Karen worked for over two decades for large insurance companies; first on the carrier side as a medical claims analyst, then marketing to small and large national group clients. She later joined a large brokerage consulting firm where she expanded her knowledge to include ALL insurance brands. She found her niche bringing the large broker capabilities to the small local clients who value her perspective and expertise. As a small business owner she understands the need to be cost efficient and the importance of the right insurance coverage and honest information. By allowing her clients to share their needs with her freely, she is able to walk at least a few steps every day in their shoes and to truly be of help when they need her. Karen earned her business management degree from Eastern Oregon University. In Karen’s spare time you can catch her in a Portland dragon boat on the Willamette River, taking her dog to the park, or working in her vegetable garden.
Taylor is a proud Portland native. He graduated with a degree in Economics and played four years of college soccer for Pacific University. His attention to detail and caring nature make him a wonderful addition to the company. Taylor brings a fresh perspective to the industry with his experience in health, working with various organic farms, youth organizations, and state health foundations across Oregon and Colorado. He can be spotted around the Portland area coaching youth competitive soccer, homesteading and farming with his wife, and exploring Oregon’s wonderful landscape with his two dogs, Moose and Roo. His many hobbies keep him active throughout the area.
Lauren attended Western Oregon University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and minored in Psychology. Lauren has worked in physical therapy clinics gaining knowledge on health care from a provider’s and patient’s point of view. She worked in customer service for a local insurance company developing the skills to help consumers using creative problem solving. Lauren is a kind and creative individual, who brings her compassion and resourceful nature to the ISNW team. Lauren can be found with family and friends hiking the many trails around Oregon, spending time discovering local restaurants, and enjoying a variety of musical or theatrical entertainment around the city.