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Meet Our Team

Aaron'sPicAaron Hoffman

Insurance Agent and Owner
AHoffman@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 107

Aaron started his insurance career in 1996 after graduating from Colorado State University and has been with RSS ever since. He is licensed in 16 states in property, casualty, health, life and surplus lines. He loves learning about new people and new businesses and has made it his passion to help our customers make sure they are properly protecting what’s most important to them. Aaron and his wife Sara have been married for 22 years and have three daughters, Hannah, Grace, and Meredith. Aaron enjoys woodworking, camping, hiking, motorcycles, traveling, reading and spending time with his family.

SaraHoffPicSara Hoffman

Accounting/Marketing and Owner
SHoffman@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 105

Sara joined RSS in 1997 after graduating from CSU in 1995 with a degree in Business Marketing. She became licensed in insurance in 1997, but decided she enjoyed the accounting side of the business most. She’s been married to her husband, Aaron, since 1995, and keeps busy raising their three daughters when not at the office. Sara enjoys cooking, doing anything crafty, decorating, reading, traveling, exercising, entertaining, and spending time with Aaron and her girls in their home in Broomfield.

ErniePicErnie Schaefer

Insurance Agent/Consultant
ESchaefer@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext.108

Ernie purchased RSS in 1995 from the original owner Ron Richards and strengthened and continued to build our agency through our key values of experience, integrity and honesty. In January 2015, Ernie transferred ownership of the business to his daughter and son-in-law so he could spend more time doing what he loves most- traveling with his wife of 48 years, Terry. He enjoys continuing to assist his clients with his extensive knowledge and expertise. Ernie has worked in the insurance industry since 1972, gaining much of his extensive knowledge first as an underwriter, then later as an executive managing a large insurance company for 23 years. Ernie has lived in Colorado since 1985, and has a degree in business from Black Hills State University. He loves restoring antique furniture when not traveling, advising at RSS, and spending time with his five grandchildren.

GregBeehlerGreg Beehler

Insurance Agent
GBeehler@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext.112

Greg became a licensed agent with our agency in 2008. He was born and raised in Arvada, Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado in 1993 with a degree in engineering.  Greg continues to live in Arvada where he is raising his two sons, Ethan and Adam. Greg loves being involved with the sports in which his boys participate and is an active golfer and tennis player himself. Greg feels strongly about caring for his family and his customers. He says, “My honor and integrity are very important to me. It’s not only my goal to find the best price and coverage for my customers, but to help them understand what they are purchasing and why it’s important.”

KatyPicKaty Beehler

Insurance Agent
KBeehler@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 102

Katy is a Colorado native who became an agent at RSS in early 2012. She graduated from Covenant Bible College and earned a certificate in Biblical Studies. She proudly holds a license in Property, Casualty, Life and Health insurance. She has two young children named Zach and Kyleigh and loves spending all of her extra time with them. Katy loves playing board games with friends and family. She is also passionate about learning new things and has a passion for being outside and enjoying the Colorado mountains.

AnaPicAna De Lara

Insurance Agent
Adelara@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 106 – Se habla español.

Ana began working at RSS in September of 2013. She is licensed in all lines of insurance. She moved to Colorado in 1994 from California and graduated from Kaplan College in 2008 with an Associates degree in Paralegal studies. Ana is extremely passionate about family and is married with five children, two stepchildren, five grandkids and two boxer dogs. She says when she’s not at RSS all of her time and energy goes towards her family. She loves going on dates with her husband and watching her kids play sports.

StephaniePicStephanie Gonzales

Insurance Agent
SGonzales@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 110

Stephanie is a fourth generation Coloradan who joined our staff in June of 2014. She is a licensed Property, Casualty, and Life agent and loves getting to know her customers! Stephanie spends much of her time remodeling her first house, which she purchased last year with her “high school sweetheart” Kirk. She LOVES animals and adopted her now nine year old Cocker Spaniel/Schnauzer. Stephanie especially loves cooking, baking, and grilling and most nights of the week you will find her in her kitchen. She most loves spending time with her family and friends.

