Southern California girl, raised in Long Beach--attended Newcomb Academy, Millikan High School, and Long Beach City College! I graduated from Whittier College and then was hired at my first “real” job at The Ohio State University as one of the first full time female collegiate swim coaches in the nation. I earned the opportunity as a two-time Olympian, double medalist –and former world record holder in swimming. I qualified for my first Olympic team before I started high school and my second Olympic experience after I graduated from high school—so I was right out of college when I was hired as the Buckeye coach. After a successful 3 year coaching stint in Ohio, I really missed my Long Beach roots and the warmer weather. I accepted a job doing promotional work for a swim wear company with “minimal travel’---which kept me on the road over 300 days a year. I enjoyed traveling the world for a while but eventually it took a toll on me. A close girlfriend of mine persuaded me to interview with State Farm Insurance as her husband was a State Farm agent. I was feeling entrepreneurial at the time, so I decided to embark on the journey. Being a State Farm agent would allow me to put roots down once again.
Now, 30 years later, I still have my agency in Naples in Long Beach. I still find joy meeting and talking with customers and neighbors and being a part of the community. In my free time I enjoy walking the canals in Naples, traveling and working out. My disciplined training from swimming continues but my exercise consists of anything but swimming. I still am unable to sleep in from all the early morning swim practices that I was accustomed to. I take pleasure in social events and hosting friends in my home. Alas, cooking is not one of my better known skills --I have a beautiful new gas range which gets very little use. One of the beauties of being in the Long Beach, Naples, Belmont Shore areas is the many locally owned restaurants that I love to take advantage of supporting when I have gatherings. As a small business owner, I know the importance of shopping local. My team and I also support the community by participating in in the Joy of Giving/Spark of Love toy drive. I am also a member of the Long Beach Century Club, a non-profit dedicated to amateur athletics in the city of Long Beach. I recently joined the board for the Los Altos YMCA and am excited to work with this great organization. I credit "Y" with teaching me how to swim and make the Olympic team! Over the years in this industry I have learned how important it is to be someone people can count on—to be trustworthy and dependable.
My State Farm team, Recki, Michele and Dina, two of whom are bilingual, all deeply value the relationships we have built with customers over the decades. I know that our clientele can always rely on my experienced team and me. If you live in Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill Seal Beach or Orange County area, we can help you with your auto, home, boat, business, condo, renters, life insurance and financial services. Reach out to us by phone, text or online through this site. Give us a call or stop by for a quote—we are always open to walk-ins.