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Addy Rose | Account Manager | PNW Insurance Group LLC

Addy Rose

Account Manager

Where were you born?  

Renton Valley Hospital

Any family details you’d like to share?

Only child, no animals yet but I love dogs. We are waiting to get a dog until we own a home. (maybe in a year) And I recently got married!

How do you spend time away from the office? Hobbies? Interests? Projects?

Huge movie goer, Sunday’s at the dad’s house watching football, Mariners games at Safeco field, and Sounders games.

You are going out to lunch – favorite restaurant or thing to order?

I love Mexican. I am a sucker for tacos or enchiladas.

You meet someone at a coffee shop – what do you order?

Frappuccino, I am not a coffee person.

Favorite book/movie/tv show?

I love reality tv shows, the list is endless… oh and the Walking Dead.

Are you involved with or favor a particular charity or community organization?

Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. My grandfather had Alzheimer’s and my husband’s grandfather has it currently.

Ali Hancock | Account Manager | PNW Insurance Group LLC

Ali Walker

Account Manager

Where were you born?
Monroe, Washington

Any family details you’d like to share?

I am a newlywed and the proud pet parent of Chief, a Greyhound rescue and a cat (who Chief is afraid of) Marsha. My husband and I are currently looking to buy our first house!

How do you spend time away from the office? Hobbies? Interests? Projects?

I am a Seattle University Alumni! My husband and I enjoy spending time with our families and our extended pet family!  I enjoy cooking and baking (my mom calls me Martha Stewart), going to the gym, going to Mariner’s games and going camping with family!

You are going out to lunch – favorite restaurant or thing to order?

I’ll skip to the good stuff: brownie sundae.

You meet someone at a coffeeshop – what do you order?

Trick question: we would meet at a donut shop.

Are you involved with or favor a particular charity or community organization?

Now that I'm done with college and the wedding is behind us I plan to get more involved. In the past I have volunteered in elementary school classrooms in Monroe and Seattle, and volunteered at a lunch program for homeless folks in Seattle. Ever since we adopted Marsha, I would also like to be more involved in animal shelters!

Bernice Avina | Account Manager | PNW Insurance Group, LLC

Bernice Avina

Account Manager

Where you were born?

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Any family details you’d like to share?

My Family consist of my fiance Arthur, my nine year old daughter, Scarlet. I have two dogs, a cowboy corgi named Khaleesi, and an auggie named Mickey.

How do you spend time away from the office? Hobbies? Interests? Projects?
In my time away from office I like to spend time with my family usually consist of having a cookout. I love cooking and trying new recipes. One of my hobbies is painting and usually paint with my daughter.

You are going out to lunch – favorite restaurant or thing to order?
Going to a restaurant the thing I must have is chips and salsa.

You meet someone at a coffee shop – what do you order? 

I usually order an ice caramel macchiato.

Are you involved with or favor a particular charity or community organization? 

I am not currently not involved in any charities or volunteer but I would like to get involved with an animal shelter.

BJ Mattaini | Agent | PNW Insurance Group LLC

B.J. Mattaini

Agent

Where you were born?

Renton, WA

Any family details you’d like to share?

We are a nice little family.  Wife 2 kids and 2 dogs.

How do you spend time away from the office? Hobbies? Interests? Projects?
Boating, mountain biking, golf, hiking, and card games.  One hobby I don’t care for is yard work.

You are going out to lunch – favorite restaurant or thing to order?
My favorite lunch would be at my home, smoking ribs and having friends over on our deck.

You meet someone at a coffee shop – what do you order? 

My coffee shop drinks would be a mocha or black coffee.

Favorite book/movie/tv show?

Favorite book, Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand, favorite movie is a tie between The Godfather and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  Favorite tv show, Seinfeld.

Are you involved with or favor a particular charity or community organization? 

