denver agency personal high net worth insurance coverage

Personal Insurance
for an elevated lifestyle.

Denver Agency is one of the few firms that specializes in high-net-worth personal insurance. What other advisors consider an afterthought at best and an annoyance at worst, we regard as the ultimate honor – protecting a certain way of life for a certain kind of person.

Since our founding in 1932, making and keeping things personal has been our raison d’être. We ask questions. We listen. We ask more questions. We listen some more. And we keep going – not until we think we understand your needs, but until you’re certain that we do.

At Denver Agency, it’s always personal. It’s why we remain fiercely independent. It’s why we dig deep to ensure everything you should have protected actually is. And it’s why you will always have a direct line of contact to your agent. We’re beholden only to the standards set by our clients, along with a few other core values we’ve codified for our own purposes:

Trust

We earn it and extend it every day.

Integrity

We do what’s right. Period.

Empathy

We put the needs of our people – clients and colleagues alike – first. Everything else is a distant second.

Initiative

We believe good things come to those who work diligently.

Humility

We are confident in our expertise, yet humble in our learning.

A few words about us,
but, not from us.

We prefer hearing about your life story, so we'll be brief in sharing ours.

As no one has yet heralded a bullet-pointed slide deck as a compelling story, we’ll forgo the lengthy lists of degrees earned and courses completed. Suffice it to say our team are masters of their craft and have the industry certifications to prove it.

Leadership

Eric Gordon

President

Originally from Westchester County, New York, Eric has immersed himself in the world of high net worth insurance since graduating from the University of Colorado in 1992. After joining Denver Agency in 1994 to specialize in personal risk management strategies, he became one of the firm’s three partners in 2001. Eric is a graduate of the Wharton CAPI class, has attended numerous sessions of the Chubb Advanced Producer School, and sits on the Chubb Personal Insurance Executive Roundtable. As an agency principal, Eric has infused the high-touch, service-focused attitudes of the hospitality industry into everything the agency does. This transformational approach has garnered much attention within an industry traditionally resistant to change. Eric lives with his wife, two boys, and two labradoodles in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.

Chip McKeever

Managing Partner

At the age of four, Chip’s family moved to Colorado where he instantly fell in love with skiing and the outdoors – now sharing that passion with his wife and two kids. During his active childhood, he formed lasting friendships with many of Denver’s current civic leaders. He joined Denver Agency in 2003 and quickly became a leader on the personal insurance team.

Katy Hyman Roth

Vice President

Katy continued her family legacy and joined Denver Agency in 2002 after graduating from the University of Kansas. Well aware that “one size does not fit all,” she works diligently to structure individualized plans for her personal clients as well as her commercial clients. She is known for her long lasting relationships, technical expertise and commitment to service. Her professional designations include Certified Insurance Counselor and a Wharton CAPI graduate. She is the proud mother of two boys and one puppy, who provide continuous education regarding risk-benefit analysis. Katy is an active member of her community, and as a foodie, she loves to explore the restaurant scene.

Michelle Tremblay

Chief Marketing Officer

Michelle is a bona fide left brain/right brain thinker who brings both logic and creativity to everything she undertakes. In the summer, she loves going to outdoor music festivals with her husband and young daughter and in winter, you’ll find her on the slopes. She has an MBA from The University of Michigan, a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in Graphic Design, and a BA from Syracuse University in Accounting.

Jenny Freeman

Account Executive

Jenny earned her Bachelors of Science degree from Tulane University in 1992 and her Master’s in Business Administration from Regis University in 2007. She currently has her CISR (Certified Insurance Services Representative) designation , her CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation and is currently in the process of obtaining her CPRM (Certified Personal Risk Manager). Jenny has been in the insurance industry since 1992 and joined the Denver Agency in 2005. She has experience in all lines of insurance including personal, commercial and health & life, but has specialized in the personal lines sector for the majority of her career. As personal lines manager she oversees the other account executives while also managing a book of business, which is highly focused on successful families. She co-parents an adopted dog with her parents and she spends a lot of time in Vegas, even living there for work at one point.

