When I opened my own business in 1996 it was time for change in my life. I was ready to operate my business where I could continue to have direct contact with the clients I had known for many years. When technology didn’t play as large a role in insurance, we established relationships and I enjoy the connections I make with clients; learning about their families and their lives. We get to be friends; and friends protect friends.
Other than protecting friends, I really enjoy spending time with my wife, our dog, Bandit, and teaching the youth at my church. My family is nearby as well, and that is one of the draws to the Tri Cities for me. I have lived here my whole life and don’t have any plan of leaving it now.
I started in the insurance business in 1986 as a agent. In 1996 I felt it was time to venture out on my own so my business partner, Jim (Nak) Nakonieczny, and I opened Action Insurance. We ran that for 4 fantastic years then in June of 2000 James N. French allowed us to purchase his agency. Over the next 14 years we ran James N. French Insurance, then in 2014 we decided we needed to secure our agency not only for the short term, but also the long term. We merged with Steve Shoemaker of Steve Shoemaker Insurance into what you see now as JMS Insurance. I am very honored to have had the opportunity to serve our many clients and look forward to doing so for many more years.
I have been in the Tri-Cities since 1977, graduating from Kennewick High in 1979. I married my fantastic wife Joye, in 1984. We have 2 daughters, Amanda & Hannah and 1 grandson, Aiden as of 2014. I enjoy golf, fly fishing, camping and hiking. Spending time with family and friends seems to add another fantastic part to my life along with a great career in insurance. I am very fortunate to have been able to do all this in the Tri-Cities.
I grew up in beautiful Lake Chelan, WA, and have always been very active in sports and all outdoor activities throughout my life. I attended Eastern Washington University competing in Track as a Decathlete and graduated after 4 years with a BA in Business/Human Resource Management. I moved to the Tri-Cities in 2006 and truly enjoy the weather and the outdoor activities of camping, hunting, fishing, golf, etc. I married my amazing wife Danielle in 2009 and we have two incredible children named Evan and Emmerson. They are a blast to watch grow and learn new things every day!
I originally started in the insurance realm in 2007 at Country Financial. Mark and Jim took me under their wing in 2009 and I have been loving the independent side ever since! I am currently licensed to write Auto, Home, Business, and Life Insurance.
I've been in the insurance industry since 2002. I started at Farmers Insurance and found a better opportunity for me at JMS Insurance. I've been with JMS Insurance since October 2014. I love getting to know the clients and helping them out with their insurance needs. I am licensed in auto and home.
Outside of work I enjoy watching my two boys play sports, camping, shopping and spending time with family and friends.
I have been an insurance agent since 1999. The best part of my job is educating my clients on the coverages they have and the coverages available to them. I enjoy finding the coverage for each one that protects them completely and provides the best value for their money. The best part of this office is the one on one relationship with our clients. It is important to me that our team works really hard at being on a first name basis with all of our clients.
Outside of work, my kids are involved in sports and that keeps me busy with practices and games. We love camping and fishing and try to go as often as possible.