Ken became owner of First Rate Insurance Plus, Inc. in 2000 when he purchased the Agency he had been working at since 1993. He was born and raised in Federal Way, WA. He graduated from Western Washington University. He and his wife Diane reside in Kirkland and have 2 wonderful children. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball, coaching soccer, working in his shop and enjoying a good cigar.
Diane is a graduate of Western Washington University and the University of Washington. She was born and raised in West Seattle. Her and her husband Ken reside in Kirkland and have 2 wonderful children. In her spare time, Diane is involved with the PTSA, coaches Basketball, loves reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Stefanie recently relocated from Yakima, WA where she was born and raised. Stefanie graduated from East Valley High School in 2011, and became a licensed insurance agent in 2015. Stefanie made the move from Yakima to be closer to the abundance of art and music Seattle has to offer. Stefanie does love making trips to her hometown on the weekends to spend time with her young niece and nephew, who she spoils at any chance she gets. She also loves spending time with her two role models, her older sisters. Outside of work and spending time with her family, Stefanie can be found at the closest music festival or show. Summer activities are definitely her preference, anything out in the sun by the water draws her near. Floating, boating or sightseeing are some of her favorites. And just for the record, she was raised as a Seahawks fan. *GO HAWKS*!
Kris Arnason AINS®
Kris hails from Kirkland graduating from Juanita and the UW (Go Huskies!). She has spent her career in the insurance industry both on the company side, and as an agent. Kris loves meeting new people and in her spare time enjoys spending time with family and friends, travel, gardening, golf, and the Seahawks!
I have 17 years’ experience in the insurance industry. I worked for Safeco for 6+ years in the claims department. I was promoted into billing and policy services and then got advanced into teaching agents nationwide in the Automation department. After that I became a community agent for a few years before going back to the corporate world with PEMCO Insurance. At Pemco I was in the Agency side of things for 9 years. Now I am here at 1st Rate Insurance Plus where I plan to be seated for a long time, I am very excited to be part of the team. 2018 will be an exciting year for our Agency!
Quote Line: 425-433-8481
Direct Fax: 877-771-6142
Amy was born and raised in Maple Valley, Washington. She has been a licensed insurance agent since 2000. Amy, husband Chris and son Carter reside in Maple Valley. She enjoys participating with her son in Cub Scouts, traveling the United States, reading, painting and baking.
Quote Line: 253-838-0299
Direct Fax: 866-267-7095
Shannon has been in the insurance industry since 1990 as a property and casualty agent. She joined the First Rate Insurance Team in August 2014. Shannon resides in Federal Way with her husband and 2 pugs. Shannon enjoys running and entering 5K and 10K races and currently training for her first ½ marathon. Her and husband Zhaun are big Seattle Seahawk’s fans and tailgate at each home game. Shannon’s true passion is spending time with her two grown children and her family.
Quote Line: 360-524-3425
Carrie was born and raised in Indiana and is a graduate of Indiana University. Most of her professional career was spent in public health. She got her insurance license and began working for First Rate Insurance in 2011. She is also the full-time care giver to her mother who has advanced Alzheimer’s. She lives near Black Diamond with her husband, mother, two teenage children, five dogs, ten rats, one cat, and one tortoise.
Tammy is a military brat and lived all over the United States and in Italy, where she graduated from High School at Naples American High School. She has called the PNW home since 1990. Tammy is reentering the Insurance Industry after 18 years of jewelry management. When not working Tammy enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, running and is always counting down the days to summer to enjoy the warmth of the sunshine on the water. Tammy is also a huge local sports fan – Go M’s!, Go Hawks! and can be found at many local games.
Karina grew up in a military family and was born in Germany, then she spent her early childhood moving around. Her parents settled down in Easton, WA when she was 9 years old and she has lived in WA ever since. She graduated from Washington State University (2010) and Central Washington University (2012) with 2 bachelor’s degrees. Prior to joining the First Rate Insurance team, she was a claims adjuster for 7 years. In her spare time, Karina loves to travel back to her hometown and spend time with family and friends. She is the proud Auntie of 3 wonderful children who keep her on her “toes” and young at heart.
Merle “Mac” Moore has lived in Washington State most of his life. Together, he and his wife have 8 adult children, and 2 grandchildren. Mac loves to gather knowledge, which makes the Insurance industry a perfect fit. There is always something changing, and always something new to learn. When he is not at work, he is usually exploring ideas, taking classes, or working on projects he finds interesting. His family likes to joke that, “he should really get a hobby.” to which he replies, “learning is my hobby.” Over time, this passion for learning has shaped Mac into the type of person who likes to think outside the box and he is able to view complex and unique problems from many different perspectives.
Andrew is in the process of finishing his 4-year degree at the University of Washington. He graduated from Cedar Park Christian High School in 2017 and he is eager to continue to take the insurance industry by storm. Andrew is our newest insurance agent and he has enjoyed becoming a part of the family here at First Rate Insurance. When Andrew is not working you can find him at the lake, and he is also a huge fan of all sports and fitness in general.