well, nobody ever plans to go into insurance, do they? In my early 20’s, I was looking for a clerical job and applied for a job answering phones at an insurance agency and here I am.
Best part of your job:
I am constantly learning new things; it seems every day someone asks you something you have not been asked before!
Twelve Women of the Bible by Lysa TerKeurst and others; Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
Things that occupy your free time:
Outdoor activities such as running, biking, swimming, stand up paddleboard, and hiking.
Something that brings you joy:
Faith, family and friends
Place you want to visit:
I’ll go anywhere a fun group of friends are willing to explore with me!
Favorite place you’ve visited:
I visited Australia and New Zealand in 2017.
Advice for someone new to Columbia:
Take advantage of the trails in our community. There are places you can get so lost in nature, you forget you are still inside the city limits.
Describe a scene of your vision for the future:
I have a desire to find a not-for-profit in my community that I can feel passionate about and volunteer time to. I hope that being involved in Women’s Network will lead me to that organization.