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Kristie DeGraw, NVP
kristie@careerandfreedom.com

Back in 2008, AmeriPlan invited 50 Top AmeriPlan Leaders across the nation to attend an all expense paid training session at our Corporate Office in Dallas. This event was called Leaders of Tomorrow. And five of OUR team members were invited! It was a huge honor!

Maria Rappa, RVP
Amy Sun, ESD
Patti Triplett, NSD
Traci Wright, SRSD
Kristie DeGraw, NVP

Maria Rappa, RVP
Patti Triplett, NSD
Amy Sun, ESD
Rotonya Jackson, ESD
Theresa Swendra, SRSD

Terry League, RSD
Louella Hicks, RSD

Our Team Leaders
Le Château Frontenac - The castle we stayed at in Quebec.

Patti Triplett, Amy Sun and Kristie DeGraw at the Planet Hollywood in Vegas.
Amy Sun and Kristie DeGraw at the Mayan Ruins in Mexico.
At The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado.
Our Team's Recent Promotions!!!!
Theresa Swendra, NSD
Pattie Springle, ESD
Debbie Hanson, NSD
Kim Blessing, NSD
LeAnn Kinsey, SRSD
Duclinea Hubbard, RSD
Laura Bishop, RSD
Beth Sybert, RSD
Timothy and Debbie Hanson
National Sales Directors

It has simply been a dream this past week.  I honestly don’t think it has set in yet, to us this is a total commitment of team work. We are honored to take on the responsibilities that NSD brings.  We have the privilege of working with some amazing team members daily.  Without them this wouldn’t have been achieved.  You can have a goal and do nothing with it or you can share your goals with fellow team-members, nurture it, invite others to join the bus and then take off.   Anybody can do it if you only believe.  We are certainly proof of that one fact.  This goal was set back in July 2013 at convention and was hit at the perfect time.  Since convention the bus was put into motion, slow and steady rebuilding a team.  Then one day we were hit with “I’m going for my next pin level” that is when I knew it was time to turn the bus into a bullet train.  Our entire attitude & focus changed gears quickly.

A little about us, We are proud parents of four amazing children. We have a son with Autism/ADHD/Sensory disorder who keeps us extremely active & our youngest son is a patient of Shriners Hospitals, born with a cleft lip & palate. Our oldest two are grown with families of their own, making us grandparents of two.  We are both veterans, Tim is Army & Deb is a legally blind Navy veteran who doesn't let her lack of sight get in the way of her vision.  After quitting her job at a local university and trying a couple other work from home things, we found Ameriplan and joined after calling Kristie DeGraw and looking at her savvywahm and her team page on Facebook. With her guidance & patience we have been able to enjoy a new freedom.  Little did we know Tim would lose his job at the post office due to cut backs in March of 2012, right after hitting RSD. This currently makes Ameriplan our sole source of work.  Debbie works it part time around our crazy schedules while Tim is finishing his medical degree.  He graduates May 3rd. 2014!!!  We now have the ability to travel from Memphis to Cincinnati with our 7 year old when he needs surgery, We have the ability to build a solid residual income, we have the ability to achieve our family’s dreams. Just by having conversations every day. How amazing that is to us! This shows you that no matter what the situation is. We all have the ability to achieve our dreams of freedom.  

Our tip to leave you with: have the Courage to invest in yourself every day, the Commitment to be here a year from now, working your business every day and the Honor to keep your word.... I want to thank the Lord above for giving us the courage & strength to get through each and every day.  To Anthony, Shelby, Alexander & Sean (our children) Thank you for being there, looking up to us making us push hard to get good, being a big part in our team daily.  You are our biggest Cheerleaders and we love you.  To our frontline team leaders: Angela Valentine, Anne Naipo you ladies are simply the best. I enjoy seeing each of you grow in this business, becoming amazing leaders and looking forward to seeing everyone in our organization reaching their goals and beyond. We are here for you anytime and will see you at convention in July!  Thank you to Kristie DeGraw for your friendship, leadership and always being right there. You are not my boss but forever my Bosslady and so much more. You believed in us when we had doubts, answered odd hour texts & reminded us it’s for a bigger why.   A very special thanks going out to Laurie Krawczyk - you made my wonder twin powers activate!  All kidding aside, you are the best accountability partner ever, through boot camp and beyond. I am absolutely thrilled to walk across the stage this year with you as we are now both NSD!!   Kelly O’Donnell – You are my very own Keep It Real go to lady and I thank you. Your pep talk & instant messages helped me more than you will ever realize.  To those of you reading this on the FAHT: your support means the world to us.  So many of you were cheering, waiting, watching.  The family we have here can never be replaced.  Janie again I thank you for forming the FAHT. With your dream you have helped so many & paved the way to success. Thank you Dennis & Daniel for the opportunity of a lifetime. Becoming the first legally blind NSD on the Freedom At Home Team & Ameriplan has really opened the door for so many more things to come. My future goals: $25k Presidents Club by convention 2014!! 

Tim & Debbie Hanson
AmeriPlan® National Sales Director 
Kerry Bien-Aime, SRSD
Kerry Bien-Aime
Senior Regional Sales Director

Wow!! I'm so Excited to reach the pin level of Senior Regional Sales Director. This is such a huge milestone in my business and I'm very grateful to Ameriplan for providing me with a career that I can do a hundred percent from home. I've overcame so many obstacles getting to this point and I've never been more fired up with excitement to accomplish all that I set out to do.

When I first started looking for work at home, I wanted something that would allow me to be front and center in my girls life and would also provide me with an income. Ameriplan has given me the FREEDOM that I've always dreamt about and it excites me everyday to help others find their FREEDOM as well. I'm able to attend school activities, volunteer as a chaperon on school trips, and is available to pop in and have lunch with my kindergartener whenever I want to. I will never forget the look on her face when she saw me waiting in the cafeteria to have lunch with her. At that moment I felt so proud that I said YES to Ameriplan and for that I'm forever grateful.

