As the Director of Marketing for Advanced Benefits, Arwyn handles all things marketing, internal and external communications, social media, content creation, graphic design, and event coordination. She also serves as the Small Business Specialist, serving small business clients with their employee benefits needs. Arwyn has been in the insurance industry since 2012 and enjoys the challenge that the ever-changing landscape has to offer.
Certifications, Education, Licenses and Related Organizations
- Bachelors of Science in Business Administration
- Certified Self-Funding Specialist
- Licensed Agent for Life and Disability/Health Insurance
- Kootenai County Top 30 Under 40 Award Recipient
- Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional
- Community Impact Council Volunteer with United Way of North Idaho
Hobbies, Interests, and Family
When not at work, Arwyn enjoys playing video games and Dungeons & Dragons with her friends, adventuring with her husband across the globe, or quiet nights at home with her rambunctious Golden Doodle, Maverick. She also aspires to be the “cool aunt” to her niece and nephew.
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Who is your Most Inspiring Role Model?
I think it’s important to remember that, like us, our role models are only human. They are just as capable of making mistakes as we are. My role models are those in my life who I see make mistakes, but use the experience as an opportunity to learn, grow, and become a stronger, more capable person.
What is your Greatest Accomplishment?
Finishing my bachelor’s degree. My mom homeschooled all four of her daughters and it was a dream of hers that all her children graduate college. I ended up going to work right out of highschool since it was the height of the recession and signing up for a bunch of student loans didn’t seem like a wise move at the time. I went back to school in my late twenties and earned my degree several years after my mom passed away. I’ll always be a little sad that she wasn’t there to see me graduate, but I’m hopeful that she is proud of me wherever she might be.
What is your Spirit Animal?
My spirit animal is a hedgehog. They might seem intimidating at first with their prickly exterior (not to be confused with a porcupine!) and their crusty demeanor, but if you get to know them and they grow comfortable around you they open up and let you put their warm fuzzy stomach which is SO worth it. As an introvert, I feel like a hedgehog represents my process of meeting new people, getting to know them better, and growing comfortable around them.