Farwest Staff - Listed Alphabetically

Laurie.jpgLaurie Grissom is a licensed insurance agent specializing in personal lines and has been with Farwest Insurance since January 2001. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she attended Portland Community College and Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. She moved to Spokane in 1988 with her husband, Gary. They have two grown daughters, a son-in-law, and three wonderful grandsons.  Laurie is active in her church and enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.  Her family has enjoyed hosting many Japanese students through the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute for homestay weekends.  laurie@farwestinsurance.com


Gleann.jpgGleann Hoss has been with Farwest Insurance since 2005 and works in the Commercial Department.  She has lived in Spokane all her life and enjoys spending time with family and playing sports.  gleann@farwestinsurance.com



Courtney.jpgCourtney Meeks, CSR/Agent: Courtney was born and raised in Seattle, WA before moving to Spokane, WA in 2006. She has been an insurance agent here at Farwest Insurance since 2008 and is licensed in property & casualty. In her free time she enjoys cooking, spending time with her boyfriend, friends, family, and exploring the many perks of South Hill living.  Her passion is helping people, so she loves to assist people in any way that she can, both professionally and personally.  courtney@farwestinsurance.com


Ted.JPGTed Moran retired in July 2013 but continues as mentor to the agency.  He is a life long resident of the Spokane area. He began his insurance career in 1972 and founded Farwest in 1975.  Ted and Sharon will celebrate thirty eight years of marriage this year.  Ted is an active supporter of general aviation, loves fishing and travel.  Ted enjoys mentoring agents new to the insurance industry.  He is grateful for the loyal customers that have been instrumental in helping him to succeed in the insurance business.


Christine.jpgChristine Olson moved to Spokane from the Methow Valley in 1988 to work at Farwest Insurance.  She has three boys who keep her very busy.  Her family enjoys boating, sports, and spending time together.  Christine is a huge fan of the Zags and the Seahawks.  She has made many friends working in the insurance business and loves the challenges of the industry. christine@farwestinsurance.com


chris_perkins.jpgChris Perkins, Agent: Chris has been with Farwest Insurance since 2015 and is licensed in all lines of insurance. He grew up in Grand Coulee, WA before joining the US Marine Corps in 1990. After serving on active duty and in combat operations overseas he left military service and settle in Spokane in 1994. He enjoys spending time with his son, attending church, camping, hiking, skiing, and enjoying the outdoors. He enjoys serving others to help with their insurance needs and protect their families. chris@farwestinsurance.com


JW.jpgJeff Wendel, Agent:  Jeff has been an insurance agent with Farwest since 1994 and is licensed for all lines of insurance. He grew up in Illinois, graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1977, and moved to Spokane in 1980.  Jeff lives in Spokane with his wife Robin and daughter Carolyn and in his free time enjoys fishing, playing golf, tennis, and watching Carolyn play multiple sports. He has been an active member of the Spokane Central Lions Club for many years and served as president in 2013.  jeff@farwestinsurance.com