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Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Barrett Bartels

Barrett Bartels

Founding Partner

After starting my career as a Life insurance agent in 2000, I founded Barrett Bartels Agency in 2004 as a full-service insurance agency in my hometown of Arvada. As one of the founding agents in the Affordable American Insurance family of Agencies, I am proud of our growth and stature as one of the most well respected and highly awarded agencies in the Mountain Region. I am blessed to have such an amazing team who passionately cares not only about each other, but about our clients. In addition to work, I enjoy spending time camping, boating, playing sports, and traveling with my family. Along with my wife and three children, we remain residents of Arvada and are excited to continue to serve our local community for years to come.

Kim Alire

Kim Alire

Office Manager

For the first time, I am extremely happy in my career. Constant growth and increasing knowledge keep me challenged in my position! I have a loving husband and stepdaughter that contribute to my happiness and success. I have one big dog that keeps me busy and active. He is like my child! Every chance I get, I love to go to local concerts, mostly heavy metal music. It’s a great way to let off steam and relieve stress, while spending time with my girlfriends. During the summer, we have BBQ’s with our friends and family as often as possible. I would love to be able to travel more and see as many beaches and coasts as possible. I love the summertime in Colorado; however, I am not a fan of the cold or snow.

Christina Quintana

Christina Quintana

Commercial Account Manager

I have been in the insurance business for over 20 years. I work in the Commercial Lines Department which I enjoy very much because you build a long-lasting relationship with your clients. I was born in Wyoming, lived on the East Coast for years and loved it. I have been in Colorado for over 16 years and want to make this my home for many years. I enjoy what I do because it gives me the opportunity to make sure my clients get the best coverage and tools for their business needs. When not at work, I enjoy music, dancing, cooking, entertaining and spending time with my family and friends. I love to give to any charity that helps children and people who are down on their luck. The things I feel the most strongly about is God and being kind and showing compassion to others.

Curtis Rember

Personal Lines Agent

I grew up in Colorado and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Colorado. I have been in the insurance business for many years and specialize in Personal Lines including Auto, Home and Life Insurance. I like to spend my time away from the office, being a dad to my young daughter and son. My hobbies include music and outdoor sports.

Rob Stauch

Rob Stauch

Personal Lines Agent

I have been in the insurance and financial industry over 20 years and love the impact I’ve been able to make in people’s lives. I’m originally from outside of Philadelphia and moved to Colorado in 2001. I’m a proud father of 2 great boys and in my free time I like to fly fish, ski and go to concerts.

Tom Hubbard

Tom Hubbard

Partner - Business Development

With an entrepreneurial spirit and a degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa, I have been
fascinated by the business owners’ “why” and “how”. That led me to starting a staffing/recruiting firm 20
years ago where I consulted on hiring and maintaining businesses most valuable assets, employees. In
2005, I had the opportunity to expand my interests and invested in an insurance agency as a silent
partner. It did not take long to realize I could fulfill my drive to add value to business owners through this
new venture. With 20 years of business experience and mentorship, I have honed a consultive approach
to risk management that allows the business owners to focus on their operations as our team of specialists
develop and monitor their customized risk programs. When not working, I manage a three ring circus…a
controlled chaos scenario consisting of three kids aged 14, 12, and 10. In my spare time, I enjoy skiing
deep powder, playing golf, mountain biking, traveling and spending time under the circus tent.

Todd Riley


I was born and raised in Ohio and attended Ohio University on a football scholarship. After college, I moved to Houston, TX where I began my teaching career as a special education teacher. In 1997, I relocated to Colorado to continue teaching, coaching, and work as a middle school administrator. After 26 years in education, I moved over to commercial insurance. As an insurance advisor, I use my teaching background to explain policies to my clients to make sure they know what they have, why they have it, and to identify any gaps in their coverages. With my fiance, her daughter and our two dogs, we now call Lochbuie home. We enjoy travelling, camping, listening to all types of music, sports, and just being outdoors. I also like to mountain bike, hunt, and fish.

