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BACKGROUND

Glendale High School, 2001 graduate
Certified insurance agent
Notary
Vehicle glass tech

MEMBERSHIPS

Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association
Northwest Women’s Network
Westside Recreation Program
Glendale Chamber of Commerce
Buckeye Chamber of Commerce
Desert Mirage PTA, Vice President
West Valley Women

RECOGNITIONS

Hometown Hero (Modern Woodmen)
Glendale High School, Grand Marshall
2023 Homecoming

L U P E   E N C I N A S

ENTREPRENEUR

ABOUT MYSELF

Glendale has been my home since 1993. Citizenship is sacred to me, and to my family.

I am a proud parent of three amazing boys: Ulysses (16), Nicholas (15), and Jayden (9). My husband, Ignacio Encinas, and I will have been married for 20 years this coming
September.

I have a special love for animals, and care for an alpaca, chickens, goats, a pig, a miniature pony, a tortoise, two dogs, and a Highlander bull. I leave most reptiles to my sons, who operate an educational reptile museum for kids.

I have been called a “serial entrepreneur” because of my love of launching small businesses that enhance a community’s economy. I have a genuine passion for serving others, and giving back at every opportunity that presents itself. I donate time, resources, and money to further a cause I believe is important.

My businesses were created with the intent of providing excellent service and quality. I am certain that this approach has allowed me to succeed.

I believe in working hard, and raising my sons with the same high values that I was brought up with. I also believe that respect, hard work, and a strong sense of community can return a neighborhood to being one where we know our neighbors and aren’t afraid to knock on somebody’s door.

 

WORK PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

In 2004 , Goodies Glass Inc. was established. our auto glass company now serves many commercial fleet carriers, and is on all insurance preferred auto glass companies lists.

In 2009 , Cactus State Insurance was created. Our Avondale, Arizona location insurance broker carries more than 20 difference insurance companies.

In 2017 , Cactus State Insurance opened a second location in Buckeye, Arizona.

In 2020 , Cactus State Insurance opened its third location in Glendale, Arizona.

In 2021 , The Pink Door Tea House opened in Glendale, Arizona a historic establishment (Kimberly Ann’s Tea House) was closing due to the pandemic, and we were able to save it and keep it going.

In 2021 , Lizards For Kids and More was opened. A private investor backed my three boys and their dream of operating a lizard museum. They offer 30-minute tours and offer hands-on instruction about how to handle and care for reptiles.

I speak both Spanish and English, which has proven to be very helpful in our local community.

Devoted to the Community