I'm extremely thankful to my amazing husband and children for encouraging and always believing in me. Very thankful for my accountability partners, The Freedom At Home Team and all the awesome leaders that continue to pave the way for us. To my amazing team, YOU are such an inspiration to me and I hope that I can continue to be an inspiration to you as well. I'm cheering for you all the way to the TOP.

Kerry Bien-Aime
Senior Regional Sales Director

Delane Bracken, SRSD
Yolanda Saddler, RSD
Mary Schmidt
Regional Sales Director

Last year in June when I took an early retirement from my retail management position after 30 years with the same company, the only thing I knew for sure, I was going to not start a new job until I enjoyed my first Christmas season off in as many years! My husband agreed as long as I looked for a job during the next 6 months so I knew what I wanted to start doing after the holidays. So I began the search to see what was out there that I would enjoy, be good at doing and still earn a decent income. 

As the months went on, I also realized that I loved the freedom of being able to do the many things I had missed out on because retail hours are very demanding and they do not allow any flexibility. I also loved being at home and just enjoying the everyday normal activities of taking care of our home and yard. I kept coming across Ameriplan/Freedom at Home Team on different job sites and I started to think that working from home might really be an option. I started to narrow down my job search to work at home options but kept running into the same stumbling block, none of them had the Better Business Bureau seal of approval or I couldn't find anything concrete about the companies. Well except for one company......AmeriplanUSA! So again I narrowed my search down and started reading everything I could find about the company. I definitely did my research, requested an interview with Laurie and than just stalled. The reason, this was around September and I really wanted to be off through Christmas. So I drug my feet, kept looking at Ameriplan and other work from home options. I only told my husband that I had maybe found something I wanted to do but that was all I said. Finally in January I told my husband and he was so supportive. We sat down and I told him all about the company, the residual income potential and he said 'go for it, if you want to do it, you'll put everything into it like you always do. 

I finally joined on Feb. 7th . I have loved it and also have had my ups and downs, but when I am frustrated I hear Laurie's voice saying 'just keep dialing','just keep posting', 'it will happen' 'you got this' . You know how you hear yourself repeating what your mother said to you while growing up, well I find myself repeating what Laurie says to me to my IBOs!! Laurie has been awesome every step of the way and she has been tested with me I'm sure with all my phone calls and texts! She is always there for me. I also have to give a shout out to Jamie who has always had time to answer my questions too! Most importantly I couldn't do this without my husband's support and never ending encouragement.

I will move ahead with confidence and determination, and of course encourgement from the FAHT!! On to the next level!! I better start dialing!!

Mary Schmidt
Regional Sales Director
Mary Schmidt, RSD
In 2007, we had a beautiful Top Producer's trip to Quebec City, Canada!  It was absolutely gorgeous! I was the only one from our team there since I was only a year new and still building leaders on my team.  On that trip, I vowed to bring many more of our team members on every trip going forward!!  Our next trips were to the fabulous Las Vegas and also the tropical paradise of Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel, Mexico and Colorado Springs at The Broadmoor resort and we have just returned home from another Top Producers Trip in the Bahamas!! The following team members have earned one or all of those trips:

Maria Rappa, RVP
Patti Triplett, NSD
Amy Sun, ESD
Michelle Shipp, ESD

I am so proud of them and we had and will continue to have so much fun!! We plan on bringing more team members with us every year! We're looking forward to having you join us on one in the very near future!!
Top Producer's Trips we've attended, so far!!!
Our Team Members Earned Free Cadillacs!
Kristie DeGraw
National Vice President
Cadillac Presentations Video!
Emily Rivera, SRSD
Jennifer Cunningham, SRSD
Shirley Gerbrach, RSD
Michelle Shipp, ESD
Shawna Walker, SRSD
Mary Staton, RSD
Francine Arnold, RSD
Rose Jackson, RSD
Mary Staton
Regional Sales Director

I am a mother of two beautiful girls (ages 22 and 15), and a blessed grandmother of two beautiful grandchildren (ages 3 and 7 months old). For years I struggled as a single mom working full time as an RN and going to school full time working toward my degree in Health Information Technology so that me and my family could have a better life financially and in every other aspect as well. My degree was suppose to give me the luxury of working at home so that I could spend quality time with my kids like a mother should.

I graduated with an two year degree in Health Information Technology in 2012 and was so proud of my accomplishment because it wasn't a easy task being a single mother. Immediately after graduation, I started my job hunt only to find out no one was hiring new grads with no experience in my field. I felt like all the time wasted pursuing this degree not to mention neglecting my kids was a waste of time and I was distraught.

In March of 2014, I started looking for work at home jobs on craigslist. I search day and night because I knew God did not bring me this far to leave me and I knew that he had something out there for me. One day, in my search I ran across Laura Bishop's ad for Ameriplan. She gave me a call and I let the phone go to voicemail because I really didn't know if the company was legit or not. I listened to her voicemail and called her back. I don't know what it was about her voice but it put a good feeling in my spirit and I did my research and decided to become a part of the team. I wanted to give up time and time again but Laura and Kim Blessing kept pressing me forward. I thank God for bringing them into my life.

Almost a year later, I finally made it to RSD with the help of God, and the rest of my Ameriplan family. I thank all the leaders who take the time out of their schedules to give us awesome training and encouragement on daily basis. I could not have made it this far without each and everyone of you. I give a special thanks to Laura Bishop. You have stood by me through thick and thin and I love you dearly. You are more than a mentor, you are a great friend.

Mary Staton
Regional Sales Director
Michelle Shipp
Executive Sales Director

Wow, I am so thrilled to be at this new pin level promotion! Regional Sales Director was quite a simple pin level promotion to achieve for me but this one really took some diligent work, patience and perseverance. Throughout the time, I often referred to one of my favorite quotes by Napoleon Hill “A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.” I am SO thankful that this hard work has bloomed into this wonderful celebration with my team and my family. 

I am grateful to work alongside SUCH an awesome, hardworking, and committed team each and every day. Special shout out to Dee Syphertt, Stephanie Williams, and Kamilya Napoli. who has stayed in the game, head down and laser focused. For my upline Debbie Hanson, Kristie DeGraw. and cross line teammates, Delane Bracken, and LeAnn Kinsey for all the daily support and motivation to KEEP IT GOING! Also thankful for my four girls and husband who are continuously supportive and patient with me while I wear multiple hats throughout the day, LOL. They really make me smile and keep me moving forward with my business. Who ever knew, that working from home would be SO exciting and rewarding at the same time? 

