The Team

We know that great benefits attract great talent. We put this wisdom to good use in our firm, recruiting the best in the business and retaining them an average of 17 years. The result is a strategic approach that benefits your employees and your business. Meet the team. And discover commitment that doesn’t fade when the ink on the contract dries.

Gary Alton- Managing Partner, Employee Benefits Division
Gary finds working with clients to solve their problems and protect their needs the most satisfying part of his job at The Partners Group. Gary was born and raised in Oregon and graduated from OSU in 1990. He spent 10 years working for a Fortune 500 insurance company before joining The Partners Group in 2000. Gary holds his Life and Health license and currently sits on the Regence agent advisory board. His expertise includes benefit plan design, self-funding, life and disability planning, pharmacy benefit management, stop loss contracting, as well as executive benefit planning. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time outdoors with his wife and two kids. More details on Gary

Contact: / 503.726.5722

Kim Seely, CEBS - Director of Employee Benefits Division
Mike Bonville- Consultant
Patty Borst - Consultant
Alisa Brake - Consultant
Brad Crawford - Consultant
Case Escher - Managing Partner, Business Consulting Division
Liz Farruggia - Consultant
Sarah Friend - Consultant
Zach Fritz - Consultant
Traci Gustafson - Account Executive
Scott Hagan - Consultant
Gus Kiss - Consultant, Partner
Corinna McIntire, CEBS - Consultant
Mark Mills - Consultant
Katie Peterson, RHU, GBA - Consultant
Mark Rose - Consultant, Director of Health Care Reform & Compliance
Jean Shearer, GBDS - Consultant
Jennifer Spencer - Account Executive
Karla Thommen, MS, MOL - Vice President, Business Consulting Division
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