Jill Hubbard

Commercial Lines Agent

I was raised on a working farm in the rolling southeastern hills of Iowa. This is where hard work and the love of nature and animals developed. I like to travel and meet new people and explore this great country of ours. I really like how my work allows me to meet a broad range of people throughout our great country, all with a diversity of insurance coverage needs. In my free time I like to explore and photograph nature any way possible as well as spending time with family and friends, driving through canyons, hiking, biking, golfing, disc golfing and ending the week at any one of the local craft breweries.

Tony Hubbard

Personal Lines Agent

I grew up in Iowa with an affinity for sports and competition that led to a football scholarship at Minnesota State University. I returned to Iowa and began my insurance career at Applied Systems, Inc. where insurance, customer satisfaction, and IT became my passions. I gravitated towards an IT career until I moved to my dream state, Colorado, in 2018 with my wife Jill and two boys where I dove back into personal, health, and life insurance. I enjoy helping clients understand their insurance needs and risks no matter their current situation. When I’m not in the office I enjoy taking in the stunning beauty of Colorado, biking, fishing, golfing, disc golfing, and the numerous craft breweries that Colorado has to offer.

L Wade Whiteley

Risk Management Consultant

My life in the insurance industry took the long path. I began my career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen and Co with stops as a Controller for a Global Real Estate Developer/Owner, a Real Estate consultant and eventually owning my own Mortgage Company. As strange as it may sound, all these career intervals have uniquely enabled me to understand all business and its individual risks. I am grateful for the opportunity to help my clients but when I am not working with them, I enjoy Football, coaching (especially each year in Israel) and spending time with my family, including my five grandkids.

Sarah Lucero

Personal Lines Agent

I was raised in a family of hard-working individuals. I am a Colorado native and so is my family, which is rare to find these days. I have four grown children who are finding their way in this world. I have been in the insurance business for over 20 years, and I thoroughly enjoy explaining coverage and educating my clients with all the tools they need to make an informed decision for their own personal insurance needs. When I am not pounding away on my keyboard or meeting clients, I enjoy time with my family and wonderful circle of friends. Summer is my favorite season, so you will find my husband Mark and I enjoy spending time in our back yard hanging out in the pool, camping, fishing, and traveling abroad.

Joel Shores

Commercial Account Assistant Manager

Having graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina in December, I was left with the daunting task of figuring out not only what I was going to do with my life, but where I was going to do it. I knew only two things, and that was wanting to exercise my degree I had just earned being Risk Management and Insurance while also exploring my passion of trail running. The answer soon became clear and that was to simply move to the best place conducive for my aspirations. When I am not exploring the wilderness, I enjoy watching classic Hitchcock-esque movies along with cooking scrumptious meals.

Robert DeHerrera

Personal Lines Account Manager

This is my first venture in the Insurance industry and I’m excited to begin this journey with Risk Management Partners. I have much experience in the Customer Service industry and I am happy to use my experience to help our current and future clients. I was born and raised in Arvada Colorado, and I have two siblings. During my free time I like to get lost on the world of comic books and go hike our beautiful trails and hills here in Colorado. I’m thrilled to be able to help.

Elizabeth Hinchliffe

Administrative Assistant

I graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2021 and as a newbie to the professional working world, I am excited to be at Risk Management Partners. While I have no insurance experience, I am thrilled to be starting a new adventure! As an artist and eldest sibling, I am eager to put my detailed eye to use. I am a Colorado native and while I love to hike, travel, generally explore, I am most at peace hanging out with my friends and family.

Tom Heckaman

Personal Lines Advisor

Family, friends & my career are the most important things in my life. As a native Ohioan, I am a loyal Cleveland sports fan who comes from a long line of hard-working family members. I have lived in Denver for about 4 years. This happens to be right around when I found Risk Management. I really enjoy educating my clients about proper coverage. Outside of work, you will find me at random music venues, on the golf course, or playing board games with friends.