 Angela Mattei

Insurance Agent, Health & Employee Benefits
AMattei@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 111

RSS welcomed Angela to our insurance team in June of 2015. She has been working in the health insurance industry for over 20 years and holds a health and life insurance license.  She loves meeting new people and prides herself on the relationships she builds with her clients.  Angela grew up in Thornton and now lives in Brighton with her husband and best friend René.  She has one beautiful daughter named Jennaé and a four-legged child named Preston.  Angela is a huge Broncos fan and loves spending time with her family, being crafty and creative with her daughter, decorating and spending lots of time outdoors in our beautiful state.  She says her goal is to continue to grow and prosper as a businesswoman and educate her clients in every way possible in this ever-changing world of healthcare reform, but to also enjoy and cherish each moment in life with her family.

Michelle McDonald

Insurance Agent, Health &  Benefits
MMcdonald@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 117

Michelle joined the RSS team in May of 2016 as our in-house individual health insurance specialist and advisor! She has 20 years of experience in the health insurance industry. Michelle is a Colorado native and grew up in Westminster near Standley Lake. She still currently resides in Westminster where she is raising her son, Gavin with her husband, Rex. When not assisting and advising clients about the ever-changing health insurance system, she loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoys cooking, baking, yard work, photography, camping, boating and walking her dog “Goose.” And of course, she’s a BRONCOS fan!! When asked what’s most important to her she says, “God, family and friends.” Michelle really cares about people and wants to make a difference in their lives.

NicolepicNicole Baldizan

Insurance Agent
NBaldizan@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext.126

Nicole officially joined our team in 2016. Nicole has been advising and helping people with their insurance needs for 15 years. She says she truly takes pride in her work and loves helping her clients. She considers herself a Colorado native, attended Colorado Christian University and has almost completed her degrees in Business Management and Biblical Studies. She says the most important thing to her are her three children, Marcus, 16, Jazzy, 11 and her eight year old daughter Lexie. Nicole enjoys cooking, riding her bike and spending time in the mountains. She says traveling is by far her favorite hobby. She is also passionate about helping others and making a difference in the lives of those who are sick.

Ben Trygstad

Insurance Agent
BTrygstad@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext.119

Ben joined the RSS team in January of 2017 as a Property and Casualty licensed agent. Ben is a Colorado native and he loves the outdoors, backpacking, fly fishing, hunting, running and the sport of wrestling.  He referees for Colorado USA Wrestling and coaches his younger brothers as his way of giving back to the sport he loves.  Ben married his wife Sydney in May of 2016 and they currently live in Westminster.  He also has seven siblings and says that his family and faith are very important to him.  Two of his core guiding principles are honesty and integrity and they play a part in everything he does.

IMG_3445Dena Brown

Commercial Customer Service/Account Manager
DBrown@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 103

January 2015 marked Dena’s 25th year with RSS! She is a licensed Property and Casualty CSR for our business clients. She has been married to her husband Charlie for 28 years and they have one daughter, Brittany, who is a Social Studies teacher in Jefferson County. Dena is also a dog lover, with two of her own named Snickers and Benjamin. Dena loves the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies, and enjoys bowling, motorcycle riding, and going to the movies. Dena says that RSS is like her second home and family, and her goal is to retire from Richards, Seeley & Schaefer.

