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DENVER TECH CENTER

5655 S. Yosemite St.
#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 graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Business Marketing.  After receiving an opportunity to work for my family's insurance agency, I'm proud to say that I am a third generation insurance geek for Olson & Olson Ltd.  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 programs and develop a comprehensive plan to mitigate losses to lower their overall insurance costs.  I have completed my Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation and am in the process of attaining my 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

Jean Miklebost
Account Executive

Phone: 303-867-2064

After completing a degree in business, I studied underwriting and also completed CIC courses in Property, General Liability, Personal Lines, and Agency Management.  At Olson & Olson Ltd, I provide service for commercial accounts and my goal is to provide the best possible service in handling the insurance needs of each client.


Rhonda Petsche
Sr. Account Manager

Phone: 303-867-2061

I've been in the insurance business longer than I ever thought I would be!  I have been part of  Olson & Olson Ltd since its beginnings and proud to have been part of its steady growth and success.  I love to provide service to our clients with a smile and provide all the "behind the scene" work unique to our customer exposures and requests.  My goal is to help end my client's frustrations and make them smile or even laugh.  Laughing is good!


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.

Michelle Book
Account Manager

Phone: 303-867-2059

I tumbled into the commercial insurance industry in 1998 and been hooked ever since.  I have worked with a wide variety of  Insureds from general contractors to geologists to entrepreneurs to lawyers and car salesmen.  I joined Olson & Olson, Ltd. as an Account Manager and I assist in maintaining and cross-selling our small business accounts.  My goal is to expand my knowledge base and gain the trust and respect from my Insureds.  In my spare time, I love spending time in the Rocky Mountains and I love animals and especially enjoy working with rescued pit bulls.


Nichole Ellis
Workers' Compensation Specialist

Phone: 303-867-2063
 

Laurie Miller
Customer Service Representative

Phone: 303-867-2060

I have been in  Personal Lines insurance for 20+ years and recently moved over to the Commercial side.  I love every moment of being able to  take care of my clients.  I am fairly new to Olson & Olson Ltd and am looking forward to working directly with my clients to provide them with the best possible service they deserve.  At Olson & Olson Ltd we pride ourselves in always going the extra step to make sure our clients get the best service and coverages for their needs.  In my free time I enjoy cooking and gardening.

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 Ext: 2065

Lynn Morphew
Account Advocate

Phone: 303-867-2060
After graduating with a M.B.A. from the University of California in Irvine, I worked in the health care industry in marketing and operations for 10 years before taking an extended "vacation" to stay at home with our daughters. After 13 years it was time for the next phase of my life to begin, and I found myself once again working in the insurance world.  As an Account Manager at Olson & Olson, Ltd., I assist our clients with their employee benefits, making sure their needs are taken care of not only in a timely fashion but also in a friendly and cooperative manner.  I derive enjoyment and satisfaction from helping our clients maneuver their way through the complicated and ever changing world of health insurance and benefits, as well as having the opportunity to create meaningful working relationships.  During my time away from Olson & Olson, Ltd.,  I enjoy spending time with my family, laughing at my husband's sense of humor and the antics of our teenage daughters! 

Jodi Koops
Benefits Analyst

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.

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:

Bonnie K. Reps
Account Executive

Phone: 303-867-2057

I grew up on the eastern plains in Colorado, but ventured to the big city of Denver and found an exciting career in the world of insurance.  Currently, I am a Personal Lines Account Executive at Olson & Olson, Ltd.  I have extensive training and experience in development, underwriting, and administration of all type of personal insurance.  I have earned CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative), AINS (Associate in General Insurance).  My goal is to provide my clients with personal insurance programs tailored to their individual needs and budgets. 

ADMINISTRATIVE:

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. 


Chris Boerner
Staff Accountant

Phone: 720-216-5022

I am a current Senior at the University of Colorado Denver, and will be graduating with a degree in Finance.  I joined Olson & Olson Ltd in order to assist with the accounting and general office duties. My goal is to assist with all office needs, in order to help the office to be as efficient as possible.  Outside the office, I am a certified personal trainer, and live an active lifestyle.


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.