The Bolder Team

Brent Friesth

Brent Friesth


Direct Line 720-651-8338

Brent has been selling personal and business insurance in Colorado since 1989. After working 22 years with American Family Insurance, Brent opened up Bolder Insurance, an independent agency located in historic downtown Louisville, Colorado. He now works with multiple companies so that he can find the best rates and most comprehensive policies for his customers.

Jackie Friesth

Jackie Friesth

Owner, Marketing, Social Media and Web Design

Jackie is one of the founding owners of Bolder Insurance and currently serves as the marketing director. She is responsible for marketing programs, brand management, social media, and website development with over 20 years in the insurance industry. Jackie’s background in fine arts drives her creative energy to help make the “Bolder Difference”.

New Client Advisors

Personal Insurance Advisors

Donnie Waller, Personal Insurance

Donnie Waller

Personal Insurance Advisor

Direct Line 720-651-8301

Donnie joins the Bolder Insurance team with experience in the insurance industry since 2014. He specializes in all types of personal insurance. Being an independent agent allows him to come up with multiple solutions for his clients providing them with the best coverage and price possible. Donnie’s goal is to make the insurance process as simple and easy as possible.

Jolie Spence, Personal Insurance

Jolie Spence

Personal Insurance Advisor

Direct Line 720-651-8358

Jolie has been working in the insurance industry since 2014.  She specializes in personal property, casualty and life insurance. Her goal is to provide solutions with the best coverage for the best price. Jolie will make sure your insurance is updated as your needs change and will make the process worry free.


George Moloney

Personal Insurance, Private Client Advisor

Direct Line 720-651-8355

As a Bolder Private Client Advisor, George’s focus is personal asset and wealth protection. Working attentively with his clients advisors, CPA’s, and attorneys to identify and design risk management solutions to meet the financial goals of his clients. Originally from the Chicagoland area, he has been in the insurance business for over 40 years and enjoys helping clients and advisors obtain the best coverage for their unique requirements.

Business Insurance Advisors

Karen Pickering, Business Insurance

Karen Pickering

Business Insurance Advisor

Direct Line 720-651-8315

Karen has been a Commercial Insurance Advisor in Boulder county since 1999.  She has been helping businesses understand their insurance needs and protecting their assets.  Karen is passionate about building and keeping relationships. She is active in the community and volunteers her time as a Board Member for Cultivate, a local non-profit organization providing services to adults 60+ to help them stay in the comfort of their own homes; a 6 year Board Member for the Louisville Chamber of Commerce; and actively participates in “100 Women Who Care Boulder County” which supports Boulder County non-profits. She is recognized by her peers with multiple awards for “Volunteer of the Year” for her service to the Boulder Chamber.  When Karen is not in the office or volunteering you can find her on the golf course or on her tandem bike with her husband Richard.

Karen Pickering, Business Insurance

Patrick Mckeon

Business and Personal Insurance Advisor

Direct Line 720- 651- 8350

In 2015 Patrick moved to Boulder CO to pursue a career as a professional triathlete. Focusing on Ironman he achieved 3 podium finishes and a run course record at Ironman Wisconsin. In 2019 Patrick decided to step away from sport and into the insurance industry as a insurance advisor. He comes from a family with a long and successful history in business insurance, his grandfather James J. Maguire is the founder of Philadelphia Insurance Company, where his brother and sister both work. Patrick is still running competitively with the Boulder Harriers coached by Steve Jones the former marathon world record holder. He and his wife enjoy hiking the wide variety of trails in Boulder, sneaking up to the mountains for ski trips, and spending time with friends at some of the famous local restaurants and coffee shops.

Current Client Services

Mirna Vargas

Personal Insurance Account Manager

Direct Line 720-651-8324

Mirna joins the personal lines team at Bolder Insurance with a background in customer service since 2010.  Growing up on the Western slopes, and now living on the front range, gives her the knowledge to understand all aspects of our beautiful state of Colorado.  In addition to her insurance knowledge, Mirna speaks fluent Spanish. Ella puede ayudarle con todas sus necesidades del servicio de atención al cliente.

