Our Team

Marc Grove

Marc Grove

President/CEO

During his 20 plus years as the President and CEO of The Grove Agency, his primary goal is to lead his team to help employees make an educated decision about all their employee benefits. He is proud of his staff who are true partners and the key to the agency's success. When he's not at the office, he spends time with his wife and their two boys. He also enjoys Napa Valley, playing golf, gardening and managing his bee hives.

Jennifer Grove

Jennifer Grove

VP of Operations

Jennifer enjoys making sure the operation runs smoothly and interacting with each member of The Grove Agency team. They are true partners in this agency and a key part of the success over the last 20 years. When she’s not at work, Jennifer loves spending time with her husband and two boys, Adam and Jayden. She has a great passion for entertaining and looks forward to her semi-annual trips to Napa Valley.

Elizabeth Langevin

Elizabeth Langevin

Client Manager

With 17 years at The Grove Agency, Elizabeth helps plan and execute the framework for a successful enrollment. She enjoys working with a variety of teams and departments who share a common goal: a successful enrollment. She is most proud of The Grove Agency’s commitment to delivering benefit communication and enrollment services that exceed client expectations. Her favorite things to do outside of the office are escaping to her family cabin, spending time with family and watching her kids’ sporting events.

Meghan Lucas

Meghan Lucas

Client Manager

During her more than 15 years at The Grove Agency, Meghan has helped implement benefits enrollments for countless companies year after year. She is dedicated to Benefits Education and ensuring that employees can fully understand their benefits and protect their lifestyles. When she's not at work, Meghan enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Nicole Brown

Nicole Brown

Client Manager

With more than 15 years of experience in the employee benefits industry, Nicole has seen firsthand how important it is to use clearly defined strategies to simplify complex problems and offer lasting solutions. When she’s not helping employees protect their hard-earned assets, Nicole enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and daughters and managing events for non-profits.

Paul Schrupp

Paul Schrupp

Client Manager

With over 25 years of Insurance Industry experience, Paul has a proven track record of client satisfaction. In the ever-changing insurance industry, there is a huge need for consultants who can educate about how members can best utilize their benefits. If he’s not spending time with his family, he’s coaching sports or following the Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild, Twins, Gophers and St. John’s. He also enjoys mysteries and historical fiction.

Carrie Flaten

Carrie Flaten

Client Manager

With 12 years in the industry, Carrie says the most important part of her job is helping her clients and their agents get their groups set up for success. When she's not at the office, you'll find her hanging out with friends and family, traveling or reading a good book.

Megan Pelowski

Megan Pelowski

Client Manager

Megan has been advocating for her clients since 2011 and is our newest member to the team. Experienced in all lines of insurance, in the past few years she worked exclusively in employee benefits specializing in online enrollment technology. Outside of work Megan is an avid traveler and volunteers as a State Challenge Master for Destination Imagination Minnesota.

Jill Lambert

Jill Lambert

Benefits Administration Systems

Jill Lambert has been with Colonial Life since 2008. Her two years as a Colonial Life Benefit’s Counselor were an ideal foundation for her to work her way up to a Coordinator with The Grove Agency. Attention to detail, ethics and strong knowledge of benefits are symbols of her dedication. Born and raised in Blaine, Jill still resides there with her husband Mark, and 3 grown children. In her spare time, Jill loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.

Andrew Grimsley

Andrew Grimsley

Enrollment Manager

Andrew helps the Benefits Counselors at the Grove Agency to show employees the true value of their benefits package. He enjoys challenging the team personally and professionally while they build long-term careers and meet their goals year after year. Aside from work, Andrew loves planning and enjoying the next family adventure with his wife and three kids. One of his favorite pastimes is getting beat in athletics by his wife or friends while trash-talking like Charles Barkley the whole time.

Michelle Haller

Michelle Haller

Agency Development Manager

Michelle shows brokers and employers ways to enhance their current benefits package to attract and retain quality talent. Most importantly, she and her team help them provide another layer of financial protection for employees and their families when they need it the most. She is proud to have a team that works hard, exceeds goals and takes pride in the Benefits Education experience for each employee they meet. When she's not at the office, Michelle loves family game night, interior decorating, the theater, reading, scrapbooking, movies and spending time outdoors.

Rob Bruner

Rob Bruner

Agency Development Manager

Since 2001, Rob has been working in the Life, Disability, and Voluntary Benefits industry. Rob focuses on Broker relationships, enrollment/ technology services and new account development. Rob is also responsible for managing a team of account representative within the agency. Outside of work, Rob enjoys golf, baseball and spending time with his family.

Karen Bohler

Karen Bohler

Call Center Benefits Counselor

Karen provides professional and personal assistance with benefits enrollment via telephone for employees who cannot meet face-to-face with a Benefits Counselor. With 4.5 Years at The Grove Agency, Karen has an ability to connect with employees during the short time they have on the phone.

Jacqueline Barthelemy

Jacqueline Barthelemy

Agency Development Manager

Jacqueline works closely with brokers to develop a strategic plan to solve their clients’ challenges. Working with her clients to offer benefit education and coverages which financially protect employees when they need it most can be life changing for them and their families.Jacqueline also enjoys spending time in her gardens, photography, traveling and entertaining.

Sue Boxrud

Sue Boxrud

Client Manager

Sue is a problem solver by nature. She helps employers identify benefit issues that they face and find creative solutions. She enjoys establishing long-term relationships with broker and employer partners. Outside of the office, her family comes first. She is an avid enthusiast of classical choral music and enjoys knitting Norwegian mittens.

Zack Haller

Zack Haller

Assistant Enrollment Manager

The vast majority of people don’t fully grasp the complexities of their benefits package. Zack takes great pride in helping employees navigate and understand the benefits that are available to them and showing them ways to protect themselves and their families financially. Aside from Benefits Counseling, Zack loves the outdoors and all that comes with it, spending time with his family, going on adventures and making memories.

Riley Spencer

Riley Spencer

New Client Advocate

Riley is focused on building new broker and client relationships. She is passionate about exceeding expectations and providing excellent service to everyone she works with. Outside of work, you can find Riley spending time with family and friends, enjoying a Minnesota Wild hockey game or checking out new restaurants in Minneapolis.

Kristin Fluegel

Kristin Fluegel

Producer

Kristin feels great satisfaction in assisting employers with benefits solutions and educating employees on ways to meet their individual needs and protect their assets. She values her working relationships with Brokers, clients and employees. On the personal side, she enjoys spending time with her spouse, 3 kids and 3 grandbabies. She enjoys playing bells in her church handbell choir, quilting, landscaping and reading.

Scott D. Johnson

Scott D. Johnson

Certified Human Resources Manager

Scott has three decades of experience guiding employers and employees on their insurance, retirement, and personal financial plans. He regularly instructs licensed insurance agents in Minnesota in continuing education coursework towards licensure renewals. He is a flight instructor in the Civil Air Patrol mentoring teens on leadership and teaching aviation safety to pilots and is active in local politics in Eagan and Dakota County.

Nancy Claussen

Nancy Claussen

Sales Manager

During her 18 years of experience in the industry, Nancy learned that most employees do not understand their benefits. She enjoys educating employees and helping them enroll in benefits that not only cover medical bills but provide a financial safety net when the unexpected happens. Outside of work, Nancy enjoys surrounding herself with good people and good wine.

Work With our Team

Grove Agency, Colonial Life