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DENVER TECH CENTER

5655 South Yosemite Street
#200
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE:

Darrell C.R. Olson II
President / Sales Executive

Phone: 303-867-2056
I started out in the insurance business in 1979 with the St.Paul/Travelers Company.  After a few years there, I came over to the "dark side" and started working as an agent for my fathers' agency in Denver.  In 2005, that agency was sold to Compass Bank and I was named the President of the Colorado Insurance Division.  In October of 2009, my brother and I decided to breakout on our own and resurrect the Olson & Olson Ltd name.  As we started a new agency, our goal was simple:  go back to being one of the best independently-owned insurance agencies in Colorado, and get away from the large corporate mind set.  The last 6 years have been a blast!  It's been great working with many past customers and many new customers, as well as working with my brother and now, also my son Matthew.

Lance M. Olson
Executive Vice President / Sales Executive

Phone: 303-867-2058
It seems like I've been around insurance my whole life!  I learned a lot from my dad, who gave me my first job opportunity after I graduated from the University of Colorado -Denver with a B.S. in Finance.  We focused on construction-related commercial business.  I have become something of an expert in Liability, WRAPs, and Builders' Risk.  I enjoy working on that as well as contract insurance requirement language.  I joined forces with my brother to create Olson & Olson Ltd a few years ago and we have been fortunate to grow our business to include many sub-contractors, engineers, architects, janitorial services, oil and gas, and pipeline businesses, as well as property and development companies.  In my spare time, I enjoy visiting my children and dabbling in wood-working.

Matthew J. Olson
Vice President / Sales Executive

Phone: 303-867-2069
I'm proud to say that I am a third generation insurance geek.  Not only is insurance in my blood but my entire career has been built around being an advocate for my customers. I specialize in proactive risk management solutions for the middle market, while building long lasting relationships with our customers.  I take a hands-on approach to my clients' insurance needs and love every minute of it.  Currently I hold my Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation and Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation.  In my spare time I enjoy golfing, biking, the Colorado outdoors, and spending time with my family

Zachery A. Tiggelaar
Account Executive

Phone: 303-867-2066
I graduated from University of North Dakota with a degree in Economics, while surviving in the tundra and having a difficult last name.  I've been involved in political campaigns and economic-issues focused non-profit organizations.  My role at Olson & Olson Ltd includes prospecting, developing new customer relationships along with developing and increasing relationship with our clients.  My goal is to have my customer walk away from a meeting with me saying, "Now that is what an insurance agent should be!"  In my spare time, I enjoy the Colorado outdoors with my wife and new puppy

Monica Drummer
Account Executive

Phone: 720-572-7343

While insurance is my second career (public relations and telecommunications were my first out of college), it has been my most rewarding.  I have worked on commercial insurance accounts - small to large - for many years.  I grew up in Kansas City  and moved to Colorado after a short stint in New Jersey working for AT&T.  My entire insurance career has been spent providing marketing and risk management consulting services directly to clients from the agency side of the business.  I completed my CIC and CRM designations.  Helping clients navigate the ever changing insurance landscape and finding creative ways to solve problems keeps me motivated.  I enjoy working with the entire Olson & Olson Ltd team to provide service that exceeds our customer's expectations.



Leja Cupurdija
Sr. Account Manager

Phone: 303-867-2062
I graduated from college with a B.S. degree in Management.  I joined Olson & Olson Ltd several years ago and work as a Senior Account Manager where I work closely with producers and carriers to delivered tailored insurance programs for our clients.  My goal is to help develop and maintain the most comprehensive insurance solution that will provide outstanding coverage, service and value for each client.

Laurel Hammack
Account Manager

Phone: 303-867-2064

I am originally from Oregon.  I moved to Colorado several years ago and have been enjoying the Denver area culture ever since.  I have a BA in English & Communications from the University of Oregon.  I began working in commercial property & casualty, in workers comp claims, but quickly moved out the claims world to the agency side.  My background is all commercial lines, and I have had the opportunity to work on all types of accounts, specifically real estate, hospitality, manufacturing, non-profits, and banks, with business sizes ranging from International Fortune 500 to small local business.  I hold professional designations of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), and Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI).  Recently, I obtained my Master of Science degree, with honors, from Regis University, in Organizational Management with a graduate certificate in Executive Leadership.


