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Meet the Team!

Big Sky Underwriters - Meet the Team!

Amy Williamson — Personal Lines & Religious Organizations Client Account Manager — Email406.540.1975
Amy Williamson joined Big Sky in March 2016. She was raised in Polson, MT and graduated with a bachelors in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Montana in 2015. When not at her desk she can be found at Flathead Lake, Blue Mountain, or exploring the different hot springs across Montana.
Andrea Sprecher — Personal Lines Client Account Manager — Email
Andrea joined Big Sky in May of 2015. She enjoys spending time with her husband and twins, friends and other family. Her other hobbies include anything from baking to outdoor act ivies and traveling.
Andrea Tuma — Commercial Lines Renewal Underwriter for Kim & Mindy — Email406.215.4021
Andrea joined Big Sky Underwriters in October of 2013. She moved to Missoula from Billings after graduating from Montana State University- Billings with a Bachelor of Science degree. In her spare time, she enjoys running, writing, reading and hiking as well as spending time with her family.
Audrey Shuffield — Commercial Lines Client Account Manager for Kim & Mindy — Email406.215.4039
Audrey Shuffield joined Big Sky Underwriters in December 2015. She is licensed in Property, Casualty, and Surety. Audrey has an extensive sales and customer service background in the insurance and transportation industries. She holds a Public Relations and Communications degree from Montana State University – Billings. Audrey enjoys the outdoors, golfing, cooking and spending as much time as possible at Flathead Lake.
Augila Tode — Commercial Lines Client Account Manager for Kevin & Lindsay — Email406.215.4022
Bio coming soon...                                                                                                                          
Becky Hegel, AINS — Personal Lines New Business Underwriter — Email406.215.4017
Becky was born in Chicago, raised in Montana and has lived in Missoula for over 25 years. She came to Big Sky Underwriters in April 2012 with 6 years of customer service experience. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two dogs, floating the river, camping, watching football and spending time with friends and family.
Beth Robinson — Religious Organizations Underwriter — Email406.540.1979
A native Montanan, Beth was born and raised in Kalispell. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history/political science from Eastern Washington University. She has over 30 years of insurance experience and joined Big Sky when the Kalispell and Missoula offices of Hull & Co consolidated in September of 2009. In addition to being an avid reader and music lover, Beth is an ardent GRIZ fan and enjoys watching or taking part in many sports- from skiing in the winter to hiking, biking and spending time with friends and family at their Flathead Lake cabin.
Bethannie Horn — Commercial Lines Technical Assistant — Email — 406.543.7161 ext. 48
Bio coming soon...                                                                                                                          
Dori Pittelkow — Personal Lines Underwriter — Email406.540.1976
Dori was born in Minnesota, later moved to Wisconsin, and in 1994 moved to Montana. She began her insurance career in 1997 at a local insurance company and then worked for an independent agency before joining Hull & Company. She joined Big Sky in 2009 when the Kalispell Hull & Company and Missoula Big Sky offices were consolidated. Her interests include beading, cardmaking, reading, crocheting, and spending time with her husband and friends.
Doug Sprecher — Agribusiness New Business Underwriter (OR, WA, ID, CO) — Email406.215.4015
Bio coming soon...                                                                                                                          
Erin Wheeler — Renewal Underwriter for Kevin & Lindsay — Email406.215.4020
Erin Wheeler graduated from the University of Montana in 2002 with a double major in English and French. She worked for insurance companies in Colorado and New Hampshire before returning to Montana in the summer of 2010. In her spare time she enjoys watching hockey, both at the NHL and local levels.
Gerri Ann Opie — Personal Lines & Agribusiness Technical Assistant — Email406.215.4038
Gerri Ann joined Big Sky Underwriters in 2012. Being born and raised in southwest Montana, Gerri Ann grew to love the outdoors - enjoying everything from the rivers and lakes to running, hiking, skiing and golfing. She feels blessed to live in Missoula with the lifestyle it offers.
Kasie McFall — Accounting Assistant — Email406.540.1972
Kasie McFall joined Big Sky Underwriters in early 2009. She was born in Dillon, Montana and moved to Missoula with family. Kasie brings twelve years customer service to Big Sky. She is currently completing her bachelor degree at the University of Montana. She enjoys any activity outside, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Katie Saylor — Commercial Lines Client Account Manager for Kevin & Lindsay — Email406.215.4037
Bio coming soon...                                                                                                                          
Kevin Messner, CPCU, ASLI — Commercial Lines New Business Underwriter — Email406.215.4032
Kevin joined Big Sky Underwriters in August of 1997 after working for a mortgage business. He enjoys hunting, fishing, watching high school and college sports and spending time with his wife, daughter and son.
