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Andrea Santos

Position: (Digital Marketing Specialist)
Andrea and her fiancé Shawn
Andrea and her fiancé Shawn

Navigator Specialist Andrea Santos was born and raised in Belchertown, MA. Growing up, she attended Jabish Brook Middle School and Belchertown Highschool, graduating alongside her twin brother, Joshua. As a child, Andrea spent a lot of her time at a nearby horse farm, both riding and caring for the horses. It was there that she developed a love and talent for competitive showjumping. Andrea’s passion for the sport inspired her to partner with the Pioneer Valley Therapeutic Riding Association, where she has served as a volunteer and instructor for the last 16 years. Outside of the barn, Andrea also spent her youth on the softball field, playing third base throughout middle school and high school.

Upon graduating high school, Andrea first received her A.S in Business Administration from Holyoke Community College, while working as a waitress and sales intern at the Log Cabin. Andrea went on to further her education at Elm’s College, receiving her B.A. in Business Management and Marketing. During her time at Elms, Andrea worked as a Banquet and Operations Manager at Wyckoff Country Club, where she learned how to manage financials within multiple departments in a high-demand industry.

Andrea shares a drink and a smile with her twin brother, Josh
Andrea shares a drink and a smile with her twin brother, Josh

After graduating college, Andrea leveraged her work experience and education into a position at Northwestern Mutual as the Director of Client Services. During her four years with the company, she obtained her Life and Disability Insurance certifications, while also gaining strong knowledge and experience within the financial services industry. Following the launch of Navigator, Andrea was eager to join the PV team and help fulfill today’s market need for financial planning among young professionals. With that career goal in mind, Andrea joined PV financial, taking on a role in the PV Navigator program as a jack of all trades- including digital marketing, program support, and client service needs.

Today, Andrea and her fiancé Shawn reside in Ludlow, MA. where they spend their free time golfing or hosting family card night. In addition to volunteering for the Pioneer Valley Therapeutic Riding Association, Andrea is an active supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 13. In 2021, she looks forward to participating and volunteering alongside her team in the community we live and work in.