Picture your life five years from now. What do you see? Maybe you envision a beautiful vacation home hidden in the hillsides of Capri, Italy with several high-end cars. Or, perhaps your five year plan is simply to have a house you can call home and people you can call family. The latter couldn’t be more perfect for our very own Desiree Haynes.
In fact, her five year plan doesn’t include wealth, a vacation home, or even a car that costs more than most houses. Instead, Desiree pictures herself happily married to her fiancé in a home big enough to accommodate foster dogs with special needs. Her current work with the no-kill animal shelter, Home Fur Good, is just the beginning of a beautiful life as it has awakened the desire to help as many animals as she can.
You see, while there is nothing wrong with dreaming of and working towards the finer things in life, Desiree understands that the best things in life aren’t things. Everyone who knows her knows one thing to be true—Desiree’s world revolves around people and animals; not possessions. Her love for people and passion for helping others are just some of the qualities that make her such a special member of the SunWest family.
As you enter the McDowell branch, you are likely to be greeted by a huge grin and a friendly welcome; both of which are completely genuine. Desiree takes her love for life to a new level by appreciating each and every interaction she experiences. Of course, she didn’t choose the finance industry just to simply hang out with great people but rather to help those around her learn more about their own finances since she believes they are an integral part of daily life.
A three year veteran at SunWest, Desiree knows what it takes to excel in a company dedicated to helping people. Her advice to future SunWest employees is simple: “Take it one day at a time, stay positive and in high spirits, and remember to always work as a team.” Spoken like a true team player, it is easy to see why she is such a hit among the SunWest family.
I can personally say that Desiree is a breath of fresh air in a world that is sometimes so serious and chaotic. Her love for others and her ability to make light of any situation is truly astonishing. She is a ray of sunshine and always grateful to be living the dream. While she may not know exactly what she’ll be doing five years from now, she does know that she will be making the world a brighter place—one smile at a time.