Linda Wagner

Account Executive

Linda started her insurance career in 1981, and is proud to say she’s been a team member at Denver Agency since then. Her success is a result of her friendly, upbeat, and hospitable personality. From large successful businesses and commercial building portfolios, to family owned establishments, Linda has the experience to assist with your insurance needs. As a Colorado native, she enjoys being outdoors, gardening, volunteering for a goat rescue, and spending time with her husband, kids and grandkids.

Emily Westra

Account Executive

Emily has been at Denver Agency for 10 years, prior to that she worked directly with London brokers on placing a variety of high net worth risks. She has valuable experience in the excess and surplus lines markets. Emily earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University in 2003. She currently has her CISR (Certified Insurance Services Representative) designation. Emily has a passion for the mountains, hiking, skiing and travel. She has been to Croatia, England, Jamaica, Mexico and Thailand all in the last 5 years.

Leanna Behnke

Sales and Development Team Lead

Leanna is a Colorado native who grew up in a small mountain town where she met her husband Christopher. She studied Psychology and Biology while beginning a career in luxury retail and fashion. Leanna joined the Denver Agency in 2016 and leads sales and development for the agency. When she’s not crafting new client proposals she can be found enjoying a glass of bubbly or walking her dog, Gus around lodo.

Stephen Prejean

Controller

Beginning as accounting coordinator, Stephen has been part of Denver Agency since January’19. Before dominating financials, he was conducting antiterrorism operations with the US Navy in Italy. Bringing discipline, accuracy, and a “pinch of salt” to the private sector, he has embraced Denver Agency’s culture of tailored experiences for high net worth clientele above the standard of “traditional insurance”. Stephen is an avid sports fan, and enjoys forging new paths in the mountains. He has been to over a dozen foreign countries and learned to speak Italian while abroad.

Natalia Morimitsu

Account Executive

Natalia began her insurance career in 2014 upon graduating from Florida State University. She joined Denver Agency to build meaningful relationships and is dedicated to providing the excellent hospitality and insurance knowledge. Personally, Natalia takes pride in her Colombian and Japanese heritage and loves to explore the outdoors with her husband and two dogs.

Kenji Sterr

Personal Insurance Advisor

Kenji grew up in the Midwest, even going so far as to attend the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. And while the region would undoubtedly like to lay claim for inspiring Kenji’s passion for travel and stylish living, he suspects the half decade spent teaching English overseas may have been more formative. Kenji brings years of high net worth insurance expertise with him from Chubb, where he focused on partnership development within the HNW space. He and his wife reside in Denver with their two children.

Tierney Aldridge

Personal Insurance Advisor

A Hoosier by birth and Boilermaker by choice, Tierney discovered her excitement for high net worth insurance while attending Purdue University, where she received the esteemed position of Purdue’s Golden Girl.  A national champion baton twirler, Tierney traveled internationally representing the USA.  As an integral part of Denver Agency since 2012, Tierney is a graduate of the AIG Private Client Group Advanced University and has attended multiple sessions of the Chubb Advanced Producer School. An involved member of the community, Tierney is the vice chair of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and active in the DCPA Alliance and Girls Leadership. She lives with her husband and adorable cats in Parker, Colorado, and enjoys skiing, cycling, and yoga.

Will Steck

Personal Insurance Advisor

Stemming from his upbringing in New York City and his international travel, William has developed a passion for crafting meaningful and diverse relationships through the art of interpersonal communication. His desire to listen first in order to understand and represent client objectives comes from a unique background in high-end hospitality management. He believes that empathy and attention to detail are critical to creating wonderful experiences. In addition to his work at the Agency, William is the Head Coach of the University of Denver Men’s Club Hockey team. He also loves skiing, golfing and being a self-proclaimed personal chef to his friends, family, and fiancée.

Liza Bronstein

Personal Insurance Advisor

Liza graduated from UW-Madison with a Journalism Bachelor of Arts degree. Upon graduation, she joined a prestigious advertising agency in her hometown of Chicago. Liza remained in this exciting industry until she and her husband welcomed identical triplet girls to the world. Four years later they added another daughter to the family. Liza relocated to Scottsdale with her family of six in 2014 for a change of lifestyle, and a baseball life. Liza brings her passion for hospitality and cultivating strong working relationships to narrative. She is eager to bring an elite level of service to Scottsdale, a market in which this unique experience is yet unseen

Jared Jasany

Claims Manager

Jared was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Denver three years ago. He attended the University of Cincinnati where he received a degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working on a Masters in Finance and Accounting. Before coming to Denver Agency Jared gained experience in claims involving personal auto, credit fraud and various commercial lines. He’s overly passionate about Cleveland sports and enjoys taking weekend trips to explore the country.

