Employee Benefits Department

Employee Benefits Department

Susan Taylor

Employee Benefits Department Manager | Vancouver, WA

Susan joined JD Fulwiler in 2017 after 11 years at a large global brokerage firm, where the majority of her tenure was focused on brokering services and program management of association health plans. She oversees our employee benefits department, including our trust management team. Susan loves to learn and is motivated by providing effective solutions to complex client needs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Portland State University in Business Administration and Supply and Logistics Management.

Little Known Fact | Susan was one of five valedictorians of her graduating high school class, and she will dump all the money in her purse into a jukebox if she can find one.


Shelly Metje

Employee Benefits Account Executive | Portland, OR

Shelly joined JD Fulwiler in 1997 and specializes in employee benefits solutions for nonprofits.

Little Known Fact | Shelly barrel raced competitively for several years and now enjoys quiet trail rides.

Scott Carver

Employee Benefits Account Executive | Vancouver, WA

A graduate of University of Oregon with over 15 years of insurance experience, Scott joined JD Fulwiler in 2014. He specializes in life and disability insurance planning: personal needs, business needs, key person, buy-sell funding, estate planning, and business continuation. Scott and his wife, Jen, have two daughters Olivia and Sophia.

Little Known Fact | Scott grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and is an avid golfer. He “carries” a 1 handicap.

Jacque Deibert

Employee Benefits Senior Account Manager | Vancouver, WA

Jacque joined JD Fulwiler in 2012, with four years of previous insurance experience.  She specializes in group health benefits for many different industries. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Wyoming and is also a graduate of Portland State University with a Master of Social Work degree. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and reading as many books as possible.

Little Known Fact | Jacque has a vast knowledge of animal-related trivia and appears in photos in a feline veterinary medicine book demonstrating everything from how to give pills to cats to how to give CPR to a cat.

Joe Soulagnet

Employee Benefits Account Manager | Vancouver, WA

Joe joined JD Fulwiler in February 2022 with over 11 years of experience in health insurance, specializing in employee benefits and association management.  He enjoys the challenge of constant changes in the industry and helping members and employers navigate the complexities of healthcare while also supporting their business needs.  Joe is a graduate of Concordia University, a husband, and father of two girls.

Little Known Fact | Joe loves spending time with his family, all things outdoors, traveling, good coffee, and red wines.

Vicki Lyons

Select Employee Benefits Account Manager | Vancouver, WA

Vicki joined JD Fulwiler in November 2015.  She has been in the insurance industry since 1991 and has worked with many types of insurance over the years.  Vicki has worked with employee benefits and individuals for the last 20 years and began working with Medicare in 2012.

Little Known Fact | Vicki enjoys spending time in the Riviera Maya each year and is looking forward to expanding her travel horizons.

Autumn Schwerdfager

AGC Health Trust Program Manager | Vancouver, WA

Autumn joined JD Fulwiler in October 2019 and specializes in the management, design, and marketing of association health plan programs. She has been working with the AGC Health Trust since 2016 and has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Little Known Fact | Autumn loves the outdoors and is a cycling maniac.  She has a beautiful daughter who keeps her on her toes every day.

Denise Hutzenbiler

AGC Health Trust Assistant Program Manager | Vancouver, WA

Denise joined JD Fulwiler in October 2019 and specializes in the administration of association health plan programs. She attended Washington State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Public Affairs. She has been in the insurance industry since 2017.

Little Known Fact | Denise is a lover of all dogs (especially mouth breathing pugs) and loves traveling. Next up, Pompeii!

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