Ferndale Chamber of Commerce

Colby Robinson | Agent | PNW Insurance Group, LLC

Colby Robinson

Account Manager

Where were you born?
I was born at Tacoma General in Tacoma 

Born and raised in Gig Harbor, WA – Moved to University Place back in 2017

Any family details you’d like to share?
I have one daughter Jade with my wife Victoria; both are everything to me; we also have 2 cats – Jasmine and Duchess

How do you spend time away from the office? Hobbies? Interests? Projects? 

I love to play golf as much as possible. Video games are another hobby I enjoy as well. My wife and I enjoy going to ballets as well.

You are going out to lunch – favorite restaurant or thing to order? 

Currently, my favorite restaurant is Bite located inside the Hotel Murano, my go to order is Truffle Fries and Truffle Mac n Cheese

You meet someone at a coffee shop – what do you order?

If available a Lavender Mocha

Favorite book/movie/tv show?

I enjoy Tom Clancy books, favorite tv show would have to be The Blacklist currently.

Jake Walker | Agent | PNW Insurance Group, LLC

Jake Walker

Agent

Where were you born? 

Bellevue, WA

Any family details you'd like to share?

My wife Ali, our greyhound Chief and our cat Marsha!

How do spend time away from the office? Hobbies? Interests? Projects?

I love to go to baseball games, play golf, watch football, and spend way too much time on my lawn.

You are going out to lunch – a favorite restaurant or thing to order?

My favorite restaurant is El Paraiso, they make the best Mexican food I’ve ever had and I’d call Flautas my favorite thing to eat.

You meet someone at a coffee shop - what do you order?

White Chocolate Americano with 6 Shots

Favorite book/movie/tv show?

Favorite book is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, my favorite movie is either Django Unchained or The Big Lebowski. My favorite TV Show is ‘Devs’.

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Kara Peoples

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Where were you born? 

I was born and raised in Renton, Washington

Any family details you'd like to share?

I have shared the last 24 years married to my high school sweetheart Justin. We have two adult children Devin 28, Ashley 24, and one grandson Daeton 9. We have two dogs, and one cat, and a few fish sprinkled in couple aquariums around the house.

How do spend time away from the office? Hobbies? Interests? Projects?

I love interior design so I’m always working on projects around our home. I also enjoy education I’m currently working on finishing my bachelor’s degree in sociology at CWU. When the weather is nice you can find me doing the following: river floats with family, time at Lake Chelan, camping in the mountains, and road trips.

You are going out to lunch – a favorite restaurant or thing to order?

I enjoy experiencing new and local restaurants there is so much great food within the different cultures out there. It’s so hard to pick just one. Currently I’ve really been enjoying Greek and Indian food.

You meet someone at a coffee shop - what do you order?

I don’t have a signature order. I like to try their daily specials, but I do enjoy a good, iced chai tea, and peppermint white chocolate mochas.

Favorite book/movie/tv show?

I’m currently reading the year of YES by Shonda Rhimes. A couple of my favorite books are To Kill a Mockingbird, and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Some of favorite movies are The Shack, Napoleon Dynamite, and The Birdcage. Current favorite TV series is the Handmaid’s Tale.
Are you involved with any charity or community organization?
I volunteer at the Tacoma Rescue Mission helping with meals. I help a local church during the holidays by providing gifts for children and families in need. Since starting at PNW I’m now becoming involved with suicide prevention as well.
Kathy Champ | Commercial Lines Account Executive & Office Manager | PNW Insurance Group LLC

Kathy Champ

Commercial Lines Account Executive & Office Manager

Where were you born? 

