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“Breaking the Ice”…with Amy Hayes

The spotlight this week is on Amy Hayes, our Account Manager servicing the Grand Rapids area. Amy joined the Parks Title team seven years ago, and she credits Pat Parks, (who she says “tag-teamed” her along with Julie McKee), for helping her rejoin the work force after spending a number of years at home with her kids. It was a wonderful opportunity she says she couldn’t resist.

Born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, Amy is “almost” the youngest of five children. (She’s just three minutes older than her twin sister!)  She’s been happily married for twenty-three years, and she and her husband have two “amazing, beautiful, and very athletic teenagers,” aged thirteen and sixteen. They now live in Rockford, Michigan, and spend as many weekends as they can enjoying their Stony Lake cottage.

One of Amy’s most extraordinary qualities, and what makes her such an integral part of this team, is her unfailing ability to relate to people, and her willingness to do whatever she can to help them. Amy says that nothing brings her more pleasure than bringing happiness to others. “I love to connect people together, which includes spending time with many different types of people. I think I was born to socialize.”

It’s a quality that is evident both inside and outside of Parks Title. Renee Smith, one of the newer members of our sales team, described her working relationship with Amy as absolutely amazing.  “As I am new to the Parks Title family, Amy has helped me so much over the last few months, whether it be to answer a simple question or something much more involved. No matter what time of day or night, she is there with an answer. She is truly amazing, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to know her and work with her!”

It’s a quality that makes her an incredible ambassador for Parks Title. As one client, Jeff Timmer, said it, “Amy’s friendly, can do, no, WILL DO attitude makes customer relationships even easier to retain. Her involvement and tireless work in charity and business organizations in West Michigan makes our community a better place. I’m proud to call her my friend and business partner.”

Thank you, Amy, for all that you do. Parks Title is proud to have you as part of our team!

10 Questions with Amy

1. If you could have any job in the world (apart from the Parks Title Sales Team, of course), what would it be?

Any job that brings happiness, peace and people together, while traveling the world.

2. What do you keep in the trunk of your car?

Football…you just never know when the guys will want to keep busy while waiting for the next game to start.

3. If you had one extra hour of free time per day, how would you use it?

Get lost in a good book in total silence.

4. If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do, and why?

Talk to the animals and make sure they are well taken care of.

5. What type of punctuation mark best represents your personality?

Ellipses, which is the … I always have so many thoughts swirling in my head, it’s hard to combine it all in one quick conversation.  Yes, I tend to trail off onto another subject.

6. What is the weirdest (unusual) thing you’ve ever eaten?

Haggis while traveling in Scotland

7. If you could plan your ultimate vacation, where would you go?

The most enchanting islands of the word, the South Pacific Islands:  Sailing around Bora Bora, Moorea, Aitutaki, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands

8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?

What day is it?

9. Tell me some things you’re thankful for.

My family and the most amazing friendships I have built over my lifetime.  Each and every person is valued and holds a special place in my heart.  When I meet someone its for life, not just the moment.

10. What do you enjoy about being a member of the Parks Title team?

The family and service oriented people that I get to work with and the opportunity to meet and work with incredible people throughout the industry.


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