Meet the Team
We started FirstMark Insurance Group because we don’t believe insurance has to be a cold, boring, impersonal and antagonistic experience. We want to build real relationships with people that value something more than just the cheapest price.
At FirstMark Insurance Group we promise to deliver one of the best customer experiences you will ever have. We know you have choices when it comes to who you do business with and our belief is that no one can do insurance better than us.
Andrew Cowan- President
Managing partner of FirstMark Insurance Group, Andrew is married to Renae – by far his best sales job ever! His three daughters are his pride and joy. Andrew focuses on putting others’ needs above our own, loving on people, and building long term solid relationships.
After graduating from Kings High School in Shoreline WA, Dave joined the United States Marine Corp. After his service, he attended Shoreline Community College where he met Kim – his amazing wife and the mother of his 3 children. In 2015 Dave sold his Farmers Insurance agency and assumed the role of CEO at FirstMark Insurance Group.
Amanda Shea- Principal/Agent
After working her way up from answering phones, to eventually running one of the top offices for a well-known insurance company in the Northwest, Amanda Shea decided to help build FirstMark Insurance Group. She made her decision based on one simple fact: If she was a consumer, where would she go to get the best service and price all in one? Working as a broker is better for her clients because she’s not tied to just one insurance carrier!
Rick Harrison- Agent
Rick loves adventure and is all about the outdoors! His lovely wife Carol is absolutely his better half and she has done a fantastic job of raising their three kids. Rick has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry as both a top producer as well as agency owner. Rick believes that relationships, customer service and integrity are as important today as they have ever been.
Noel Fernandez- Agent
Noel has always had the passion to help and serve people – from being a youth leader/speaker at a young age and serving at his church through various ministries. When the opportunity came to him to be an insurance agent, he jumped on it even though he also works full time at Boeing knowing that being an agent will put him in a position to help others.
When he’s not building airplanes or building relationships through the agency he spends his time with his wife Sheilah and kids – Sean (10) and Selene (7 months). He is also a huge Seahawks fan so make sure to ask him about his Superbowl experience when you get to talk to him!
Dan Fortune- Agent
Relational & passionate! Dan is a family man; married to Ileana since 2002 and father of the energetic & adorable Abri. Dan has 9 years of great experience as an agent at one of the top Farmers Insurance agencies in Washington. He also started a health care brokerage & gained experience in all areas of insurance with heavy emphasis in commercial accounts.
Rob Balderas- Agent
Jason graduated from The University of Washington and attended Willamette University for his masters degree. From his extensive, formal business and finance education to his tenure at one of the most highly respected major Wall Street Wire Houses Jason is uniquely capable of providing customized financial and insurance solutions for his clients. Jason lives in Lake Forest Park with his beautiful wife Teri and has six awesome children.
Matt graduated from the University of Washington in 2005 and spent several years as a journalist covering sports, outdoors and the military. After a stint as a military contractor and spending some time working for KIRO 7, Matt cut his teeth in insurance selling life insurance. He broke into the P&C world with State Farm and Allstate in 2016. Matt joined FirstMark in January 2017 and will be mainly working remotely from the field, but will make an appearance in the office from time to time. He and his lovely wife, Nina, live in Mountlake Terrace.