Benefit Agents

L. Ron Bruchet Bio

Ron’s our resident morning person. He’s up before the early bird and the worm. He’s living proof that being an early bird has distinct advantages — for you. He can evaluate your needs, find the right insurance match, and wrap it all up before most people have even had their first cup of coffee.

• More than 15 years of experience consulting with businesses
• Past Chairman of Thurston County Chamber of Commerce
• 2010 Graduate of Leadership Thurston County
• Board Member of the United Way of Thurston County
• Serving on the Capital Campaign Committee for SafePlace
• Active member of NAHU (National Association of Health Underwriters)

President, Owner and Consultant
office: 360.943.4500
mobile: 360.509.7181
fax: 360.943.4502

Barb Walker Bio

Shoe shopper extraordinaire (keeps a photo of Imelda Marcos on her desk). Barb’s not exactly the shy type. Inside voice – what’s that? With the heels and the voice she has a way of commanding attention for her customers. You’ll be glad she’s on your side.

• More than 25 years in the insurance industry
• 17 years’ experience as a Sales Executive at Regence BlueShield
• Active member of NAHU – National Association of Healthcare Underwriters

office: 360.943.4500
mobile: 206.930.0596
fax: 206.770.6509

Curt Vaniman, Bio

Curt keeps sports stats in his head, at his fingertips, on the tip of his tongue. The other space in his brain is reserved for getting you the best insurance deal out there. After all, every penny counts – just like every goal, basket, or home run. And for the record, he prefers the word “thrifty” to cheap.

• Over 25 years in the insurance industry, including 10+ years at GHB
• Active member of NAHU (National Association of
Healthcare Underwriters) and has served on the boards of
Washington’s South Sound and Tri-County chapters
• Member of Gateway Rotary Club, and chairs GHB’s annual United Way Campaign

office: 360.943.4500
fax: 360.943.4502

Audrey M. Olson Bio

If Audrey weren’t in benefits, you would probably find her on a golf course day and night, rain or shine. As it is, she spends her weekends trolling for golf courses in her fun, fast car. And with two daughters, we know exactly where she gets her negotiation skills.

• More than 20 years in insurance industry

office: 425.308.5074
mobile: 425.339.2546
fax: 360.943.4502

Sandy Wood, CEBS Bio

Sandy’s our numbers geek – she never met a spreadsheet she didn’t like. She’s the perfect insurance agent, always crunching the numbers for you. Don’t ask her if she wants a cat, she’s already one cat short of being a crazy cat lady. Her up-to-date articles are some of the best in the industry. Look for them on our website.

• More than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry
• Holds her CEBS designation (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist)
• 2012 President, ISCEBS (International Society of Certified Employee Benefits)
• 2013 ISCEBS Governing Council Liaison to the IFEBP Corporate Board
• 2014-2016 CEBS Committee Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Producer and Compliance Consultant
office: 360.943.4500
mobile: 206.669.3345
fax: 206.770.6509

Krysia Huff Bio

Whether she’s on the water boating, or on land playing softball, Krysia gives it her all. Just ask her how she got the nickname Shiner14, and you’ll soon find out she throws her whole self into whatever she is doing. And isn’t that what you deserve in an insurance agent?

• More than 25 years in insurance benefits
• More than 20 years providing client management and
consulting services
• 20 plus years background in COBRA, ERISA, and other
Federal Compliance Legislation

office: 360.943.4500
mobile: 360.701.8999
fax: 360.943.4502

Adam Franke Bio

Adam aka “Adam-Bomb” was born and raised in Spokane and after attending Washington State University moved to Seattle. Adam spends his free time with family and friends as well as golfing, boating, skiing, camping, traveling and sporting events. He is a huge football fan and supports his two favorite teams, the Cougars and the Seahawks. Adam loves any and all games and will challenge anyone to any game at any time. While he is a people lover at heart, watch out for his competitive side.

• More than 15 years in the insurance industry
• Active member of NAHU – National Association of Health Underwriters, Former Legislative Chair
• Former board member of Premera Broker/Producer Advisory Council

Producer, Consultant
office: 360.943.4500
mobile: 206.920.4101
fax: 360.943.4502

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