NCAHU Medicare Chair
Blue Moon Benefit Group
I was born at a young age in Cleveland, Ohio. Most people can only dream of being from Cleveland, but I really am! I attended the College of Wooster and received a B.A. in both History and Spanish. I attended Vanderbilt University and have an M.A. in Latin American Studies. I worked in long term care for 8 years, prior to working in the health insurance industry for nearly the past 30 years.
Do you have any nicknames?
“Smokin”, but that was sports related
What is your life motto? The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one doing it!
What is your favorite quote? “if you don’t have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?” John Wooden
What is your favorite author? Zig Zigler – he can communicate important messages while delivering a great quip or one liner. I admire that!
What is your number one irritant? People who don’t do their job well.
What is your number one motivator? Helping others trying to reach new goals/heights
What is your favorite movie? What about Bob? (great lessons, great laughs)
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is: “Be the steamroller or be the steamrollee”
What’s the most inspiring part of your job? Chocolate chip cookies from grateful clients
Who is your favorite sports team? Cleveland Indians
What is your favorite food? Pizza, followed by chocolate chip cookies (real ones, not Keeblers)