Valerie Stremsterfer

Stephanie Mease

Amy Greinke

Lindsey Wilson

Bri Flageolle

Allison Dechant

Amie Vickroy

Debbie Curry

Andrea Eckenwiler

Erin Neville

Olivia Grzasko

Brynel Dodge

Marie Medina

Role:
President

Valerie has been with Intrepid since 1999 where she started as a Benefit Consultant. Within a year she was managing the office and 15 years later she bought the company. Through the years she has used her experience, innovation and attention to detail to create a leading employee benefit organization. Valerie thrives on having a strong culture that empowers and inspires her team and in turn creates a strong commitment to our clients.

Education:
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of New Mexico

IN the door:
1999

Favorite windows-down song:
Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. The best song ever by the best band ever!

Something someone might be surprised to learn about you:
I don’t watch TV. I will occasionally watch the news or a movie with my family, but other than that I am completely out of touch with TV culture.

Favorite thing to do on the weekend:
As a foodie and craft beer lover, I like to visit Colorado craft breweries. We are lucky to have around 350 in Colorado. The addition of food trucks to most breweries makes it all the better!

Contact:
303-293-6678
valerie@intrepid-co.com


Role:
Employee Benefit Specialist

Stephanie focuses on developing new client relationships. From start to finish, Stephanie works with new clients to understand their needs and goals and brings together all the components of a benefit solution. She works to simplify administration, compliance, HR and communication and transition new clients to their benefit team while always maintaining a relationship with each client.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Point Loma Nazarene University

IN the door:
2008

Guilty pleasure:
Cotton Candy! I know it’s just sugar but it’s seriously good! Especially the purple kind!

Something someone might be surprised to learn about you:
I used to be a writer and photographer for a small golf magazine called Fairways & Greens.

Favorite 80s movie:
It’s impossible to narrow this down to just one when movies like Red Dawn, Breakfast Club and Footloose came out of the 80s. That said I know all the songs from Labyrinth and Die Hard is a Christmas tradition in our house.

Contact:
303-293-6676
stephanie@intrepid-co.com


Role:
Employee Benefit Specialist

Amy has been a professional in the areas of insurance and financial services for nearly 20 years. She is passionate about education and has earned Bachelor’s Degrees in both Finance & Marketing. Amy hold’s licenses in Health & Life as well as Property & Casualty insurance in addition to the Certified Insurance Counselor Designation, CIC. Amy prides herself on taking the time to get to know her customers and finding solutions to meet their unique needs. She is passionate about insurance and specializes in helping businesses navigate their way through benefit packages, compliance, The Affordable Care Act, and employee communication.

Education:
Bachelor’s Degrees in both Finance & Marketing from Metropolitan State University of Denver

IN the door:
2018

Guilty pleasure:
My guilty pleasure is hoarding clothes. I just can’t get rid of them! I still have clothes from high school that I am sure will be back in style someday and will fit me.

You are happiest when:
My house is clean! A tidy house equals a tidy mind!

If your life had a soundtrack it would be:
“I Wont Back Down” by Tom Petty. I loved Tom Petty and his song reminds me to be true to myself and to go after the things I want out of life.

Contact:
720-598-4735
amy@intrepid-co.com


Role:
Benefit Consultant

Lindsey is an experienced consultant partnering with our large employer groups. She guides the annual renewal process and offers solutions for plan designs and contribution strategies to comply with the Affordable Care Act in addition to all the other employer regulations. She then provides ongoing account management support in the areas of benefits administration and communication.

Education:
Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder

IN the door:
2012

Something someone might be surprised to learn about you:
I still listen to (and have a strong admiration for) Hanson. Yes, the Hanson brothers that at one point in the early 90’s looked like the Hanson sisters.

The TV show you watch but would never admit to watching:
The Real Housewives…of anywhere! I watch them all and it is a great escape.

You’re happiest when…:
I am happiest when my whole family is together! There is nothing better than all of my nieces and nephews running around laughing while the family catches up.

Contact:
303-293-6677
lindsey@intrepid-co.com


Role:
Benefit Consultant

Bri is the benefit consultant partnering with our mid market employer groups. She guides the annual renewal process and offers solutions for plan designs and contribution strategies to comply with the Affordable Care Act in addition to all the other employer regulations. She then provides ongoing account management support in the areas of benefits administration and communication.

IN the door:
2017

Education:
Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Communication Studies from Colorado State University

Something someone might be surprised to learn about you:
I am a third generation Colorado native.

Irrational Fear:
People in mascot costumes or those people at Disney World who dress up as Micky and Minnie, etc. Really anyone who is in any sort of full costume where you can’t see their face or body. It has always freaked me out and I refuse to look at or be near them.

Favorite windows down song:
2 Heads by Coleman Hell

Contact:
303-293-6664
bri@intrepid-co.com


Role:
Benefit Consultant

Allison assists our small employer groups with their benefits administration and annual policy renewals. By staying up to date on plan designs and compliance standards, she is able to guide groups through any changes to their employee benefits. She is highly service driven and aims to meet every client’s unique needs.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Finance with a Risk Management & Insurance major from the University of Colorado Denver

IN the door:
2018

Dream Vacation:
I love traveling and there are countless places I would love to explore someday. If I had to pick one of my top locations it would be Finland. I’ve always wanted to stay in one of the glass igloos and watch the Aurora Borealis.

