Catrina Stanks joined WHA Insurance in 2006. She has served as both a customer service representative as well as the Transportation Department Manager. Her 20 + years of experience in the trucking industry gives her extensive knowledge of the day to day operations and appetites of markets.
Prior to joining WHA Insurance I drove a local truck route. I have also driven long haul through the lower 48 states and
Christie Montero has been with WHA since 2005. She has over 17 years’ experience in the insurance industry and holds a Certified Insurance Service Representative designation(CISR). Christie specializes in Farm/Agri Business insurance as well as other commercial risks. She prides herself in delivering personalized service and comprehensive coverage protection.
Dave Lingenfelder began his career as an insurance agent with WHA Insurance in 1992. He has earned a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation as well as a Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation. Dave also holds a bachelors degree from the University or Oregon.
Jake is a licensed Property/Casualty and Workers’ Compensation agent in Oregon, Washington, California and Hawaii. He is a Certified Risk Manager, having earned the designation in a mere 6 months despite the estimated 3 years it normally takes to achieve. Earning the designation requires passing 5 difficult risk management courses as well as an arduous final examination (which Jake scored a 98% on). He also holds the Certified Insurance Service Representative designation; proving his dedication to providing the highest level of service and risk management possible. Jake was an English major with a US History minor and has successfully published 3 children’s books; one in its second printing.
Jeff Griffin has worked in public entities insurance for over 25 years, and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer on WHA Insurance’s executive board. Jeff is committed to serving public entities, and has been honored with the Oregon Fire Distric Directors Associations’ President’s Award from the Oregon Fire Service Office Administrators. Jeff holds a Bachelors’ degree from the University of Oregon.
Jennifer has 18 years of insurance experience with 16 years dedicated to workers’ compensation at WHA Insurance. She is licensed in property, casualty, life and health in both Oregon, Washington and California. She is an Account Executive for both public and private entities, supporting a book of over $8 million in premium.
Kim joined WHA Insurance in 2000, working as the account manager in our Life and Health insurance department. She currently serves as one of the agency’s top account managers, working side by side with Gordon Groshong, and is the Life and Health department manager. Kim holds an agents license in Life and Health and also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from Western Oregon University.
Mark Smith has been a part of WHA Insurance since 1995. He currently serves as the Secretary on our executive board. Mark has worked in the transportation insurance industry for over 20 years, specializing in fleet business. Mark has a finance degree from the University of Oregon and has received the “Delivering the Goods” award, the highest honor awarded by Great West Casualty Insurance.
Prior to joining WHA Insurance in 2012, Mike Note spent his career in transportation management. His 20 years of trucking experience includes dispatch and dock operations, safety, compliance, recruiting, training, orientation, maintenance and driving for both LTL and truckload carriers, operating in the 11 western states. Mike served for more than six years in the Marine Corps Reserves. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and a designation as a Fleet Specialist in Transportation and Risk from Great West Casualty Company.
Nathan joined WHA Insurance in November of 2015. He is a licensed Property/Casualty and Workers’ Compensation agent in Oregon and is now working on achieving his Certified Insurance Service Representative designation. Nathan has a passion for customer service, which he implements on a daily basis while assisting the Public Entity Department service over 330 Public Entity clients. He has extensive background in sales and management, with nearly 7 years of experience managing bargained employees. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, and is an avid Green Bay Packers fan.
Nate Cassube joined WHA Insurance in 2014 and is currently licensed in Property, Casualty, and Life & Health. Throughout his time in the insurance industry, Nate has provided excellent customer service for his accounts and strives to develop meaningful relationships with his clients by educating them on the products and services we provide. Nate currently specializes in Commercial and Personal Lines of insurance.
Pat Knox joined WHA Insurance in 1989. He has over 30 years of experience in workers’ compensation, loss control and accident prevention also holding both an agent’s and a consultant’s license. Pat has received an Associate of Risk Management designation from the Insurance Institute of America. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pacific University and a Masters Degree from the University of Washington.
Rich has 17 years of experience working with Employer Groups, Public Entities, Individuals and Medicare members. He joined WHA Insurance in 2012 with the passion to provide excellent customer service, creative solutions and sustainability for all accounts he serves.
Steve began working with the WHA Insurance Team in February of 2015. He has been involved in the insurance industry since 2007 and is licensed in Property and Casualty. Prior to his insurance career, Steve spent several years in agriculture in California, New Mexico, and Oregon. Steve studied Business at Rancho Santiago and Linn Benton Community Colleges. Some areas of concentration are workplace safety, property and equipment values, loss prevention, and OSHA safety compliance. Steve is committed to providing excellent customer service
Tammy Jeffries has over 29 years of experience in workers’ compensation insurance. She has been a part of the WHA Insurance team since 2006 and is currently an Account Executive in the Workers’ Compensation department. Tammy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon and is a past president of the executive board for Womenspace.