Kerry Simkins
Account Manager

Phone: 720-532-0204
I started out working in Wyoming on drilling rigs and coal strip mines and decided that a career change may be in order. I was lucky then to learn the insurance business  from people that were ethical and had the best interest of their clients in mind.  I am happy to be here at Olson and Olson to assist our customers in any way that I can. The team work here and the knowledge level is outstanding.  My hobbies include riding my bike and spending time with my family, enjoying being a grandfather.

Myles Potter
Insurance Specialist

Phone: 303-284-3408

I graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with my bachelor's degree in Communication.  After working in the TV news business for a couple of years, I decided it was not for me.  I took a leap of faith and stepped into a whole new career field.  I joined Olson & Olson Ltd as an administrative assistant and after learning from the best of the best in insurance, I moved to the Personal Insurance Department as a personal insurance specialist.   I really enjoy talking and helping customers with their insurance problems.  Whether that could be an outstanding claim that needs more attention or a small question that a customer has, I try my best to make myself available at all times!  Outside the office I am a typical Colorado guy who likes to take my dog for hikes, camping in the summer, and skiing the slopes in the winter.  


Scott Barkley
Claims Advocate

Phone: 303-867-2063

I have over twenty years of experience in claims as a claims adjuster, claims manager with self-insureds, working with carriers and claims administrators.  I enjoy interacting with clients and assisting them with getting the best results regarding their claims. I look forward to building great relationships with clients while helping them navigate through the claims process.  In my spare time, you will find me spending time with my wife and sons and enjoying the great outdoors of Colorado.


Max Nobiensky
Account Manager

Phone: 303-867-2057
Originally from Wisconsin, I have recently moved to the Denver area and am enjoying the Colorado atmosphere. I started my insurance career in 2015 and have worked primarily in commercial property and casualty on the agency side. I enjoy supporting clients and helping businesses develop appropriate insurance solutions. I look forward to growing with Olson and Olson and am excited to start building relationships with our customers. In my spare time, you can find my enjoying the outdoors or playing guitar.

SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT:

Michael J. Clark
VP -Safety & Risk Mgt Services

Phone: 303-867-2070

I have been in the safety profession for 26 years, as my dream of becoming a rock star back in the 80's never materialized. (Could have been the hair!)  I started my career as the environmental and safety coordinator for a large roofing and engineering company and then moved into construction safety, working for several large contractors and subcontractors around the country. In 2005, I started my career in the insurance industry as a loss control specialist for an agency in the Denver area before coming to Olson & Olson Ltd as the Vice president of Risk Management Services. My goal for our clients is to be a resource they can go to for answers to questions, support for implementing safety programs, training, workplace audits and any other safety and/or environmental concerns they may have.  In my spare time, I work out or play one of my guitars -usually the blue one, which is also my favorite color. 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

Jane Davis
Client Consultant

Phone: 303-284-1102

I began my career in insurance in Georgia.  From there, I moved to California and worked on the carrier side in Employee Benefits.  I transitioned to the broker side, working on very large municipalities and government agencies of up to 21,000 employees for a large brokerage firm. When my husband retired from the Marine Corps, we relocated to Colorado where I worked for a regional broker in Northern Colorado.  I have served as President of the Colorado State Association of Health Underwriters and continue to advocate for our clients through this organization.  Recently, I joined the Olson & Olson, Ltd. team and am thrilled to be a part of a growing vibrant team.  In my spare time, my husband and I volunteer at several Veterans Organizations as well as many animal rescue organizations.  We have long since fallen in love with the Colorado weather, mountains and people and we are blessed with 3 adult daughters and 6 grandchildren. 


