This month’s employee spotlight is on our fantastic Darrell Dacus-Carlozzi. Darrell is one of our commercial lines account managers and has been in the insurance industry for 24 years.
Darrell is originally from Colorado, but has lived a few other places throughout his life. After joining the Air Force, he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and then in Cheyenne, Wyoming. After having met his future lifetime partner, Jimmy, he packed up and moved to Albuquerque. And while Darrell is a huge fan of both red and green chile, he and Jimmy returned to his hometown of Colorado Springs in 2017. Now he telecommutes to the office, but we still get to chat with him at our weekly meetings.
When not working, Darrell enjoys biking around neighborhood paths and renovating his home with Jimmy. He says that he is an avid fan of gardening and fixing anything that poses a challenge. Darrell and Jimmy also have three dogs that keep them on their toes—an elderly Sheltie, an oversized miniature Doberman, and a rambunctious Golden Retriever.
Darrell’s unique sense of humor and ability to find an answer to anything we throw at him makes him such a great asset to our team. He is wonderful and we just love having him in our Brown & Brown family!
This month’s employee spotlight is on our magnificent Sarah Rhoades. Sarah is a producer and CSR in our personal lines department. She has been in insurance for 18 years and with Brown & Brown for almost 8 of those years. She’s worked with all kinds of agencies, but says she likes the independent side because we can find a fit for almost anything.
When she’s not at work, Sarah spends most of her time taking care of her family. Sarah and Cory have 4 kids from 11 to 18 that keep her on her toes. Taking care of teenagers is not an easy task! But when they need a break, they like to go for adventures on their Harley, even when it’s pretty cold out.
Sarah is one of the kindest people around, and we love her to death in our little personal lines department. She is such an important part of our Brown & Brown family.
This month’s employee spotlight is on our spectacular Janet Ellison. Janet has been in insurance for over 25 years and with Brown & Brown for 11 years.
Though she moved around a lot as a child, she considers her home town to be Clarksville, TN. But she has been in NM since 1978 and loves it here. Janet has been happily married for 30 years. Her son, Chase, is working on getting his doctorate in Music, and Janet couldn’t be more proud of him. He even got invited to go to Japan to perform at a jazz festival! Janet’s other baby is her dog, Lucy, a malti-poo they got from the shelter.
Janet is just one of the nicest people you will ever meet and we are so fortunate to have her as part of our Brown & Brown family!
This month’s employee spotlight is on Donna Cordova. Donna is one of our wonderful personal lines agents in the Taos office. She has been with us since 2002, starting as a receptionist and working her way through both commercial and personal lines.
Donna actually lives in Colorado, but is close enough to work in Taos (and we are glad she’s willing to commute!). She actually owns a restaurant with her husband and daughter, which is how she fills her weekends. Donna is extremely multitalented–she does the baking, as well as waitressing and bartending! In her free time, Donna says she likes to paint, write poetry, and just spend time with family.
While we love her wit and her sarcasm, it’s her kindness that makes her stand out, and we just love that she is part of our team!
This month’s employee spotlight is on our wonderful Khan Muhammad. He is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, and we have had the honor of working with him since February of last year. Though he graduated from NMSU, Khan is originally from Chicago. He is a huge Chicago Bulls fan, though his sport of choice to actually rugby. Since Khan is a producer he doesn’t have a ton of free time to do things he likes, but he says he spends most of his free time working on his house and hanging out with his fiancé.