Meet The Staff

WMII staff is committed to doing business face-to-face and being your advocate in times of need. We are value-hunters who look after your pocketbook, making sure our customers get the best combination of coverage, price and service!

Lived all my life in Oceana County, high school, U.S.Marines, college, married my sweetheart and have two beautiful daughters, both married to good guys, have fantastic grandkids which I adore. I enjoy all outdoor activites and travel with my wife.

Ginny Thompson

ginny@westmichiganins.com

Ginny grew up in the Hesperia Fremont Area where my love for family and community began.  I Have a wonderful daughter who is my world.  I am very active in my church and volunteer within the community as much as I can.  During my free time I love anything outdoors especially softball, fishing and gardening.
Denise McGahan lived in Detroit before moving up to a small town with a population of 20- talk about a culture shock. She attended a vocational school during her senior year of high school, which placed her in an insurance agency for work experience. She has been in the insurance business ever since. She has a wonderful son who is a Marine, a beautiful daughter who is a nurse, and six grandchildren who light up their world. Denise enjoys gardening, the Detroit Tigers, and fishing.

Born and raised in Ludington, Nathan Meissner attended Grand Valley State University and has lived in the Grand Rapids area for 16 years. He has a beautiful wife and three children aged 2, 7, and 9. Nathan loves to play outside with his kids and watch them play soccer, and he also enjoys all sports.

Karl Fonnsebeck has been a resident of West Michigan all his life. He grew up in Ludington and relocated to the Grand Rapids area after finishing college. Karl attended Grand Valley State University, where he received both a Bachelors and a Masters degree. GVSU is also the place where Karl met his wife, Lindsey. Together they have one daughter and three sons, two of which are identical twin boys. Outside of spending time with his family, Karl enjoys playing golf and watching a variety of sporting events.

Stephanie Gannon

sgannon@westmichiganins.com

Stephanie Gannon became a licensed agent in October of 2013, and has three years of experience behind her. She has an 8-year-old son who keeps her on her toes, as well as two Basset hounds. Stephanie enjoys doing anything outdoors, reading, cooking, and spending time at home raising chickens.

Lindsey Thorsen

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Born and raised in Norton Shores, Lindsey Thorsen went to Aquinas College where she played tennis, soccer, and received a Marketing degree with a Psychology minor. She is married to the best guy ever, and they have a dog named Lilly and a horse named Nike, Lindsey also coaches girls’ varsity soccer at Mona Shores.

Craig Terpstra

craig@westmichiganins.com

A lifelong resident of West Michigan and graduate of Hope College, Craig is married with three children. In his spare time Craig enjoys watching his kids play hockey and gymnastics and is also a home brewer.

I grew up in Oceana County where I worked on the family farm and sent my spare time in the outdoors hunting and fishing. All of which I still enjoy. I am a graduate of Hart High School and Central Michigan University. I have spent the last five years working locally in agri-business. I consider myself to be very personable and enjoy being involved in the community.

Born and raised in West Michigan but spent a year living in the mountains of Colorado after graduating collage from Grand Valley State University. While at GVSU I played water polo and was a member of the swim team I received degrees in Business Management and Hospitality and Tourism Management. I am married with no children.

Karla was born and raised on the east side of Michigan. She attends Grand Valley State University where she majored in Criminal Justice and is currently majoring in Business management. She has worked in real estate for 7 years. Karla is an avid hunter, angler and outdoors woman that enjoys hiking with her Golden Retriever, Doug.

Caitlin Grew up in Holland Michigan, Attending Holland Christian schools, where she swam and ran cross country. She has a degree in nutritional science from Michigan State University along with a degree in Dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado.  After Living in Houston for 2 years for her husband’s Teaching Job, her and her husband decided it was time to move home.  Caitlin currently lives in Hudsonville with her husband, 2 year old son, and Portuguese Water Dog.  Although she doesn’t run as much as she used to, she still enjoys the occasional 5K.