Aaron Eide

Aaron Eide

Risk Advisor

Aaron Eide joined Flood and Peterson in 2011 as a Risk Advisor. Aaron has over 20 years of experience in managing complex client relationships. He has a keen understanding of the exposures various organizations face. Aaron specializes in Real Estate, Construction, Public Entities, Manufacturing, and Distribution.

Aaron received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of North Dakota and a Graduate Degree in Banking from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.  Aaron currently serves as the Board of Trustees as past Chairman for Colorado Youth Outdoors.

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Email Phone: 970.266.7120 Cell: 970.420.9522
Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy

Risk Advisor

Bob Murphy has over 30 years of experience in the management and marketing of complex client accounts. He has a keen understanding of the exposures construction companies face, and expertise in the design and implementation of risk management and insurance solutions for our clients. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Northern Colorado.

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Email Phone: 970.506.3210 Cell: 970.396.9575
Brett Kemp

Brett Kemp

President

Brett Kemp joined Flood and Peterson in 2007 and currently serves as the President of the agency. He has nearly two decades of insurance industry experience and believes in continually developing staff members, mentoring leadership, and proactively helping our clients reduce their total cost of risk. Brett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Community investment is a foundational core value of Flood and Peterson, and this commitment remains the same today. Brett stewards this core value through his long-standing and active involvement throughout the communities where our clients and employees live and work. He currently serves as the Board Chair for the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, is on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association and sits on the Finance Committee for the United Way of Larimer County.

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Brian Schiller

Brian Schiller

Risk Advisor

Brian Schiller joined Flood and Peterson in 2000 as a Risk Advisor, and currently serving the broker as a Shareholder. With over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Brian provides his expertise in advising clients on their risk management and insurance needs. He is entrenched in the Agribusiness industry.

Brian graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He currently maintains his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Brian serves on the HICHAS Advisory Board, the Agency Council for Nationwide Agribusiness, and has previously served on the Colorado Livestock Association board. He continues to stay involved in the local community through volunteer efforts through the United Way of Weld County.

Contact information

Email Phone: 970.506.3237 Cell: 970.396.2543
Dani Beauvais

Dani Beauvais

Risk Advisor

Dani Beauvais joined Flood and Peterson in 2019 as an Associate Risk Advisor, specializing in Transportation. He has more the 25 years of experience in the Transportation industry. He understands the unique exposures and business needs of the industry. Dani works closely with premier trucking insurance carriers to provide clients with exceptional service.

Dani maintains his STAR and QCLS designations.

Contact information

Email Phone: 970.506.3267
Devon Beitzel

Devon Beitzel

Risk Advisor

Devon Beitzel joined Flood and Peterson as a Risk Advisor in 2014 and he has nearly 10 years of experience in the insurance industry. Devon values building relationships with clients and building the ideal insurance and risk management solutions. He has expertise in advising many industries, including Construction, Energy, Manufacturing, and Transportation.

Devon received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Northern Colorado. Devon’s deep-rooted values in the Northern Colorado community have led to his involvement as Past Chair and current Board Member of Partners Mentoring Youth and membership in Northern Colorado United for Youth.

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Email Phone: 970.506.3234 Cell: 303.514.5229
Eric Zurbrigen

Eric Zurbrigen

Risk Advisor

Eric Zurbrigen joined the Flood and Peterson team in 2011 as a Risk Advisor and has been in the industry ever since. He understands the value of building relationships with his clients to evaluate their needs and assist them in selecting optimal insurance products. Eric has extensive experience advising Municipalities, Construction, Property, and Commercial Automobile.

Eric graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He maintains his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation and stays up to date with current insurance and business trends. Eric’s commitment to local communities is a top priority. He currently serves as a board member for the Northern Colorado Chapter of Junior Achievement.

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Email Phone: 970.506.3256 Cell: 970.590.9175
Erik Damrell

Erik Damrell

Associate Risk Advisor

Erik Damrell joined Flood and Peterson in 2022 as an Associate Risk Advisor in our Agribusiness department. Erik has over 8 years of agricultural industry experience. With a foundation in client services, sales and farm operations Erik has a proven track record of problem solving and attention to detail. Erik focuses on agricultural business insurance coverage by creating strategies to manage risk and protect client assets. Erik graduated from Western State Colorado University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.

Contact information

Email Phone: 970.266.7110 Cell: 303.551.3669
Jamie May

Jamie May

Risk Advisor

Jamie May has been a Risk Advisor at Flood and Peterson since 2010. Jamie has over ten years of experience in the insurance industry and managing client relationships. He specializes in advising small to medium-size organizations understand their entire risk profile.

He maintains his Certified Insurance Consultant (CIC) designation and is actively working on completing his Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation. Jamie is actively involved in the Northern Colorado community. He is a current board member for CHAMP and previously served on the board for the Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County.

Contact information

Email Phone: 970.266.7133 Cell: 970.373.9076
John Freismuth

John Freismuth

Risk Advisor

John Freismuth joined Flood and Peterson as an Associate Risk Advisor in 2020 and has been in the industry since 2018. As an advisor, John values client relationships and providing optimal insurance and risk management programs. He has experience working with a variety of industries, including Construction, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, and Technology.

