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Ted Schlatter


With more than 20 years of experience as a commercial insurance consultant, Ted started his insurance career with the Truck Insurance Exchange and from there spent 13 years as a Partner and Vice President of Sales at Propel.

Ted also supported another leading Puget Sound insurance brokerage firm, Leavitt Group Northwest. He was responsible for creating the Producer Centric Platform recruiting tool, successfully recruiting, and developing numerous high performing producers, claims staff and middle market service staff members.

Outside of his professional career, Ted and his wife, Karena, are involved in many charitable organizations including the Metropolitan Development Council, Catholic Community Services, and Rock With a Reason, a non-profit support program established by Ted and Karena. In their spare time, Ted and his wife enjoy being active in the great outdoors through snow skiing, slalom water skiing, sea kayaking and paddle boarding.

Sylvia Darbison

Director of Personal Lines

Sylvia has been in the insurance industry since 2015, specializing in personal lines. She started her career as an administrative assistant at small insurance brokerage in Fairbanks, Alaska. She was nudged into becoming licensed and has since been pursuing insurance as a career. She values building trusting and strong relationships with her clients.

Sylvia was born in Seoul, South Korea and spent a lot of her life in Alaska and California. She received her associates degree from the University of Alaska and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2017. Aside from insurance, she loves to learn about technology and use it in ways to positively help her workplace.

Outside of work, Sylvia enjoys traveling and exploring new places, video games with her kids, and making her way to as many concerts and festivals as she can.

Cheryl Martinelli

Commercial Lines, Sr. Account Manager

Cheryl began her insurance career in 1991 at a Famers Agency. She was primarily doing clerical work, customer service, and administrative duties. Shortly after, her and her spouse opened their own agency. Cheryl then agreed to help part-time with Great Northern Insurance and stayed with them after her career at Farmers.

She joined the Risk Sure team in 2020. With her 32 years of experience, Cheryl has built meaningful relationships with her clients and helps protect them with her extensive coverage knowledge.

Cheryl is a Washington local and was born in Seattle. In her free time, she loves to visit local Farmers Markets, go to musicals, and enjoy time with her wonderful friends and family.