What motivated you to become a member of GLA?
I received a kind invitation from Camille Hoheb to participate in an online wine tasting during the pandemic shutdown (which was sponsored by the GLA), and that led to a discussion with Camille about GLA membership.
Tell us a little bit about you, your family, your work and what you like to do in your free time.
Born in Kansas, educated in the Midwest; then lived in California, Iowa, France and Switzerland before relocating to the Albany area. My daughter attended Emma Willard, and I established a business in this area in the mid-1990s. Presently, my daughter lives in Seattle, my son lives in Wisconsin, and I am pleased that this area now feels like home to me. My work as a financial advisor and insurance broker is most engaging; I like helping people achieve financial confidence with both personal and business matters. In my free time I love to read, garden, cook, practice yoga, and travel to spend time with my family.
What do you hope to gain from your participation in the GLA?
I am impressed by the warm welcome from GLA members and look forward to becoming better acquainted with neighbors in our Loudonville community.
Do you have any special skills you could offer to support our group?
As a financial advisor (Park Avenue Securities) and insurance broker (Guardian), I am fortunate to work from my home, thanks to my outstanding corporate and agency support teams in both investments and insurance. I have considerable experience in estate and business planning and am always glad to help others when there is a need.
What’s your favorite thing about living in Greater Loudonville?
There are so many things that I like about living in Greater Loudonville! Of course, the beauty and safety of the community is top of mind. There is a general attitude of courtesy and purposeful action in both the commercial and the service sectors, and for that I am grateful. To quote Mr. Rogers … “It’s nice to be your neighbor!”