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423 W Main St
Lowell, MI 49331

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About Alliance Financial & Insurance

Employee Directory

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

 

Health and Life Insurance

Christine Dionne
 

Christine Dionne (Chris)

Health and Life Specialist

 

Christine (Chris) is from Rockford and has lived there for the last 14 years. She’s been in the health insurance industry for over 18 years. She has maintained her Life and Health license since 2008. She is a member of the Elite Circle of Champions for Healthcare.gov for 2017, a member of the Circle of Champions for Healthcare.gov for 2016, and a member of BNI. Chris has been a part of our Alliance team since April, 2018.

Chris graduated from Northview High School and continued to study Business Administration at Davenport University. She enjoys volunteering with Rockford Public Schools, helping elementary kids with their reading skills. Chris loves traveling and is working to fill her passport! One fun fact about Chris is that she didn’t get her passport until she was 40 years old! Some of her hobbies include walking, reading, boating, camping, scrapbooking and travel. One cause that Chris is very close to is organ donation. She had a dear friend lose her 19 year old daughter because she didn’t receive a new heart on time. They carry on her passion for organ donation in her name and hope that nobody else ever has to go through that situation.

She is also a proud owner of Green Bay Packers stock! She’s a huge fan of the Packers and also of the Rockford Competitive Cheer Team! She loves a good steak and her favorite musician is Garth Brooks. Her favorite time of year is Fall, she loves the beauty of Michigan during that time of year. Chris has a large, loving family. Her wonderful fiancé’s name is Ron. Together, they have two sons, Mason and Colton, and three daughters, Charlie, Allison and Nicole. Charlie and her husband, Rob, have blessed Chris and Ron with two lovely granddaughters, Sparrow and Sage.

 

Contact Chris
Email: 
cdionne@allins.com
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 119
Cell: (616) 295-2314; Fax: (616) 897-1414
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Marketing & Communications

Heidi Leonard
 

Heidi makley

Marketing & Communications Coordinator and Licensed Agent

 

Heidi is new to the insurance industry and started at Alliance in January 2017. She is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator here. Heidi has her Associate of Arts at Grand Rapids Community College.

Heidi enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys yoga and swimming laps when she can. Something unique about Heidi is that she is a twin (an hour and a half younger than her sister and they are fraternal). She is also a youth group leader at Mount Hope Church in Portland. She also volunteers in the children’s ministry there. Heidi also goes on a mission trip to Costa Rica every January. She just purchased her first home in Portland and is so excited! Heidi is recently married, Sept 8th of 2018, to her high school sweetheart and they have a toy poodle and a cat.

Heidi’s favorite sports team is the Michigan Wolverines (Go Blue!) and her favorite color is yellow. She loves watching The Office, Friends and New Girl. Heidi’s favorite food is chicken, just about any way you cook it. Heidi is a Christmas lover and adores the autumn season when the entire state of Michigan turns colors, and any time of year that involves going to the beach.

 

Contact Heidi
Email: 
hleonard@allins.com
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 111
Fax: (616) 897-1414
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Commercial Insurance

Becky Coulson

Becky Coulson CIC

Commercial Lines Manager (Licensed Agent)

 

Becky is from Caledonia, Michigan and has been in the insurance industry for 25 years now. She started with Alliance in July 2019 as our Commercial Lines Manager and is very excited about the opportunities here. Becky is a board member at her church as well as at Spring Vale Christian School. In her free time, she enjoys reading and cooking. She has been married for almost 30 years and has 4 lovely children. Becky’s favorite college sports team is the University of Michigan (Go Blue). She also enjoys watching the Detroit Tigers and the Baltimore Ravens. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite foods are BBQ and chocolate (not together, of course). Becky enjoys spring time the most of all of the seasons.

 

Contact Becky
Email: 
bcoulson@allins.com 
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 120
Fax:  (616) 897-1414


Shad Breimayer
 

Shad Breimayer

Licensed Agent (Commercial Insurance)

 

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
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 104
Fax: (616) 897-1414
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Brady Foster Cawc
 

Brady Foster Cawc.

