I am the owner and active agent at Coastal Shield Insurance. Originally from the Baltimore/Annapolis area of MD, I remember touring lots of homes with my realtor father when I was little. Most kids would have been bored, but I LOVED it. I moved to NC to attend UNCW in 2000. I graduated with honors from the Cameron School of Business and started out working as a loan processor for Wachovia Mortgage. From there, I decided I would follow in my dad's footsteps, and obtained my real estate and then my brokers license in 2005. Loving real estate, but not loving an emotional sale, I gravitated towards the insurance side of things, and obtained my property, casualty, life and heath insurance licenses in 2006. I started working as an associate agent at Nationwide and after 5 years wanted to further my career and became an agent at NC Farm Bureau Insurance in 2011. After 7 years at Farm Bureau I wanted to be able to offer my clients more choices for insurance, and better premiums, so I opened Coastal Shield Insurance in 2017. I love my job and my clients, and believe that everyone should be treated with kindness and compassion, and try to instill that into my agency on a daily basis. Outside of the office, I love spending time with my husband Andrew, and our 3 children, Austin, Alexandra and Alaina. I also enjoy running, surfing, pilates, am a Reiki II trained practitioner and love coaching children in gymnastics.
I have lived in various parts of North Carolina my whole life, but relocated to Wilmington almost 4 years ago. I began my career in the Medical field over 20 years ago working in insurance and billing which was the ideal bridge into Property and Casualty insurance. I was lucky enough to begin this new phase of my career with Anna Brothers at Farm Bureau and from there move with her to Coastal Shield Insurance where I continue to use my strong customer service skills and love for helping others on a daily basis. I love working in insurance because I am able to continue to build meaningful relationships with my clients as wells as Realtors, Mortgage Brokers and Attorneys. When not working, I enjoy time with family, cooking and of course the beach. It is also important to me to help where I can in the community and stay very active in my church.
Being raised in eastern NC, I relocated my family to Kure Beach in 2000. As a NC State grad, my career began at Nationwide, as a student which lead to an insurance career. As a commercial underwriter, I learned all aspects of the industry which led to an exciting career. I became a licensed agent in 1983 and have remained in sales/marketing since that time. I am working now to assist other seniors to increase awareness and knowledge of their insurance products. I will gladly review and offer additional options.
1601 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403
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