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Meet our staff! Browse below for contact information, photos, and employee biographies.

Life Insurance

Tessa Misner
Life Insurance Specialist, Licensed Agent

Tessa has been in the insurance industry since 2001.  She started out at the corporate level at a call center, continued her insurance experience on the underwriting side of the industry, and transitioned to the direct agency side in 2010. She enjoys her direct contact with clients. Her knowledge, experience, and customer service skills continue to serve our local agency well.  

Tessa is the Life Insurance and retention specialist at Alliance.  She enjoys discovering and meeting her clients’ needs and appreciates the opportunity to provide the coverage that is so essential to the stability and peace of mind of families during times of loss.

Her love for our community shows up on Friday nights at a good football game or volunteering at a local outreach ministry.  She is married with four wonderful children and loves to share quality time going hunting with her family. 

Contact Tessa

Email: 
tmisner@allins.com

Direct: 
(616) 622-4073

Office: (616) 897-1515 x 107

Fax: 
(616) 897-1414

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Commercial Insurance

Shad Breimayer
Commercial Specialist, Licensed Agent

Shad has been with Alliance since 2010 and brings over ten years of insurance industry experience to our company. He is a part of the Alliance's commercial insurance team, but he is also licensed for property and casualty insurance, life insurance, and health insurance.

Shad is a native of Belding, Michigan and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He is involved in his local community as the vice president of the Belding Athletic Booster Club and through coaching little league basketball. He stays active through playing golf and running and also enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. 

Contact Shad

Email: 
shad@allins.com 

Direct:
(616) 622-4068

Office: (616) 897-1515 x 104

Fax: 
(616) 897-1414

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Sandy Liu
Licensed Agent (Commercial Insurance)

Sandy joined the commercial insurance team at Alliance in August 2016 and brings with her over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. She has worked as both a commercial insurance and bond underwriter and an agent. She holds a degree in accounting from Jackson Community College and her bachelor of science from Eastern Michigan University.

Sandy is a Michigan native and has been an active member of the Lowell community since she purchased her first home here in 1990. She enjoys staying involved in the community as members of Lowell United Methodist Church, through volunteering at Flat River Outreach Ministries, and by helping with the Lowell High School Musical.

Sandy and her husband, Gary, have 5 children and have also acted as a host family for 4 foreign exchange students, many of whom they still remain close with. In her spare time, Sandy enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, going on mission trips, and volunteering at FROM in Lowell. 

Contact Sandy

Email: 
sandy@allins.com

Direct: (616) 201-2660

Office: (616) 897-1515 x 112

Fax: 
(616) 897-1414

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Personal Insurance

Sean Pullen
Licensed Agent

Sean is a licensed insurance agent for Alliance and has been part of the team since 2009. He is a graduate of Lowell High School as well as Grand Valley State University. He is married and has 2 children who keep him very busy.

He enjoys watching and playing sports as well as getting outside with his kids as much as possible. He was introduced to insurance through an internship with an insurance agency through the loss control department.

“As an insurance professional I am dedicated to making sure you’re properly insured, finding you great rates, as well as providing excellent service!”

Contact Sean

Email: spullen@allins.com

Direct: 
(616) 425-8953

Office: (616) 897-1515 x 101

Fax: 
(616) 897-1414

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Scott Pullen
Licensed Agent

Scott is a Lowell resident, born and raised. He grew up with Ryan Kyes, the owner of Alliance, and worked with him for several years in the insurance industry before making the switch to Alliance in 2010. As a licensed agent, Scott brings ten years of industry experience to our company, coupled with his Associate’s Degree in Business.

Scott is married with one child, and in his free time enjoys basketball, camping, and spending time with his family.

Contact Scott

Email: 
scott@allins.com

Direct: 
(616) 425-8636

Office: (616) 897-1515 x 109

Fax: 
(616) 897-1414

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Phalesha Kyes
Licensed Agent

Phalesha has been around the insurance industry since 8th grade, when her father began working for his first insurance company. Insurance seemed so fascinating that she joined the family business at the age of 16. As her high school graduation gift, her father bought her the State of Michigan Insurance Books so she could officially become licensed and replace her current position as Receptionist/Janitor. Her new job quickly turned into a career as she was surrounded by agents who had been in the business for many years and did everything they could to help her excel. 

