- Medicare Advantage
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Craig was born and raised in Spokane Washington. The name Spokane literally means the Children of the Sun. He spent his first 18 years in Spokane and then lived in Mississippi and Louisiana in his early twenties. Craig completed his High School education in 1981. Shortly after he served in the United States Air Force as a Military working Dog Handler(k-9). He attended the USAF Law Enforcement Tech School, The USAF Military Working Dog School, The USAF Military Working Dog School Narcotics Detection, and was an Honor Graduate at The USAF NCO Academy.
He was stationed in upstate New York Plattsburgh AFB on Lake Champlain and his oldest daughter was born in Burlington Vermont just across the lake from where he was stationed. Craig was blessed to be able to see much of the East Coast and even got a personal tour of the Whitehouse from the Father of an Airman he was stationed with. He also got to travel internationally and was in Egypt in 1987 evaluating the ability of our dogs in a very hot dry environment. He saw Cairo, the Sphinx, and the Pyramids of Giza. After he separated from the Air Force he came back to Washington and has been there ever since, though he and his wife have traveled quite a bit.
After Leaving the Military Craig attended the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy in Spokane Washington. Craig worked in Law Enforcement Until 1992 when he left Law Enforcement and took a position as a letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service. While working at the USPS he started a side Business Dj’ing weddings, corporate events, and parties. During his time as a Dj he Dj’d over 600 events and parties. At the same time Craig got his insurance license to sell Life Insurance
Craig started in Medicare with an emphasis on Dual Special Needs plans and have broadened his scope to Medicare Advantage Plans as well. He knew many people who he was able to help with the DSNP plans. Being able to see these people get the help they needed was truly a blessing. They had fallen on hard times lost homes, jobs, and family support. Most cases were people who never saw it coming so he has a special place in his heart for them because he has too gone through some very hard times. Regarding Medicare Advantage Plans, Craig enjoys being able to meet and discuss the options available for those people who are about to retire. Getting to hear their plans for retirement always makes him smile. Some travel, some take on roles as volunteers, some help raise their grandchildren. Knowing that he can help them find the right plan based on their needs and seeing their reaction to knowing they will have Health coverage is one of the things Craig loves best about being a Medicare Agent.
Craig started with Bridlewood Insurance in Early 2022. He was with a company that I felt was not helping him grow and reach his potential to be an asset for those folks needing Medicare. He saw an ad online about Bridlewood. The first thing that caught his eye was their logo. To him it represents strength. Craig liked that so he reached to them and was contacted by Michael Kurth. He had a wonderful phone call with Michael and was invited to meet with him when he was in the Spokane area. Craig and Michael had a wonderful meeting and as a bonus Craig also got to meet Angie Mower. After spending an hour with them he felt like a part of the team. He got more from them in the first meeting than he did with my old company. Craig immediately moved to Bridlewood and hasn’t looked back. The support is incredible. He never feels as if he cannot ask a question, pertaining to any case he may be working on. At Bridlewood you get to be a part of a team/family environment, where they help you to achieve success!!!
Craigs Philosophy has been and always will be to put the needs of his client above all else. A lot of the folks we deal with are older, maybe widowed or a widower and can at times be vulnerable, so having the patience, knowledge, and supportive team at Bridlewood makes all the difference, in being able to treat these people with the respect they deserve and to do what is right by them.
Craig ad his wife Deborah have been together since 2001. They have a son, two daughters, and 5 grandchildren. 3 in Spokane and 2 in Hawaii where he and his wife and got married. They are empty nesters but live with two very crazy adorable tuxedo cats Jinx who is 19 and Vito who is 4. Craig enjoys doing anything outside; Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Snowshoeing, and Golf though he is terrible at it. Music is always on at the house all varieties, from the Rat Pack to PitBull. They love trying new places to eat and during Covid found new recipes to try at home.