Mark is the owner of River Valley Insurance Agency. Mark has over 16 years in the insurance industry working for captive and independent agencies. Mark holds his property/casualty, and Life/Health insurance licenses.
Angela works in our Commercial Department supporting our Sales Representatives and helping with any problems that arise. She has been in the insurance industry for 10 years and holds her Property/Casualty, Life/Health, Real Estate, and Small Unmanned Aircraft System License.
Living in the West Michigan area his entire life, Jim knows the area very well and enjoys the seasonal climate changes the area has to offer. Jim has been in the insurance field since 2006, was a former agency owner and had his own insurance consulting business. He brings a wealth of experience to River Valley Insurance and is able to gather information, analyze an individual company's insurance needs and present a tailored solution. Jim's also a life insurance expert and is able to offer a lifetime of protection. Jim's interests include golf, tennis and waterfowl hunting.
Commercial Insurance Agent Sue Bouwhuis has been Serving and Providing West Michigan 's insurance needs for over 40 years. Sue has her Designation as a certified insurance representative (CISR) as well as a multitude of various agency experiences.
Phone: (616) 301-9500
Joel Emerson Licensed Agent
Joel graduated from Davenport University in 1999 obtaining two degrees in business. He joined River Valley Insurance in 2017after working as a claims adjuster for 20 years prior. After starting with RVI he developed the Rental Property Guy specializing in vacant and rental home policies. Outside of work he can be found playing sports with his daughters, working on his home built in 1880 or working on one of his rental/flip homes.
Phone: (616) 301-9500
Kara How Licensed Agent
Kara works in our Commercial Department. She has been in the insurance industry for the past 6 years. She holds her Property/Casualty License and AFIS designation. Outside the office you can find Kara with her two kids or photographing someone's special moments.