She absolutely loves the independent side of insurance, as it allows her to help a wide array of people protect the assets they hold dear. It also allows every day to present something completely different. As much fun and excitement as the office brings, she does enjoy other activities, including dancing, big town events, physical fitness, and spending time with her family.

Contact Phalesha

Email: pkyes@allins.com

Direct: 
(616) 622-4072

Office: (616) 897-1515 x 103

Fax: 
(616) 897-1414

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Janice Bauerle
Licensed Agent

Janice is a licensed insurance agent with almost twenty years of insurance industry experience. She worked for Ionia County Insurance for nineteen years, until it was purchased by Alliance in 2014. At this point, she made the move to our Lowell office and has been a team member since December 2014.

Janice is married with three children and is a Michigan native. She enjoys a variety of creative and artistic activities in her personal time, including painting, gardening, and upcycling.

Contact Janice

Email: janice@allins.com

Direct: 
(616) 421-3076

Office: (616) 897-1515 x 108

Fax: 
(616) 897-1414

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Anna Gonzalez
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Anna is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Alliance and is also a licensed agent. She graduated from Aquinas College in 2014 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Industrial Psychology. She brings several years of marketing experience from the entertainment and property management industries. Anna has been a team member at Alliance since April 2015.

Anna is originally from Minnesota, but has fallen in love with West Michigan and has enjoyed putting down roots in the area. She married her wonderful husband in 2015 and enjoys exploring the local sites and experiencing the vibrant Grand Rapids arts community with him. Her favorite activities include frequenting live theater and the symphony, reading, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.

Contact Anna

Email: 
agonzalez@allins.com

Direct: 
(616) 425-8949

Office: (616) 897-1515 x 111

Fax: 
(616) 897-1414

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Courtney Lake
Licensed Agent

Courtney has been part of the Alliance team since June, 2015. She grew up in Greenville, but was excited to just purchase her first home in Ionia! She enjoys baking, physical fitness, and spending time with family. She is currently working toward her degree in Business, and her dream is to one day own and run a bakery of her own!”

Contact Courtney

Email: 
clake@allins.com

Direct: 
(616) 425-8269

Office: (616) 897-1515 x 102

Fax: 
(616) 897-1414

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Amy Thompson
Licensed Agent

Amy has been a part of the Alliance team since March 2016. She is a Michigan native, growing up in Belding, and now lives in Lowell. She is excited to have just bought her first home with her husband (and high school sweetheart), and she loves living so close to work, church, and her community.

Activities Amy loves include gardening, cooking, reading, and working with essential oils, which she sells as a hobby.


Contact Amy 

Email: 
athompson@allins.com

Direct: (616) 425-8839

Office: (616) 897-1515 x 106

Fax: 
(616) 897-1515

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Jamie Helton
Licensed Agent

Jamie joined Alliance in April 2016 and had previously worked in the insurance industry. Jamie grew up in the St. John’s area and has lived most of her adult life in Ionia. She attended both GRCC and Montcalm Community College.

Jamie previously worked in the healthcare field in a variety of areas. She worked as a nurse technician, specializing in brain/spinal injuries and Huntington’s disease, spent four years in behavioral health, and also spent time in the physical and occupational therapy department helping to rehabilitate patients after injury and illness.

Jamie loves to volunteer with animal shelters and has two rescue dogs of her own. She also tries to give back to the community by participating in fundraising and walks to support Huntington’s disease and juvenile diabetes. In her free time, she enjoys going to music festivals, dancing, and spending time with friends. Her hobbies also include DIY projects, baking, and quilting. She has a son and daughter and is excited to welcome her first grandchild in December.

Contact Jamie

Email: 
jhelton@allins.com

Direct: (616) 425-5142

Office: (616) 897-1515 x 110

Fax: 
(616) 897-1515

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Alissa Leonard
Licensed Agent

Alissa is a personal lines agent at Alliance Insurance.  She has been working at Alliance since April of 2014 and loves working here because of the new people she meets every day and the many opportunities she gets to help them. She received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a focus in Sales from Davenport University

Outside of the office, Alissa enjoys volunteering with local ministries, singing on the praise team at her
church, and spending quality time participating in outdoor activities with her family and friends.  She recently spent 8 months abroad doing full-time missions work in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Greece, and Israel.

Contact Alissa

Email: 
aleonard@allins.com

Office: (616) 897-1515 x 105

Direct: (616) 425-8837 

Fax: (616) 897-1515

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