Warm temperatures have arrived. We call it Spring in the Valley of the Sun, and the second quarter begins!
Meet Bernie Espinosa, one of our esteemed Sales Executives. Vivacious, energetic, thoughtful, and caring are just a few words that describe our co-worker.
Bernie was born in San Francisco to parents who both immigrated to the United States from Nicaragua. Interestingly, even though Bernie’s mom and dad came to the United States from the same country, they did not know each other in Nicaragua. They met through mutual friends in San Francisco. Bernie is, as she says, first generation. She attributes her work ethic and her appreciation for life to the lessons she learned from her parents who worked so hard for their family.
Bernie has one older brother, David, who is a policeman (on the SWAT Team) in San Francisco, and one younger sister, Janel, who lives in San Diego and who also works in sales. Bernie went to school at the San Diego Fashion Institute. She moved to the Phoenix area in 2000 to take a position in a technology firm as Vice President of Marketing. After a very successful term with the company and completing her business goals, Bernie spent some time traveling to Europe and South America.
|Bernie Espinosa, FNT Sales Executive|
Wanting to grow professionally and move on to new challenges, Bernie entered the world of title and escrow. With a referral from a loan officer friend, Bernie obtained positions with Equity Title and Magnus Title. In August of 2007, Bernie worked for Ticor Title and came to Fidelity National Title by way of the Ticor Title merger in May of 2008. Bernie says that the longest time she has ever worked for a company is with Fidelity and she loves her job.
Here are a few things you may or may not know about our April 2012 Employee in the Spotlight:
§ Is an artist and loves vibrant colors
§ Loves being outside (hiking especially)
§ Loves to cook – she makes a great chicken piccata
§ Loves to learn, read, and travel
§ Loves spending time with her rescue dog, Lucky
§ Enjoys life and loves helping others
§ Loves the San Francisco Giants
§ Was born on February 14th (Valentine’s Day) which may account for her love of “sweets”
When asked about any special life lessons she wanted to share, Bernie said that many of the lessons she has learned from others are things she would not want to emulate. Sometimes learning what not to do is a valuable lesson, too. Bernie’s best “life advice”? Work hard, be grateful, cherish your family and friends, sow a seed, help others, and be present in the now.
Congratulations to Bernadette Espinosa on being selected the FNTA- Maricopa April 2012 Employee in the Spotlight. It has been said that the real secret to success is enthusiasm, and Bernie certainly demonstrates that quality to all of us. We thank you for bringing your unique gifts and talents to our Fidelity team, Bernie. You are appreciated!