Taylor Thomason Ins Brokers

Taylor-Thomason Insurance Brokers

3401 S 19th Street Ste 200
Tacoma, WA 98405
Tom Taylor
Owner, Producer

Phone: 253-284-7902

Tom grew up in north Tacoma, about three blocks from the University of Puget Sound (UPS).  As a child he rode his tricycle around the office desk in the basement of their home while his Dad worked to grow the business. Tom began learning insurance terminology around 8 years old and started assisting with files at age 14.  During his tenure at the University of Washington Tom majored in Risk and Insurance. He spent his college summers meeting with clients and entered the family business full time in August of 1965. He now has 52 years in the insurance business.

"It's been a great career," he says. Tom enjoys the opportunity to help clients understand their insurance needs, calm their financial concerns and most importantly, help with any claims that might develop. "We are selling peace of mind. If we can assure our clients have the proper coverage at a proper price, we have met our goal." Tom is not a specialist in any one particular area of insurance but takes pride in being well versed on all insurance coverages. He is able to help clients analyze their risk to determine what risks they wish to insure, assume or avoid. 

Tom enjoys water skiing, running, and hiking, especially when the sun is shining. He and his wife recently celebrated 50 years of marriage and are proud parents and grandparents. In his spare time, Tom volunteers on boards for the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties and MultiCare Health Systems. Each month, he also takes photos for Kiwanis Terrific Kids elementary school program as well.  

Galina Steshina

Phone: 253-284-7920
Our wonderful accountant Karen Scott retired this year. In her place we have one of her former students Galina Steshina. Galina has been with us since August of 2017.

Kendra Hansen
Administrative Assistant

Phone: 253-284-7900
Kendra Hansen joined our team in November of 2015. She is our Administrative Assistant and if you call our Tacoma office you will most likely hear her on the other end. She is eager to listen to your needs and help connect you with the right agent. 

Kendra graduated from Washington State University in May of 2015 with a degree in Digital Technology and Culture with a minor in Professional Writing. Go Cougs! She enjoys spending time with family and friends. This is her first job working in close proximity with insurance and she is interested in learning more about it. She assists Tom with Life and Health insurance.

Judith Rodriguez
Part Time Office Assistant

Phone: 253-284-7900
Judith Rodriguez joined our team in March of 2017. She was born in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico and moved to Tacoma when she was nine years old. She has been in the area ever since and loves it. Judith graduated from Lincoln High School and went to TCC for two years after that. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and enjoys helping others. Outside of work Judith loves to spend time with her family making memories and enjoying every moment she spends with her husband, three sons and three dogs.

Julie Ellis
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Phone: 253-284-7928
Julie Ellis is our newest Commercial Lines Account Manager. While living in Junction City, Kansas Julie was referred to the local insurance agency in town where she was hired. She has been in the industry for two years. 

Julie was born in Tacoma and grew up in Puyallup. She graduated high school and joined the Army where she spent the next four years traveling to different places and meeting a variety of people. She has two children, JoVaughn (9) and Jordyne (4), who are the lights of her life. Outside of work Julie enjoys spending time with her children and driving for Uber in both Tacoma and Seattle.

Sylvia Darbison
Personal Lines Account Manager

Phone: 253-284-7924
Sylvia Darbison is our newest Personal Lines Account Manager. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Alaska. Sylvia attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and graduated with an Allied Health degree. She applied for an administrative position at an independent agency and the owners convinced her to get licensed. She was hesitant but now she loves working in the insurance industry! 

Sylvia enjoys traveling, attending music festivals and spending time with her two sons and family outside of work. She likes keeping up with constant changes in technology and loves to share new ways of making office operations run smoother. Sylvia's goals include furthering her education in insurance and beginning an education in IT support.

Melissa Reddy
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Phone: 253-284-7934

Melissa Reddy is the newest Commercial Lines Account Manager we have the pleasure of introducing. She has been with Taylor-Thomason since February and actually began as a Personal Lines Account Manager. With her past experience as a Commercial Account Manager she was able to transition onto our Commerical team. 

Melissa joined an agency owned by her mother after she graduated from high school and has been in the industry ever since. Altogether she has at least twenty years of insurance experience including both Personal and Commercial Lines work.

Melissa enjoys the outdoors and loves to camp, fish and hunt. She grew up in Bonney Lake and now resides in Puyallup. She has been married to her husband Tony for four years but has know him her entire life. Melissa has two children whom she is very proud of. Jorgia (14) is taking honor classes and Savannah (17) is enrolled in running start. Welcome to the team, Melissa!


A.E Long Insurance

420 N Meridian Ave
Puyallup, WA 98371
Michelle Davies
Personal Lines Account Manager

Phone: 253-284-7944
Michelle Davies is our Personal Lines Account Manager for our Puyallup location, A.E Long Insurance.

Gloria Bechtold
Personal Lines Account Manager

Phone: 253-284-7940
Gloria Bechtold is a Personal Lines Account Manager for our Puyallup location A.E Long Insurance.

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