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Sarah Skahan is determined to change old-fashioned views on who can be a successful insurance agent. (Photo: J. Fiereck Photography)

Sarah Skahan was never going into the insurance industry.

That’s what the now-29 year old said when she was young and headed to college to major in English. She was staying out of the family business (her father owns the agency). “I always said, ‘No, I’m going to do my own thing.’”

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