Oltman Staff


Account Manager

Alyssa Kvamme

Alyssa has been a part of the Oltman team since March of 2013. Alyssa is also one of the first people you will see in the door at our Lynden office and voice you may hear when you call the office.
She enjoys spending time with her family and vacationing wherever the sun is!


Account Manager

Brad Neitling

Brad started with Oltman Insurance in 2013. He specializes in Commercial Insurance as a Customer Service Representative. Dealing with Business Insurance, Contractor’s Insurance, Professional Liability, and more.


Managing Partner

Darin DeYoung

Darin is a 1996 graduate of Calvin College and began his insurance career in 2003. He is licensed in all lines, specializing in personal and business insurance, as well as contractor's coverage. Darin carries the CIC designation and is one of the partners at Oltman Insurance.


Account Manager

Denise Bergsma

Denise has been an important part of the S&V team since it started back in 2008. Denise worked with Leonard prior to S&V opening in 2008 as well and now is part of the Oltman team in the Lynden office. Denise is one the first people that you see when you walk through...


Account Manager

Heidi McAtee

Heidi started working for Oltman in 2015 in our Bellingham office as a Personal Lines Account Manager, bringing with her over 20 years of experience. She holds an Associates in General Insurance & is licensed not only in Property and Casualty, but Life & Health as well.


Account Manager

Jill VanBeek

Jill works as a Customer Service Rep for our commercial accounts at Oltman.
She will provide individualized service and the protection needed when it comes to your commercial property and casualty insurance needs .......

Personal Lines Account Manager

Kathleen Petruzzi

Kathleen joins us as a Personal Lines Account Manager with 5 years of insurance experience. You will see Kathleen at both the Bellingham and Lynden offices.

Leonard Smit

Managing Partner

Leonard Smit

Leonard is a 1992 graduate of Central Washington University and began his insurance career in 1998. After spending nine years as a captive agent Leonard opened his own independent agency in 2008 and the agency ... 


Managing Partner

Rod Starkenburg

Rod is a 1997 graduate of the University of Washington, and he also began his insurance career in 1997.  After spending the first 17 years of his career at another local agency, Rod joined the Oltman team in December of 2014. 


Account Manager

Shari Dougherty

Shari started working for Oltman Insurance part-time during high school, and then continued full-time after graduating. She works in the personal lines department assisting current clients, as well as quoting for potential clients. She has over 20 years experience...



Shari Groen

Shari works in our Bellingham office as our bookkeeper handling all of our bookkeeping duties including payroll for the staff. She joined Oltman in December of 2018 bringing with her many years of bookkeeping experience. Shari is married to Deryl, has two grown children ...

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Shawna Powell

Shawna is our receptionist at Oltman and is more than likely the first person you will talk to when you call into our offices 

Shawna enjoys spending time with her son Ethan, family and friends going camping and taking road trips as well as going to sporting events of Ethan's.