Rice Insurance expands, announces new team members

Rice Insurance announced the addition of Michael Ebert, Graham Hovde, Sandi Jones, Sue Chrysler, Julie Brown, Brie Williams and Madison Beld to its Bellingham office.

Ebert joins the company as a producer. He previously worked at Bellingham Napa Auto Parts and MYCO Molding. Ebert recently graduated from Boise State University after attending Ferndale High School.

Hovde also starts at Rice as a producer. As a lifelong Whatcom County resident, Hovde attended Squalicum High School, Whatcom Community College and Washington State University.

Jones was hired a commercial customer service representative. She has worked in the insurance industry since 1986.

Chrysler also joins the company as a commercial customer service representative. She received initial experience in the insurance industry assisting her father’s agency when she was 12 years old. Later, Chrysler worked as a commercial marine underwriter before moving to the West Coast to work in the agency and brokerage world.

Brown was hired in accounting. She previously spent nearly 12 years as a vender relations specialist for the corporate accounting department at Haggen.

Williams joins Rice’s adult family home department as a customer service representative. She has a background in active retirement and assisted living.

Beld was hired as a receptionist. Having grown up in Everson, Beld recently received her high school diploma and an associate’s degree from Whatcom Community College.

Rice Insurance can be reached at 360-734-1162.

Photos courtesy of Rice Insurance. Julie Brown not pictured.  (click images to open slideshow)

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