I was born and raised in Dallas, PA and am a third-generation small business owner here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh, with a concentration in Finance and Economics.
Prior to purchasing the agency from Bill McLaughlin in 2013, I worked as a sales representative for Paychex, specializing in Payroll administration, Workers Comp Insurance and HR administration. I was also the sales manager for the SWB Yankees.
My family has always been focused on helping out the community. That is what drew me to insurance, I have the ability to help each and every person I come into contact with. My family’s successes afford me the opportunity to volunteer my time and donate money to many of the worthy causes based locally in Northeast, PA.
Since having kids of my own, my focus has shifted to teaching them to be pillars in their community and to help those who are less fortunate. I will know I have succeeded as a father when they understand that it feels better to give someone something than it does to receive something from someone.
As my children have gotten older, my wife, Liz, and I can be found either at the pool or enjoying any type of sporting activities with the kids (soccer, baseball, golf, etc.). I have been a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan since I was a child. While I was working for the Yankees the Red Sox won the world series, and I used to tell people I had something to do with it by being their inside man!
My wife and I volunteer for various charities, and I am on the board of directors for a few local non-profits:
– Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind
– North Branch Land Trust
I grew up in Mountaintop, PA. Upon graduation, I decided to further my education in the insurance field and became licensed in 1991. In 1996, I completed classes for General Insurance and in 2008 received Certified Insurance Service Representative Designation.
One of the things I take great interest in is getting to know my customers – speaking with them and finding out what they need and addressing that need. At the end of the day, it makes me feel good about myself knowing I was able to help and that I got to know another person in this great big world we live in. I am very excited to offer protection and value to our clients with my knowledge and experience in the insurance field.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time my family and can’t stop talking about my grandchildren and my children’s accomplishments. When I am not at the office, you can find me on my front porch with my husband. During the weekends, we like taking drives to local casinos for some R&R and getting something good to eat.
I haven’t really been involved in a lot of non-profits for a while, but in the past, I enjoyed being a local member and President of the Business and Professional Women’s Association.
As an insurance agent at the Katyl Agency, I get overjoyed when I write policies that help to keep our customers financially secure. I have 17 years of experience with in customer service and new business management. I grew up in Tennessee (Go Vols!) and transferred to New York in 2000.
When not at work, I enjoy being a dad, working out, and playing football. I love the color orange, tattoos, and Cheetos. I also love being anywhere near water.
Fundraising Coordinator for different school programs
Started a soccer program for kids
I love my job because I can really make a difference in people’s lives. Helping people makes me feel good.
I grew up in Staten Island, NY and moved to NEPA in 2005 to start our family. We love it here and have made it our home. My family is my whole world; being a good Dad and husband are what drive me.
If I am not spending time with my family, I am in the garage working on my cars. I love to paint, pinstriping old cars and motorcycles in particular. If it will sit still, I will paint it!
Meals on Wheels is dear to me. When I was 6 or 7 my Grandmother was a volunteer, and she would take me with her. I got to meet a lot of interesting people.