This career holds a special place in my heart. I am sincerely thankful that my four girls can witness their mother building a genuine business that I am proud of while leaving a legacy. So happy to cross off this pin level goal from my 2015 goals list. This is just a pit stop toward reaching ESD. The momentum has grown and it isn't over quite yet. Game On! :-)

Michelle Shipp
Executive Sales Director

On this page, you will see ALL of the MANY successes our team has reached over the years, Pin level Promotions, Income Promotions, Top Producer's Trips, Cadillacs earned... the whole nine yards!  You are on a VERY successful team that doesn't plan on stopping here!!  We are looking forward to having YOU at the top with us!!  

Stay connected to our team!!  Join our team's exclusive "Career and Freedom" Facebook group. Email me at kristie@careerandfreedom.com for access. This is a great way to get quick questions answered, celebrate successes, share what's working for you, etc.  You will love our group!! Everyone is amazing and SO supportive! 
Yolanda Saddler
Regional Sales Director

Hi, my name is Yolanda Saddler and I am a mother of five wonderful boys. I am really blessed that I found Ameriplan it gives me freedom to spend with my family. This had been a journey to reach regional sales director and I never gave up. I would like to thank Kim Blessing for being a positive motivation and cheering me on to RSD. Kim has truly  been a blessing through this journey and I am glad I met a friend for life. I love Ameriplan because I can help others save money and make money. I am laser focused to keep pushing to be a inspiration to my boys to never give up. This team has given me inspiration to keep pressing on to succeed and giving great training.  My goals now are going to be bigger and better. I am ready and excited for my next promotion to the next level and beyond. I look forward to growing with Ameriplan.  

Yolanda Saddler
Regional Sales Director  

Carla Thornton, RSD
Susan Laugen, ESD
Jennifer Steenerson, RSD
Cathy Black, RSD
Porsche Brice, RSD
Billiejean Mitchem, RSD

Porsche Brice
Regional Sales Director

I am so excited to reach my goal to get to RSD. It has been such a blessing since day one. On my journey to find a REAL work from home job, I ran into a lot of junk. I was actively searching for about two years on and off. By the grace of God I do have a full time job, but always dreamed of being able to stay home with my three children and my husband.

I received a text from my enroller Shawna. It was weird to me because I never received a phone call. I remember glancing at the text and wondering how did this person get my number. I didn’t delete the text, but I did give myself a mental note to look into it further. About three days later I went back to the text and sent Shawna a message asking questions about the job. I liked what I heard and I signed up that night. I was so full of joy just knowing that I finally had a REAL opportunity to invest in my own Business. I knew that from that first day I needed to figure out how I was going to juggle a full time job, three children and my husband. I challenged myself to do whatever it took to reach RSD. That meant long hours staying up learning what I needed to do. Calling all of my family members and letting them know about this great opportunity I found, because I knew it was something they truly needed.

I know that I am not going to be able to fire my boss right away. I know that in this business it will take time. I am ready for my next challenge, and move forward to my main goal. staying home full time. I would like to say thank you to Shawna for sending me that text. I truly believe you have changed my life for the better. Thank you for your ongoing training that you have provided. Thank you for picking me up and keeping me motivated. That meant a lot to me. AP sisters for life. I would also like to thank Michelle Shipp for your motivation and the calls I was able to listen in on. Your calls helped me out in many ways. I would also like to thank Kerry for the tips on how to stay organized and get a daily schedule to help manage my time. I am so excited I was able to attend boot camp and I would like to thank everyone that hosted the boot camp calls. I felt like a college student. Soaking up the information like a sponge. Thank you all my AP brothers and sisters for all the support on our Facebook group. It’s very motivational to see people you barely know rooting for your success. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me next. God bless everyone and stay consistent and motivated.

Porsche Brice
Regional Sales Director

Cathy Black
Regional Sales Director

Wow. It still feels unreal that I have hit my first promotion as RSD with this wonderful company. When I enrolled that tenth piece of business I had a flood of different feelings all at once. I had so much joy that I couldn't help myself from crying and laughing at the same time. I could feel the victory of success for the first time in my life. 

I will never forget my first RSD Boot Camp. It was the best training ever! During my training I learned persistence, commitment, steadfastness and focus, and I learned how to overcome obstacles. I learned to do something productive towards my business every day. Even on the hard days when it seemed like nothing was happening I chose to stay positive and speak positively over myself and my business. And I have always known that God would lead me. 

I have worked outside of my home since I was fifteen years old. The only time I didn't work was when I was having children, and then I stayed home for a few years with each of them. When I turned 35 years old and my children were growing up I started regretting the time I missed being home with my children. I felt like the world was raising them instead of me. I started thinking about what it would be like if I could have my own business and stay home with my children. So I started with Mary Kay for a while and I wasn't very good at approaching people I didn't know, and my family didn't want to hear it. So then I started Echoes Perfume and had the same problem. Then I started another business and actually made money for a while. Then my team fell apart and so did my pay check. So as you see, for me to look into another business opportunity seemed impossible. 

In 2008 my husband was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in stage 4, and was told they would do what they could but he probably wouldn't make it until Christmas. My world felt like it was falling apart. I had to be strong not just for my husband, but for my whole family. I was overwhelmed with emotion, but I still had to work. My husband couldn't work anymore as he was a truck driver. Well God chose to keep him here, praise God! Then later he had three heart attacks; The first in the widow-maker. Needless to say he is now on disability and can't work.  

In 2011 my father had an accident and was in the hospital for 21 days before he passed. My boss at the time seemed irritated every time I called in and said I wouldn't be at work that day. That is when I started rethinking starting my own business again. I was tired of having to ask for "permission" for the day to stay with my sick father, or child or husband. Then my precious daughter was diagnosed with a rare breast cancer called, Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Only one percent out of one hundred percent of breast cancers have this diagnosis. The treatment is still experimental and is the deadliest of all the breast cancers. It spread throughout my daughter's body and she was always in surgery for something. She has even lost a small part of her brain as they removed a tumor there. So she lives with me along wither her two sons. I was still working, and my heart was breaking. It was time to change...

