Profiles of Success

Business Owner, Education, Management


After graduating from high school in 1971, I accepted an invitation from an older brother to be his co-driver with a professional moving company. I learned the intricacies of loading a 48-foot trailer with other people’s personal effects and how to drive an 18-wheeler with a 13-speed transmission. Growing up in southern California, my first trip to Chicago in the winter introduced me to a very foreign concept called SNOW! I spent two years as a co-driver before graduating to becoming an owner-operator with my own truck. During high school, I only knew the W-2 mentality of income earning, with several summer jobs that allowed me to earn enough to pay for my own Catholic school tuition. Once I became an owner-operator, cross-country trucker, I then understood the 1099 idea of working for myself.

After 12 years with a moving company, I transitioned back to a W-2 job, working in administration for a private school in Kansas. I spent 27 wonderful years wearing many hats, but never getting ahead financially.

I first heard about PPLSI in 2009, when Doug Kleinsmith visited from Minnesota. He traveled to Kansas to share the vision of the membership and business opportunity with several family members and friends. I immediately realized that this was a phenomenal service that everyone needed.

I “retired” from the school in 2012, and moved to Minnesota to learn about the PPLSI opportunity and to be mentored by one of the best in the business at that time.

One of the reasons I made such a big change in my life at the age of 59 was not only because of the debt that I was accumulating in my financial life, with the prospect of preparing for a certain retirement, but because I saw that this membership was something that few people knew about but everyone needed. It all came down to one principle — helping people.

We all have a natural [virtuous] instinct to help others. PPLSI was going to be that vehicle for me. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. The LegalShield Membership provides a solution for this.

Modal Associate Startup Plan
Associate Start Up

LegalShield offers motivated individuals a unique program designed to deliver their dreams. Join our community and its mission to empower and protect by providing affordable legal access for all. Start your own part-time business, and take control of your future.

  • 1 month of LegalShield Advantage state of the art marketing tools
  • In-depth live training classes to taught by LegalShield’s best of the best
  • Exclusive sales tools to build and manage your business on-the-go
  • A community of like-minded entrepreneurs to help you exceed your goals
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Requirements for businesses.

Have you or someone who may write business under this Associate Agreement ever been convicted of a felony, had a professional license revoked or have unresolved pending arrests and/or charges?
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Modal Business Builder Plan 2021

24/7 Legal Support for Your Family.

Extra protection for your new business for an additional $14.95/mo


Comprehensive identity protection and credit monitoring.


Start your own part-time business, and take control of your future.

$49.00 one-time fee
Modal IdShield Plan
IDShield Plan

Offering comprehensive identity theft monitoring and full service identity restoration services with $1M of identity theft insurance coverage.

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Transunion credit monitoring that covers you and your spouse or domestic partner.

Transunion credit monitoring that covers one individual.

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Modal Small Business Plan NEW
Small Business Legal Plan

Small Business Legal Essentials

Unlimited in-state phone consultation, 10 phone calls or letters letters on your behalf a year, 5 collection notices per month, calls on specialty areas of law and more.

Small Business Legal Plus

Unlimited interstate phone consultation, 20 phone calls or letters on your behalf a year, 10 collection notices per month, calls on specialty areas and more.

Small Business Legal Pro

Unlimited interstate phone consultation, 40 phone calls or letters on your behalf a year, 15 collection notices per month, calls on specialty areas of law and more.
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