Insurance wasn’t something I pursued, but it was something I fell into. I was a project manager for a number of years, managing multi-million dollar projects for various companies like Bayer Healthcare, and Washington Mutual, to name a few. But when 2008 hit, Washington Mutual went under as we all know, and like many other people, I was laid off. I loved project management, but at that time no one was hiring project managers. So I had to make a switch. Jobs were limited, and when I came across an opportunity in insurance, I took it because I needed an income. So I got my license and started a career in a new industry. It ended up being something that I love, and something that offered me many of the things that I loved about project management, and which I had natural strengths for: working with people, every case is different and challenging, attention to detail, problem solving, ability to listen and have compassion for your client and their needs and desires for them and their family.