Agent Spotlight: Joleen Knigge

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Joleen Knigge of Caldwell, Idaho is our agent spotlight! Joleen was born and raised in Caldwell and although she has had many travels away including college in Portland and living in Germany, she still calls the area her home. Joleen is the eldest sibling of two sisters and attended the Vallivue School District. After high school, Joleen continued her education at a private college in Portland where she studied music and minored in education. Joleen’s focus was on vocals but she also plays the piano and the clarinet.

After college, Joleen moved to Germany to teach English as a second language. After two years, Joleen moved back to the United States and started working with a small insurance agency in McCall, Idaho as a secretary. This agency taught her a significant amount about ethics and determination in the insurance industry, and a couple years later, Joleen moved back to Caldwell and got her licenses.

Joleen is involved in the Idaho Mentoring Network as well as programs like C.A.R.T. (Child Abduction Response Team). Joleen also sponsors Boater Safety Courses with the Canyon County Sherriff’s Marine Division in order to encourage boating safety. Joleen loves children, as she has six sons herself, and has been helping at risk children in her area for three years. Joleen is very involved with her church, which she attends with her husband Randy of sixteen years.

Joleen decided that insurance was her passion when she experienced a need for it herself. Joleen was in a tragic car accident that crushed her legs and gave her very limited flexibility in her work life. She was told that she would never be able to walk again. However today, Joleen counts her blessings as she considers herself a better insurance professional now because of the experience.

Joleen expresses that Pacific Crest was the perfect solution to her problem of needing flexibility. “Pacific Crest benefits me the most in that it gave me the quality of life that I was looking for. I could be my own boss. This gives you so much potential because you are in control of your own career,” says Joleen. “I am so grateful for Shawn and the blessings that Pacific Crest brought into my life.”

We, at Pacific Crest, love having Joleen as a part of our team as she is such a refreshing and kind-hearted spirit. It is a pleasure to work with her and have her diverse background as a part of the Pacific Crest culture.