The Team

Anne Oefelein

Account Manager

Prior to living in Denver, Anne worked at a large insurance broker in St. Louis, MO, where she began to cheer for her beloved St Louis. Cardinals and Blues. She and her Labrador, Layla, moved to Denver in January of 2017 where she joined the Denver Agency team. She is dedicated to building meaningful relationships with her clients while providing them the superior level of service that is expected from the Denver Agency. You can find her skiing, hiking with her dog.

Annie Blevins

Assistant Account Manager

Annie acquired her BS in Marketing at Lindenwood University. Following graduation, she climbed the ranks in the corporate travel industry, jetting around the world from Asia to South America. She developed an appreciation for a luxurious lifestyle in calling the most beautiful hotels around the world her temporary home. Annie’s Midwest roots and knowledge of opulence allowed her to transition smoothly into high net worth insurance. In her free time, Annie has a passion for cultured cuisine and any adventure involving the mountains.

Brooke Comstock

Assistant Account Manager

After moving to Colorado from Boise, Idaho, Brooke loves to explore Denver and find many reasons to call it her home. She studied Business and Hospitality Management and began her career working in luxury hospitality and managing restaurants in Beverly Hills and Denver. She is keen on bringing her service-first mindset into the world of insurance. Brooke grew up enjoying an active lifestyle and was an avid figure skater throughout her childhood and on her collegiate team at the University of Denver. In her spare time, you can find her hiking in the mountains, running the Cherry Creek trail, and exploring Denver’s awesome restaurants.

Christy Fields

Account Executive

Christy Fields has been an account executive at Denver Agency since July 2012. She specializes in Commercial Insurance and has 23 years of experience providing personalized service to a wide variety of businesses, including financial advisors, technology companies, lawyers, manufacturers, non-profits and small ventures alike. Before joining Denver Agency, Christy worked for a few successful agencies focusing on medium and large size accounts. There she gained valuable experience customizing insurance coverage to meet a business’s specific needs in a largely “one size fits all” industry. When she is not cheering on her daughter’s club volleyball team, she looks forward to spending time in her garden and in the Colorado mountains. Christy enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter.

Cindy Lombardi

Account Executive

Cindy Lombardi has been an Executive at Denver Agency since 2011 and brings with her over 35 years of high-end personal insurance experience with strong marketing and customer service skills. She is highly experienced  in designing sophisticated programs with the best carriers in the industry, and efficiently presenting them to clients, prospects, and family officers. Cindy is a proud Colorado native and bleeds orange and blue for her Denver Broncos. She enjoys cruising the world with her husband of 34 years  and exploring different cultures.  She is fluent in Italian and loves spending  time with her large, boisterous, Italian family eating scrumptious, home-made meals .

Dena Wolfe

Account Executive

Dena has been employed with Denver Agency since 1987. She specializes in commercial insurance and also holds a CIC designation (Certified Insurance Counselor). Dena has built good relationships with large number of customers over the years, and looks forward to working with them every day. Dena enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, as well as her daughter and grandsons. She loves the outdoors and traveling to tropical destinations.

Erika Schneeberger

Assistant Account Manager

Erika comes to us from Detroit, where she lived after she graduated from Michigan State University. Her experience in the automotive industry has given her an in-depth understanding of the value in one’s possessions and the touchpoints that enhance a memorable experience. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring the latest restaurants in town after spending a day on the lake. Erika’s enthusiasm shows for sporting events, concerts and anything that brings people of a commonality together.

Hannah Muffly

Account Executive

Hannah Muffly began working at Denver Agency in January 2014, starting as a processor and working her way up to an Account Manager specializing in Commercial Insurance. Her high attention to detail and problem solving skills have helped propel her advancement in the insurance industry. You can find Hannah playing with her two dogs, or wandering around Target in her downtime. Insurance runs in her blood as both her mother and aunt have been in the insurance industry for 30+ years.

