Spotight - Deanna Dekker
Deanna is one of Apollo's seasoned employees with 22 years of
experience throughout the company. She started working as an
administrative assistant and was promoted to a Customer Service
Representative and then to a Customer Service Supervisor. Deanna's knowledge
of insurance products, cheery personality and ability to provide
advice and guidance on helping protect what's essential, put her on
a fast track to become an Insurance Consultant. She enjoys the
interaction with you, our customer and helping find the best
coverage for your individual needs.
When Deanna is away from the office, she loves spending time with
her family. Her daughter is a junior in college studying criminal
psychology and hopes one day to join the FBI. Her son is a
sophomore at Ayala H.S. who enjoys playing football with the
Bulldogs. As a matter of fact, football is one of Deanna's favorite
past times. Besides cheering for her son, she loves rooting for the
San Francisco 49ers. Actually Deanna is a die-hard sports fan, she
loves them all - Nascar, Angels baseball, Ducks hockey and The
Golden State Warriors are among her favorite teams.
Apollo is lucky to have Deanna on our team. We hope that you have
the opportunity to speak with her if you haven't already had the
The holiday season is nearing, and while most of us are excited to
spend time with friends and family, many of us also dread the thought
of having to deal with traveling to see them. Thanksgiving is one of,
if not the most traveled holidays of the year with endless delays,
traffic, and interruptions occurring everywhere. Regardless of
whether you are flying or driving, you’ll be thankful for these
Thanksgiving travel tips.
Allow extra time.
If you’re flying, be sure to arrive at the airport close to two hours
before you’re scheduled to take off. This will ensure that you’ll
have time to get through security lines, as well as reduce any stress
you may experience while getting to your assigned gate. If you’re
driving, always factor in some flexibility for your arrival time to
allow for any stops or heavy traffic you may run into along the way.
Choose travel times wisely.
If possible, try traveling on off days such as Monday or Tuesday and
returning home on another week day rather than the weekend. One of
the other options is to fly on Thanksgiving when prices will be
cheaper and less people will be traveling on the actual holiday.
Pack a carry on.
It’s always a good idea to pack light and carry on your bag, but keep
in mind that other travelers will all have the same idea and overhead
space may be tight on board. Try your best to pack only the
essentials and lighten your load
Download useful apps.
Before you go, download a few of the most popular travel apps such as
FlightTrack Pro, Packpoint, GateGuru, Waze, and GasBuddy, to
help you manage everything from tracking your flights, to
avoiding traffic, to providing a packing list to make your life
Purchase travel insurance through your friends at Apollo.
Many people only think to purchase travel insurance if they’re
planning a long, far away trip that they see as potentially
dangerous. Truth is, the chances for travel disruptions are always
there, especially when traveling during one of the busiest seasons. Just
for more information and a free quote.
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You’ve spend days planning and preparing for your Thanksgiving meal
so all the dishes will be perfect for your family and friends. Well
if things don’t exactly as planned, the pros at allrecipes.com have
some great tips to save the day and make it as delicious as you had
you forgot to thaw your turkey, just seal it in a plastic bag and
submerge it in cold water. Refresh the water every 30 minutes.
Thawing will take 30 minutes per pound.
you overcooked your bird and it’s dry, you can carve slices and
spritz with broth to moisten then heat in the oven in a covered
Gravy gone bad
your gravy is lumpy, just pour it through a strainer to catch the
lumps and reheat the strained gravy.
your gravy is thin, mix one part cornstarch and one part cold water.
Whisk in a little at a time, then bring to a boil to thicken.
your stuffing is too dry, toss it with a little warm broth or melted
butter until lightly moistened. Cover with foil and heat in the oven
your stuffing happens to be too wet, spread it out on a baking sheet
and heat in the oven to dry it out.
your mashed potatoes are gummy, just spoon them into a buttered
baking dish, top with butter and cheese and bake until browned.
they’re lumpy, add a little warm milk and butter and mash until
the edges of your pie crust are a bit well done, remove the edges
completely and decorate the rim with whipped cream.
the pumpkin pie got cracked, just smooth the crack with a warmed
spatula or cover with whipped cream. Whipped cream is your friend!
All of your friends here at Apollo Insurance Services
wish you a happy & delicious Thanksgiving!