Bernie's insurance career began in 1991 after serving in the United States Navy for six years. He's lived in the Seattle area since 1989 and currently lives in Snohomish County with his wife, Jody, two dogs, Chloe and Quincey.
The focus of his insurance career has been working with major carriers to help families and businesses protect their most valuable assets by planning for the unexpected. He has worked as both an agent and manager and currently as a business owner in the capacity of an insurance broker.
He is dedicated to working for his clients in providing quality insurance at an affordable price with the best companies available. It is his belief that his clients are the most important asset he has. With that in mind Bernie strives to provide excellent customer service in a timely and professional manner while still understanding that the personal touch is important.
Betty was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. She moved to the United States in 2005 and is currently living in Woodinville, WA with her husband Andrew and two dogs, Sadie and Maynard.
Betty started her insurance career in 2007 working for a major insurance company as a marketing specialist. After 8 years gaining knowledge and experience in the insurance industry she decided to open her own independent insurance agency in Woodinville, WA. This allowed her to provide more for her clients and expand her long term career goals. After 2 years of successful independent agency operations she merged her business with Summit Insurance Group of Woodinville, WA in 2017.
As a partner of Summit Insurance Group she continues her dedication to building long lasting relationships with her clients and providing high quality service. Betty is fluent in English and Spanish and can help meet the needs of businesses and families in protecting their most valuable assets.
Sonia Mata Guzman (Account Manager)
Sonia currently lives in Lynnwood WA with her husband Jose. Sonia is our fearless front office wizard! She manages all incoming phone calls with ease and is able to communicate and help both our English and Spanish speaking clients. Along with any calls, she helps with most of the service that is needed and keeps up on upcoming renewals. She is your go to gal if you have questions or concerns about your policy!
Deserea Verwey (Principle Agent) Richland, WA
Deserea is the principal agent in the Richland, WA branch. She is married to Brian, a Branch Manager for Border States Electric in Yakima and a Sergeant in the National Guard. They have two children that keep them busy with their competitive dance and lacrosse.
Deserea has a long history of helping people in various capacities as a lead dental assistant, pediatrics assistant, and professional relations coordinator. She has a passion for working with individuals and families and prides herself on going above and beyond with her client service while working to understand their unique needs. Her career in the insurance industry that began in Oregon has been very successful as she has garnered top producer awards, recognition for outstanding client relations, and high client satisfaction results.
Phone: (509) 204-7775
Bailey Morrell – (Account Manager) Woodinville, WA
Bailey Morrell bio: Bailey comes from the restaurant and hospitality industry where she provided outstanding customer service over many years in the business. She chose to pursue a career with Summit Insurance Group in 2022 as an Account Manager for personal lines clients. She is licensed to discuss and provide all lines of coverage for your personal needs. She prides herself in quality care and ensuring her clients fully understand their insurance portfolios.
Bailey currently lives in the Snohomish area with her fiancé, Nick. She is a longtime resident of Snohomish County. She enjoys being outdoors in her free time doing 4X4 activities, camping, or enjoying the wineries available in Woodinville and Lake Chelan.
We are very happy to have Bailey on the Summit team! She looks forward to helping you in any way she can.