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 was born and raised in Yakima, WA and graduated from East Valley High School. She became a licensed insurance agent in 2015. Stefanie made the move from the east side of the mountains to be closer to the abundance of art and music the Seattle area has to offer. Outside of work and spending time with her family, Stefanie can be found at the closest music festival or show. Summer activities are her preference, anything out in the sun by the water draws her near. Floating, boating or sightseeing are some of her favorites. *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!
Marcella loves to volunteer for Compassion International to help poverty stricken children around the world. Marcella also spends her time with Mill Creek Foursquare serving on the Hospitality team. Marcella has been in the insurance industry for the past 21 years working in different capacities for Safeco, Pemco and our Agency. She has been at 1st Rate Insurance since 2017. Marcella’s passion is to serve others with her 21 years of experience.
Quote Line: 425-433-8481
Direct Fax: 877-771-6142
Amy, husband Chris and son Carter reside in Maple Valley. For the past 9 years Amy has been involved in Boy Scouts with her son and husband. She continues to support her local Boy Scout Troop with her volunteer time being a Merit badge counselor for several badges.
She is the activities director of Cherokee Bay Community in Maple Valley. Amy helps organize events for her community to provide fun, safe, family events like movie nights, teen drop ins, food drives, beautification of the neighborhood.
For the last 2.5 years Amy has been involved in the Tahoma Band Boosters. This coming year she has volunteered for the communications chair position and to help with fundraising for national band competitions for her son.
In her spare time Amy enjoys painting and crafting, working with mixed media materials, as well as baking, traveling and playing with her families new Australian Shepherd puppy.
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. She has lived in Washington since 2006 and has been an insurance agent for almost ten years.
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.
Chris was born in California but has lived in the Northwest most of his life. He has been working in the insurance industry since 2015. He and his wife Janet live with their two cats, Loki and Isis and their dog, Cinder.
Kevin was born and raised in the foothills of the Cascades. He obtained his insurance license in early 2020, and is looking forward to helping people insure what is most important to them. Kevin has an extensive background in customer service and sales. He prides himself on his work ethic and accountability. The want to help others succeed is at the very center of who Kevin is.
Kevin loves music and has been performing in a band since high school, playing lead guitar and singing and even touring the local bar scene. He loves good old-fashioned American muscle cars and has a soft spot for corvettes. He is the proud father to 4 children ranging in ages 6 through 15. He loves to go on adventures with them and teach them core values. You will find Kevin exploring the mountains with his friends and family or jamming out with his band in his spare time.