Meet the TXINS Team – Elyse Hlavinka

Elyse HlavinkaElyse Hlavinka joined the TXINS team a short 5 months ago but has already made a big impact on our agency. She is a kind soul with a bright personality and a tireless passion for helping others. Her “let’s get it done and get it done right” attitude is an inspiration to everyone in the office and we are excited to see what her future with TXINS holds.

1. How long have you been with TXINS?

I joined the team February 20, 2017!

2. What is your favorite thing about working for TXINS?

Definitely the people I am blessed to work with. If you read others’ responses, you’ll see this is a common answer because it’s 100% true. It really helps when you have a great group to work with. As I began, and as I still continue to learn, they are extremely supportive and encouraging.

Elyse Hlavinka with Boyfriend

Me with my handsome boyfriend, Tyler. I love him as much as I love the cake pictured in the background…that’s a lot!

3. Do you have any hobbies?

Family is everything to me, so spending time with them as much as I can is always ideal. I love wade fishing with my boyfriend, doing yard work, watching football and baseball, and mastering jigsaw puzzles with my mom.

4. Tell us about your family.

No kids, yet, just 3 fur babies! We have two blue heelers, Ace and Diamond, and one cat, Lil Man. I’m still waiting on the goats I was promised, so hopefully they will be joining us soon, too.

Elyse Hlavinka with Mother and Brother

This is my brother, Eli, my mother, Trudy, and me after church on Mother’s Day. We sure love our mama.

5. What are some of your favorite things?

I have a really hard time picking just one favorite food. A few I enjoy are Mom’s chicken pot pie, sweet potatoes, a good ribeye, and practically all flavors of Blue Bell. My favorite colors are turquoise and coral.Cody Johnson is my favorite musician.

6. If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?

I would love to be able to bring back loved ones I’d lost whenever I choose for a day here and there.

Elyse Hlavinka with Brother, Eli, and Grandparents

Me, my brother Eli, and my grandparents, James and Annette Hlavinka. Love them so much!

7. What did you want to be when you grew up?

Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be an insurance agent. JUST KIDDING! I set some pretty high goals when I was a kid. My first goal was to be a librarian. All I wanted to do was scan books because I thought that was the coolest thing ever. When mom started convincing me I could do more than that, I decided I just had to be a teacher because the person I looked up to most is a teacher (my mama). There weren’t many days when I wasn’t teaching to a group of make-believe students, passing out papers and using Mom’s podium and a step stool to teach.

8. What’s one goal still on your bucket list?

Travel. I would love to be able to visit each state I have not yet been to.

Elyse Hlavinka with Grandparents

These are my other grandparents, Tim and Mary Duyka. Love them to pieces!

9. Where’s your favorite place to relax and unwind?

Either my mom’s house or waist deep in the water at the coast! Nothing beats those two places.

10. What’s your favorite movie?

It’s really hard for me to pick just one favorite! I could watch these movies over and over again: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Rookie, Sweet Home Alabama, Step Brothers, and Miracles from Heaven.

Elyse Hlavinka with Eli and Dad

Me, Eli, and Dad enjoying lunch on Father’s Day.

11. What are some fun facts about you others might not know?

I met Mr. Sorrel on Valentine’s Day. I don’t have a gallbladder. I have a plate and six screws in my ankle. My birthday is on Halloween. In college, I could strike a batter out on 3 change ups.

12. If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?

  1. There was a cure for Alzheimer’s.
  2. Blue Bell was good for you.
  3. My pets could talk to me.

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