Jayd Kaufman

Receptionist

Jayd, her husband, and two cats moved from Minnesota to Denver in 2018. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, then received her Master’s in Human Resource Management. Jayd joined the Denver Agency in 2021. In the summer, she likes to hike, camp, and enjoys live music. Throughout the winter you can find her cozied up reading a book.

Joanne Tiemann

Billing Specialist

Joanne has 19 years’ experience in Commercial Insurance.  She has been with the Denver Agency since 2005.  Currently she handles all billing. Joanne is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters and one very energetic puppy.  Her favorite place on earth is Disney World, but dreams of going to Scotland and Germany.  Joanne loves to read, cook, fish and take long walks with her husband.

Kim Upton

Account Executive

Kim is as close to an Arizona native as you will meet having moved there when she was 10. She joined the agency in 2019 bringing with her 12 years of experience in the affluent market. While relaxing she can be found reading a book, enjoying a glass of red wine by her pool or just hanging out with her husband of 20 years, their daughter and 2 dogs. A perfect day is one where I have been able to help others.

Kristian Krebs

Account Manager

Kristian earned his degree in Risk Management & Insurance from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. He has a background in underwriting Oil & Gas as well as a sales experience in the Insurtech industry. Although Kristian hedges commercial uncertainty by trade, he balances his profession with outside interests that have higher risk profiles including back country snowboarding, downhill mountain biking, and working towards his pilot’s license. Kristian also enjoys sailing with his father and spending time with his dog Riley.

Laura Maes

Account Executive

Laura started her insurance career on the carrier side and had the good fortune to join Denver Agency in 1991, where she’s had the opportunity to grow and expand her insurance knowledge. Commercial Insurance is her specialty, and handling her customers like they’re family is where she excels. The acronym AANP fits her well. Give her a call to find out what this means. A sixth generation Colorado native, Laura relaxes by being creative in the fiber arts.

Lauren Wilson

Account Executive

Lauren joined the Denver Agency in October 2015. She brings 30+ years of knowledge and enjoys being a mentor. She holds CIC and CPRM designations.  She handles a large diverse book of business. In her free time, Lauren loves to spend time at the lake with her husband and 4 dogs and spending time with her granddaughters.

Lia Giannosa

Accounting Auxillary Specialist

Lia Giannosa joined the Denver Agency in February 2019. After working in different hospitality industries, she is excited to learn the ins and outs of the insurance world! When she’s not offering outstanding customer service to all the clients, Lia enjoys spending time with her twin nephews and her family. She has lived in Denver for over ten years and loves taking her poodle-mix on hikes and long walks.

Marr Mansfield

Account Manager

Originally from Columbus, Ohio (GO BUCKEYES), Marr joined Denver Agency in the fall of 2020 and has worked in the insurance industry for the past 7 years with a focus on advising successful families. Prior to insurance, he played four years of college basketball at Denison University where he graduated with a degree in Education and East Asian Studies. For fun, Marr enjoys snowboarding, basketball, volleyball, and anything that involves the outdoors.

Missy Martinez

Account Manager

As a longtime expert in client relations, Missy excels at delivering thoughtful, individualized service.  Before moving to Colorado in 2007, she grew up in Southern California and attended San Diego State University. Missy enjoys experiencing new adventures with her husband and two children, whether it’s a weekend in the mountains or fun on the beach in Puerto Vallarta.

Nicholas van Haght

Assistant Account Manager

Nicholas was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he achieved a degree from the International College of Hotel Management. In 2020 he immigrated to the United States and transitioned from the world of luxury hotels to personal lines insurance at the beginning of 2021. With a passion for providing exceptional service with an authentic approach. In his free time, he can be found exploring the Colorado outdoors with his wife and Goldendoodle, looking for the best restaurants or enjoying live music with friends and family. With a keen interest in worldwide culture and a fascination to see every continent, at least once a year Nicholas can be found broadening his cultural perspectives at a unique destination somewhere in the world.

Valerie Khaletskaya

Account Manager

Valerie Khaletskaya began working at Denver Agency in December 2017, starting at the front desk and quickly working her way up to an Account Manager specializing in Commercial Insurance in April 2018. She is a person with strong work ethics and determination to serve each client personally and in their best interest. In her free time, you will most likely find Valarie catching the next flight with her husband to a new unexpected destination as she also values time with her friends and family.