Education: Manchester High School in Carroll County, Class of '56. Earned registered nurse degree from Church Home & Hospital in Baltimore. Earned bachelor's degree in education and vocational education from Shippensburg University and master's degree in education from Penn State University. Is a licensed insurance agent and has a Series 6 license to sell securities.
Mentor: "As far as my State Farm career, Ellis Bard, who was an agent in Chambersburg when I started. ... He was very much an ethical person and a gentleman and always dealt fairly with people. He was always anxious to share with those of us starting our careers."
Favorite part of your job: "Meeting people."
Least favorite part of your job: "All the restrictions."
Biggest challenge of your job: "Staying current, staying up-to-date."
Fantasy job: "I kind of think I'm doing my fantasy job, really."
Favorite music: "Music of the '60s."
Favorite car: "My new Volvo."
Last book read: "The Story of B" by Daniel Quinn.
Favorite movie: "Pretty Woman."
Favorite television show: "JAG."
Hobbies: "I do flower arranging and I have flower gardens, normally, when it's not roasting. To entertain my granddaughter every chance I get."
Favorite quote: "When you help enough other people get what they want, you will get what you want." Zig Ziglar.
What was your first job? "I worked as a clerk in a 5 and 10." She was 16 years old.
If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? "Margaret Thatcher. She was a strong, caring personality who played an important role in the politics of her country. I would have enjoyed knowing a lady of these strengths and compassion."