BRINGING EXPERTISE TO YOUR INDUSTRY
Spotlight: Team Keene
Joshua joined LaPorte in early 2022 bringing 12 years sales experience with him with 6 of those years focused on Property and Casualty Insurance. His priority with every client is to be seen as a long-term business partner. Joshua earns his customers’ trust by taking the big picture approach. This includes addressing loss control, compliance, risk management and HR to make sure he is securing the best coverage and rates for his insureds. The main industries Joshua is focused on are Construction Trades and Manufacturing. Workers’ Compensation and Cyber coverages are his main coverage knowledge areas.
Joshua attended Oregon State University and Mt. Hood Community College graduating with honors. He and his lovely wife Melody have been married for 15 years and have three amazing kids ages, 11, 12 and 14. In his free time you can find Joshua at one of his kids sporting events, in his garden, running or reading a good book.
Jeanice Myrtue joined LaPorte in early 2022 with 30 plus years of insurance knowledge earning an AU and AIS designation. During Jeanice’s career she has worked on both the carrier and agency side of the business which brings a unique perspective to her job as a Commercial Account Manager. Jeanice prides herself on providing efficient and accurate customer service to both small and large clients. It’s important to her that regardless of the size of the account that all the clients she works with are treated equally. When Jeanice has free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring the outdoors and enjoying a good book.
Andy joined the LaPorte Benefits team in 2020 bringing with him over a decade of experience. Andy has had the opportunity in his career to work on all three levels of benefits. He has worked at an agency, a carrier and on the employer side HR. This has given Andy a unique perspective when dealing with his insured’s. He can look at an account from all angles which enables him to help develop an insurance program that is well rounded and right for each client and their employees. Customer service is important to Andy, so he takes the time to listen and get to really know his clients. Andy wants his clients to know that he is not just “some guy at the brokers office” but a trusted partner and friend.
During Andy’s free time he enjoys spending it with his wonderful wife Meredith and their amazing dog Hannah. You can often find them camping, hiking, or exploring a new dog park.
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.
Gendell started in the insurance industry in the mid -1990’s. Her first job was in sales with Allstate. Since then she has worked with independent agencies for over 20 years in both sales and service in the personal lines field. Now working at LaPorte for more than 14 years, she has blossomed into a valued team player.
She believes because independent agents have a variety of markets to choose from, this offers a better opportunity to find a company which will fit her client’s needs
Kelly Anne joins LaPorte with 21 years of Personal Lines experience working with agencies in California, Arizona, Minnesota and Oregon. Kelly Anne started her career out working with a direct writer, which gave her exposure to a variety of insurance opportunities that she can pass along to her clients. Kelly Anne enjoys customer service treating her clients with respect and patience. She also assists her clients in ensuring they have a strong policy with competitive pricing. Personal Lines coverages can be confusing, and Kelly Anne takes the extra time to explain these coverages to make purchasing a policy easy and convenient. Kelly Anne enjoys spending her free time with her friends, and puppy hiking, biking, and watching movies.
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