October's Sales Representative of the Month – Margaret Langdon
Congratulations to Margaret Langdon, our very deserving rep of the month for October! Those of you who know Margaret know that she is a very loving and thoughtful individual. We interviewed Margaret and we were blown away by the amazing life she has led. While we can easily describe who she is, Margaret is a far better storyteller of her own journey. Here is what she had to say:
“WOW! What an honor it is to be selected as the Rep of the Month by Golden Lighting. I was born and raised in Houston, TX. I started in the lighting business in 1981, working at Cummins Lighting in Ft. Worth, TX. At that time, Cummins Lighting was the largest showroom in Ft. Worth. In 1999, I was asked by a rep, if I wanted to move to New Mexico, as a territory was open. I said yes and that September my husband Joe and I moved to New Mexico to begin our life as lighting reps. We bought a “Ranchette” just east of Albuquerque where we raised sheep and chickens.
There are ups and downs to being a rep, but what a challenge it is, and it comes with a lot of rewards. You must be creative, for sure. The best thing about being a rep, is that it’s a new day, every day. Different customers, different showrooms, different places, different opportunities - every single day. That’s what makes it fun.
My husband Joe and I use to work together as reps, he was on the road as much as I was. We would often toss a coin, and say, it’s your turn to go. However, due to health issues my husband no longer travels. I cover all of New Mexico (which is the 5th largest state in area), as well as, El Paso.
I have 3 sons: Ron, Ray, and Rick, along with 6 grandchildren 5 of which are boys and 1 a girl. In my downtime, I love to get my hands in the dirt. Something about being close to the earth gives me peace. I have a garden and a few fruit trees that have been prolific this year, and I also golf. I love football - Go Cowboys! So much so, I go into withdrawals after the Super Bowl. I also volunteer every weekend at the NM Dream Center, a non-profit focusing on adults who have been rescued from the sex trafficking business, as well as, homeless teens who are at risk of getting involved in drugs or sex trafficking. I lend support, food, clothes, and hygiene bags. I also volunteer at my church on missions’ committees, as well as, lead at the Welcome Center.”
Margaret says that she hopes to see you all at market! Margaret, what a journey you have had! We appreciate your kind, giving spirit and your hard work. Congratulations, again!