BRINGING EXPERTISE TO YOUR INDUSTRY
Spotlight: Team Johnson
Over a decade ago, Larry decided to take his manufacturing expertise and turn it into a career in the insurance industry. With a background spanning manufacturing and real estate investment, Larry has the ability to speak the client’s language and understand the nuances of business exposures. Larry has a thorough understanding of business and the economic impact of run-away premiums. He helps business owners understand their risks and decide how to prioritize budgets.
Larry is a fifth generation Oregonian. He attended the University of Oregon as well as Portland State University.
Ashley joined the Commercial Department in 2019 bringing with her 20 years of experience in the Insurance industry. Ashley’s insurance career has included working for an MGA, working as an underwriter and a Claims Subrogation Specialist. With her diverse background Ashley has the unique talent where she can view an account from all aspects, just not as an Account Manager. Customer service and earning her clients trust is important to Ashley. She always strives to make the customer feel important regardless of the size of the account or the depth of the question. Ashley is an Arkansas native and moved to Oregon with her husband and two daughters in 2017. While not a fan of television Ashley does enjoy spending her time with her family and friends and a good crossword puzzle book.
Candace started her business path at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois where she earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in HR. She earned a Presidential Scholar Award allowing her a full-tuition scholarship.
Her knowledge grew from individual market to employer group market for benefits and is now part of the Employer Group Benefits program at LaPorte. She brings enthusiasm for each task she approaches and likes to show the client she is there for their best interest. Candace is a big San Francisco 49ers fan, and eventually wants to retire there with her husband and best friend Joshua.
With over 30 years in the insurance industry, Barbara brings a perspective to LaPorte from both an agent and carrier side. Through the years Barbara has developed strong quoting skills, computer expertise and developed solid carrier relationships. Barbara joined the team in 2007, specializing in Personal Lines.
Being a people person, she thrives in situations where she can interact with customers, solve problems, and help people.
In her spare time Barbara loves to read, enjoys a variety of television programs and spending time with her family. She has two sons, both in the Navy and both stationed in San Diego. Barbara and her husband of 30+ years get down to California as often as possible to see their two sons and three grandchildren.
LAPORTE IN THE COMMUNITY
2020 has been an unprecedented year. We shifted our focus a bit to really look for the needs that are out there during this crisis and how we can support the frontline workers right now.