Something that makes you laugh every time:
Corny puns- the cornier the better!

Guilty Pleasure:
Slurpees from 7-Eleven

Contact:
303-209-5237
allison@intrepid-co.com


Role:
Benefit Analyst - REBC

Amie is heavily involved in the renewal process behind the scenes. She studies contracts and plan designs and works closely with the carriers to obtain proposals.  She is highly organized and detail oriented and makes sure the back-end enrollment process runs smoothly.

IN the door:
2014

Something someone might be surprised to learn about you:
I like to play Poker – Texas Hold ’em

Favorite 80s Band:
The Cure

If you could live anywhere it would be:
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Contact:
303-390-5781
amie@intrepid-co.com


Role:
Benefit Analyst

Debbie is heavily involved in the renewal process behind the scenes. She studies contracts and plan designs and works closely with the carriers to obtain proposals.  She is highly organized and detail oriented and makes sure the back-end enrollment process runs smoothly.

IN the door:
2015

Dream Vacation:
I love the ocean, so anywhere on a beach is great, or a cruise, but the ultimate will be when I go to Japan! I love their culture, and the country fascinates me. I can’t wait to visit!

You’re Happiest When:
I’m outdoors in the beautiful Colorado mountains, hiking, and camping with my other half and our crazy black lab.

Something you are really proud of:
My son. I think he’s just the best kid in the world! He’s respectful, intelligent, hilarious, and sensitive. He graduated from high school one year early with highest honors, and is currently in the honors dorm at his university and still maintaining an honors GPA!

Contact:
303-293-6679
debbie@intrepid-co.com


Role:
Benefit Analyst

Andrea is heavily involved in the renewal process behind the scenes. She studies contracts and plan designs and works closely with the carriers to obtain proposals. She is highly organized and detail oriented and makes sure the back-end enrollment process runs smoothly.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University

IN the door:
2014

Guilty pleasure:
Watching reality television while eating Totino’s Party Pizzas (preferably topped with Canadian bacon) and drinking Dr. Pepper.

You’re happiest when:
In the summer, drinking late night cocktails with my fiance on the patio while our two boxers, Bruiser and Josie, run around the backyard.

Something you couldn’t survive without:
My MapQuest app! I’m directionally challenged and would be perpetually lost without it!

Contact:
720-598-4731
andrea@intrepid-co.com


Role:
Benefit Advocate

Erin is an expert in HR, benefit administration and self-funding. She is a phone call or email away from helping the employees of our self-funded clients with benefit questions, claims resolution, ID card ordering, explanation of benefits, or any other issues that need resolution.

IN the door:
2017

Education:
BA from Metropolitan State University. Major: Psychology Minor: Women’s Studies

I am happiest when:
I’m digging in the dirt in my vegetable garden, with my Great Dane Scarlett Begonia. She, unfortunately, is way too lazy to do the digging for me.

Favorite thing to do on the weekend:
Brunch, swim, farmer’s market, nap. Preferably in that order.

Favorite windows down song:
Bobby McGee. It always reminds me of drives to the beach with my best friend

Contact:
720-598-4732
erin@intrepid-co.com


Role:
Benefit Advocate

Olivia is the benefit advocate that works directly with employees to answer claims and benefit questions. Olivia works hard to do anything and everything possible to assist in making a sometimes challenging situation easier.

IN the door:
2018

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design from Michigan State University

Dream Vacation:
The moon! I think it would be so neat to see it from anywhere on Earth and be able to say “I’ve been there!”

Favorite thing to do on the weekend:
Anything outside – camping, skiing or hiking. If the weather is bad, I’m all for a movie day.

Guilty Pleasure:
Vintage rings, especially turqoise. You can never have enough!

Contact:
303-293-6672
advocate@intrepid-co.com


Role:
Technology Specialist

Brynel’s role is to input all of your company’s benefit information in your personalized online Exchange solution. She makes it easy for employees to login and see all benefit information and “shop” for the benefits they want: everything from your medical plan, to ancillary coverage, to the extras like work-site benefits and telemedicine. She is the reason your website can be updated in real time, without you having to pay a TPA and wait for an eight-week turnaround. Her sense of urgency and attention to detail are what make her the right person for the job.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Communications from Central Michigan University.

IN the door:
2001

Dream vacation:
A ski trip to Chamonix, France.

You’re happiest when…
I’m hanging out with my husband and our boys in the outdoors.

Something you are really proud of:
My sons – Wyatt and Nixon. Even though they are very young my heart is so full of pride of who they already are and what they will become.

Contact:
303-448-9774
brynel@intrepid-co.com


Role:
Director of Operations

Marie helps make sure our team stays a well-oiled machine! She’s manages everything from coordinating and training new hires, to developing and growing best practices. She also spearheads relationship development with all of the major insurance carriers to keep the lines of communication open and transparent.

Education:
Bachelors of Science in Marketing from University of Central Florida

IN the door:
2016

Something someone might be surprised to learn about you:
I am first generation American. My dad is from the Canary Islands, Spain and my mom is from Newfoundland, Canada. I just recently got my Spanish citizenship!

Favorite 80’s movie:
When Harry Met Sally

Favorite windows down song:
Simple Song by The Shins

Contact:
303-293-6667
marie@intrepid-co.com