OUR TEAM

 

 
Elma FriendElma Friend
Elma has over 31 years’ experience in the Health Industry, and she loves to help her clients navigate their insurance needs. She knows this can change, so she encourages her clients to contact her office anytime.

Elma is a big Oregon Ducks fan and loves to spoil her 4 grandchildren as much as possible. She and her husband also love to garden, go camping and spend time with friends and family. They have supported the Oregon Food Bank for over 10 years and help to care for their community through programs connected to their home church.

Elma can be reached at 503-659-5566 or elmafriend@wvbenefits.com
 

 

Heidi DulayHeidi Dulay
We imagine everyone has met or talked with Heidi. Heidi has been part of WVB, Inc. family since 2007. She is a great resource to everyone she comes in contact with and is a trusted member of the WVB, Inc. staff. Heidi loves spending time with her family and is soaking up every moment of her active, young daughter’s energy and enthusiasm.

Heidi can be reached at 503-659-5566 or heididulay@wvbenefits.com

 

Jessica SchultJessica Schult
Jessica has been with Willamette Valley Benefits, Inc. since 2013. She can assist our clients with questions about their insurance benefits and help find them plans that fit their needs. She is a great help to her clients, and they love working with her. Jessica loves spending time with her husband and little boy as they settle into their new home.

Jessica can be reached at 503-659-5566 or at jessicaschult@wvbenefits.com

 

Samantha KendleSamantha Kendle
Samantha is a licensed Sales Agent. She enjoys helping everyone with their insurance related questions and concerns. She is a native Oregonian who likes traveling, spending time with family and her new puppy Jack. Samantha is looking forward to continuing her education in the ever-changing world of insurance.

Samantha can be reached at 503-659-5566 or samanthakendle@wvbenefits.com

 

Barb JohnsonBarb Johnson
When you call or visit our office the first person you are most likely to hear or see is our front desk receptionist Barbara Johnson. Barb has been an integral part of our team since 2011. She brings a wealth of health care industry knowledge to her position. Barb enjoys cooking, reading and traveling in her free time.

Barb can be reached at 503-659-5566 or barbjohnson@wvbenefits.com

 

Kira KarlingerKira Karlinger
Kira started with us in 2015 and is one of our wonderful customer services representatives for all who call. She is happy to help answer questions about your plan. She enjoys drawing, listening to music and teaching tricks to her two dogs, Tidus and Zeke. She and her husband enjoy camping and off-roading in their side-by-side UTV!

Kira can be reached at 503-659-5566 or kirakarlinger@wvbenefits.com

 

Jamie VisticaJamie Vistica
Jamie joined us in 2018. She comes to us with many years of Customer Service experience and is a valuable asset to our team. She is excited to start assisting all of our clients with their questions. Jamie enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Lexi.

Jamie can be reached at 503-659-5566 or jamievistica@wvbenefits.com

 

Tressa CoxTressa Cox
Since 2007, Tressa has helped her clients with Medicare, and Individual Insurance. She received the award for the Circle of Champions for healthcare.gov. When working with her, you will find she takes the extra time to ensure her clients are comfortable with the decision they make. She loves to hear from her clients where she can maintain a long-lasting relationship with them. Tressa has two young adult daughters and in her free time enjoys exploring Oregon with all its beautiful scenic mountains, while hunting fishing and hiking. She also sponsors a child from Israel through World Vision.

Tressa can be reached at 503-810-2500 or tressa@tressamoore.com

 

Margret Huling, CLUMargret Huling, CLU
With over 40 years’ experience in the life and health insurance industry, Margaret brings a wealth of knowledge to the Medicare marketplace. She loves helping people understand the often-confusing world of Medicare, so they can make good decisions about their coverage. Margaret has been happily married to Bob since age 23, and they love spending their spare time RVing at the beach and the dessert. She is always only a phone call or email away when someone needs help.

