I am an alumni of Scranton Preparatory School. After graduation I attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Business Administration, minoring in marketing and management. I am also licensed Property and Casualty insurance broker in the state of PA.
Currently I am working for The Joyce Insurance Group at our headquarters located in Pittston, PA. We are an insurance, life, benefits, health, and financial services one stop shop https://joyceinsurance.com. Previously I worked for The Joyce Agency; Allstate located in Lords Valley, PA. Preceding this move I did some work for a political action committee. Due to my time spent at our Allstate subsidiary I have a very good understanding of home and auto insurance. Nonetheless right now my focus is on commercial lines, specifically business insurance for manufacturers, non-profits, and the tech industry. Going back even further, before I started working in politics I was working for the Joyce Insurance Group doing marketing campaigns, and also learning about commercial insurance. My general knowledge of the insurance industry is quite unique; from marketing (creating flyers & campaigns), cold calling (booking appointments for agents), to in depth knowledge of workers comp insurance and industry specific insurance packages.
I believe I have a rare set of qualifications. I am always looking for opportunities to network and expand potential and favorable business connections and/or opportunities. Along with my formal education I am a self taught programmer (limited
languages) & graphic designer. These skills starting being developed around age 14 or 15. I currently maintain about 5 websites. One was a social experiment I started over 5 years ago to see how much traffic I could direct to the site using trending hashtags etc.; the others were just a challenge for myself. Here are some examples: http://joycegroup.org | http://nepapolitics.org | http://ideiti.com | http://x0.wtf
* ALL OF THE WEB PAGES LISTED ABOVE ARE OPENSOURCE AND WERE MADE AS ART, I PERSONALLY DO NOT ENDORSE ANY DEPICTIONS OF GRAPHIC CONTENT ON x0.WTF *
I am extremely interested in the financial sector. I read the Barron’s publication as well Yahoo finance and the WSJ. The markets and finance in general intrigue me, specifically anything to do with new tech (technology sector). I do follow certain stocks with great intensity, i.e Apple, Tesla, Level 3, Google, Amazon, Digital Ocean, Cogent, Honeywell, Raytheon, Palo Alto Networks, UPS, and FireEYE, plus many others. For example today 5/22/17 Tesla released a new product which turns your shingles into solar panels (any style, slate, copper, etc) i.e no more utility companies or bills. They are not just a car company. Energy and a worldwide satellite internet provider with added defense contacts will be their biggest revenues (my opinion).
Right now working is my main hobby.. but when I do pry myself away from my desk, computer, or phone I enjoy anything to do with the outdoors. When I’m not working you can usually find me with a fishing pole in my hand. Or generally out in the woods; either hiking with my Irish Wolfhound or just taking a walk in the woods by myself or with friends / family.
I also love to travel, learn about new technologies, take photographs, go to the movies, golf (I’m trying this again), reading, and going out trying and tasting new foods.
I am always eager to learn new things.