Clovis, California
If outside of WA when did you move here? 
June 2015
Any family details you’d like to share? 
I am the mother of 5 amazing children; two sons and three daughters. Proud Grandmother to one grandson and one on the way! I am not saying I am the crazy cat lady because I love my dog and horse just as much
How do you spend time away from the office?
Time spent away from the office is Family Time!  Youngest Son’s Baseball Games, Youngest Daughter’s Horse Training.  I enjoy gardening and also getting away from it all either in our R.V. or sailing away on a cruise.
You are going out to lunch – favorite restaurant or thing to order?
Still new to the area and searching for my favorite Mexican Food Restaurant.
You meet someone at a coffee shop – what do you order?
A special occasion would call for a Chai Tea Latte but usually just coffee and half n half.
Favorite book?
I am a book worm and my favorite genres are mysteries, science fiction with a little romance thrown in.
Are you involved with or favor a particular charity or community organization?   
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and support animal rescue organizations – remember “Adopt! Don’t Shop”

Kathy Sanders | Accounting & Support | PNW Insurance Group, LLC

Kathy Sanders

Accounting & Support

Where were you born?
I was born on the East Coast and moved west when I decided to attend WSU.

Any family details you’d like to share? 

I have been married for over 30 years and we have one son who lives right down the street from us! We have horses, dogs, and cats!

How do you spend time away from the office?

When I'm not in the office I'm usually in the barn or the arena working with my students of my Non-Profit that I run.

You are going out to lunch – favorite restaurant or thing to order? 

I'm a fairly healthy eater so salads, beans, tofu will keep me happy!

You meet someone at a coffee shop – what do you order?

A special occasion would call for a Chai Tea Latte but usually just coffee and half n half.

Favorite book?

I read alot of educational materials related to my interests,  such as alternative healing methods and self help/growth type books.

Are you involved with or favor a particular charity or community organization?   

I am co founder of an organization called Courageous Connections.  We help a variety of people thru learning to ride horses and provide equine therapies to them as well. It is truly a passion of mine and I'm so grateful to be able to provide these services.

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Kim Peters

Agency Founder
Agent

Where were you born?
Scottsdale, AZ
If outside of WA when did you move here?
July of 1989
Any family details you’d like to share?
My partner and I have a beautiful daughter and love the Bonney Lake community that we live in! Our daughter is my playmate! We enjoy roller skating, movies, biking, basketball, soccer, etc.  I also enjoy walking our dogs!
How do you spend time away from the office?
We are a sports family.  When I am away from the office, I am either coaching my daughter in basketball or watching her play soccer.  I enjoy getting together with friends and trying new restaurants, working out, going to movies and having date nights with my partner.

 

I am fortunate to be a part of a blended family.  I have siblings that live in Oregon, Montana, California, and Texas.  When we get together, we always have a great time.

 

Kim has enjoyed her 15+ years as an insurance agent after leaving her previous career in education.  She is looking forward to many more years helping educate her clients about insurance

Addy Rose | Account Manager | PNW Insurance Group LLC

Lisa Gupton

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Where were you born?
I was born in Selma, CA.

If outside of WA when did you move here?

I moved here in Oct 2018.

Any family details you’d like to share?

I have 2 brothers, 2 sisters. My life revolves around my 15 y/o Paint Horse named Kalista and my 6 cats!

How do you spend time away from the office? Hobbies? Interests? Projects?

If I am not at the office, I spend my time training/riding Kalista.

You are going out to lunch – a favorite restaurant or thing to order? 

I looooveee Chinese Food.

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Michelle Hancock

Agency Founder
Operations

Where were you born?

Lowell, MA

If outside of WA when did you move here?

I was fairly young when we left the East Coast.  My Dad’s sister was out here and our cousins and other family, so we moved west in 1980.

Any family details you’d like to share?

I have been married for 30 years now! Wow! We are very proud of our two daughters. One is in college, seeking a career in medicine and one is recently graduated from college and recently married! We also have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a pond with fish!

How do you spend time away from the office? Hobbies? Interests? Projects?

We just enjoy being together and spending time with our extended family as well. Camping, Campfire time, games, baseball, volleyball and doing more day trips around home as well! I am a photographer (hobbyist) as well so I do that as much as I can.

You are going out to lunch – favorite restaurant or thing to order?

I’m not a big fan of food or at least food that is good for you! Cheesecake is another story! But,  I usually try to find something moderately healthy when eating out.

You meet someone at a coffee shop – what do you order?