Margaret can be reached at 503-260-3071 or margaret@mhuling.com

 

Becky ScaccoBecky Scacco
Becky has been in the insurance industry since 2008. She specializes in Medicare. She spends time making sure you understand the choices you have and will guide you to the one that is your best fit. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, time with her family and volunteering within the community.

Becky can be reached at 503-380-0911 or bdscacco@comcast.net

 

Kim BuczkowskiKim Buczkowski
Kim joined us in 2015. Her passion for giving clients excellent customer service, drives her to find the very best for them and to make the process as easy as possible. Kim has been married for over 35 years and has two grown children, her favorite things include, spending time at the coast, traveling with her husband and spending time with her Grandson who is the apple of her eye.

Kim can be reached at 503-799-4106 or kimbuc@frontier.com

 

Amy SchollAmy Scholl
Amy is a licensed sales agent who joined us in 2016. She is focused on serving her customers so that they have the best option that fits their insurance needs. Amy enjoys working with all of her WVB clients and loves the connections she’s made. She spends her free time with her husband and three young children, who keep her busy outside of the office.

Amy can be reached at 503-781-4013 or amyschollwvb@gmail.com

 

Peggy LawsonPeggy Lawson
As a registered dietitian, Peggy uses her healthcare and chronic disease management experience to assist clients in finding the appropriate and affordable insurance. Prior to earning her Life and Health insurance license, she worked with healthcare professionals in home care, long term care and hospital systems.

Peggy can be reached at 503-939-0795 or peggy@peggylawson.com

 

Kelly GunsulKelly Gunsul
Kelly joined Willamette Valley Benefits in 2017 as a Medicare Consultant based in Bend, Oregon; however, has worked in the insurance industry since 2011 in large group sales and account management. When Kelly’s not helping her Medicare clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters and is active when it comes to biking, hiking, running, volunteering and cheering for the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks and Portland Timbers.

Kelly can be reached at 503-720-0581 or kelly.e.gunsul@gmail.com

 

Beth BearmanBeth Bearman
Beth is a licensed agent who specializes in Medicare. She brings three years of industry experience as well as a diverse background supporting community members. Her passion to educate and demystify Medicare makes her an energetic advocate for her clients. Beth moved to Oregon 20 years ago, for the rain and tall trees. She enjoys photography, hiking in Forest Park and spending time with her family. She currently serves as a Board Member and Vice President of the Cedar Mill Business Association.

Beth can be reached at 503-477-6878 or beth.bearman@outlook.com

 

Angela AndersonAngela Anderson
Angela joined us in 2018 and specializes in Medicare. Angela is a hard worker who makes sure she has all of the information at hand before she meets with you. She enjoys working and spending time with her friends and family.

Angela can be reached at 503-807-2314 or restassuredbenefits@outlook.com

 

Mary RayMary Beth Graham
Mary Beth joined us in early 2019, coming from 34 years of experience working with a large brokerage firm as a Health & Benefits Insurance Consultant. Her expertise is navigating individuals through the complexities of Medicare and to help guide her clients toward the best option to fit their personal needs. Her customer service skills, easy manner, and going the extra mile helps create long-term relationships with her clients should their needs change. On a personal note, Mary Beth cherishes the time spent with family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, the outdoors and caring for her dogs Ricky, Dot and Sister Girlfriend with her partner of 25 years.

Mary Beth can be reached at 503-593-3839 or marybethgr@gmail.com

 

Mary RayMelissa Jett
Prior to joining Willamette Valley Benefits in 2020, Mel spent almost two decades working for a non-profit, primarily in Runaway and Homeless Youth Services. She went from the program side of operations to Human Resources where she fell in love with benefits administration. She enjoys working with clients to help them find the right health insurance options to meet their needs. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, quilting, running with her girlfriends, and escaping to the beach with her husband and daughter. In 2013, she and a friend self-published a children’s book titled The Owl and The Wave.

Melissa can be reached at 503-764-6913 or jett.melissa@gmail.com