Individual and Renewal Specialist
Born in Illinois, I grew up in Papua New Guinea. It is my heart home-country. When I moved back to the U.S. permanently, I chose Arizona to “stay warm.” Though I’m a tropics girl at heart, the desert has grown on me. I have a husband who is infinitely patient with my Third-Culture Kid quirks, a Marine and two high schoolers. I’m an introvert who loves people and problem-solving. Coming to work at Good Neighbor with its desire to serve those traveling and living internationally in the best way possible, has been some extra icing on the cake!
Five Questions For Kristi
1.) What experience and skills do you bring to clients of Good Neighbor, and how does it help non-profits, charities and individual travelers?
As a life-long international traveler, I can relate to most situations our customers will find themselves in! Both my growing up overseas and my administrative experience lend themselves to helping with any challenges that come up.
2.) What does “Good Neighbor Insurance” mean to you?
I think travel planning is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Good Neighbor is the friend who walks up next to you and sees where the piece goes that has you stumped. We help people put two of the most important pieces in to their puzzle: Safety & Protection
3.) So Kristi, you mentioned growing up overseas…What did you like about it and what has it taught you?
I grew up in Papua New Guinea and most of my travel has been in the South Pacific. PNG taught me to expect the unexpected and to plan for plans to change!
4.) Your Bucket List: What are the next three places you’d like to go, or things you’d like to do, if money were no object?
Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea! I always want to “go home” whenever possible. But I also have a lifelong love for Australia, and a desire to visit South Korea during Cherry Blossom season.
5.) Tell us your best travel tip, or expatriate advice, to help those new to traveling or living overseas:
Always be really early. It’s so much better to sit around waiting at the airport than to be stuck in unexpected traffic or standing at a counter dealing with a last-minute issue. Oh, and talk to people! You might make a friend for life.
Name two things you are grateful for?
Coffee and coffee. Alright, coffee and my family.