Beth Park

Personal Insurance Account Manager

Direct Line 720-651-8341

Beth is a Colorado Native who enjoys the outdoors. Beth comes to Bolder Insurance with 18 years combined insurance and customer service experience. She started out her career on the corporate insurance company side, then transitioned to servicing at the agency level. She is both well versed in the agency services and serving clients with exceptional customer service skills in all areas.


Kim Foster

Business Insurance Account Manager

Direct Line 720-651-8333

Kim is one of our Business Insurance Account Manager. She comes to Bolder Insurance with thirty one years of experience. Kim has worked with some of the largest businesses in Colorado. She has the knowledge to find the appropriate coverage at the best rate for your business insurance needs. Kim is an expert at reviewing and comparing your current coverage to uncover any gaps.

Deanna Bunn

Business Insurance Account Manager

Direct Line 720-651-8326

Deanna has 15 years of experience in both commercial and personal lines insurance.  She also has experience working as an office manager for a busy veterinarian office for six years.  Deanna enjoys working with clients and getting the chance to get to know them better.  She feels that customer service is the most important and rewarding part of her job.  Deanna’s main hobby revolves around her four dogs and training people and dogs canine nose work (scent work) !


Gerrit Drenth

Business Insurance Account Manager

Direct Line 720-651-8367

Gerrit grew up in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University.  He worked as an intern at his family’s insurance company in Michigan which introduced him to the insurance world.  Gerrit moved to Colorado in 2018 and started his career in the insurance industry with the Bolder team!  He enjoys the outdoors, whether it’s playing soccer, going hiking, or skiing. 


Bolder Office Support

Annabelle Corkill

Operations Manager

Direct Line 720-651-8386

Annabelle comes to Bolder Insurance with an extensive customer service, Human Resource and payroll background. Annabelle provides excellent customer service to help you with your business insurance. She can help with general questions, changes, claim servicing and payments.

Cristen Weber, Personal Insurance customer service

Angie Walker

Director of First Impressions

Direct Line 720-651-8346

With over 10 years of experience working in busy offices, Angie’s background included serving as the Office Manager/Assistant to the Director of Hospice , a photography studio, and most recently as a Guest Service Representative at the Louisville Recreation Center.  Angie is a perfect fit at Bolder Insurance assisting customers and supporting our amazing Bolder Team.

Cristen Weber, Personal Insurance customer service

Teri Olander

Reception, Administrative Assistant

Bolder Ambassadors

Taylor Friesth

Marketing Intern

Taylor is part of our marketing team working as an intern and working on his degree from  the University of Colorado – Boulder. Taylor is also an accomplished musician. Don’t be surprised if you hear him performing somewhere around Boulder County.

Tom Deany, Craft Beverage Ambassador

Tom Deany

Bolder Craft Beverage Ambassador

Tom Deany is a Craft Beverage Ambassador for Bolder Insurance. He recently retired as an executive at Ball Aerospace, and now spreads goodwill for Bolder Insurance at breweries and distilleries during his travels across Colorado and the rest of the country. Tom’s career included over 13 years at Miller and Coors in both brewery and corporate roles in Milwaukee and Golden. Tom’s wife Mary, who often accompanies him on goodwill tours, worked for 20 years at Miller Brewing, including 15 years on the Milwaukee Brewery taste panel.

Jackson Friesth

Bolder Ambassador/Personal Insurance Agent

Jackson has his Colorado Insurance License and been around the insurance industry his whole life.  He is currently  attending Regis University Pharm D program, and working in Boulder County as a pharmacy intern.  Chances are you will see Jackson at many of the running events around the state.  Look for the runner in the Bolder Insurance singlet!

Richard Pickering

Richard Pickering

Bolder Ambassador

Richard Pickering is a Certified IT Architect with over 25 years’ experience implementing IT solutions in the automotive, health care and utility industries.  He received his B.B.A from Eastern Michigan University and is a graduate of the EDS Systems Engineering program. Richard is an avid cyclist ( mountain, road, tandem ), skier ( alpine, nordic ) and snowboarder.  He has recently taken up dual sport motorcycling and kayaking.