I started searching the internet for work from home businesses again. I looked for almost five months and saw a lot of scams, some were just a lot of money up front, and most all of them still had you going out to recruit and sell a lot. I have nothing against these types of businesses because there is success with them. But they don’t work for me. When I saw AmeriPlan and started to research the company I saw that it was a health benefits company. Everyone needs that! And I didn't have to follow people around, do home parties and I didn't have to work outside of my home. This is exactly what I needed, for me! So I spoke with my enroller, Maria Rappa, and started my journey on September 1st, 2015. I started, afraid. I had failed at the other businesses. I was always shy and the phone fear I had in the beginning was terrible. But I heard in one of the trainings to “do it afraid." And to be honest I still "do it afraid." But I do it. Hitting my first promotion as Regional Sales Director helps me to see what my future is going to be like. I will have the finances to stay with my family, to enjoy them, to travel, to be a blessing to those in need, and to have the freedom I have always desired. 

I want to thank Maria Rappa for always being there for me. I emailed her all the time, called her and no matter when I contacted her she always got back with me to help me succeed. I have found that in AmeriPlan, our leaders truly care for us. We are not just a ticket to "their" success. We ALL matter, we ALL succeed. 

I thank God for leading me to AmeriPlan. There isn't another business like this out there!

Cathy Black
Regional Sales Director

Elizabeth Augustine, ESD
Carla Thornton
Regional Sales Director

The drive was 1 1/2 hour to and from work. The commute was tiresome and hectic at times. I needed some extra money just for gas alone!!! I told myself, there has to be a better life out there somewhere! So I decided to go and have a look to see what I could find on the internet, not knowing that I would find something so much more! I found Ameriplan back in January of 2014 and I haven't looked back and I don't plan, too! Ameriplan has opened a lot of doors for me and for that I truly want to thank the Lord for placing something so precious and priceless in my life. He created a master-piece and it started with Dennis and Daniel Bloom and for that I will always be grateful! I would like to take the time out to say thank you to my children, Adrian, ShCarla, and Alexandria who has always been my support in regards to my business, Frank, the love of my life and last but definitely not least, my AP Family!!! I love you guys! I couldn’t and can't continue this amazing journey without you! To My Team, it doesn't matter how fast you run the race, just make sure you STAY and FINISH the race…you'll love what it waiting for you at the end!!! 

Love Always,

Carla Thornton
Regional Sales Director

Myrtle Washington, RSD
Deloris Smith, RSD
Candy Teter, RSD
Candy Teter
Regional Sales Director

My journey with Ameriplan started off a little rocky! It’s funny how the Lord answers prayers when you are not paying attention. My mentor and friend, Susan Laugen, called me when I was having a bad day. I had a cold and was scrubbing floors and trying to finish housework. After explaining to me about the opportunity and asking me to join her team I told her no, I wasn't paying to work from home and hung up on her. Boy was I wrong! A couple of weeks went by, and I could not get away from the idea about working from home, so I talked with my husband and his words were " If you want to, then go ahead and do it." There are days when he is so right on things. With great hesitation and nervousness, I picked up the phone to call her back. I signed up with her. I was so excited about having my own business, and that’s where my journey began. It has been a great experience learning to advertise, post ads and make calls… that’s way out of the box for me. There’s been days that I have soared with the excitement of signing up new plans and members, and then there are those days I’ve wondered if I made the right choice. With the encouragement of Mrs. Susan, Mrs. Shawna, and Michelle Stefferson, I’ve conquered my first obstacle and made RSD. Wow! I'm so excited! I love what my pastor said, “You serve a big God so dream big, he can handle it.” So the sky’s the limit for me.

Candy Teter
Regional Sales Director
Archie Smalls, Sr., RSD
Archie Smalls, Sr.
FAST TRACK Regional Sales Director

My Journey began with Ameriplan when I started my search on the internet
for a work from home business! I have a very good job right now but it isn't giving me enough free time. So one Thursday, a little over a week ago, I found Ameriplan online and I did my research. I didn't call right away because of my past experience in other online businesses. So I mentioned it to my wife that I found a business online called Ameriplan and that I might give it a try! She said that if I feel that good about it, definitely give it a try. At that point I looked online for an Ameriplan IBO and found three different representatives . I was so excited when Caroline Parsons returned my call. She was so friendly and full of energy and it flowed on to me. Caroline gave me so much information about Ameriplan helping me step by step to understand the Ameriplan system. She asked me my why? I told her that I want to help my daughter and her family to live a better life and I want my time back. I also want to be a super star in this business. She said that she is here to help me get there and and reach all my goals. Then she told me about her upline Maria Rappa and this gave me so much hope knowing that I am with a group that really cares and has good team support! After talking to Maria, I felt very good about making the choice to become an IBO with Ameriplan. Maria along with Caroline help in so many ways mentoring and giving me the tools to help me to reach my goals which I set in my first week with Ameriplan. I immediately started sharing the business with talking to 5 - 7 people a day, recieving many no`s. I told Caroline that i want to sign up ten members my first day! Well it did not happen. But I did get my ten members in my first week! I give thanks to God and many thanks to Caroline and Maria for my success and believing in me. I am very excited to be with Ameriplan and ready to Move Forward to the next level... SRSD here I come!!

Archie Smalls, Sr.
Regional Sales Director

Kathy Pledger
Super Star Regional Sales Director

Hi everyone, my name is Kathy Pledger. I am 48 years young which I am proud to say! Also, proud to reach my first promotion of RSD. What RSD has done for me is motivate me to focus on getting to the next level of SRSD because I fill I deserve it. Ameriplan is what I do full time. Before Ameriplan I searched for other work but nothing satisfied me but when I found Ameriplan, I thought I can really work from home and get paid at the same time! Boy was I happy I did my research and found out everything was true, everything was real and everything made sense. What I love about Ameriplan is they give you back your life! I never dreamed I would be working from home again. I am very thankful because I love what I do.