Lars Parkin
Client Consultant

Phone: 720-503-3080

I sincerely love what I do for a living: helping employers develop long term employee benefits, compensation and HR strategies for themselves and their employees.  For almost 20 years I've worked with Front Range employers with anywhere from 2 to 5000 employees, bringing them clear, concise and actionable direction on how to deal with the ever-changing, ever more complicated health insurance market and their associated regulations and requirements.  Olson & Olson. Ltd. offers a truly unique value proposition to the prospects and clients I work with and is why I feel so lucky to work with these guys.  We have really robust, "large shop" resources across all lines of risk that we bring to the table for our clients but we have a true "anti-large shop" team culture in the office.  We bring the same level of service, the same team of folks to every client we work with and don't let corporate red tape get in the way of giving you the service you deserve.  My family roots are Scandinavian (my name probably gave that away) and from Maine.  I grew up in Boulder and now live in Golden.  My Wife is a professional singer/song writer and our amazing kids are in school in Golden, Broomfield and Montana.


Julia Finnerty
Account Advisor

Phone: 303-867-2065
I fell into this industry after graduating college with a degree in Musical Theatre and working for Buena Vista Distribution/Walt Disney Productions.  For the past 30 years I have worked in, and have focused on, almost every aspect of health and welfare benefits.  I have been lucky enough in my career path to have had the opportunity to grow, climb, focus and specialize with perspective from the governmental, non-profit, insurance carrier and broker side.  These opportunities afford me the ability to consult with and service our clients with the utmost confidence.  I sincerely enjoy people and gain great satisfaction in being able to bring solutions and solve problems.I am a Colorado native who enjoys our 245/365 days of sunshine and all of the outdoor activities that our colorful state has to offer.   I have been captivated by the golf gods.  I am an avid DU and Avalanche hockey fan, life-long Broncos follower and enjoy all sports.  I appreciate hard work and have volunteered for and served the public and private school systems as well as various medical and veteran association groups.  I have a passion for all that is artistic: music, theatre, art, architecture, design and dancing! With my beautiful, creative daughters, who have dedicated their lives to work in their own fields of passion, I try to live each day to the fullest, have fun and look forward to the day I can retire and travel the world!

Jodi Koops
Account Advocate

Phone: 303-867-2067

Insurance recently fell into my lap when I moved to the big city of Denver but I've learned an immense amount since joining Olson & Olson Ltd. In addition to being the first voice you hear when you call Olson & Olson Ltd, I do my best to help our Account Managers  in service to our customers.  My goal is to help make that service as effective and efficient as possible. I enjoy working with the great team at Olson & Olson Ltd. In my free time you will find me volunteering with a youth group, spending time with family, and cheering on my favorite sports teams.


Pamela Robson
Account Advocate

Phone: 303-867-2055

My insurance career began many years ago in Tennessee as a property & casualty claims adjuster for a TPA based out of New Orleans, LA.  Within a couple of years I transitioned over to the life & health side, obtaining my license and working as an administrator for a local financial planning/employee benefit agency.  During my 5 1/2 year tenure at the agency, I was promoted to Director of Employee Benefits, managing that department and was also fortunate to be a part of a long-term business strategy at the firm.  I married my best friend on July 7th, 2007 at 7pm and we immediately relocated to Colorado to support my husband's career in technology.  Since then, I have had a myriad of roles at two national carriers here in Colorado and also completed my Business Degree at CU Denver.  I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my husband and our children, our 4 furry children, and all that the gorgeous Colorado outdoors has to offer!  I have a passion for helping others, especially in the ever-changing insurance industry.  I am extremely excited to be a part of the team and to work with our clients at Olson & Olson Ltd Insurance!

