Our Staff

Mission Statement

“Our mission is to provide professional insurance advice to our clients with the use of our agents’ experience and the family of companies we represent. “

Jamie Morford – Owner

Jamie started at CWIA in 1997 and came into ownership in 2017. He is a life long Selah resident and is involved in several community organizations. Jamie and his wife, Stephanie, have three children they are very proud of. His hobbies include golf, skiing, and family time. .

Mark Malland – Commercial and Personal Lines

Mark Malland has been a Yakima Valley resident since 1976. His career in insurance started in 1982 as a file clerk and then claims adjuster. In 1986 he became an agent/ broker specializing in commercial insurance and also helping individuals and families fulfill their insurance needs. Mark and his wife Kim raised two daughters and are now the proud grandparents of two boys that they are with as much as possible.

Shane Suhadolnik – Commercial Lines

Shane started with CWIA in 2001.  His commitment to the community is exemplified by his volunteer work with the Selah Fire Department.  Shane likes to spend his spare time outdoors and traveling to the West Side to visit family.

Michelle Hesselgesser – Accounting

Michelle has been keeping our books in line since 2020. She is a college graduate from BYU-Hawaii and moved to Selah in 2019 with her husband T.J. They have two young kids and they love being a part of the Selah Community. Michelle likes to travel, run, and mountain climb in her spare time.

Chase Powell – Personal and Commercial Lines

Chase has been with CWIA since 2009 and is a graduate from University of Portland. Chase loves the challenge of finding the right coverages for his clients. He is married to Meggie and has three young kids. He enjoys golfing and chasing the kids around.

Chad Lakey – Personal and Commercial Lines

Chad started his career with CWIA in 2000. Chad’s roots are deep within the Selah Community as he graduated from Selah High and currently has two teenage kids going through the Selah School District. He is married to Angie and likes to spend time golfing and hanging out with friends.

Rod Sutton – Commercial Lines and Health Insurance

Rod rejoined CWIA in 2010. He has been an insurance agent in the Valley since 1993 and is a graduate from YVC. He is married and has two adult children. Rod likes to golf and travel is his down time.

Mary Holbrook – Personal and Commercial Lines

Mary joined our team in 2017, however she has been in the insurance world since 1995. Mary is a graduate of Washington State University. In her time off she enjoys golfing and spending as much time as she can with her 3 grandkids.

Yasmin Leija – Personal Lines

Yasmin started with CWIA in 2017 and her vibrant personality is a great asset for agency. She is bilingual and always ready to help when customers call in. In her spare time she likes to go on hikes and long drives with her fiancé Luis.

Mark Peck – Commercial Lines

Mark has been with CWIA since 1999. He is a graduate of Central Washington University. Mark does specialize in commercial lines, but he is able to help our clients out with any of the insurance needs. He spends his summers golfing and fishing and his winters skiing.

Josh Ice – Commercial Lines

Josh started at CWIA in 2005. He now has 16 years of commercial lines experience and is our agency’s expert in insurance certificates. Josh is married to Amy and in his spare time likes to do anything related to the outdoors.



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“Working with Central Washington Insurance has been great, the staff are all professional & pleasant. Chase, our agent, works hard to find us the right coverage at the best price possible. When I need a quote or have a question, I can count on him for prompt service too.”

Caroline Nava - Megalodon Property Management

“We continue to choose CWI for our insurance needs because you simply cannot beat their level of service! The trust, care, and commitment they provide means we have one less thing to worry about while running a small business.”

Bill & Sheila - Pinnacle Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

“Central Washington Insurance has served our insurance needs very capably for many, many years. Jamie Morford is on top of things without even being asked. I have total confidence in this agency. Very nice, in an age of “e” everything, to actually have a knowledgeable, kind person helping with this very important necessity.”

Lydia Webb/General Manager - Terrace Heights Memorial Park