I began my insurance career in 1997 as a personal lines underwriter with State Farm. I enjoyed success on the carrier side of the business rising from Underwriter Trainee with State Farm to VP of Underwriting with Universal Property & Casualty seven years later. I then took a retail commercial producer position to gain more control over my career. For the next twelve years I worked for retail agencies in South Florida and Seattle growing a book of marine, aviation, hospitality and non-profit business. Despite some success I ultimately pursued my deeper passions and found a wholesale marine broker role where I could develop my own value proposition and focus on the industry I have longed to serve since getting into insurance.Joining Burns & Wilcox was the next natural step in that pursuit. With an approachable, positive, and flat management structure, I am better equipped to build one of the premier marine insurance wholesale practices in the country. My value proposition is simple: Focused expertise and market access paired with responsiveness, accessibility and a sense of urgency on behalf of my retail agents.