Hi, I'm Joel, and thanks for visiting! I was born and raised in Munising, Michigan where I spent my time snowmobiling, skiing, and playing sports- mainly baseball, football, basketball, and track & field. After graduating from Baylor University in 2002, I served 4 years in the Air Force at Lackland AFB in San Antonio. I met my beautiful wife Suzanne in 2007. We got engaged at the Lonestar concert at the Texas State Fair on my 29th birthday, and got married 5 months later here in Louisville. We lived in Denver for about 3 years after getting married and both loved it. I bought an old Jeep, went mountain biking, and together we went to Colorado Rockies baseball games, hiked in Rocky Mountain National Park, and took several trips to Breckenridge (our favorite!) and other mountain towns.
My first insurance job was with AAA Texas beginning in the Fall of 2007. I began my career with Liberty Mutual in Colorado in 2009 and transferred to Louisville in November of 2010 to be closer to family. I stayed with Liberty Mutual until starting Aspen Ridge Insurance in August of 2018. After being a captive agent for over 10 years, I decided I wanted to better serve my policy holders by providing more options available only through an independent agency. I've always been an entrepreneur at heart, and I'm very excited to couple that with my expertise in the insurance field.
Hi, I'm Suzanne 🙂 I'm so excited to share our story with you! I was born and raised in Louisville and went to Butler High School. After graduation, I went to Western Kentucky University (go Hilltoppers!) where I received my Bachelors degree in Marketing and Communication in 2004. After spending a year in Nashville, I moved back home to Louisville where I began my career in healthcare marketing. Joel and I met online in 2007 and got married in March of the following year. We spent the next 3 years enjoying life as a newly married couple in Colorado! We moved back home in 2010 after I got pregnant with our oldest daughter. I continued my marketing career until the spring of 2016 when I became a stay-at-home mom to our two beautiful girls, Hannah and Taylor.
During my 12-year marketing career, I’ve utilized my healthcare marketing expertise and creative thinking skills to exceed sales and marketing goals. I’ve designed and built external outreach programs for two large local companies from scratch. I’ve developed professional referrals and maintained business relationships and even had marketing positions designed specifically for my unique skill set. I have a compassionate heart and love serving others, and am excited to use my talents to help grow our insurance agency!
Hi, I’m Austin and I look forward to the opportunity to serve our customers in a way that only an independent agent can. I was born in Louisville and went to Trinity High School 13’. I went on to earn a B.S. in Communication, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Louisville 17’. Since I've always been fascinated by economics and business, I decided to earn my M.B.A., graduating Summa Cum Laude from Sullivan University March '19. I look forward to taking the skills and knowledge I have acquired and putting them to use for our clients.
I previously worked for Liberty Mutual both as an intern (which was a fantastic experience for me to learn the ropes), and as a captive sales representative. However, it is clear to me that the best way to serve a client’s need is via the independent channel. I can non-partially promote the best product for each individual circumstance without being tied down to one product offering.
My wife Jordan and I got married in 2018. We love playing golf, skiing, watching sports, and traveling. Personal interests of mine include investing, playing the piano, and flying RC airplanes.
I am committed to serving our clients to the best of my ability. You can rest assured I will always make sure you and your family are properly covered at the right price.