wildly passionate professionals

Every account manager and risk management advisor is a highly qualified, licensed insurance agent. All team members are committed to leadership, excellence, hard work, lifelong learning, giving back and having fun. We love what we do and can't wait to make a difference for you


business insurance

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MELISSA LARSON
sr commercial account manager | Portland
melissa@fourniergroup.net

accreditation | AIS/Associate in Insurance Services
AAI/Accredited Adviser in Insurance

words to live by | “This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.” 
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
dream job | singer
roller derby name | Melissa Mayhem

 

With decades of experience in insurance including 15 years with Fournier Group, Melissa manages the risk management needs of wide-ranging business, including Fourier Group’s larger commercial clients. Her education-centered, relationship-first approach ensures clients receive the information, tools and solutions needed to protect their businesses well and make their jobs easier. When she’s not at work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering at her children’s school.


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ROB HOOVER
sr risk management advisor | Portland
rob@fourniergroup.net

dream job | college baseball coach
favorite movieBull Durham
roller derby name | Director Dude

Since joining Fournier Group in the summer of 2001, Rob has thrived on helping clients identify risks, implement risk management measures and drive down costs. Today he focuses on risk mitigation and property and casualty insurance placement for medium to large companies mostly in the hospitality, education and manufacturing industries. His specialty: helping clients implement proactive measures to manage their risks and reduce their costs. Outside of work, Rob enjoys fishing, camping, spending time with family, coaching sports and anything and everything baseball.


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JEFF HARDWICK
commercial account manager | Portland
jeff@fourniergroup.net

dream job | pilot
favorite movie Cinderella Man
roller derby name | THE Hammer

An insurance specialist who thrives on solving problems efficiently and serving clients well, Jeff brings extensive industry, agency and carrier experience to the Fournier Group team. He previously worked in personal insurance underwriting and property claims for Farmers Insurance, with Wells Fargo Insurance for more than 6 years and with several other boutique agencies. When not protecting Fournier Group clients, Jeff enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking and spending time with family. 


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MIKE RODGERS
risk management advisor
mike@fourniergroup.net

dream job | high school/small college tennis coach
favorite movieHoosiers
roller derby name | CRUSH Dem Bones

A 15-year veteran of business insurance sales, Mike excels at putting himself in clients’ shoes and probing their operational challenges. This sets the stage for Fournier Group’s delivery of optimal risk management, including cost-of-risk reduction. In his free time, Mike enjoys running, golfing and spending time with his partner, family and friends. 

 


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LISA MEYER
commercial account executive | Portland
lisa@fourniergroup.net

accreditation | AAI/Accredited Advisor of Insurance

favorite book | To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
dream job | Civil War re-enactor
roller derby name | Meyer Meyer Pants On F!re

A close to 20-year insurance veteran, Lisa specializes in managing larger accounts, working closely with clients and carriers to ensure ongoing optimal coverage. She also structures insurance programs for non-profits, develops strategies to improve agency-wide efficiency and co-captains Fournier Group's grammar police unit. When not at work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, reading, gardening and camping.


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MOLLY HENDRYX
risk management advisor | Portland
molly@fourniergroup.net

favorite singer | Lady Gaga/Miranda Lambert—it's a tie
words to live by  | Close deals in HEEL$
roller derby name | Glitter + GlaMORE Jammer

Molly joined us in the spring of 2017, motivated to share our risk management love with new commercial clients. An eternal optimist who’s passionate about business development and professional improvement, Molly brings strong sales experience in insurance and in business systems to the team. When she’s not spreading the good word about Fournier Group, you’ll find Molly working out—she’s a power lifter and runner—touring the Children’s Museum with her two kids, coaching the Lincoln High cheerleading team or exploring a vineyard with her husband.


