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Staff Spotlight: Shanna Lien

Every month we like to introduce one of our staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, our Commercial Agent Shanna shares her passion for fishing, reading, fishing, fall weather, and of course fishing!

You won the lottery! What’s your first purchase?

Airline tickets! I’d love to explore New Zealand & Australia with my husband for their unique fishing opportunities.

Share one thing you love to do that you always strive to include in your daily routine.

I love to read, I can’t go anywhere without bringing a book with me. I always try to fit reading into my daily routine as it offers me a chance to unplug from my phone and other distractions life may bring.

What are some of your favorite hobbies or activities?

If you ask anyone who knows me, they would immediately answer that my one true passion is fishing. This is 100% accurate; most weekends I am targeting some species of fish on our local rivers and lakes. My current favorite fishery is Spring Chinook Salmon, because it provides a good challenge and the pay off when landing a “Springer” is an unbeatable experience.

Tell us about one of your most memorable experiences.

One of my most memorable experiences was when my husband and I got our corgi, Boo. We had been waiting months for a puppy and got the call one afternoon that a buyer in front of us had dropped out and we could pick up our puppy that evening. We were completely unprepared but immediately bought all the puppy supplies and drove to a little farm in Colton, OR to meet our newest family member. Almost 10 years later and I remember it like it was yesterday, Boo is the best dog that we could have ever asked for and she fits into our active lifestyle perfectly.

What is your favorite Biggs story?

There are too many too name, instead my favorite thing in general about Biggs Insurance is how we really are like family. Every Tuesday, I meet two Biggs retirees (Jamie Shindler & Jo Kramer) for a standing coffee date and often other Biggs employees past and present will show up and it’s always like no time has passed at all.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

A fishing rod, of course!

Is your favorite season spring, summer, winter, or fall – and why?

Fall; I love the warm days and cool nights, fishing picks up on the Columbia River, and I’m in a fantasy football league with my closest friends that is always a ton of fun.

What does success look like to you?

Success to me is built on providing the best customer service to each one of my clients and them knowing that I always strive to meet their needs as well as educate them on insurance-related topics. Hopefully I’m making a difference in my clients’ lives by providing a strong trusting relationship that not only helps my career succeed, but their business as well.

You can find Shanna’s contact information on our Team page!