Rena Hummel

Health Ins. Customer Service/ Account Manager
RHummel@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 113

RSS welcomed Rena and her wealth of health insurance industry knowledge to our agency in June of 2016. Rena has worked in the health benefits industry for over 12 years and is licensed not only health and life, but also in property and casualty insurance as well.  She is a Colorado native, grew up in Denver and has a 10-year old daughter named Shelby.  Rena loves the outdoors and staying active. She enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking, snowboarding, biking, working out, swimming and boating.  She loves spending her time with family and also enjoys watching sports. She says she is passionate about everything she sets her mind to and loves to try and experience new things, and always gives it her all.

christinaChristina Mertens

Commercial Customer Service/Account Manager
CMertens@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 115

RSS welcomed Christina to our team in September of 2015. Christina obtained her Property/Casualty license in 2004, but has a background in insurance dating back to 1997. She grew up in Colorado Springs and is proud to be a third generation Air Force Veteran. Christina married her husband Jon in 2009 and they have four children together-Shannon, Nicole, Rachel and Jarrod. She is also a mother of six fur-kids-two dogs, two cats and two ferrets! Christina has an associate’s degree in medical assisting and medical office management from Red Rocks Community College.  She is a huge Broncos fan and a Nebraska Huskers fan by marriage. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding motorcycles, being outdoors, camping (in her new travel trailer), and being crafty. She also loves helping her husband with his wood-working business and feels passionately about supporting our military and the humane treatment of animals. Christina values integrity, honesty, trust and being part of a successful team, and works to instill those values in her children.

CathyPicCathy Regalado

Personal Customer Service/Account Manager
CRegalado@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 114

Cathy began her insurance career at RSS as a licensed Property and Casualty agent in 2008. She and her husband Rick have three grown children and two grandchildren. She grew up in California and has an Associates Degree from El Camino College. Cathy has coached volleyball for local schools for many years and loves to stay active and to be around young people. Her faith, family, and friends are very important to her. She is also very proud to be an American and feels a responsibility to help those less fortunate than herself. Cathy enjoys volunteering in programs with that cause.

ElisabethRobbinsElisabeth Robbins

Individual Health Insurance Customer Service
ERobbins@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 101

Elisabeth began working at RSS in July of 2014. She attended Pensacola Christian College receiving her degree in Medical Office Administration. She married her high school sweetheart, Aaron, the month before she came to RSS in June of 2014. Elisabeth has a passion for mentoring teenage girls and for trying new recipes. She is a HUGE Broncos fan and loves exploring the mountains of Colorado and hopes to always stay in our beautiful state. She also loves cooking, baking, decorating, entertaining, and singing.

Leah Terzulli

Personal Customer Service/Account Manager
LTerzulli@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 116

Leah joined the RSS team in October of 2016 as our newest personal lines account manager.  She grew up along the east coast (Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York) and moved to Colorado two years ago when she married her husband Chris.  She is fully licensed in Property, Casualty, Health and Life insurance and graduated with a bachelors degree in Business Foundations from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Leah enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking and water activities (wake boarding, tubing, etc.) and spending time with family and friends.

bekahRebekah Thurman

Administrative Assistant
MThurman@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 101

Rebekah joined the RSS team in October of 2016. When you first call or stop into our office you will most likely be greeted by Rebekah!  She comes from a large family (she’s one of seven kids) and is a Colorado native, born and raised in Broomfield. She graduated from Bob Jones University with an associate’s degree in Business Administration and married her husband John in 2014. She loves learning about other cultures (she lived in China for a year), traveling (her favorite place she’s visited is Japan), cooking (she went to culinary school for a year) and reading. Rebekah also says she is very close with her family and they are the most important thing in her life.

MariaMaria Tijerina

Commercial Customer Service/Certificate Manager
MTijerina@rss-insurance.com
303-429-3561 Ext. 100

Maria began working at our agency in July of 2015. She grew up in a small town in western Colorado and now lives in Westminster with her husband Andrew, whom she married in 2014. Maria graduated from Northland University in Wisconsin with a degree in Ancient Languages. She spent three years teaching English and ESL (English as a second language) before coming to RSS. Maria enjoys running, hiking, gardening, hunting, music and finding adventures with her husband. Her faith plays a vital role in her life, and truth, integrity and honesty are extremely important to her. She truly enjoys counseling, advising and supporting others. Her primary goal is to make sure that all of her endeavors are done well.  Maria is also learning to become a Broncos fan with the help of her husband!