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CAMDEN HEIS
risk specialist  |  Portland
camden@fourniergroup.net

accreditation | CPCU/Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
ARM/Associate in Risk Management
AINS/Associate in General Insurance
ERM/Enterprise-wide Risk Management
ARM-E/Associate in Risk Management – Enterprise Risk Management

dream job | fortune cookie writer
words to live by |  “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” –Ernest Hemingway
roller derby name | CamiGATOR

An experienced analyst and a devoted student of risk management, Camden helps clients understand the totality of their exposure and the array of resources available to manage their risks. Prior to joining Fournier Group, Camden honed his skill set over 5+ years with other insurance specialists. When he’s not building optimal risk management programs, you’ll find Camden, along with his wife and kids, training their therapy dog to volunteer at hospitals.


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TETIANA LARSON
commercial account manager | Portland
tetiana@fourniergroup.net

dream job | celebrity fashion designer
words to live by  | "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." –Wayne Gretzky
roller derby name | Tan-Ya Hide

Tetiana relishes obstacles, aka opportunities to learn and grow. She's a seasoned professional with nearly a decade of experience in commercial insurance plus another decade in marketing. When she’s not at the office, you’ll find Tetiana exploring new places with family, camping/fishing, quilting/sewing or painting impeccable lines as part of her latest DIY project.


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BRENT CLAIR
commercial account manager | Portland
brent@fourniergroup.net

favorite tv seriesWest Wing
dream job | custom boat builder
roller derby name | Brent Da Bru!$er

Brent brings almost 10 years of insurance experience to his role helping Fournier Group clients implement optimal risk management solutions. Prior to joining the team in the summer of 2015, he was an account manager for a national retail insurance agency and a key member of the new business underwriting team at Philadelphia Insurance Companies. Brent works hard to understand clients' needs, advocate on their behalves, leverage all available resources—and add value and a dose of wit to the insurance process. When he’s not at the office, you’ll find Brent running marathons with his wife, Katy, chasing the wind in the Columbia River Gorge or working on his 1938 carriage house.


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KATI ARKO
technical associate | Portland
kati@fourniergroup.net

words to live by | “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” –Kelly Clarkson
favorite movie | The Notebook
roller derby name | Kickass Karko

Kati can—and does—do it all. With almost 15 years under her Fournier Group belt, she’s helped every facet of the business thrive and learned what it takes to run an agency efficiently. She currently supports our business insurance team with certificates and endorsements; she also serves as our in-house tech guru. When not keeping the team humming, Kati enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking adventurous road trips and volunteering for Fill A Stocking, Fill A Heart.


personal insurance

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CATHY ROTTLE
personal account executive | Portland
cathy@fourniergroup.net

accreditation | API/Associate in Personal Insurance
CIC/Certified Insurance Counselor

accolades | Agent of the Year for the Professional Insurance Agents of Oregon/Idaho, 2016
Award of Excellence Designation from Safeco, 2016–2014
Personal Achievement Award from Safeco, 2015 + 2013–2010
Travelers Agent of the Year, 2010
Oregon Customer Service Representative of the Year from the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, 2006

words to live by | Live. Love. Laugh.
dream job | motivational coach
roller derby name | Rockin’ Rottl

A dedicated Fournier Group member since 2001 and consummate service professional, Cathy goes above and beyond to advocate for, serve and manage the risks of personal insurance clients. She thrives on helping clients secure the coverage they need to protect their families and assets, drawing on her industry knowledge, work ethic and talent for connecting with people. When not at the office, Cathy enjoys traveling, cooking, entertaining, listening to music, exercising, hiking and spending time with her family, godsons and friends.


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CHRISTOPHER LENZINI
risk management advisor
christopher@fourniergroup.net

dream job | master distiller for a Kentucky bourbon distillery
favorite movieO Brother, Where Art Thou?
roller derby name | Leny the FaceCRUSHER

Christopher brings more than a decade of insurance experience and extraordinary passion for helping others to Fournier Group. His specialty: connecting and building rapport with people, and helping keep what’s important to them safe in the best possible way. When not making a difference for clients, Christopher enjoys playing ice hockey, spending time with his wife and kids, and pursuing his fall-back career as an amateur food critic. 


