Annie Higgins, Communications Associate

 

"Financial planning can feel very overwhelming and helping the advisors with their client in gaining confidence with this important part of their life is hugely satisfying to me. I like to believe that when our advisors enable someone to have confidence in their lives financially, it enables them to live their best lives.”

CAREER SNAPSHOT

I earned my Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts at the University of Texas in Austin. For the first 7 years of my career, I was in corporate fundraising for the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast and King County. I transitioned into Human Resources for Safeco and worked for 7 years in various roles there. I spent several years out of the workforce so I could focus on raising my sons. During these years I got heavily involved in the PTAs in their schools as well as some other local non-profits. Most recently, I worked as an On-Call Branch Office Administrator for Edward Jones before coming to work at Pacific Coast as a Communications Associate.

WHY SHE LOVES WORKING AT PACIFIC COAST

I love that our advisors can help clients with their entire financial landscape – from overall financial planning to actual strategizing on the appropriate investments to help them pursue their goals. As a boutique firm, we’re small enough to be able to allow our advisors to focus on each client individually and tailor a unique plan to work towards their needs. Further, because our advisors develop our own strategies techniques, rather than rely on huge corporate operations and computer models to do that for us, this means our advisors are actively and consistently engaged in managing our client’s investments.

PERSONAL SNAPSHOT

I love to get out and enjoy all the natural beauty here in the Pacific Northwest – hiking, cross country skiing, and camping. I spend as much time as I can with my family, even (especially) the teenagers!

CERTIFICATIONS/ACCREDITATIONS/LICENSES

BA, Liberal Arts, Major in Spanish

Earned Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) designation, 2004

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