University Place,Washington
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I am truly lucky to have the best staff available to train and support our new Farmers® Agency owners as they embark on their new careers. Each of them has been an important part of successful agencies and districts in the past, and they are now bringing their wealth of knowledge and expertise to each new agency owner as they prepare for the career of a lifetime.

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Alec Lewis, DM/Registered Principal

(253) 212-0431
(253) 267-1379
Having been a very successful Farmers Agency owner before becoming a District Mgr, I have a wealth of experience and knowledge that can be applied to each business situation that new agency owners will encounter. I can promise each and every candidate that they will receive the best training, work in the best environment, and have an experienced and strong support staff to help them on their journey to success. I truly believe that there is no better place to start a new career than with Farmers Insurance. Come to our office and see first hand why now is the time to be a Farmers Insurance Agency Owner!

Mareon Henderson, Commercial Specialist

(253) 212-0431
(253) 267-1379
Prior to becoming a Commercial Wholesaler for District 10 and 45 I was a successful Owner/Agent for five years. I graduated from the Western Washington University- B.A. /Law and Diversity and the University of Washington- Masters Degree/Social Work.  As a successful Agent I received awards for Exceptional performance in insurance sales and service to policyholders include American Family AFLIC, 2 times; All American, 4 times; Consecutive All Americans, 4 times, Life diamond, 1 time, and J.D. Powers and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Award for customer service.  For the past 20 years I have worked in management and training capacities and bring a wealth of knowledge in what it takes to become a successful agency owner.  With my experience I also bring a great attitude and the ability to build relationships that foster a good work environment.

Al Schilling, Executive Recruiter

(253) 212-0431
(253) 267-1379
Prior to my hiring as the Executive Recruiter for Farmers® Insurance, District 10, I served as the Recruiting and Retention Superintendent for the Washington Air National Guard. In this capacity, I lead a team of 13-15 recruiters to numerous national and local awards as well as the most successful recruiting and retention years in the Washington Air Guards history. I recently retired from the military after 21 years of which 12 of those years were doing what I love doing, recruiting men and women and changing their lives for the better.

My job at Farmers® is to find the right people at the right time that believe in themselves, have the internal drive to succeed and who want to own their own agency. We will give you the tools, training, mentorship, and pay to be successful, the rest is up to you.

How high can you set your bar of success…call me today and set up an interview to see if you have what it takes to be a Farmers® Agent. We are Farmers®!

Debra Gonzalez, Licensed Production Growth Special

(253) 212-0431
(253) 267-1379
Debra Gonzalez is our Personal Lines Insurance growth specialist, a fully licensed insurance agent, and graduate of St. Martins University, where she earned her degree in Business with a minor in Marketing. She is wicked smart! Debra is also fluent in Spanish. Her knowledge of Farmers’ processes and systems gives our new and existing agents another excellent resource to help them in their Farmers Careers.

Starlene Grochowicz, District Personal Lines Manager/Trainer

(253) 212-0431
(253) 267-1379
Starlene Grochowicz is the District Personal Lines Trainer and IT person. She has been in the insurance industry since 1995 and has earned a number of insurance designations - Accredited Adviser in Insurance, Associate in Information Technology, Associate in Insurance Services, Accredited Customer Service Representative in Commercial and Personal Lines as well as having earned her 2 year degree in Computer Network Engineering from Pierce College. Starlene help the new agents and staff get a jump on their new career by teaching them how to navigate Farmers systems as well as how to translate insurance coverages to clients. Existing agents also benefit from her help whenever they run into underwriting or technology issues. Your success is her top priority!

John Nichols, Financial Services Training

(253) 212-0431
(253) 267-1379
John Nichols is our Farmers® District 10 financial services** and Life* insurance training specialist. He has more than 20 years experience in the financial services** and Life* insurance industries. His expertise and knowledge will be invaluable to the training of our professional agency force!

Alec Lewis
District Manager
University Place, Washington

The Best Opportunity in America

If you want to own your own business, represent one of the largest insurance groups in America, if you have the discipline and determination to learn and build a lucrative career,

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