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TYLER CREWS
personal lines assistant |  Portland
tyler@fourniergroup.net

favorite singer | Beyoncé
dream job | vegetable farmer with a small produce stand who lives off the land and preserves everything possible
roller derby name | BRU!SE Crews

Tyler brings technical prowess and experience—and contagious positivity—to our personal insurance team. Prior to joining Fournier Group, he spent three years with Liberty Mutual Insurance in a similar role. A self-professed garden nerd, Tyler enjoys digging in the dirt and harvesting his phenomenal bounty—for the 2017 summer season alone, 10 varieties of tomatoes, 6 types of peppers, watermelons, cantaloupes, honeydew melons and cucumbers!


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HOWARD GOLDSTEIN
risk management advisor | Portland
howard@fourniergroup.net

words to live by | ”It’s better to burn out than to fade away.“ –Neil Young
dream job | manager of the New York Yankees
roller derby name | $olid GOLD

A lawyer-turned-insurance broker, Howard joined Fournier Group in October 2016. During his three-decade-long career as a trial attorney, Howard handled personal injury and business cases, garnering an in-depth understanding of how insurance policies, claims and carriers work. Howard now advocates with vigor on behalf of Fournier Group clients, helping them secure optimal risk management solutions and peace of mind. When he’s not working, you’ll find Howard hiking, cooking and sipping wine with his significant other, or strumming a Bob Dylan tune on his acoustic guitar.


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BRENDA SMITH
service assistant | Kelso
brenda@fourniergroup.net

words to live by | Karma’s a bitch.
dream job | quarter horse rescuer, breeder + trainer
roller derby name | Bad-Ass Brawlin’ Brenda

The unofficial Kelso office welcoming committee, Brenda greets everyone with a smile and is always happy to help. She handles everything from client payments and communications, change requests and loss reports to mail, supplies and agent support. Before joining Fournier Group in October 2013, Brenda worked as an office manager for State Farm Insurance and held customer service positions with a bank and an automotive company. She also taught school and studied business administration. In her spare time, Brenda enjoys hanging with her kids, dogs and horses; cleaning and organizing; camping; making jewelry; and taking spur-of-the-moment road trips.


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MARSHA OLIAN
risk management advisor | Portland
marsha@fourniergroup.net

dream job | vineyard owner in Burgundy, France
favorite band | Pink Martini
roller derby name | NapOlian

Marsha’s spent her entire 35-year career so far in risk management. She worked more than two decades for an elite carrier, meeting the needs of high net-worth individuals and groups. Marsha joined Fournier Group in the fall of 2016, eager to show people how Fournier Group can make a difference for them. When not connecting with clients, Marsha enjoys cooking and entertaining, wine, reading historical fiction, all things mid-century modern and spending time with her inspiring sons (one’s an organic farmer; the other’s a glass artist) and most excellent partner.


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JANI MACHADO
personal account manager | Vancouver
jani@fourniergroup.net

dream job | lounge singer famous for her torch croons
favorite song | “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
roller derby name | Machete Machado

A customer service aficionado, Jani joined Fournier Group in December 2013. She's spent more than 25 years assisting insurance clients or serving customers in the retail realm. Her signature approach: put yourself in the client's shoes and keep the laughter flowing. Outside of Fournier Group, Jani enjoys reading, cooking and karaoke.

 


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JANET O'BRIEN
personal account manager | Portland
janet@fourniergroup.net
accreditation | CISR/Certified Insurance Services Representative

words to live by | “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” –The Beatles
favorite movie Across the Universe
roller derby name | J Lo Blow

For more than a decade, Janet has educated Fournier Group clients on the ins and outs of insurance and helped them secure the protection they need. She’s a customer service specialist who strives to exceed clients’ and co-workers’ expectations. Outside of work, Janet enjoys golfing, hiking, camping, running and spending time with her husband and dogs.


