Introducing The Grove Agency Team. A tenured staff with extensive experience offering Enrollment Services, Benefits Administration Systems and Voluntary Benefits. The Grove Agency is dedicated to Educating Employees to make Educated Decisions.
As 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.
Chief People Officer
Jennifer makes sure the team is happy. Jennifer is a true partner and a key part of The Grove Agency's success. 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.
Vice President of Operations
Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and tenure to our agency. Working with our clients to provide an exceptional employee experience is a passion of hers, with benefit education at its core. In her role, she provides proven systems and focuses on building strong relationships to exceed our client’s expectations. In her free time, you’ll find Jennifer spending time outdoors with her family or cruising the back roads with her partner, Dave, ‘Harley Style’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During her time 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.
Benefits Administration Systems
Jill Lambert began her career in the benefits industry as a benefits counselor. Those first two years as a benefits 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Given her tenure in this role, Karen has developed the ability to connect with employees during the short time they have on the phone.
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.
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.
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
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.
During her 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.
Call Center Benefits Counselor
Wendy uses a practical and relatable approach to benefits counseling, understanding that every person is unique and every question is important. She loves helping employees get a grasp for how the benefits available to them can truly fit their needs, and also protect them financially. Wendy is bilingual in English and Spanish. When she’s not enrolling benefits over the phone, she’s probably traveling with her family, at the lake relaxing in her hammock, or chasing after her two chihuahua puppy daughters.
Biingual Benefit Counselor
As a Spanish and English Benefit Counselor, Monica has a passion for walking alongside employees as she provides a clear understanding of what their benefits choices are. For the past 8 years, she has enjoyed empowering people with the information they need to understand their benefits. In this way, they are equipped to make the best choices for themselves and their families. Benefits are not a one size fits all. We listen and learn a person’s story to best serve them. When Monica is not working she enjoys a good book in her favorite spot on the lake looking out onto the beautiful mountains that surround her, sometimes accompanied by her husband of 29 years and the laughter and opportunities of growth that comes from having a full house.