Boring, usually black coffee or tea.

Are you involved with or favor a particular charity or community organization?

The prevention of Veteran’s Suicide, in addition to any organization that helps our vets. Additionally, my sister runs a non-profit to help special needs people enjoy horses and learning to ride. Volunteering for the organization is a blessing!  www.courageous-connections.org Staying out and active in the community is very important as well! Lots of great causes out there to support!

Ryan Stueber | Agency Founder Agent | PNW Insurance Group LLC

Ryan Stueber

Agency Founder
Agent

Where were you born?
Philadelphia, PA

If outside of WA when did you move here?

I grew up in Portland OR and moved up here for College at the University of Puget Sound

Any family details you’d like to share?

I am married with two kiddos, 7 and 4 and one cat.

How do you spend time away from the office? Hobbies? Interests? Projects? Etc

Running, Obstacle Racing, Soccer, Kayaking, and Hiking

You are going out to lunch – a favorite restaurant or thing to order?

Italian food is probably my favorite. I always judge a new Italian restaurant by their lasagna.

You meet someone at a coffee shop – what do you order?

Hot Chocolate because I don’t drink coffee.

Favorite book/movie/tv show?

Harry Potter/Star Wars/ American Ninja Warrior

Are you involved with or favor a particular charity or community organization?

I support Rebuilding Together South Sound through one of my associations and also support clients' charity efforts throughout the year when they ask me.

 

Ryan started his career in insurance a few years ago working as a “captive” insurance agent (only writing with one company).  He transitioned to an independent agent to be able to offer his clients solid coverage options and competitive pricing.

Rylee Buckley | Client Care Support | PNW Insurance Group, LLC

Rylee Buckley

Client Care Support

Where were you born?

Enumclaw, WA

Any family details you’d like to share?

I have two older Brothers. I am Married to my wonderful Husband Shane.  I have three kiddos. Wyatt 16, Weston 15, and Baylee 10. We have three goldendoodles named Blue, Red and Holly. One Cat named Princess. Six Nigerian Dwarf Goats named Whitney, Axle, Gizmo, Sugar, Zelda, And Tater.

How do you spend time away from the office?

I actually love just hanging out with the family whatever that may be. Movies, Binge watching a Netflix show. We love watching football together. I love watching my kids play sports. We Love trying new restaurants together. We all love food!!

You are going out to lunch – where do you go?

Pizza/ Italian Food from II Siciliano Ristorante Italiano in Enumclaw WA.

You meet someone at a coffee shop – what do you order?

Black and White Mocha or a Redbull on Ice!

Favorite book/movie/tv show?

BOOK: The Bone Season Series, I love Reading Suspense/ Mystery books.

MOVIE: Comedy: Tommyboy  Action: Olympus has Fallen

Sarai Sword | Agent | PNW Insurance Group, LLC

Sarai Sword

Agent

Where were you born? 
I am originally from New Mexico.

If outside of WA when did you move here?

I moved to Washington 6 years ago from Texas

Any family details you’d like to share?

I have two younger sisters who live in New Mexico and Texas. I miss my parents and sisters but I LOVE the Pacific Northwest.

How do you spend time away from the office? Hobbies? Interests? Projects?

I love the outdoors.  I go on 2-3 hikes a month during the summertime.  I love Mariners baseball games and of course the Seahawks.  When at home I love to paint, draw and read.  I have a ginormous book collection.  I speak fluent Spanish, a little bit of French and  Learning how to speak Korean. Rosetta stone is the best.  I make a killer salsa, from Tomatoes too… you will regret eating it, habanero.

 

One of my favorite quotes is:  “If you can’t fly then run if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King Jr.

You are going out to lunch – a favorite restaurant or thing to order? 

My fiancé and I are foodies, we love to try new restaurants! BUT I love seafood.

Are you involved with or favor a particular charity or community organization?

I also volunteer at the Tacoma Rescue Mission  every other month.  I love giving back!

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