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KYLE CRAIG
personal account executive | Portland
kyle@fourniergroup.net

dream job | fighter pilot
words to live by | “You can learn more about person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” –Plato
roller derby name | Kyle Driver

Kyle joined Fournier Group in early 2015, bringing to the agency's arsenal 5 years of sales and marketing, business development and account management experience with top companies. A licensed property and casualty producer working toward his Associate in General Insurance designation, Kyle's thrilled to help Fournier Group clients achieve their risk management goals. When he’s not at the office, you’ll find Kyle on the bocce ball court or elsewhere in the great outdoors with a surf board underfoot, golf club in hand or girlfriend and dog alongside.


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RHODA KARR
personal account manager | Kelso
rhoda@fourniergroup.net

words to live by | “The thousand mile journey begins with one step.” –Lau Tzu
favorite movie soundtrack | Bend It Like Beckham
roller derby name | Rhoda Rate Ripper

Before moving to Kelso in 2011 and joining Fournier Group in 2014, Rhoda worked for 11 years as a property and casualty specialist at an insurance agency in Bullhead City, Arizona. Her background also includes work as a social services housing coordinator, a court clerk and a nightclub singer. Rhoda's MO: make insurance easier to understand and secure protection that fits each client’s needs and budget. When not at the office, Rhoda enjoys reading, writing stories, camping, spending time at the beach and daydreaming.


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DELLA DILLER
personal account manager| Vancouver
della@fourniergroup.net

favorite movie Gone with the Wind
dream job | retirement
roller derby name | Psych-a-Della

Della joined Fournier Group in May 2010 for the second time; she also worked for Fournier Group from 1993 until 2000. After 40 years in insurance and a significant house fire of her own five years ago, Della's honed the art of obtaining the protection clients need and supporting them in times of loss. Della works on her bucket list when not for Fournier Group. She’s a volunteer for the Vancouver Police Department and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.


administration

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CHRIS PETRYSZAK
controller | Portland
chris@fourniergroup.net

dream job | bass player for Pat Metheny Group
words to live by | "Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” -Robert Hunter
roller derby name | #CRUSHER

Chris brings 15+ years of accounting experience and exceptional passion for precision and accuracy to Fournier Group. He joined our team in the summer of 2017. When not at the office, Chris enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, two children and two dogs; he also plays bass—both upright and electric—in jazzy Americana, bluegrass and wedding cover bands.  


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RAINA LOWRY
administrative assistant | Portland
raina@fourniergroup.net

words to live by | “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” –John Shedd
dream job | founder of a non-profit tutoring center helping underserved teens hone their writing skills for college
roller derby name | Rain of PA!N

Raina joined Fournier Group in May 2016, bringing along a zest for learning and helping others, irrepressible positivity, plus account management experience. Always with a smile and can-do attitude, Raina directs incoming traffic and provides administrative support for the Portland team. When not greasing the agency’s wheels, she immerses herself in her homework (she has her eye on a master’s degree in non-profit management); spends time with her partner and their 90-pound dog, Guinan;  plays European-style board games with her friends; and designs handcrafted bowties.


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TRACY WRIGHT
executive assistant | Portland
tracy@fourniergroup.net

favorite movie | The Secret Life of Pets
words to live by | Never give up. Keep everything in perspective. Be thankful.
roller derby name | wR!ght Thundah

Tracy brings contagious enthusiasm and mad skills to our agency. He joined in May 2017 after serving many years as a personal assistant to senior executives from Capitol Hill to OHSU. When you look up assistant in the dictionary, you’ll find TRACY’s name bolded in all caps. He’s an uber upbeat master of the details who’s always willing to roll up his sleeves and get the job done—for our team as well as our CEO. Outside of the office, Tracy enjoys volunteering, spending time with family and friends, camping at the Coast and traveling.


