After losing my father, brother and mother all within two years, I bring firsthand experience with what insurance can and should do. As your local Elkhart County agent, I understand the importance of tailoring insurance plans that are just right for you and your family. I live in Elkhart and attend St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Before becoming an agent, I spent 17 years as a teacher and principal at Elkhart Community Schools and four years in the sales industry. I also spent 13 years as a wrestling referee, which allowed me to work three state final championships, multiple national championships, world team trials and I even got to tour with a team from Indiana when they competed in Japan in 2005. Outside of the office, I enjoy outdoor activities, especially boating. I earned a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in elementary education and minored in Japanese. It’s also important for me to get to know you and your insurance needs, so don’t hesitate to reach out!