Pulcine Opens Insurance Agency Right Before Pandemic Nancy Pulcine opens insurance agency right before pandemic
Starting a business takes a ton of hard work, dedication and devotion. Opening a business in the middle of a pandemic pushes that formula to another level.
"We had no clue there was going to be a pandemic," Nancy said.
Despite the timing, Parkway was able to survive and today is thriving.
Nancy grew up in Waco, which may have given her an edge in keeping the business going. She was born in
Baylor worked with
In 2014 her marriage ended, and Nancy had to work harder as a single mom. In 2015, she got a job as account manager with an insurance agency. There she met
The couple opened
"We made our agency a one-stop shop,"
During that time, lots of people were getting sick from COVID. Family members fell ill, friends got sick, and some died. It was during this time that Brian proposed. They were to be married in
Running a business, raising kids and attending college is stressful to say the least. To destress, Nancy would cook. And she was good at it.
In 2021, she got the idea to open a food truck for special events such as parties and weddings. She didn't want it to become full-time work, though. Nancy's Cocina was created, but never really went to events. Instead, her good friend
Pulcine accepted, and today Stay Classy serves delicious Mexican cuisines from
"I love to make everything from scratch," Nancy said.
It's also a family affair, as most of her family participates in the work. Her son, Robert, 17, considers himself kitchen manager at home. Eleven-year-old daughter A.J. is the quality control manager, testing everything to make sure it's just right. Another son, Alex, attends the
Even Brian gets involved with the cooking business, taking care of whatever Nancy needs him to handle. He has his own special recipe for quesadillas that's so good, they joke it should be called Brian's Cocina.
"It created an opportunity for children to know the value of hard work," Nancy said. "We're in the kitchen all the time."
She added: "A.J. and Robert have been amazing with helping in the business."
A.J. no longer sees her struggling as a single mom.
"She's seeing the best right now," Nancy said. "She's the reason I do everything I do." ?
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