Skylight Showcase: New Hires of June 2020


June 29, 2020

Join us in welcoming Skylight’s newest hires Taylor Wise, Eliza Sawyers, Carly Evans, Thomas Molter, Dominic Zanella, Tyler Tucker, and Will Sergio.

Taylor Despoth, Financial Professional, Toledo

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

I chose Skylight after having an amazing internship with them last summer. I enjoyed their family orientated atmosphere and their commitment to encouraging financial professionals to achieve their goals. With my drive to help others in every way possible, I knew that Skylight would be the place for me!

Who is your role model? What do you admire about them?

My role model I would have to say is my dad. While a lot of people have had a huge impact on my life, my dad has always been by my side. My dad taught by example, always helping people out of the kindness of his heart and finding ways to teach us valuable life lessons each day. My dad is the reason why I wanted to become a financial professional!

Outside of the office, what do you enjoy doing?

I love competition so I usually play board games every week with friends and family. I love the challenge of picking up a board game I have never played before and trying to figure out how to play the game. I love to spend time with friends while also having a great time together—even when they win every time!

Tyler Tucker, Financial Professional, Dublin

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

I chose Skylight because of my experience last summer as an intern. I met some incredible people and learned so much about the financial services industry. Skylight seemed like a great fit to allow me to help those that I care about.

What is something about you that surprises most people?

Something that surprises everyone is my twin brother, Queten. Having a twin isn’t that surprising, but when we are with someone together and tell them, they never believe us. We look nothing alike; I have blonde hair, blue eyes and he has brown hair and brown eyes.

If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life what would it be?

Interstellar. Since middle school I’ve had a love for science and more specifically physics and space. The craziest part of the movie is the fact that the ending is technically possible in the real world as far as we know. And c’mon, who doesn’t like Matthew McConaughey?

Will Sergio, Financial Professional, Dublin

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

I started working here as an intern a year ago. Originally, I was very skeptical because friends of mine had interned with other financial advising firms and they had terrible experiences. I am happy to say that based off my experience, Skylight’s internship program is leagues ahead of the rest. I got to know people in all the main offices, and everyone was willing to work with me in some capacity.

However, most importantly, I was impressed with Skylight’s dedication to help the client and provide them with the product or service that best fits their needs. I want to be a financial professional because I love helping people reach their goals, and Skylight puts that as priority number one. For these reasons, I chose to continue working with Skylight full time, and I am excited to open my business and help others.

Outside of the office, what do you enjoy doing?

My favorite activity is studying history, which includes doing research on WWII collectibles such as helmets, field gear, one of a kind objects, or whatever piques my interest at the time. Then, I go to an antique mall or a military collectors convention and, if it is there, I’ll buy what I am researching. I love to just sit in my man cave at home and stare at my shelves and walls filled with WWII militaria, it’s my personal museum.

I used to play hockey, I played goalie for my high school’s team, but once I went to college, I got into something called Dagorhir. Dagorhir is a live action role play (LARP) where a bunch of people meet up at a practice, or a much larger event, they dawn medieval or ancient era clothing, and we fight each other with weapons we make out of a firm, foam substance. The sport is nearly full contact, no head shots are allowed, and I usually go to a practice once a week, and once a month there is a large event somewhere nearby with anywhere from 200 to 3000 people. The biggest event, Ragnarök, is a weeklong camp out in the woods of Pennsylvania. I go every year and it is a nice way to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

If you could share a beer with any person throughout history, who would it be and why?

Teddy Roosevelt. Although I love to study WWII, Theodore Roosevelt is my favorite president, and I think being able to talk with him over a beer would be an incredible experience. He could tell stories from his days as a Rough Rider, all the way through to his Presidency and beyond. He was so tough that it is said that “Death had to take Roosevelt sleeping, for if he had been awake, there would have been a fight.”