Every month, we like to introduce you to one of our incredible staff. This month, our Personal Lines Account Manager Misty Schlecht reminisces about a fateful Florida fishing trip with an unexpected twist!
If I won the lottery, the first purchase would a 4-week global tour starting in Italy, and ending in a remote coastal beach hut in Tahiti.
Share one thing you love to do that you always strive to include in your daily routine.
I try to insert quality family time into each and every day – that could include working out together, playing outdoors, going for scenic drives, or lounging on the couch watching a movie together.
What are some of your favorite hobbies or activities?
Many people don’t know that I’m an artist. My passion in life is my art – drawing/painting/photography. My hobbies include anything outdoors: fishing, boating, and camping. Having grown up on the SE Texas coast, my earliest memories involve me out-fishing my family members and friends.
Tell us about one of your most memorable experiences.
One of my most memorable experiences was going on a business sales award trip in February 2013 to the Florida Keys. My plus one was my best friend Mindi, and while we were night fishing off the pier, I accidentally dropped my business phone into the water. Realizing this phone was my company phone, and to Mindi’s surprise…. I immediately dove off the pier to swim down to “successfully” recover the phone after three attempts to the bottom. After retrieving the ill-fated phone, I still managed to out-fish Mindi twelve red fish to zero.
What is your favorite Biggs story?
I love that Biggs employees work together more like family than coworkers, and we approach our customers in the same manner, which helps Biggs to retain and maintain relationships with our many loyal customers.
Is your favorite season spring, summer, winter, or fall – and why?
Summer is my favorite season because it allows my adventurous personality to explore the Pacific Northwest by boat, foot, bike, ATV, and vehicle.
What does success look like to you?
I think success is not gauged by quantity, but rather by quality. Success isn’t selling the most policies, winning every sales award, making the most money… rather, it’s the road traveling there, the connections made, relationships built, and joy getting there that is the most important.