Kerry joined the All Lines team in 2018 with over 30 years of bookkeeping experience. She worked in a variety of industries (medical, retail, non-profit, and beverage) before dipping her toe into the world of insurance.
How did your career get started?
I was able to start my education in high school, and my business teacher was a huge influence in getting me into college-level accounting work. After graduation, I chose a business college, Trend College in downtown Spokane. In 2016, I decided to return for my AA degree. While working full time and doing my education online at night, I graduated in June 2018.
I have owned a bookkeeping business since 2005, and I have been very fortunate to work in many industries. The best time of my life was owning a video store from 1994 to 1997. It was fun, challenging, and heartbreaking when the industry became too big for mom-and-pop shops to stay open.
What is your favorite part of working with All Lines Insurance?
The PEOPLE! I have never been so happy with my performance in the reflection of the hard work and amazing personalities of those I work with. When you are among the greatness of others, you become a better version of yourself!
Who or what do you think you were in a past life?
A fish. I am not able to swim, but my love of all things water is a curse that I must carry with me always.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
A nurse. I was so curious about how a nurse could be smart, funny, and nice.
If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you do?
I would be taking a vacation in the Bahamas, then come back refreshed and continue my journey with this amazing crew ( with many souvenirs to hand out)!
What is the best piece of advice you've received?
Doing a job well is more important than doing a job quickly.
What is the most important thing you learned in school?
To be myself. In an environment when fitting in is the only thing you witness, I was blessed with courageous friends, teachers, and family.
If you were a superhero, what would be your superpower?
To slow down time when I'm spending it with my family and speed it up when I'm driving to work. It seems time is the one thing we are not able to fix.
Do you belong to any clubs or volunteer in your time away from the office?
I am a CASA volunteer, and I look forward to giving a bit more time to it in the future. When my boys were growing up, I was a Boy Scout leader and I was recently recognized for my six years of service. I also love to work with St. Jude's, Shriners, and local animal shelters.