I want to say a big thanks to my business partner Mary Schmidt for helping me every step of the way!! I appreciate all the FAHT and Ameriplan leaders for their training and support.

NOW I'M READY TO HELP MY TEAM AND OTHERS WORK THE BUSINESS AND BE SUCCESSFUL TOO!!

Kathy Pledger
Jump Start Super Star
Regional Sales Director
Kathy Pledger, RSD
Shaneeke Beal, RSD
Kim Blessing and Kristie DeGraw in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Michelle Shipp in the Bahamas!
Tiffany Sloan, RSD
Tiffany Sloan
Regional Sales Director 

My name is Tiffany Sloan. I'm a 31 year old stay at home wife and home schooling mom of seven, yes 7 beautiful kids. I have four girls and three boys. My oldest daughter, Jamesia, is 14. Regina is 10 and Tiamya is 9. My oldest son, Reginald, is 8 and my twins, Damaryon & Tyon, are only 2 and finally my baby girl, Zonnique, is just 3 months old. 

I have my hands full 24/7 and here is my story...

I have always wanted to be a stay at home mom and be there for my kids. Before AmeriPlan, I have always worked a job in the customer service department in a call center and have done some sales positions, hourly based and commission only. I also attended school and became a Medical Administrative Assistant to only be disappointed with the entry level pay.
As my children grew older and being a mom of four at the time, I discovered that I would love to homeschool my kids. Shortly after that I discovered that I could also work from home. So, like many others, I googled work at home jobs. I soon landed a customer service rep position answering incoming calls from my home office..I was so, so excited to be working from home! One day, back in January 2014, I clocked in to work my shift and immediately myself and a group of other employees were instructed to log in to a separate meeting room and we were all let go. I mean, they just simply said it's slow, we don't need you anymore, clock out immediately, you will be paid for all of about 15 mins for the day.

Now, about four months back I had also responded to an ad to work from home with Ameriplan. It just so happened that I was already employed with this company so I looked at it for a few mins and ignored every email after that. 

That very same day that I was let go, all of these things I briefly read about working with Ameriplan began to speak loudly to me. Such as work at home immediately, daily pay, but most of all Be Your Own Boss!

I looked up the last email that I received and told my husband I was investing my last check into this opportunity and I self enrolled. I was immediately relieved and felt a huge amount of security to be in control of my future working from home now, with Ameriplan.

About three weeks later, I began to get really sick and my husband and I discovered we were expecting our twins. I had only one enrollment so far and I had to step away and still struggled to teach my kids, literally, from my bed for the following months. I joined the training calls on my good days and the closer I got to my due date with a high risk pregnancy, the more I had to see my doctor. I saw him three days a week, to be exact, for close monitoring and twice a week with the high risk team of specialists at the hospital and finally my unborn babies ended up having to be monitored 24/7 at the hospital. I was then hospitalized my last month of pregnancy.

Fast forward, I decided because my family size grew from six to eight that I should become a Business Coach and start my own coaching business and offer coaching packages, with one on one coaching for individuals and in a group setting, still, all from the comfort of my home, online. My husband put me through a coaching program and I then became a Certified Business Coach. When I launched my coaching business, I discovered that I already had everything that I needed with owning my Ameriplan business, except this was way more expensive. The email auto responder system alone was $500+/yr and I don't even want to mention to design and build just one website, plus marketing and advertising costs and several other expenses.

I told my husband I needed to start back working my AmeriPlan business.
In July 2016, I then looked up the last email I received from Kristie DeGraw and self enrolled! At this time, I was expecting to deliver my baby girl in just three weeks and all I knew was I had to help support my very soon to be family of nine with Ameriplan only and position myself to never be fired again. My family and I deserved that. Since then, I quickly succeeded! It is definitely AP for life from this moment on. I'm so excited to have reached my very first promotion of Regional Sales Director. There's only one way to go from here and that's to the TOP, with an entire team of wonderful leaders.

I absolutely love and appreciate all the ongoing support and training I have to guide me and I'm SO thankful for our JUMPSTART Bonus program. Thank you so much Dennis and Daniel Bloom!! I feel extremely blessed and I want to thank Janie Jones for her encouragement on my journey, my amazing mentor, Kristie DeGraw, my accountability partner, Heather Tribble and the entire Freedom at Home Team and last but definitely not least, my AMAZING husband, Derrick for always supporting me, no matter what. I am truly inspired daily, by you all!!  

Tiffany Sloan
Regional Sales Director
Danielle Abram, RSD
Danielle Abram
Regional Sales Director

My name is Danielle Abram – Nelson and I am married to the love of my life Kevin Nelson and we have three beautiful children. I am a stay at home mom that loves that I get to spend the time that I do have with my children. I am also home school my 12-year-old son because of his health issues and the other children are in a school close to home. I also am a fibromyalgia survivor who lives in constant pain all day but I’m trying to turn that pain into motivation. I came to Ameriplan looking for something that can help find myself or as I say the new me. I also have a dental story of my own that has help me fall in love with Ameriplan. I went to the dentist thinking that I would hear the worse thing in the world that I couldn’t afford it. I got to the front counter and she gave me a total of the work that I would have to have over time. The total was $15,500 and I just wanted to cry at the dentist office. I then gave her the Ameriplan card and with that discount I could get my dental work down to $3,400 and that is still a lot but workable for me. I was so excited and I felt a weight lifted and now I can say Ameriplan is well worth it. I know myself that it can change lives and I use that every day when I make my calls and talk to people. I hope and pray that I change someone else life like mine was change when I meet Susan Laugen!

Danielle Abram
Regional Sales Director

Adrianne Jefferson, RSD
Adrianne Jefferson
Regional Sales Director

My name is Adrianne Jefferson, and I am extremely excited about becoming a Regional Sales Director! I joined Ameriplan in November 2016, and I actually stumbled across the company while researching some information for another individual. I was so intrigued by what I was reading, that I had to contact the person who provided the information. That is how I met LeAnn Kinsey. LeAnn was very personable, and informative. She told me more about the company, which was not only a perfect fit in regards to it's health and dental benefits for the person I was originally trying to help, but it was also a perfect work from home opportunity for me! I am a mother of an 8 year old, and having a schedule that is conducive with me being actively present in her life is a must! I am a strong believer in God first, family then career. This company afforded me that opportunity and I am most grateful and excited about all that the future holds with Ameriplan!

