Q: How long have you been with Garber Buick?
A: I celebrated my three year anniversary this January.
Q: How long have you been a Chamber Ambassador?
A: A year and a half.
Q: What do you like about being an ambassador?
A: I like to meet the members and learn about their business. As an Ambassador I get to help people utilize the chamber to its full potential and uncover new opportunities for them. It’s always refreshing to hear other’s success stories. I can take little pieces from them and improve my success, or help other chamber members improve theirs. My favorite thing is the time we spend with other ambassadors…we have an awesome group!
Q: Tell me something about yourself.
A: I was born in Saginaw, and have lived here my whole life. I went to Saginaw Valley State University and graduated with a double major in Marketing and Management. For fun I enjoy boating, mountain biking, downhill skiing and snowboarding. I love getting up to northern Michigan on the weekends.
Q: What was your first job?
A: My first job was as a lifeguard at Bay City Country Club, it was the best summer job!
Q: What keeps you up at night?
A: I can't really say anything keeps me up, when I hit the pillow, I'm out. Although when I have a slow sales month, that can weigh on you, as we are pure commission. As a Dale Carnegie graduate though, I am able to compartmentalize my stress pretty well.
Q: What is your greatest achievement?
A: My greatest professional achievement was winning the Buick Elite Sales Award. There are over 130 people in our zone, and I was ranked number 11 after working only two years in the business! I have also won GM's Mark of Excellence Award every year that I have been selling.
Q: What is your most prized possession?
A: My boat is my most prized possession; it's a Four Winns 225 Sundowner. I had wanted a boat ever since I can remember, and it was a major motivation to succeed at school and work. After two degrees and two years of working, I was finally able to buy my own boat. It's much sweeter when you work so hard for something.
Q: What is something unique in your office?
A: I have a model of the first motorcycle I bought, it was a sportbike, and a lot of fun! I have since sold it, but it was the first thing I ever bought new at a dealership. It reminds me that my hard work will pay off, and it's a conversation piece with my customers that are bikers.
Q: What is your favorite Michigan travel location?
A: During the summer I love to go to Higgins Lake. It is beautiful, you can see bottom in 18 ft. of water, and it's all hard packed sand bottom. It's a wonderful place to go boating. During the winter, my favorite place to go is Boyne Mountain for some skiing or snowboarding. If we get a condo we can really unwind!