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Lisa Hawkins Hengel
Lisa was born and raised in the Twin Cities area, grew up in south Minneapolis and graduated from the Academy of Holy Angels. Lisa studied English education at St. Mary's University in Winona, where she met her husband, Dale. They now live in Edina with 3 of their 4 children (Aiden, Juliana and Abbie) and 2 rescue dogs: Cooper and Nona. Lisa and Dale's oldest daughter, Torie, is following in her parents footsteps and attending college in Winona at Winona State University.
Lisa has extensive experience in customer relations from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, to Ameriprise Financial, Liberty Mutual and Katey Bean KW Realty. In 2012, her uncle, Kevin Hawkins, approached her and asked if she would be interested in taking over Kevin Hawkins Insurance when he retired. It felt like the perfect culmination of all her professional experience and her future goals. And thus Willow Wood Insurance, formally Kevin Hawkins Insurance, was born. Lisa and Kevin worked concurrently for one year before Kevin retired completely in 2014.
Lisa loves to spend her free time with her husband watching her oldest two kids perform in their band, the Blood Harmonies, watching her 9th grade daughter play ultimate frisbee for the high school team, and watching her 9 year old daughter play whatever sport is in season at the time. She also loves walking her dogs, or spending time with great friends and great food.
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