Marlene Woodyard

Hi, I’m Marlene. I enjoy working with people and I really enjoy enriching people’s lives. I’m married to a wonderful guy named Greg and between the two of us we have 6 adult children. We’ve got our own “Brady Bunch” crew. My life began in a small rural community on the Island of Jamaica. It’s actually two towns over from where Bob Marley was born. No relations though.

We moved to the US when I was 7 years old. First to Brooklyn then Queens, but the cold weather forced us towards the South where we ended up in Miami. As an adult, I lived in New Jersey then moved to Pennsylvania, then Virginia, and now South Carolina. I worked as a retail manager for 10 years, and I loved it. As time went on, I realized I needed to do more. Now my passion is helping people, especially the Senior population, with their Insurance needs.

I attended Northern Virginia Community College where I studied Business Management. I received my Insurance License in 2007 and have been in that field since then. I enjoyed working with Seniors and soon realized they were a group that was severely underserved. I began focusing most of my energy bringing awareness to how the healthcare system works and providing education on Insurance options.

I received my first designation as an Annuity Planning Professional (APP) in 2012, followed by Long-Term-Care Specialist (CLTC) in 2014, then my Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) designation in 2015. With every client I meet, my main goal is to leave them and their families better off than when I found them. My purpose in this career is to have a positive impact on the lives of people who put their trust in me. Long ago I was taught that everyone has a calling, mine is helping people manage life’s challenges through having the right plan in place. That is what makes this job so important to me.