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Staff Spotlight: Julie Longoria

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Every month we highlight one of our local and awesome staff members.

We are pleased to introduce Julie Longoria…

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
Do I have to choose just one??  I want to bring my TWO dogs for companionship – I’ve got a pug and shih-tzu and I think I can weather the storm with my best friends by my side

You won the lottery! What’s your first purchase? 
I’d sign up for one of those cruises around the world where you just move in to a large stateroom and travel for 3 months or more – what a great way to see the world!

Where is your dream destination?
I’m already here – I love the northwest!

Your absolute favorite meal? 
Pepperoni Pizza (Round Table is my favorite)

What is one of your guilty pleasures?
Movie Popcorn

Tell us about your proudest moment.
Several years ago, I gave the eulogy on behalf of my family at my grandmother’s funeral and when I returned to my seat next to my grandfather afterwards, he squeezed my hand and I knew that I made him proud by giving my grandmother a loving tribute – in that moment I think I brought comfort to my grandfather, who I respected and admired a great deal (and I’m named after him)

What does success look like to you?
Being able to look in the mirror knowing I did the right thing with integrity and good humor and hopefully I’ve impacted people in a meaningful way

What is your favorite Biggs story?
My favorite memory of being at Biggs (since 1998) was the year we had our company Christmas party at McMennamin’s Edgefield and the agency chartered a Grayhound bus to drive employees and spouses to the party and back  – we drank wine and sang Christmas carols on the bus and everyone was in the holiday spirit – it was a blustery night and we all had a fabulous time with one another

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
I think I would enjoy time travel – I’d definitely hang out in the 1980’s a little more as my favorite decade but I’d also like to visit the 1950’s