MEET OUR TEAM

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Addy Rose

Client Care Specialist

Where you were born?  
 
Renton Valley Hospital
 
Any family details you’d like to share? Ie: how many siblings you have and/or how many children you have?  Don’t forget fur baby children as well…
 
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!
 
What you do in time away from office?  Hobbies? Interests? Projects? Etc.
 
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.

Where you were born?
Monroe, Washington
 
Any family details you’d like to share?
 
I have 3 precious kitties named Marsha, Coconut,  & Fin; One Pup, Livvy. Oh and a sister!
 
What you do in time away from office?  Hobbies? Interests? Projects?
 
I am also a full-time student at Seattle University, so when I am not at work, I am at school.  I am studying Non-Profit Management & Accounting.  I also have a great boyfriend, Jake, so spending time with him is always nice. 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.
 
Favorite book/movie/tv show?
 
All my textbooks don’t leave much time for pleasure reading, but there is always time for Grey’s Anatomy!
 
Are you involved with or favor a particular charity or community organization?
 
Not much anymore; I wish I had more time for these things! In the last few years 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!

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Ali Hancock

Client Care Specialist
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B.J. Mattaini

Agent

Where you were born?
 
Renton, WA
 
Family?
 
We are a nice little family.  Wife 2 kids and 2 dogs.
 
What you do in time away from office?  Hobbies? Interests? Projects? Etc
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

Where you were 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
 
What do you do in 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”

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Kathy Champ

Client Care Specialist
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Kim Peters

Agent

Where you were 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!
 
What do you do in time away from the office?  Hobbies? Interests? Projects?
 
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

Where you were 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 over 25 years now! Wow! We are very proud of our two daughters. We also have a dog, 2 cats and a pond with fish!
 

What do you do in time away from 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!

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Michelle Hancock

Agency Principal
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Nadene Sallis

Client Care Specialist

Where were you born?
 
Newport, RI, moved to WA in 1992, when I was 2.
 

Family?
 

I have 3 siblings and am the mother of 2 sweet babies. Noelle age 7 and Isaiah age 1.
 

Hobbies?
 

Cooking, camping, and spending quality time with my kids.
 

Favorite food?
 

Either Sushi or Authentic Mexican food. I love a good street taco.
 

I love coffee, could not live without it. I keep my order simple with respect for the coffee flavor and get an iced vanilla almond milk latte.
 

Favorite movie?
 

Dirty Dancing and Step Brothers. I love all Reality TV (guilty pleasure)
 

Favorite Charity?
 

Not currently involved but a long term goal and passion of mine would be to somehow supply underprivileged kids with nutritious school lunches along with education inadequate nutrition. I think healthy food should be affordable and accessible to all demographics.

Where you were 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? Ie: how many siblings you have and/or how many children you have?
 

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

What do you do in 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.

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Ryan Stueber

Agent
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Sarai Sword

Agent

Where you were 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.
 

What do you do in 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!

Where you were born? 
 
Tacoma WA
 

Any family details you’d like to share?

Married to Katie for 27 years.  We have two wonderful kids, Madi and Luc, both attending college.
 

What do you do in time away from the office? 
 

Local sports fan: Seahawks, Sounders, College Football.
 

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

It’s one of the new favorites.  A little, local place in Coronado CA.  Just off the beach and it has the best fajitas I’ve ever had.  Sitting outside under shade trees.  The best.
 

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

I’m not a coffee guy but I generally order a sugar free, iced vanilla latte.
 

Favorite book/movie/tv show? 
 

Just Netflix or local live sports.
 

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

Involved with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission and have been involved with YoungLife as both staff and leader as well as a committee member.

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Ryan Gamuant

Life Insurance Specialist
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Lisa Gupton

Admin Support

Where you were 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? Ie: how many siblings you have and/or how many children you have?  Don’t forget fur baby children as well...
 

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

What do you do in time away from the office?  Hobbies? Interests? Projects? Etc
 

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.

Where you were born?  I was born in Los Angeles, California.
 
If outside of WA when did you move here? 
 
My parents and I moved to North Tacoma when I was two years old.
 
Any family details you’d like to share?
 
I am an only child, so no siblings for me.  I am thankful for that as I think it’s made me more independent and self-sufficient.  I live with my husband and our rescue kitty in Tacoma.
 
What do you do in time away from the office?  Hobbies? Interests? Projects?
 
Etc  I love to paint, though I don’t do it nearly as much as I’d like!  I also like to take day trips with my husband to check out local breweries, peruse record stores or go vintage shopping, or watch live music.  But mostly I just enjoy spending time at home, I’m a homebody at heart!
 
You are going out to lunch – a favorite restaurant or thing to order? 
 
I love Mexican food, it’s my hands-down favorite.
 
You meet someone at a coffee shop – what do you order?  
 
I am a coffee lover, but I’m pretty simple with my coffee order, typically getting just a latte with coconut milk.
 
Favorite book/movie/tv show? 
 
My favorite current author would have to be Cheryl Strayed as I find her work very inspiring but am also a lover of classic literature and poetry.  I am a huge fan of the 90’s show Twin Peaks and everything to do with it.  I love that it was set in the Pacific Northwest and have visited pretty much all the sites they filmed!
 
Are you involved with or favor a particular charity or community organization? 
 
I love anything to do with animals, and am fond of animal rescue organizations and admire the work they do!  I love local organizations such as Puget Sound Goat Rescue and Pasado’s Safe Haven.

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Shauna Lomax

Service Specialist
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Aliah Ulufale

Admin Support

Where were you born?
 
I was born in Tacoma, WA. I did live most my childhood in Broken Arrow and Tulsa Oklahoma, moved here when I was 13 for my grandparents.
 

Family?
 

I am the oldest of 4. I have a son, his name is Jacob and he is 2 years old. No pets yet, looking to add a turtle or some fish for Jacob to the household.
 

Hobbies?
 

Outside of work, I enjoy time with my family.  I enjoy painting, I’m not very good at it but it’s fun! I also enjoy working out, dancing, going to concerts and the zoo/aquarium with my son and boyfriend.
 

Favorite restaurant?
 

My favorite restaurant is the Black Angus, I love steak! And burgers!
 

You go to a coffee shop, what do you order?
 

If I ever meet up at a coffee shop my favorite thing to order is a hot chai with hazelnut and almond milk.
 

What are you reading right now?
 

I don’t really have a favorite book, I enjoy reading poetry books, sci-fi books, romance novels, mystery books.
 

Favorite movie?
 

Favorite movie is The Notebook. My favorite tv show is New Girl.
 

Do you partake in any charity work?
 

I’m not involved in any charity or community organizations at this time, I do favor make a wish, however.

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