Thank you LeAnn for your patience, guidance and for believing in me through some rough times during the process. You have been a great help and leader... thank you and God bless!

Adrianne Jefferson
​​​​​​​Regional Sales Director


Julie Kean
Regional Sales Director

Hi. My name is Julie Kean. I am a single mom of two awesome kids. Madeline is 15 and Harrison is 12. I became interested in Ameriplan when I was looking for a dental plan for myself. I was so impressed with the dental plan, and then I realized that I could work for Ameriplan part time and help others save money on their healthcare. I enrolled into the Jump Start program because Susan explained to me that once I enrolled 4, I would pay no more. It made the most sense to me.

I am so happy and grateful that I started this journey. I look forward to my future with Ameriplan. Thank you, Susan for all your help!


Julie Kean
Regional Sales Director
Julie Kean, RSD
Chris Orta, RSD
Chris Orta
Regional Sales Director

I started with Ameriplan in the beginning of August, 2016. I was excited and ready to start this new journey, I was stuck with a company where I had no control over any decisions that I made, working six days a week at 12 hr. shifts and it was tiring and stressful. I could barely get enough time with my daughter which was the hardest thing for me because spending time with my daughter is the most important. So I started searching for more opportunities, that’s when I came across Ameriplan, work from home opportunity that allows you to build a business and live financially free. After requesting an interview, Susan Laugen reached out to me. After a brief presentation, I was a little convinced but still skeptical so I did not enroll right away.

After doing some research I was convinced and contacted Susan back to sign up. The best decision I’ve ever made, even though times were rough and I struggled from the beginning I knew I had to make a decision, to either go all in or give up! The one person that was on my mind was my beautiful baby girl and I could not let her down. So I overcame that fear of the word “NO” I overcame the fear of “REJECTION” and used it as a stepping stone to success.

I want to thank Dennis and Daniel Bloom for creating this awesome opportunity, I want to thank my up line Susan Laugen for believing in me and always telling me “you could do this” I thank you for that. Thanks to Kristie Degraw, and the entire AP family who continue to build a legacy and helping others do the same.

For all the new comers that have joined this awesome team, work hard, use the system, use your up line, ask questions, invest in yourself and don’t be afraid to reach out to the ones that have been succeeding in this company, we are all here to help.

Sincerely,

Chris Orta
Regional Sales Director
Yashica Hawkins
Regional Sales Director

I am so excited about my new promotion! I joined Ameriplan last year. I'm happy I found Amerplan. I had been searching for work at home for about a year. When I spoke with Susan I knew this was the real deal.

I had a hard time making time for my business at first. We have 5 children, 24, 23, 22, 6, & 3yr old. Dealing with our 3 & 6 yr olds at home, babysitting 2 of our grandchildren and working a full-time job. I was drained. I was determined not to give up. I know I will be financially free soon.

I thank my husband for being patient and understanding. I thank Susan Laugen for being a great teacher and listener. To my Ameriplan family that just started, the sky is the limit. Never give up!!

Yashica Hawkins
Regional Sales Director​​​​​​​


Yashica Hawkins, RSD
Susan Laugen
Executive Sales Director

I am SO excited and thrilled to have reached ESD. Wow!! Ameriplan has been such a blessing to me and my family. Thank you, Kristie, Janie, and the FAHT for your support and guidance over the last year and a half. I am grateful to be part of such an amazing team. 

My journey with Ameriplan started in May 2015. Tired of the rat race, I took that leap and never looked back! I love being my own boss. I love the flexibility of setting my own schedule. And I love being here for my family! No more missing my boys’ school activities or sports. 

This business has truly changed my life. I find it very rewarding that I get to help others change their lives, as well, by working from home or saving money on healthcare.

I am grateful each day that I finally found my FREEDOM AT HOME!!

Susan Laugen
Executive Sales Director
Shawna Walker
Senior Regional Sales Director

Thank you Lord! I am so excited and overwhelmed with emotions. Its been a wonderful journey with this amazing company and I'm so excited to have reached Senior Regional Sales Director. Working from home was always a dream that I didn't think would've ever been possible. I get excited each morning to share this amazing opportunity, that I know can change lives forever and that is a blessing. At our 2014 convention I remember Debbie Hansen speech when she said "the sky is not the limit" and that made me feel empowered knowing that I'm capable of doing anything that I put my mind to. I am truly blessed to have found Ameriplan. Thanks to my team and all the leaders that have paved the way for us. I am going all the way to the top and I would love to take you with me!

Shawna Walker
Senior Regional Sales Director 
Super Star🌟 
LeAnn Kinsey
Senior Regional Sales Director

Wow! Senior Regional Sales Director! What a huge honor to receive this new promotion. I am so excited about this milestone with AmeriPlan. What a huge blessing. Don't get me wrong, it hasn't been easy but it has been worth it for sure. As our family says "Nothing that is good is easy!" Hard work and perseverance always pays off in the end. 

I am very blessed to have such a wonderful and supportive family. My husband, Chris and our three children (C.J., KrisAnna, & J.D.) which are my everything. They are WHY I don't make excuses and keep working until it gets done. 

This wouldn't have been possible without our amazing Freedom at home team, leaders, my accountability partners, Kristie my amazing friend and enroller. Most all to my hardworking team!! I am going straight to the top and looking forward to taking all of you workers with me! 

LeAnn Kinsey
Senior Regional Sales Director

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

Delane Bracken
Senior Regional Sales Director

WOW!!!!! PIN LEVEL #2 is checked mark off my list of goals for this quarter!!!! YAYYY!!! I want to thank God for this wonderful opportunity to be able to work from home, and design the lifestyle that I want to have, as well as my family. I can truly say, that I am here to stay with Ameriplan!!! I am so thankful to be blessed to work for such a loving and supportive company. 