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SAM SHELHORSE
creative director | Portland
sam@fourniergroup.net

word to live by | s i m p l i f y
favorite movie Best in Show
roller derby name | SLAM!BAM!thankyouSAM

Sam returned home to Fournier Group in August 2016, fired up to help the agency shine. While at Fournier Group previously she served as the CEO’s executive assistant. During her hiatus, she did marketing and project management for two Portland companies, then freelance design and copywriting. In a former life, Sam was an attorney in New York City. When not creating for Fournier Group, Sam enjoys working out, practicing yoga, eating healthy food, rooting for the Timbers and Thorns, and hanging with her two dogs and wonderful husband.


management

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DIANA VAN HORN
vp commercial insurance | Portland
diana@fourniergroup.net

accreditation | CPCU/Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
CIC/Certified Insurance Counselor
CRM/Certified Risk Manager
ARM/Associate in Risk Management
AU/Associate in Commercial Underwriting
AIM/Associate in Management

dream job | rodeo barrel racer
favorite movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith
roller derby name | Lady D!e

A 30-year insurance veteran who’s overseen all aspects of the commercial side of the business, Diana brings tremendous expertise and a winning vibe to Fournier Group, which she joined in October 2016. Her background includes 15+ years with QBE North America/QBE Insurance Group, one of world’s top 20 general insurance companies; four years managing Portland’s Reliance Insurance branch; and other insurance experience. One of Diana’s specialties: finding fresh approaches that help Fournier Group continue to deliver the best possible service and solutions to clients. When not at the office, Diana moonlights as her family’s social director; she, her three children, and her grandchildren love to hang out in Portland and take trips together.


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ROSANA CARR
vp personal insurance | Portland
rosana@fourniergroup.net

accreditation | CPCU/Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
AAM/Associate in Automation Management
AINS/Associate in General Insurance
CIC/Certified Insurance Counselor

words to live by | “Keep your heels, head and standards high.” –Coco Chanel
dream job | fashion designer
roller derby name | Rox 'n' Roll Carr

 

Rosana brings more than 25 years of professional moxie to Fournier Group, which she joined in the summer of 2013. Previously she worked in underwriting, agency technology, call center management, and leadership with Safec and AAA Insurance Exchange. In leading the Fournier Group personal insurance unit, Rosana draws on her passion for inspiring others to reach their full potentials, her knowledge of both the agency and company sides of the business, and her talent for breaking down and resolving complicated issues. Outside of the office, Rosana enjoys visiting art galleries and gardens, going to movies, dining with family and friends, and traveling to places filled with sunshine or ancient artifacts.


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GREG KUHNS
cfo + coo | Portland
greg@fourniergroup.net

dream job | furniture craftsman in an exotic locale
favorite bands | Pink Floyd + Foo Fighters
roller derby name | G-Money Train

Greg brings extensive financial and operations experience to his role as Fournier Group’s chief wingman. He joined Fournier Group in the spring of 2011 as CFO after serving as the CFO for technology, manufacturing and wholesale/export companies. He also successfully started a business and built a niche wine brand. Greg is organized, calm under pressure and always on the lookout for opportunities to serve clients better and improve agency performance. In 2013, Greg assumed operational as well as financial oversight of the agency. On the weekends, you'll find Greg quenching his thirst for adventure by running, hiking or biking in the great outdoors, or road tripping with his family.


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DIRK FOURNIER
founder + ceo | Portland
dirk@fourniergroup.net

accreditation | CIC/Certified Insurance Counselor
ARM/Associate in Risk Management
CRM/Certified Risk Manager

accolades | Portland Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award, 2007
Young Presidents’ Organization member since 2010
Marsh Berry’s Agency Peak Performance Exchange Advisory Board, 2008–2009 + 2014–2015

favorite movie |The Godfather
dream job | dolphin rescuer + rehabilitator
roller derby name | D-effin’ Bomb

An inspirational and aspirational leader, Dirk captains Fournier Group with the aim of creating a special agency experience, making a difference for clients and the community, and boosting people's views of insurance. He founded Fournier Group while working for his father’s Washington-based agency, which he joined in 1996. In the early 2000s, Dirk spearheaded the acquisition of several Oregon-based agencies, the cornerstones of Fournier Group today. Dirk’s credentials also include three years as a claims adjuster for Safeco. When he’s not at the office, you’ll find him working out at the gym; spending time with his partner, twin boys and dog; volunteering for his children’s school; or regaling at one of Portland’s community happenings.