Licensed Agent (Commercial Lines)

 

Brady is from Alto and has been in the insurance industry for 3 years. He started with Alliance in July 2018 and is so excited to be here! He attended GVSU where he earned his Bachelors and Master’s degrees.

Brady is very active in his community and is a part of the Caledonia Chamber of Commerce and the Caledonia Kiwanis Club. He’s a huge sports fan and his favorite team is MSU. He enjoys playing sports himself, and his favorite color is green (to reflect the Spartans). Some other hobbies of Brady’s are fishing, camping and spending time with his family. He has a wife, Rebecca, and 3 kids, Olivia, Nolan and Gavin. Brady’s favorite food is pizza and his favorite time of summer because of all the activities that go along with the warm weather.

 

Contact Brady 
Email:
bfoster@allins.com 
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 115
Fax:  (616) 897-1414

 

Personal Insurance

Sean Pullen
 

Sean Pullen

Office Manager, Personal Lines Agent

 

Sean is from Ada and has been with the Alliance team since 2009. He was introduced to insurance through an internship with an insurance agency through the loss control department. He is a graduate of Lowell High School as well as Grand Valley State University where he graduated with his Bachelors of Science. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Amber, and has 2 children, Colton and Evelyn, who keep him very busy.

He enjoys watching and playing sports as well as getting outside with his kids as much as possible. His favorites are camping and playing basketball. Sean cheers for the University of Michigan and his favorite color is blue!

“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
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 101
Fax: (616) 897-1414
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Scott Pullen
 

Scott Pullen

Office Manager, Personal Lines 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 two children, and in his free time enjoys basketball, camping, and spending time with his family.

 

Contact Scott
Email: 
scott@allins.com
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 109
Fax: (616) 897-1414
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Amy Thompson

AMY THOMPSON

Licensed Agent (Personal Lines)

 

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. Amy has her associates in science from MCC. She is excited to have bought her first home with her husband (and high school sweetheart), and she loves living so close to work, church, and her community.

Activities that Amy loves include gardening, cooking, reading, and working with essential oils, which she sells as a hobby. Amy is also excited to have welcomed her first child into the world in March 2017.

 

Contact Amy 
Email: 
athompson@allins.com 
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 106
Fax:  (616) 897-1414
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Kerstin Froman-O’Neal
 

Kerstin Froman-O’Neal

Licensed Agent (Personal Lines)

 

Kerstin is from Belmont but recently bought her first home in Grattan (just outside of Belding) and is very excited about it! She comes from a healthcare background with a Bachelors from Ferris in Health Administration. She also has her Associates from GRCC in Liberal Arts, and prior to that she graduated from Comstock Park High School! Kerstin made the switch to insurance in March of 2017. She is a licensed agent in 43 states but switched from a call center, where she was helping in many different states, to our agency that works with only insurance within the state of Michigan. Kerstin started with us here at alliance in September 2017. She is very happy to be here working with us!

In her free time, Kerstin loves camping, gardening, and crafting. She also loves hanging out with her 5 nieces, 3 nephews, and family. She is not married but has been in a loving relationship with a wonderful man for over 7 years and they have a beautiful, high energy, loving 2-year-old German Shepard Boxer mix. Kerstin enjoys volunteering at Kid’s Food Basket when she can. She cheers for the Michigan Wolverines for college sports.

Kerstin loves country music, Hallmark Christmas movies and Hocus Pocus. Her favorite time of the year is the whole holiday season but she especially loves Thanksgiving. Her favorite colors are orange and aqua. She enjoys eating fruits, veggies and French fries. Kerstin is so excited to be working with us at Alliance and she’s looking forward to the years to come with this company!

