July 21, 2015
First job: I started working at the Wonder Bread Thrift store on Saturdays when I was 16 years old.
Education: I graduated from
Business philosophy: Take care of your customers and employees.
Best way to keep competitive edge: Continue your education and keep learning about your industry.
Guiding principle: Be honest and treat my customers and employees the way I want to be treated.
Yardstick success: Excellent service for our customers resulting in referral and repeat business.
Goal yet to be achieved: Continue to grow Boyle Insurance Agency and retire.
Best business decision: Accepting the position with Boyle Insurance Agency more than 22 years ago.
Worst business decision: Hiring someone I did not feel was the best candidate for the job.
Toughest business decision: Terminating an employee. It is never an easy task.
Word that best describes you: Integrity
Like best about job: Helping our customers with their insurance needs. I love the challenge of marketing a risk to provide our customers with the best coverage and premium available.
Like least about job: Personnel issues. I would love it if everyone just did their job.
Pet peeve: Deception. I will work and help anyone, but don’t deceive me. That will be the end of it.
Most important lesson learned: Never compromise your values. Do what is right and you will be blessed.
Person most interested in meeting: No one in particular. I enjoy meeting everyone and learning about their views and perceptions.
Most respected competitor: Mark Forrester: He is always a professional and the ultimate gentleman.
Three greatest passions: My faith, my family and my friends.
First choice for a new career: I originally thought I wanted to be an oceanographer: I still think that would be fun and interesting.
Favorite quote: “Every day is a good day, some days are better than others.” – My father: Chuck Ashworth
Most influential book: The Bible
Favorite cause: Any organization helping children and the elderly.
Favorite status symbol: I don’t really have one.
Favorite movie: “Gone with the Wind.” My mother took me to see it when I was a child. I fell in love with it and love it to this day.
Favorite restaurant: Never met a menu I didn’t like, although I love Erling Jensen’s.
Favorite vacation spot:
What’s on your iPod?: Nothing. I’m old fashioned and listen to the radio or CDs.
Favorite way to spend free time: Spending time with my family, golfing with my husband, cooking, sewing and gardening.
Automobile: A 2001 Volkswagen Passat, 2005 Toyota Sequoia, and a 1993 GMC pick-up, (Everyone needs a pick-up).