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Meet Michelle Jaramillo
Agency & Operations Manager
Tell us about yourself.
I am originally from Nebraska, but moved out to Colorado in 2001. I graduated from Bellevue University in NE with a BA in Business Management. This year I am celebrating my 10 year wedding anniversary. I have 3 boys ranging in ages from 7-18.
What’s your first memory of the outdoors?
I spent most of my time outside as a kid playing. We only went camping once and that was a disaster. I got sick and my mom had to bring me home. I didn’t really get into outdoorsy stuff until I met my husband 13 years ago. Even though I would have liked to do more of that as a child, I’m making up for it now!
What outdoor activities do you participate in today? What’s your favorite?
Camping, Hunting, Hiking, Recreational shooting of guns & archery. I would say camping first, but shooting & archery are a really close second.
Any other interesting hobbies not necessarily related to outdoors?
I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, quilting, bingo, and spending time with my family & friends.
How long have you been at OIG?
I have been Agency & Operations Manager since the company started. I handle the M-Z book, run all reports, am the tech go to, help Glenn with random projects, attend trade shows, train the staff, honestly I do it all .
What do you like about your job?
I like that I am involved with everything and still constantly learning. I still get scenarios and questions I have never been asked about and will do whatever it takes to find the answers. I value all of the relationships that I have built over the years with my clients and co-workers..
What makes you good at your job? I really care about what I do and the clients that I deal with. I give 100% of myself and pride myself in being a hard worker.
What advice would you give to clients about the importance of insurance?
No one thinks they need insurance until something happens & it definitely isn’t something to skimp on.
Why should outdoor activities businesses come to OIG?
Because we really value our clients and provide the best customer service.