 

Contact Kerstin
Email: 
kerstin@allins.com
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 113
Fax: (616) 897-1414

Brandon Blough
 

Brandon Blough

Licensed Agent (Personal Lines)

 

Brandon is from Alto, MI and has been in the insurance industry for 4 years now. He started with Alliance in November, 2018. He has his license for Property and Casualty and also for Life and Health. Brandon attended Grand Rapids Community College and then Central Michigan University.

Brandon is the head coach for Lowell’s 7th and 8th grade boy’s lacrosse team. His favorite sports team is the Red Wings. In his free time he enjoys fishing, snowboarding, camping, kayaking, and woodworking. He has a yellow lab, named Benelli that he loves very much. His favorite color is purple, he loves sushi, and his favorite movie is The Fifth Element. Brandon’s favorite time of year is the spring, May in particular, and the holiday that he enjoys most is Thanksgiving.

 

Contact Brandon
Email: 
bblough@allins.com 
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 110
Fax: (616) 897-1414

Isaac Magley
 

Isaac Magley

Licensed Agent (Personal Lines)

 

Isaac was born and raised in Ionia but has recently moved to Belding. He’s new to the insurance industry and just started with Alliance in November of 2018. He’s very excited to be working with us and is looking forward to helping customers! He comes from a customer service/hospitality background. For 2 years, he managed a restaurant with two locations. More recently, he worked in inside sales, building and filling orders for contractors and industrial workers. 

Isaac graduated from Great Lakes Christian College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science and a double major in Bible Theology and Youth Ministry. His family has volunteered at the Ionia Theater for a number of years, with tickets and concessions. Other than that, he enjoys volunteering as a small group leader for Encounter Church and has helped with their youth group and teaching and planning team.

In his spare time, Isaac enjoys movies, craft beer/artisan spirits, football, basketball and surfing. He’s the oldest of 4 siblings and is currently engaged! He’s very excited to be married on May 4th of 2019. He also just purchased his first home!

For football, Isaac cheers for the Lions and the Michigan Wolverines but for basketball he cheers for MSU. For baseball season, Isaac watches our home team, the Tigers. His favorite band is Mewithoutyou and he loves a Wes Anderson or any Studio Ghibli movies. His favorite color is gray and he enjoys Thai food and pizza! Isaac’s favorite time of year is Summer but he is a huge Christmas fan too.

 

Contact Isaac
Email: 
imagley@allins.com 
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 112
Fax: (616) 897-1414

Tessa Misner
 

Tessa Misner

Licensed Agent (Personal Lines)

 

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 agency in 2008. She enjoys her direct contact with clients. Her knowledge, experience and customer service skills continue to serve our local agency well.

Tessa 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’s also a part of the Women’s Leadership team at her church. Tessa enjoys reading and would love to go skydiving some day! She is married with four wonderful children and loves to share quality time going hunting with her family. Tessa loves college sports (all of them) and is a huge fan living in the beautiful state!

 

Contact Tessa
Email: 
tmisner@allins.com
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 107
Fax: (616) 897-1414
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Kelli French
 

Kelli French

Licensed Agent (Personal Lines)

 

Kelli is from Belding and still lives there today. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Davenport University in Business Management and Finance. Kelli started working at Alliance in September of 2017 but she has been in the Insurance Industry for 4 years so she is at home here. Kelli is so excited to be working in this community

In Kelli’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and selling Color Street Nails (which we love at the office). She married her husband, Carl, in 2013 and has one child, Steven, who was born on Dec 11, 2016. She also likes to spend her Saturdays, watching college football. Kelli cheers for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Kelli’s favorite colors are blue and purple. Her favorite food is pizza and her favorite time of the year is fall when football is on!

 

Contact Kelli
Email: 
kfrench@allins.com
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 108
Fax:  (616) 897-1414
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Angela Kovich
 

Angela Kovich

Licensed Agent (Personal Lines)

 

Angie is originally from Comstock Park and moved to Lowell in 2008 with her husband. They have two daughters that keep them busy! Her family loves to boat, camp and attend Michigan State games! Go Green!! Her favorite time of the year is fall for college football! Angie loves going to concerts and camping on weekends.