When I had first enrolled, I had no clue what I was coming into….I was as green as the grass After achieving RSD in Oct. 2013, I knew that I wanted to be SRSD real real soon…..I just didn’t know how I was going to get there…..all I knew at the end of the day I was determined to get there. I was so excited to be apart of the 13 weeks Beyond Bootcamp!!!! It really helped me stay focused and motivated on the goals that I had set for myself to achieve SRSD. I was very DETERMINED to reach SRSD before bootcamp ended, and here I did it a few weeks after the last class!!! GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!!!! I have always been in the management and training world, but AP was just a little different for me starting out. I have always been use to direct contact…you know seeing what your facial expressions and body gesture looks like on the scene, lol. On August 8, 2013, I resigned from my Corporate America job, to come home and work my business full time and spend more time with my family. Again, I didn’t know what to expect as this was all still kind of new to me….but hey, I was learning and earning all at the same time. I knew that I wanted RSD before the end of 2013, and I was able to achieve that goal in Oct. 2013. Once I reached RSD, I knew from there that I wanted more, so my momentum increased, and I got to work! Seeing SRSD in my signature line is GRRREAT, as Tony the Tiger would say!!! Hard work does pay off, when you know what you want. There is NO time for putting the car in park….we are leaving this bad boy in drive…FULL FORCE!!!! I FEEL THE NEED TO DRIVE FAST…..(in my Ricky Bobby’s voice)…..in my AP business...

I want to thank Kelly, Kristie, and Janie for an AWESOME JOB with hosting the weekly Beyond Bootcamp!!! You ladies ROCK!!!! Without you ladies, where would the FAHT be??? To all the leaders who host the training calls for all us on the team, I thank you for all dearly. The training calls has helped me build so much confidence in myself, and taking ownership in what I want best for me and my family. As always, I want to thank my upline for all the support and encouragement that has always been given, and will continue to be given throughout my life with AP. To my team….you all on are on FIRE I want to thank my team for believing in me. Without you guys, I would not be here…..thank you all for accepting my leadership!!!! You guys are AWESOME!!!! To my wonderful husband and precious entourage (my children), I say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for believing in me, and supporting me through this wonderful journey that will all soon be a complete reality!!!! 

Daniel and Dennis Bloom, Janie and Michael Jones, thank you all again for providing the vision and new life for all of us to have the freedom to live and enjoy life as we should. I LOVE that we have something that can help so many Americans. God Bless you all.

I am on a mission to get to the next level ESD BABY!!!!

Let’s ROCK OUT!!!!

Delane Bracken
Senior Regional Sales Director
Mac and Tanya Johnson
Helsa Benitez, RSD
Katherine Stott, RSD
Michelle Carter, RSD
Michael Key, RSD
Sarah Dillulio, RSD
Sarah Dillulio
Regional Sales Director

I am sooo excited about my 1st of many promotions with AmeriPlan! It's been a long road, but I believe it's because I honestly didn't realize what I had until just a few months ago! I worked hard and then, beginning in October, the enrollments kept coming and coming! 

I was in the F&B industry for 18 years and the second we had our daughter, everything changed! I began looking for work at home so I can be there for our daughter while earning an income as well. But, just like others, I made excuses. I started this business working a full time job, and I had a one year old daughter with a husband who worked late hours. But, MY WHY became bigger than my excuses and fears and I went to work! 

The best advice I can give all new BC's is to be consistent and patient and never be idle. Do something for your business everyday. It WILL pay off! 

Everyone has reached some sort sort of success in life without the help of another, and I can not thank my enroller LeAnn Kinsey enough. I'm so grateful for her support and for her leadership. You're the best, LeAnn!

I definitely want to thank Kristie for her team calls. Her recorded calls became my best friend! 

And lastly, definitely want to thank my team! So excited to go through awesome journey together. 

Thank you!! Woohoo!! RSD

Sarah Dillulio
Regional Sales Director
Michelle Carter
Regional Sale Director

When I started with AmeriPlan I had been looking for a work from home opportunity for awhile. When my coach Michelle Shipp called me I was really needing to be at home for my husband when he needed me. I asked her to give me a couple days to talk to my husband and think about it. She sent me information and I looked into it, spoke to my spouse Ken and called her back and told her it was what I was looking for and wanted to enroll.

When I enrolled in November 2016, I didn't work my business at first like I should have and my husband was not behind it 100%, but now supports me totally. Michelle gave me great tips and mentored me to treat my business like I needed to if I was going to make it work. When I started working like I should have and putting in the dials, I started feeling more comfortable, confident, and getting enrollments. Michelle mentored me to do personal development and gain confidence and that truly helped. I also went through RSD Bootcamp with some great top leaders and they also helped me with tips, mentoring, and the steps that needed to take in order to reach RSD. When they advise you to make the team calls, listen to smile and dials during the week, do it because can get some great tips that you can use to help you. I'm so thankful to be apart of this team and AmeriPlan and love having the ability to work from home.

Michelle Carter
Regional Sales Director
Michael Key
Regional Sales Director

Hello everyone. My name is Michael Key and I started with AmeriPlan in December of 2016. Before AmeriPlan I owned and operated a small construction company, for 5 years, hoping to become financially independent and only have to work 40 hours a week. My plan was to spend quality time with my wife and daughter. However, I usually spent between 65 and 80 hours a week, at the office, on the road, at job sites and constantly having to deal with employee issues. On top of that, any money that was made had to go back into the business just to continue to operate. I was always exhausted when I came home (which meant No time for my wife and daughter) and I worked every weekend weather I wanted to or not. I really needed a break, but I knew that my bills were not going to stop coming in so I started looking for another way to earn a good living that would also allow me to, not only keep my standard of living but also to elevate it even higher. 

I had heard about Work From Home Opportunities, however, what I mostly found were, what appeared to me to be, lots of get rich quick scams. I was about to stop looking when I ran across the AmeriPlan Video. I watched it a couple of times because I knew that I had found exactly what I was looking for from the very beginning. The Health and Dental benefits are amazing. Low cost And comprehensive. I called the number on the site right away. Heather Tribble answered. I talked with her for just a few minuets and I could hear the sincerity in Her voice when she told me about the company and how happy she was that she was able to spend as much time as she wanted with her family. I believed her when she talked to me about the income potential, as long as I brought that same work ethic into this business as I put into my own. I have already reached my first goal, RSD, and I am confident that with her continued support, there are no limits to what I can earn. 

