Meet Our Staff

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Shantel Leishman

Life Insurance/Investment Administrative Assistant

Shantel joined Winward Financial nearly a decade ago and is a licensed service assistant. Sam defers most of the important tasks to Shantel when they require getting paperwork done exactly right, so there is a good chance you’ll interact with Shantel often in the office.

Shantel is married to Paul, and together they have raised 6 children and are now enjoying the fruits of those efforts as the grandchildren keep coming. A resident of Wellsville, Shantel enjoys her family, friends, and being part of a great community.

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Alicia Jenkins

Health Insurance/Medicare Administrative Assistant

Alicia joined Winward Financial a few years ago and is heavily involved in managing the health and medical insurance part of our practice. There is a good chance you will interact with her if you call in to the office, and she is the most likely to bring treats to share with the rest of us. Alicia is a great part of the Winward Financial team.

Alicia’s list of life accomplishments includes the following: Wife. Mom of 5. Taxicab driver. Living off 4 hours of sleep. Drowning in laundry. Rarely eats dinner before 9 pm. She and her husband John live in Wellsville and enjoy the beauty of the area and the people here.

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Aleena Winward

Building Manager

Aleena has been involved with Winward Financial since its founding in some capacity or another. Presently, Aleena works as the Building Manager for the Winward Building in Wellsville as well as a wide variety of miscellaneous tasks to help keep things going. If you come by the office, there is a chance you may bump into her.

Aleena is married to Sam, and together they are raising three very busy children. Aleena is an amazing long-arm quilter and operates a quilt shop in the Winward Building also. She enjoys hiking, singing, Cache Valley, southern Utah camping, and spending time with family and friends. She is her family’s #1 cheerleader and helps the kids in their ballroom dance, violin, piano, studies, and growing up to be productive members of society.