John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University. He remains active in the local community through the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce and he serves on the Northern Colorado Committee of the Associated General Contractors of Colorado.

Contact information

Email Phone: 970.266.7145 Cell: 970.701.9236
Kelly Beauvais

Kelly Beauvais

Director of Operations

Kelly has worked at F&P since 1997. Her current role as Director of Operations gives her the opportunity to work with everyone in the agency. Kelly’s role allows her to onboard new hires and helps them learn the F&P Way to enhance the customer experience we provide. Kelly also gets the pleasure of implementing new processes, procedures, and technology to help the agency gain efficiencies and stay relevant in the insurance industry. Kelly feels truly blessed to possess her role and the opportunity to be a part of the F&P Family!

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Kelsey Simms

Kelsey Simms

Associate Risk Advisor

Kelsey joined Flood and Peterson in 2023 and has been in the industry since 2015. Kelsey is a Colorado native and graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree as well as her MBA. Kelsey specializes in the Human and Social Services industry. Kelsey believes in working hands on with businesses and their owners to provide a premium product, service, and overall understanding of their risk portfolio. Kelsey volunteers with various social services organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association, and animal rescue/rights organizations.

Contact information

Email Phone: 303.333.0375 Cell: 303.999.2100
Kendra Johnson

Kendra Johnson

Director of Benefits Solutions

Kendra is our Employee Benefits Director, she has more than 20 years of experience in employee benefits and has been with Flood and Peterson since 2012. Kendra leads our Benefits Department and assists in the development and management of strategic plans designed to help organizations reduce their total cost of employee benefits and gain control back in their benefits programs.

Kendra holds a Bachelor of Administration in Speech Communication from Colorado State University. She currently serves on the board Northern Colorado Association of Health Underwriters previously as President and Legislative Chair.

Kendra is accomplished and recognized professional in the areas of health care reform and Professional Employer Organizations. Among other licensures, Kendra is PPACA certified and has been certified with Connect for Health Colorado.

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Kevin Cruz

Kevin Cruz

Employee Benefits Advisor

Kevin joined Flood and Peterson as an Employee Benefits Advisor in 2023. Kevin brings with him over 17 years of employee benefits industry experience. Kevin has a foundation in client sales and service, along with a proven track record of development and management of strategic employee benefit programs. Kevin focuses on helping organizations strategize to reduce their overall cost of benefits.

In his free time, Kevin enjoys attending Colorado sporting events, camping, playing golf and spending time with his family.

Contact information

Email Phone: 970.266.7116 Cell: 970.657.1955
Kristen Hopkins

Kristen Hopkins

Employee Benefits Advisor

Kristen Hopkins serves as an Employee Benefits Advisor. She has been in the industry since 2015 and joined Flood and Peterson in 2022. With a foundation in Client Relations, Kristen has a proven track record of collaboration. Kristen has led the development of long-term benefits strategy for businesses of all sizes and in many industries.  Along with her diverse background in Employee Benefits, Kristen also has extensive claims and resolution experience.  Kristen graduated from Arizona State with a bachelor’s degree in Business.  Kristen has previously volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club and her local Food Bank. 

Contact information

Email Phone: 720.977.6038 Cell: 720.626.1256
Lynda Mitch

Lynda Mitch

Risk Advisor

Lynda Mitch joined Flood and Peterson as a Personal Lines Account Executive in 2014. She has over 30 years of personal insurance experience. She provides individual risk analysis for our clients, solving their unique coverage issues and has obtained the designations of CAPI, CPRM, CIC and AAI. In addition to participating in community outreach, Lynda is a member of Chapter CR PEO.

Contact information

Email Phone: 970.506.3280 Cell: 970.381.8203
Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Director of Market Solutions

Michael Brown leads Flood and Peterson's centralized Market Solutions team. He has been with the agency since 2013 and has twenty years of insurance industry experience. Michael is experienced in working with underwriters at commercial insurance carriers to design innovative insurance solutions.

Contact information

Email Phone: 720.977.6025 Cell: 303.396.9558
Michael Simms

Michael Simms

Director of Human Services Solutions

Michael is a native of Colorado and graduate of University of Colorado, Boulder. After graduating college, Michael traveled and lived in Alaska. He completed a Colorado Outward Bound course and spend eight years teaching and coaching middle school kids. Michael made the transition into insurance and used his education background extensively to help business, their owners, and employees understand insurance; what it’s for and what it’s not for. Michael has over 30 years of experience working extensively with Non-Profits, businesses and agencies serving vulnerable populations and is very well respected in the community. Michael has also served on the board for the ARC of Arapahoe and Douglas County. In his free time Michael enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife and Golden Retriever.

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Email Phone: 303.785.9545
Royal Lovell

Royal Lovell

Chairman & CEO

Royal Lovell joined Flood and Peterson in 1998 and is the Chairman and CEO. He is a stockholder and a member of the Board of Directors. Royal leads the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the Company. His leadership provides broad industry experience and knowledge focused on positively impacting key stakeholders – Flood and Peterson employees, clients, insurance carrier partners, and communities.

