Career Summary

I have extensive experience in the insurance, real estate and tax fields. I have a passion for learning and have acquired the skills needed to get the job done. 

When employed by Farmers Insurance from 2004 to 2009, I held various roles in the National Catastrophe Corps and The National Property Center departments. Besides winning an award for excellent customer service, I was recognized by managers and fellow employees for my attention to detail and strong investigative skills. I also branched out into the public speaking arena by joining Toastmasters. I was voted best speaker by my fellow Toastmaster members.

Prior to joining Farmers, I worked for Ron Dean and Associates, a real estate appraisal firm. I was involved in every facet of the business including: new business development, customer relations, budgeting, accounts receivable and accounts payable. While there, I updated and installed office equipment and software.

While working for H & R Block I took all the available tax courses increasing my accounting and bookkeeping skills. Customers continue to contact me to assist them with their income tax needs.

My Bachelors Degree is in Business Administration from Pittsburg State University and I have an Associate in Insurance Services from the Insurance Institute of America. I am continually working and learning to upgrade my knowledge and skills.

Career Objective and Core Competencies

To secure a position where my strong analytical abilities and transferable skills can be utilized by a progressive and innovative company in moving to the next level.

Customer Relations · Presentation Skills · Bookkeeping · Taxes · Budgeting · Public Speaking · Property Analysis and Valuation · Investigation Skills

Work History

Work History
Jan 2001 - Present

Computer Lab Assistant

Johnson County Community College
  • Maintained computer hardware and software.
  • Worked with instructors and students to timely resolve any problems or questions regarding computer hardware and software.
  • Experience with various types of software including: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and programming software.
Oct 2004 - May 2009

Claims Representative

Farmers Insurance
  • Maintained timely contact between Farmers Insurance, customers and agents.
  • Resolved difficult issues with customers who suffered a tragic loss while maintaining good customer relations.
  • Experienced in handling claims involving: auto, property, theft, mysterious disappearance and total loss.
  • Specialized in handling large numbers of claims with high dollar losses during peak hurricane season in TX, LA, MS, AL and wildfire season in California.
  • Received recognition for superior claim service.
  • Received recognition of an honorary metal for performing above expectations in handling claims during the California wildfires.
Jul 1991 - Oct 2004

Real Estate Appraiser

Ron Dean and Associates

  • Inspected and developed an opinion of value for single and 1-4 family small income properties in the metropolitan Kansas City and surrounding areas.
  • Maintained good relationships with existing client base.
  • Developed new client base.
  • Handled Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
  • Updated and installed computer hardware and software.
  • Experienced in appraisal report writing designed to assist large and small lending institutions in using collateral to finalize the loan process.
Jan 1988 - Apr 1993

Tax Preparer

H & R Block
  • Processed tax returns for individuals and small business timely and accurately.
  • Completed returns with annual incomes ranging from $10,000 to over $250,000.
  • Recommended to customers methods of creating tax deferred income.
  • Recommended to customers record keeping tips for future year tax filing.
  • Created bookkeeping system for a four person partnership.
  • Created bookkeeping system for a limo service.


Mar 2008

Associate In Insurance Services

Insurance Institute of America
1982 - 1986


Pittsburg State University



Courses And Seminars

  INSURANCE: INS21: Property and Liability Insurance Principles AIS25: Delivering Insurance Services AIC35: Property Loss Adjusting   REAL ESTATE:  Course 420: Business Practices and Ethics Standards and Ethics for Professionals Course 210: Residential Case Studies Appraisal Consulting: A Solutions Approach for Professionals Market Data Analysis of Residential Real Estate Appraising Course 430: Standards of Professional Practice, Part C Appraisal Review-Residential Home inspections FHA and the Appraisal Process A TO Z’s of Residential Design, Construction and Quality            



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