Skylight Showcase: New Hires of August 2019


August 30, 2019

In this month’s lineup, we are introducing Elyria native Gayle Motyka! Learn more about the her below.

Gayle Motyka, Brokerage Operations Admin Assistant, Cleveland

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

After working in the health insurance industry for a few years, I realized that I really missed working with people in the financial services. I came across Skylight and they gave me a chance to return to an industry I have always enjoyed so I jumped on the opportunity!

What causes, or community services do you have passion for?

I like to volunteer any time and resources I can to the Northeast Ohio chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am also very active with the Ohio Pug Rescue, a nonprofit that operates a foster care and placement program for all pugs in need—no matter their age, condition, or health. As a passionate pug owner, being able to work with this organization is beyond rewarding!

Outside of the office, what do you enjoy doing?

Being a certified dog trainer, I spend a lot of my free time with working with my clients and their dogs. I loved being around dogs so much, becoming a trainer seemed like a no-brainer! I offer a wide range of trainings—from puppy basics, to aggression and reactivity issues.

What is something about you that surprises most people?

I love to listen to rock in all its forms: grunge, hard rock, and Christian rock are my favorites! I also love to drink Guinness.

What would a sandwich named after you have on it?

I grew up on eastern European food, so my sandwich would consist of schnitzel, potato pancakes, pierogis and sauerkraut—and of course a strudel for dessert!

Thanks Gayle!