Kim Cummins — Commercial Lines Client Account Manager for Kim & Mindy — Email406.215.4031
Bio coming soon...                                                                                                                         
Kim Masella — Accounts Receivable & Premium Finance — Email406.215.4032
Kim is a Montana native, born and raised in Anaconda. After graduating from Montana Tech with a B.A. in Business Administration, she accumulated years of office/accounting experience. She joined Big Sky Underwriters in January of 2009 and works in the Accounts Receivable Department. In her free time she enjoys travelling, reading, scrapbooking, golfing and anything Montana Grizzlies.
Kim Miller, AINS — Commercial Lines New Business Underwriter — Email406.215.4016
Kim was born in California but has lived in Missoula Montana most of her life. She joined Big Sky Underwriters in July of 2013 bringing with her over 20 years of customer service. When Kim is not working she enjoys spending time with her two daughters as well as reading and playing in the outdoors.
Kriss Martensen — Commercial Lines Renewal Underwriter for Kim & Mindy — Email406.215.4037
Bio coming soon...                                                                                                                          
Laura Phillips — Agribusiness Client Account Manager — Email406.215.4024
Bio coming soon...                                                                                                                          
Lindsay Wolstein — Commercial Lines New Business Underwriter — Email406.215.4024
Lindsay was born and raised in Butte, Montana and moved to Missoula to attend the University of Montana. She began her career in insurance soon after graduation working in a retail insurance office here in Missoula. Lindsay joined the Big Sky Underwriters Commercial Lines Department in April of 2008. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, concerts, music, running, traveling, movies and television.
Maranda Parker — Commercial Lines Client Account Manager for Kevin & Lindsay — Email406.215.4035
Bio coming soon...                                                                                                                          
Meghan Manzer, AINS — Personal Lines New Business Underwriter — Email406.540.1971
Meghan was born and raised in Missoula and attended the University of Montana. She joined Big Sky Underwriters Personal Lines Department in June of 2014, and brings with her over seven years of insurance experience, including retail, underwriting and marketing. Meghan enjoys all sorts of outdoor adventures with her husband and two children including hiking, biking and camping. When she has some free time she designs and sews for a women’s and children’s clothing line.
Michelle Olson, AFIS, CPIA — Agribusiness New Business Underwriter (MT, WY) — Email406.215.4036
Michelle joined BSU in November of 2005 when she returned 'home' to be with family and friends. Prior to her move to Missoula, she and her family lived in Havre where she worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad and at a retail insurance agency. She is our New Business Underwriter for the state of Montana and enjoys working with her agents. Michelle has an energetic personality and a positive attitude. When she is not working, the born and raised Montanan enjoys spending time with her husband and children, shopping, reading, cooking and entertaining family and friends.
Michelle Tarantino, AINS —Commercial Underwriter & Business Development — Email406.215.4041
Michelle grew up in Great Falls, Montana, graduated from Montana State University and joined Big Sky Underwriters in 2005 as an Agribusiness Renewal Underwriter. In 2009, she transitioned into an admin and marketing position and then in 2017 moved into commercial underwriting while still handling the business development of newer agencies. Michelle enjoys baking, reading, waterfalls, finding new artists/music, trips to the Pacific Coast, watching NBA games and experiencing to new places.
Mindy Johnson, CIC, CISR — Commercial Lines Underwriter, Operations Manager, Insurance Op Leader — Email406.215.4040
Mindy began her career in insurance working for retail agencies in both Jackson, WY and Bozeman, MT. She joined Big Sky Underwriters in June of 2010 bringing with her 10 years of experience in Commercial, Agricultural and Personal lines. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two little boys doing anything they can in the outdoors.
Scott Tuxbury — Branch Manager & Profit Center Leader — Email406.215.4026
Bio coming soon...                                                                                                                          
Shelby Conner — Agribusiness Client Account Manager — Email406.215.4023
Bio coming soon...                                                                                                                          
Susan Fredericks — Accounting Lead & Accounts Payable — Email406.215.4029
Susan has 24 years of bookkeeping and managerial experience. She holds a B.A. in Forestry from Humboldt State University. After graduating she changed her focus to bookkeeping. Born and raised in California, she and her husband have lived in Missoula more than 30 years. She has a son and daughter. Her hobbies include playing music, gardening and camping.
Wendy Arnold, CIC — Commercial Lines Underwriter — Email406.215.4033
Wendy began her insurance career in 1982 working in independent agencies in the states of Oregon, Washington and Montana. She joined Big Sky Underwriters in 1995. Wendy’s oldest son has joined the insurance industry and works at a major carrier in Phoenix as an adjustor and the younger son works in IT for a major company. Wendy and her husband enjoy golfing and traveling now that they are empty nesters.
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