My wife loves that I cook dinner for her, I spend quality time with my daughter and my Honey Do List is the smallest it has ever been LOL. Thank you so much Heather for all you do and Thank you AmeriPlan for providing a service that is so helpful to so many people.  

Michael Key
Regional Sales Director​
Katherine Stott
Regional Sales Director

My name is Katherine Stott and I am by profession a registered nurse. I have two grown daughters and a husband. My why for working with Ameriplan is I do not like to be financially dependent on anyone plus I wanted to help with the bills!!!!!!!

I retired early due to some health issues but once Home I realized early on I was not meant to not work, period. I began my search for an at home job and stumbled on Ameriplan on a job board. I called and signed up with Victoria right on the spot. I had never done anything like this before so I was excited and scared. It was a bumpy road at first and I probably would not have made it without Victoria. She provided me so much empathy and support. I did not sign up my first member for about two months and just recently signed up my first jumpstart enrollment. It has been uphill since then. I know for a fact if I can do this anyone can with determination and consistency. I continue to know that I have all the support and encouragement I need to succeed within the Freedom At Home Team.

Katherine Stott 
Regional Sales Director
Helsa Benitez
Regional Sales Director

Hello! My name is Helsa Benitez. I enjoy working from home. My days are filled with inspiration to be of service to others offering Ameriplan's great savings and discounts on all healthcare schedule fees. I attend Argosy University online full time. My Bachelors of Science is in Business Administration and I graduate in a year. I'm glad to be aboard AmeriPlan's team!!

Helsa Benitez
Regional Sales Director
Nicole Grimes, RSD
Nicole Grimes
Regional Sales Director 

My name is Nicole Grimes. I am a mother of two beautiful kids Brandon is 8 years soon to be 9 years old. My sweet Sarah is 12 years old. I am married to my best friend and love of my life Rick Grimes for 13 years. I have 3 fur babies 2 cats and a dog and most of all I am a very proud business owner. I started my business with Ameriplan almost 1 year ago.(9/15/2016) I was an optician working for a small eye doctors office and our peak times were when school was out. This meant I had to work long hours during the summer,holidays and everything in between. My kids were acting out and I didn't understand why. I worked at this office for 5 years and I truly enjoyed aspects of my job. However like everyone else there were parts of my job I could live without.

I started looking to work from home when I found out that my son was suffering from dyslexia. I was crushed because I thought it was my fault and then I was angry at myself for not noticing when my little guy needed me. I decided to look for a work from home position. I looked for hourly jobs to do from home. However I realized that those jobs were few and far between. I also noticed those jobs would still require me to have to sit at a desk in my home for the hours they schedule for me. I didn't want that. The purpose was to be home and be able to spend more time with my kids.

In late August I had a wonderful conversation with an amazing woman named Michelle shipp. She told me her story, she ran her own business,created her own schedule and she was making money doing it while being a wife and a mother to 4 precious girls. I was blown away by her story. I was so excited when I got off the phone with her. However I didn't have the money to start and I was afraid. I had never run my own home business or invested in one. I went through all the negative what if's and then I looked into my son Brandon's eyes and I said I believe I can do this and I will make this work for my babies sake. I started my business part-time. I worked on my lunch break, after my kids went to bed and early in the morning before I went to my job.

About 7 months into my business I decided I know I can do this and I left my full time job on faith and went full force into Ameriplan. I did everything I was shown by Michelle as well as by the other leaders. I made sure to get connected with industry leaders so I kept my mindset right on my business. Here I am a year later with Ameriplan, enjoying my life I have created so far. No one telling me I can't go to my kids after school activities, If they get sick it's okay because mommy is home. I love my life, my business and I am a happier person because of this wonderful business opportunity. I am so grateful for Michelle Shipp and my entire Ameriplan family. I will never work for anyone again. If you truly want it you can go get it!

Nicole Grimes
Regional Sales Director​​​​​​​
Nora Lopez
Regional Sales Director

I’m excited to have joined Ameriplan. It is a true honor and privileged not only to receive the services but to help others receive from this great company. An opportunity to expand in many ways to promote the services and the best part is getting paid.

My name is Nora Lopez I’ve been with the company since July / 2017. I knew about Ameriplan since 2015 but never got the chance to affiliate. I knew that it was a great company to start and to achieve financial breakthrough. However, not only do I attend school but I work as an Associate Pastor at my local church and Director of a community center. It wasn’t until April / 2017 that I started searching for a way to help my community with health and dental coverage, since most of the community I serve is low-poverty level, most can’t even afford health or dental plan. Others are immigrating into the United States and we can’t help them with coverage since they have no social security. That’s what got me to starting at Ameriplan because I knew it was the perfect company. I joined Ameriplan in July / 2017 and has been the best decision ever.
Ever since I been involved with Ameriplan I committed myself to learn the ins and outs of the company and work hard promote this great service. It took me 2 weeks to familiarize with the benefits and 2 weeks before my 30 days I was promoted to RSD. This would not been possible without the help of my God above all things, my sponsor and upline Susan Laugen, she is an amazing woman and a great leader and with the amazing APTeam for their great support.

I look forward to expanding my knowledge to another level with this amazing company. The hard work paid off. What help me to achieve to RSD is the consistency, perseverance to work hard to achieve my goals. My advice to the newbies who are starting with this company is to keep focus, if one door closes another will open on your favor. This business is not difficult or hard to do. Can I ask who do we know that does not have health coverage? Maybe you might know 3 or 4 people… Target those of whom you know which will open a wide door for your business. Just don’t give up stay on track and be focus and by the time you open your eyes you’ll be far ahead. Thank you Ameriplan and Dennis & Daniel Bloom for the opportunity…

Yours truly, 

Nora Lopez 
Regional Sales Director
Nora Lopez, RSD