Our newest teammate is here and getting acclimated to our agency. As we get to know Dominic better, we would like you to do the same! Dominic is from Pettisville and recently completed his undergrad and MBA from Heidelberg University. [He was also a Student Prince athlete!] He is engaged to his girlfriend, Nicole, and commutes to our office from Tiffin. We are thrilled to welcome Dominic to our Hitchings Insurance family.
Enjoy learning a little more about Dominic!
Are you an early bird or a night owl? How early do you get up or how late do you stay up?
I am definitely an early bird. I like to sleep in until 8 am or 9 am, but then I’m most productive right away. As the day goes on, the less efficient I am. I have a hard time staying awake after 11 pm.
What lead you to a career in insurance?
I am entrepreneurial minded and I was looking for a career with flexibility, where I could use use my education and knowledge to help others. I enjoy playing a role in the lives of others and look forward to establishing relationships over time.
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
I’d tell myself to enjoy the process. I was very driven in athletics and academics and many times let my successes/failures dictate my joy. Still work hard, but enjoy those moments more without being so focused on the end result.
What’s one thing most people do not know about you?
I’m not a big fan of weddings. I don’t like getting dressed up and I really don’t enjoy dancing. I only really enjoy the meal and being able to sit and talk with friends and family. The ironic part is I’m engaged and will be getting married in April of 2020. But that wedding will be an exception. I’m looking forward to that one
What’s something you have done but you will never do again?
Pull an all-nighter. I stayed up with friends till theearly hours of the morning and then left very early to watch my brother run his first marathon in Toledo. The next day I could hardly function and I felt miserable. Sleep is not over-rated and I appreciate my sleep too much to ever do that again.
What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
Most likely, I will be outside doing something active. I love to run, bike, swim, play tennis, or shoot hoops. Landscaping is also enjoyable to me, so I may be mowing or doing yard work. In the evening, I’ll relax and watch live sports.
If you could only have 3 apps on your smartphone, which ones would you pick?
Twitter, LinkedIn, and Spotify.
Twitter is the first app I’d want. I love Twitter during big events and seeing memes/tweets from friends and celebrities. It’s my go-to social media app.
LinkedIn is a close second as my favorite social media app and I listen to a lot of music, so I need Spotify.
What’s your most hated household chore?
I absolutely hate ironing my clothes. I got a handheld steamer for Christmas which is easier and makes the process go quicker, but I still dread it.
What’s one fear that you have?
I hate roller coasters. I’ve never been to Cedar Point, and never plan to go. It’s a combination of not liking heights, twists and turns, and feeling nauseous. I’ve never had an interest in them.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received?
“You remind me of your father.” I lost my dad when I was 17 and strive to be like him in all aspects of life. He was a hard working man that would take the shirt off his back for you. He valued relationships and one-on-one conversations.
We hope you enjoyed getting to know Dominic a little more! Stop by our independent agency at 717 North Main Street in Findlay to meet him personally or give him a call at 419-423-9145. He specializes in personal lines insurance, including home and auto.
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