Caren Van Pelt
A Texas girl – born and raised in the DFW metroplex. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX with a business degree. I am a licensed insurance agent and have worked over half my life (27 years) at Zurich Insurance Company, the 5th largest insurance company in the world specializing in commercial property and casualty insurance. During that time I have earned several professional designations: Certified Insurance Counselor, Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals and Certified Insurance Service Representative.
I loved my Aunt Ruth -she was a truly beautiful soul. If Ruth Cheatham was a flower she would have been a sunflower because she exponentially improved the lives of others with her positive attitude and her generous encouragements. As a former patient of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, I know what it’s like to be a recipient of other people’s kindness and assistance. I was diagnosed with Scoliosis as an adolescent and received stellar treatment and care at no cost to my family. Simply put, I would like to pay it forward.
When I’m not being a total insurance nerd, I enjoy exploring as many beaches around the world as possible and filling my passport with interesting stamps. My passions are reading, traveling, yoga and performing random acts of kindness. I am so excited and honored to be working alongside my two beautiful nieces and nephew. They are so unbelievably talented, smart and most importantly compassionate. I am very blessed to have a grand total of 9 nieces/nephews and 3 great nieces/nephews and they all inspire me to be a better person.