Meet Our Staff
As our client, you have a team of experienced, qualified professionals working for you. We promise to provide the best-fit coverage for you, your family, or your business. Building a personal, long term relationship with our clients is our number one priority.
Patricia Pirog has degrees in education & business. She began her career in teaching, later becoming a producer-office manager in the insurance industry. All her experience has culminated in starting an independent insurance agency, Western Gold Insurance Agency, Inc.
In addition to her managerial and team building skills, Patricia designs and authors all target marketing campaigns. Her unique ability to analyze insurance contracts and find the best policies and solutions for the clientele is amazing. Why? Because there are hundreds of insurance companies but only a select group who meet her rigorous standards. This process is always in motion as insurance carriers change. She embraces change and thrives on doing the diligent work required to search out the best carriers with the best policies, low and fair pricing, who stand up and pay claims expediently and most fairly.
Patricia is also primary in building team members and agents. She shares her vision and expects her team members to go the extra mile in building strong, trusting relationships with Western Gold clients. She states: “We are selling a unique brand of trust and commitment which must be earned each and every day based on our agency’s performance. Ultimately, it is about our clients. They must receive the very best service and rock solid insurance solutions that are tailored to their needs. Our clients decide to stay with us based on keeping our promise and delivering top notch personal service. We must earn their trust and their recommendations to their family, friends, and business associates to succeed and offer value.”
Ryan has 18 years experience at Western Gold. He started as a Customer Service Representative, was licensed 1 year later and moved on to be a producer. Three years later Ryan was promoted to Producer Office Manager. Now Ryan fills the position of Chief Operations Officer of Western Gold and its affiliates. He oversees operations of Western Gold Headquarters and the western United States.
His responsibilities are numerous, to name a few, client care, production, research and development, and also oversees employee benefits.
Ryan is happily married and has 2 children who are very active in sports and music. His wife actually teaches music at a local private school and is an accomplished opera singer. Ryan spends his leisure time with family, attending his children’s sporting events and traveling.
Cole’s background of P&C insurance, payroll and business management has lead Cole to be Western Gold Insurance Agency’s Lead Workers Compensation Specialist. Cole Specializes in Workers Compensation market selection, risk management, and loss prevention. As a broker, Cole enjoys the luxury of working for clients and shopping the entire marketplace to find them the best coverage at the best rate possible.
Coles Hobbies are Golfing, Triathlons, Snowboarding, working on cars, watching Football and barbecuing
Alia started in the insurance industry as a Customer Service Representative at the age of 18 and went on to become a Licensed Agent. Alia’s passion to assist people manage the risks of everyday life led her to obtain her Life and Health Insurance License, as well. Her knowledge in Personal Lines Insurance allows her to assist customers with reviewing their insurance policies and offer insurance coverage options to fit their needs. She strives to provide an informative experience with every customer and excellent customer service.
On her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancée, family, friends, and Staffordshire Terrier Shadi. She enjoys music, playing the piano, and attending concerts.
Jennifer has over 15 years of sales, underwriting and managerial experience in the insurance industry. She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and is a licensed agent for property, casualty, life and health insurance. Jennifer enjoys helping and advising clients of the right products to protect what they value most.
During her free time she enjoys cooking, perfecting dishes from many different regions. She loves improving her homestead alongside her husband and her cat named George. She also enjoys hiking, a good classic paper reader and relaxing along our vast coastline.
Tonia has been a licensed Property and Casualty Agent for over 25 years.
She has a passion for assisting her customers find the best, most affordable coverage available while taking the time to uncover hidden risks and explain the best options.
Her job is to help every customer protect their assets and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are covered in unexpected events.
She has worked in both small local and large national agencies so she brings a world of experience to each and every customer interaction.
Give her a call today and see what she can do for your insurance needs!
Sarah obtained her Property & Casualty Insurance license, becoming an agent in 1999. She previously focused on commercial automobile, commercial general liability, and worker’s compensation. Sarah recently came on board with Western Gold Insurance Agency to focus on personal lines insurance. Originally, Sarah started her career at a small insurance agency, later moving on to bigger agencies, and helping with several acquisitions. With her dynamic yet personable approach, we value Sarah’s knowledge and expertise in our insurance agency. Sarah specializes in bundling your insurance as a package to maximize savings and help you efficiently manage your insurance. Sarah strives to help and educate her clients so that they have a better understanding of insurance coverage and subtle policy differences between carriers. Her superior ability to market your insurance needs to find the right carrier gives her great satisfaction as an agent.
Sarah is married and has 3 children, who all play sports. She is extremely efficient at multi-tasking. Working, being a mom, and wife and she does it all with a smile on her face. She tries to be a positive role model for her kids and leads a very active lifestyle. She enjoys barbequing, camping, fishing, hiking, and boating with her family in the summer and snowboarding in Mammoth and Big Bear in the winter. She has a passion for yoga and teaches prenatal yoga on the weekends. She loves to be creative in the kitchen and make her family healthy meals to enjoy. One of Sarah’s greatest strengths that make her unique is her ability and desire to help people. Call her today for your policy review!
Kerri Standing received her Property and Casualty and life and health Insurance licenses in 2010. She started her insurance carrier selling Supplemental Insurance products before gravitating toward Property and Casualty.
Kerri enjoys providing excellent service and quotations for our clients. Kerri joined Western Gold Insurance December, 2015 and continues to enjoy growing with the firm daily.
Kerri is a professional singer with over 20 years of experience, playing clubs occasionally when she has the time. Kerri also enjoys traveling, trips to the ocean, and cooking. Kerri has a 27 year old son who resides in Denver Colorado and is a professional musician.