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My Journey by Leslie Machado

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When I started in the Insurance industry 32 years ago, I never knew it would have such a large impact on my life. My venture into this industry began when I was hired at Blue Shield in Turlock. I was originally placed in the Provider Certification Department but quickly made my way to the Claim Processing Department and Customer Servicing. Due to my experience, I also took over training and auditing but shortly after, the branch closed its doors.

Deciding to stay with my health background, I began working in Contracting Department of Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto. A few years later, I joined an Independent Agency and started my career in Employee Benefit Sales. It was so important for me to broaden my knowledge and learn every aspect of insurance to help me better understand how to better serve my clientele.

Shortly after joining the Independent Insurance Agency, I married my husband. Not long after, we were blessed with our first child and two years later, our second. As my family grew, so did my career.

My family likes to squeeze in as much vacation time as possible between my son’s baseball games and daughter’s golf tournaments.  So whether it’s a short beach getaway or a trip to the Azores we always make the most of the time we have together.   As most know, balancing your family and your career isn’t always easy, but I greatly enjoy what I do and that makes it all worthwhile. Fast forward 17 years and my newborns are now in high school and I am now a part of the team at Rico, Pfitzer, Pires Insurance in Gustine.

As I move forward with my career, I couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of this agency. We have such an amazing staff that cares immensely for their clients and strives every day to help them better understand their options and coverages.

Since community involvement is so very important to me, I’m glad that I’m able to volunteer as a part of Rico, Pfitzer, Pires since they are so involved in the surrounding communities. I love to give back and volunteer my time helping with fundraisers and school events in our home town of Hilmar.

I’m honored to be part of an agency that since 1968, has specialized in all aspects of Insurance. An agency that takes pride in ensuring their clients experience the highest level of customer service. We are a full service agency, so whether you are in the need for Employee Benefits, Business Protection, Personal Insurance or coverage for your Agribusiness Risks, Rico, Pfitzer, Pires is the solution.

Get to know the rest of the team by visiting our Staff Page. Building a relationship with your insurance agency can make all the difference!

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