I’m an only child… enough said.
Just kidding. I was raised here in Sonora, California by a seamstress/secretary and a mechanic/car salesman/insurance agent. I grew up in the garage with my dad and watched him rebuild his 1928 Ford Model T Roadster. We went on Rod Runs and to car shows. I owned 16 cars before I was even 16. The best ones I never even got to drive, like the 69’ Mustang Fastback that I spent months sanding in the driveway. I also worked summers in my mom’s sewing and alterations shop. She had me make my own clothes and gave me haircuts in the backyard or “Orphan Annie” style perms in our kitchen. Can you say, “Character building”? I rode dirt bikes and went to superbike races. My family worked hard and laughed all the time.
When I graduated high school I went straight to work. I started out as data entry on our first computer…..Yes, I said the first computer. I became a licensed Property & Casualty agent in 1993 and worked as a personal lines agent until 1995 then I transferred to commercial lines. I took some time off to get married to a really cool guy and have two amazing children. Seriously though, my family is amazing. They are my nucleus. Together we love traveling, good food, boating and are huge San Francisco Giants fans!
I am a second generation insurance agency owner. I have been the President/CEO of Sonora Insurance Agency since 2004. My staff is the extension of my family. We work hard and laugh a lot. I always tell them that family comes first, insurance second and I try to make all my customers feel like family.