She has graduated from Davenport University and has been in the insurance industry for 3 years.  She has spent 2 of those years with Alliance Financial & Insurance.  

 

Contact Angie
Email: 
akovich@allins.com
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 105
Fax:  (616) 897-1414
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George Graham
 

George Graham

Licensed Agent (Personal Lines)

 

George is from Lowell, MI, and is currently living here. He has been in the insurance industry for 5 years now but has just started with us at Alliance in November of 2017. George studied at the Word of Life Bible Institute. He is very involved with the community and volunteers to help with the events at his children’s schools as often as he can. He also helps with Boy scouts and volunteers at his church.

In his spare time, George enjoys playing basketball and doing some mechanics when he can. He is also a sword collector! He is a big Lion’s fan and his favorite movie is the Goonies. His favorite color is Green and he enjoys a good slice of pizza. His favorite time of year is Spring.

George has a wife, Shannan, and three lovely children, Brayden, Liam, and Madilyn. George is very excited to be here at Alliance and to be working with the community he grew up in!

 

Contact George
Email: 
ggraham@allins.com
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 118
Fax:  (616) 897-1414

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Dan Rau

Licensed Agent (Personal Lines)

 

Dan was born in Grand Rapids Michigan in 1971. He grew up on the Northwest Side. 17 years ago, he bought property just south of town. He built the home that his family lives in, 16 years ago in Lowell. He has been a licensed Realtor for the last 15+ years. He’s licensed in Property & Casualty Insurance, as well as Life & Health Insurance. He’s been licensed for the last 2 years. He started out at Farm Bureau in Lowell. He came to Alliance Financial & Insurance in May of 2019. He went to West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids where he graduated in 1990. He went on to Grand Rapids Community College until 1992. In February of 1992 he joined the United States Marine Corps.

He has been involved in several community activities over the years. From Pink Arrow volunteer, to football coach for 15+ year. He enjoys boating with family, and friends as well as hunting, and fishing with his children. He has been married for 22 years to his wife Melissa. Together, they have 3 children. Jake, who is 19 years old and a 2018 graduate from Lowell High School. Jake is in the Marine Corps Reserves and is enrolled at Ferris State University. 17-year-old Kyleigh who is a senior at Lowell. Kyleigh plays basketball, and runs track, along with a member on the Equestrian Team. Joshua who is 16, is a sophomore at Lowell. Joshua plays football and runs track.

He enjoys watching Lowell High School sports, of all kinds, and is a lifelong Detroit Lions Fan. He likes classic country and rock music. His favorite movie is Cool Hand Luke. His favorite seasons are summer and fall. He enjoys grilling out with family, and friends.

 

Contact Dan
Email: 
drau@allins.com 
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 102
Fax: (616) 897-1414

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Justin Vansyckle

Licensed Agent (Personal Lines)

 

Justin is new to the insurance industry and started at Alliance in July 2019. He originally from the Ionia area but he’s now living in Lowell. He previously managed the Olivera’s restaurant in Portland. He also worked as a foreman and Dream Court announcer at the Gus Macker in Belding. Justin studied Sport Management and Public Relations at CMU.

Justin coached 8th grade basketball at the Ionia Middle School and he’s the assistant coach for the Ionia High School JV basketball team. He would love to continue with youth or high school basketball in the future! His hobbies include playing basketball, tailgating MSU football games, and spectating football and basketball games. His non-sport related hobbies include reading and drawing. Justin enjoys spending time with his parents, his brother and sister-in-law and their new son, and he has a sister that lives in California. His family loves spending summer vacations at their family cottage in Skandia, MI. The UP is their second home!

Justin’s favorite sports team is MSU but he’s also a fan of all Detroit sports teams. His favorite band is the Red Hot Chili Peppers and his favorite color is Blue. He prides himself on being a fan of all foods (except tomatoes) and his favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.

 

Contact Justin 
Email: 
justin@allins.com 
Office: (616) 897-1515 x 117
Fax: (616) 897-1414

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