With a strong belief in Flood and Peterson’s foundational core value of investment, engagement, and advancement of our local communities, Royal actively holds numerous leadership roles throughout the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Employers Council and Catholic Charities. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and also a member of the Business Advisory Committee for Weld County School District 6.

Royal has served on numerous Boards including the Northern Colorado Medical Center Foundation, Weld Community Foundation, One NOCO, and various business advisory Boards. He has been active in many philanthropic campaigns in the past, including serving as the Corporate Sponsor Chair for the American Cancer Society Cattle Barons Ball, and on the Corporate Campaign Committee for United Way of Weld County.

Royal received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from North Dakota State University.

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Sabrina Nowling

Sabrina Nowling

Director of Marketing and Communications

Sabrina joined Flood and Peterson in 2019 after an extensive 28-year career in the banking and mortgage lending industry.

Sabrina has more than 17 years of experience in marketing and business development. Sabrina manages all day-to-day marketing and communications as well as brand development, advertising campaigns, event coordination and working with our not-for-profit initiatives and sponsorships. She has previously worked for several national and regional banking and mortgage entities in both marketing and business development as well as having an extensive background in lending, underwriting, and financial sales.

Sabrina especially enjoys generating new business and goodwill in the community by promoting Flood and Peterson’s unique value proposition. Sabrina graduated from Taylor University with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance. Sabrina is a 2017 recipient of the Aksel Nielsen Award. She also sits on the board for Women2Women in Greeley, CO and volunteers with The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins.

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Sean Gingerich

Sean Gingerich

Risk Advisor

Sean Gingerich joined Flood and Peterson in 2004 and serves as a Risk Advisor. He has nearly 20 years of insurance industry experience. He is strategic in the management and marketing of large client accounts, while building and maintaining business relationships. Through his experience, he has developed a wide array of skills and knowledge in risk management, surety, and business consulting. Sean is well versed in the exposures clients face from a variety of industries, including Commercial, Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation, and Environmental.

Sean received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands. He maintains his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation.

Contact information

Email Phone: 970.506.3205 Cell: 970.371.7705
Shadia S. Ahmad

Shadia S. Ahmad

Agency Brokering Director

Shadia joined Flood & Peterson in 2019 and brings nearly 20 years of management and operations experience in the insurance field across multiple industry segments, including construction, habitational and property management, health, and human services, not-for-profit, and transportation. With expertise in supporting client service, sales and marketing, product development, policy language, legal and regulatory compliance, and financial oversight, Shadia provides tried and true insight to help clients make informed business decisions. Shadia holds her Certified Insurance Counselor designation, among other licensures and certifications.

Shadia holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Colorado State University. She serves as the Vice Chair on the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Colorado Board of Directors and continues a family legacy serving as a Rotarian with the Denver Tech Center Rotary. A Colorado native, she is passionate about serving the communities we live and work.

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Tim Rennau

Tim Rennau

Director of Agribusiness Solutions

Tim Rennau joined Flood and Peterson as a Risk Advisor in 2013. Tim has been in the insurance and Agribusiness industries for over ten years. Tim’s specialization and expertise in the Agribusiness insurance industry assists him in providing clients with the best results in their insurance and risk management programs. He maintains client relationships across all areas of the Agribusiness industry, including farms, feedlots, dairies, manufacturers, agronomy services, and equine operations.

Tim graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness. Tim holds and maintains his Certified Insurance Counselor designation.

Contact information

Email Phone: 970.506.3260 Cell: 970.397.5121
Whitney Shupe

Whitney Shupe

Chief Operations Officer

Whitney Shupe joined Flood and Peterson in 2003 and is the Chief Operations Officer. She is a member of the Board of Directors. In her role as Chief Operations Officer, Whitney leverages her more than a decade of experience in the execution of operational strategies to optimize efficiency, management of resources to ensure financial strength and alignment of organizational goals and employees.

Whitney is focused on the advancement of Flood and Peterson’s growth culture through her leadership in recruitment, development, and guidance of key personnel. In addition to providing vision and strategic direction for Flood and Peterson’s value-added service platforms, she assists in the creation of strategies concentrated on the enhancement of the client experience, operational excellence and continued advancement of significant insurance carrier relationships.

Whitney received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is a PEP (Power of Extended Philanthropy) member of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado; a generous, passionate and diverse group of leaders who believe in creating change.

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Will Rich

Will Rich

Risk Advisor

William Rich joined Flood and Peterson in 2022 as a Risk Advisor. He has been in the insurance industry since 2012 and worked for some of the largest agencies in the country. He gravitated to Flood and Peterson because of the focus on the clients, not the stock price. William has extensive knowledge of Experience Modification Analysis and will primarily focus his time in the Construction and Transportation segments. Will graduated with a B.S. in Legal Studies from Indiana University. He holds the CIC, AAI, and AU designations.  He also serves on the Colorado Ready Mix Association Safety Board.

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Email Phone: 970.266.7140 Cell: 970.278.6554

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