SURETY BONDS:

Casey Alexander
Controller / Account Executive-Surety

Phone: 303-867-2068

I graduated from Western State College and earned a B.A. in Accounting and Business.  After college, I took to the skies to pursue my love for travel. After a few years of travel, I worked for a Denver accounting firm providing audit, tax, accounting support and consulting services for various businesses, including construction, real estate, and oil and gas.  I brought 7 years of accounting experience to Olson & Olson, Ltd. where I am currently the Controller.   Recently, I have taken on the challenges of the world of surety bonds.  I look forward to working more closely with our customers for all their surety needs.  I am also a licensed insurance agent, a member of the Construction Financial Management Association, and a member of The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business. 

PERSONAL INSURANCE:

Sheena Yoxsimer
Account Representative -Personal Insurance

Phone: 303-867-2061
I was born and raised in what I like to call, Rural America. Though my life was full of family and bountiful blessings on the plains of Colorado, I have always been a city girl at heart.  I recently relocated to the Denver Metro area and am fortunate enough to have joined the awesome crew at Olson & Olson, Ltd.  I stumbled into the world of insurance several years ago and vividly remember the moment I thought to myself, "I have found a career, not just a job." I look forward to prospering with Olson & Olson, Ltd. and am excited to get to know and service our current customers while building relationships with new ones. My down time is spent delighting in my incredible son and daughter - cheering them on in their love of various sports, while trying to make plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors - camping, exploring and relishing in the warm Colorado sunshine on a boat!  

Myles Potter
Insurance Specialist

Phone: 303-284-3408

I graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with my bachelor's degree in Communication.  After working in the TV news business for a couple of years, I decided it was not for me.  I took a leap of faith and stepped into a whole new career field.  I joined Olson & Olson Ltd as an administrative assistant and after learning from the best of the best in insurance, I moved to the Personal Insurance Department as a personal insurance specialist.   I really enjoy talking and helping customers with their insurance problems.  Whether that could be an outstanding claim that needs more attention or a small question that a customer has, I try my best to make myself available at all times!  Outside the office I am a typical Colorado guy who likes to take my dog for hikes, camping in the summer, and skiing the slopes in the winter.  

ADMINISTRATIVE:

Julie L. Olson
Office Manager

Phone: 303-867-2071

After graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science, I worked at the local utility company in IT and also the Customer Service side of the business, including programming, project management, process management, remittance, and billing.  I moved to project management with IBM and worked with the local utility as well as with several other utilities in the deregulated electric market implementation in Texas. When Olson & Olson Ltd opened its doors, they needed someone to answer the phones.  In seeing the opportunity there (even though I wasn't very qualified for the position) here I am!  I work as the Office Manager for Olson & Olson, Ltd. which means IT, process management, and general administrative stuff that no one else should be bothered with.  My goal is to make everyone else’s job easier and more effective and efficient.  In my spare time, you will find me finding a new app to make Olson & Olson Ltd more nimble, traveling to visit my children, or working on a quilt.


Casey Alexander
Controller / Account Executive-Surety

Phone: 303-867-2068

I graduated from Western State College and earned a B.A. in Accounting and Business.  After college, I took to the skies to pursue my love for travel. After a few years of travel, I worked for a Denver accounting firm providing audit, tax, accounting support and consulting services for various businesses, including construction, real estate, and oil and gas.  I brought 7 years of accounting experience to Olson & Olson, Ltd. where I am currently the Controller.   Recently, I have taken on the challenges of the world of surety bonds.  I look forward to working more closely with our customers for all their surety needs.  I am also a licensed insurance agent, a member of the Construction Financial Management Association, and a member of The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business. 


Erika Blasco
Staff Accountant

Phone: 720-216-5022

Katie Kraus
Reception/Administrative

Phone: 303-867-2067

I grew up in Littleton Colorado, after many years of pursuing my passions of soccer and being a professional make-up artist, I am so excited to start new beginnings here with Olson & Olson Ltd. Being the first point of contact I direct and assist our clients with any questions they have, I also help our account managers and staff with their needs and continue to help office operations run smoothly. I can't wait to grow with the amazing team here at Olson & Olson Ltd. In my free time you will find me spending my days adventuring with my beautiful daughter, or at your local Sephora!

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