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We’re here to help you.

We deliver results to individuals and business alike. Let us do the same for you.  Olympic Crest Insurance, Inc. is a locally owned and operated insurance brokerage firm. Established in 1996, we have come to be recognized by both our clients and insurance providers as best in class by specializing in employee benefits and individual medical, dental & life insurance.

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Nancy J. Giacolone, RHU

President & Owner

With over 30 years in the employee benefit industry, Nancy has both the experience and knowledge our clients have come to rely on. She began as an Administrative Assistant in a small Tacoma agency and worked her way up to partner before moving on to start Olympic Crest Insurance in 1996.

Nancy has served as President of the SW Washington Association of Health Underwriters, served on the Junior Achievement of Washington Board of Directors and continues to be an active volunteer in the community. She maintains membership in many professional and community organizations. She has been recognized by several major insurance carriers as platinum partner.

Nancy is a licensed agent and broker in Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Hawaii. She earned her Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) designation in 1991 and continually pursues additional education opportunities to provide the best products, service and knowledge to her clients.

She is a Washington State native and currently resides in Gig Harbor with her family. When not working or spending time with her family, she can be found in the kitchen, with a camera in her hand or trying some new artistic adventure. Along with her husband, they have recently launched a local micro-brewery, GSP Craft Brewing.

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Nicholas (Nick) Giacolone

Employee Benefit Consultant/Producer

Nick started working at Olympic Crest Insurance seasonally in the summer of 2010 while attending college. After graduating from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s of Science, he then resumed working for Olympic Crest before obtaining his Life & Disability License and becoming a full-time employee and producer in early August.

Nick is highly proficient, a quick-learner, and is dedicated to providing clients with the highest level of service and expertise. His attention to detail provides clients with accurate and timely information, as well as the most competitively priced products available.

When Nick is not working, he is spending his time with his family and friends. He is a huge football fan and is a die-hard Seahawks and Oregon State Beavers fan. Aside from football, he enjoys upland bird hunting, fly-fishing, and spending time in the gym.

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Cindy Funk

Small Business Unit Lead/Analyst

Cindy Funk comes to us from the carrier side of the employee benefit’s world with 33 years of group insurance experience. Her expertise lies in the ancillary lines, including Life, Disability, Dental, Critical Illness and Accident.

Cindy started her insurance career with Assurant Employee Benefits (then known as Mutual Benefit Life) running small group quotes and answering phones. During her tenure of more than 25 years, she continued to grow with increased responsibilities eventually taking on the roles of Office Manager, Account Manager, and Renewal Manager. She was honored as the Employee of the Quarter, and was given the Customer Service award 3 years in a row.

From Assurant, Cindy continued on the carrier side with Regence Life and Health, where she was an Account Executive for 3 years.

Cindy holds her Washington Agent’s License and Idaho Non-Residence License for Life and Disability. She attended college in Spokane, moved to Seattle upon graduating, married in 1981, and has two daughters who both reside in Bonney Lake close to their Mom. Cindy enjoys camping with friends, traveling, boating and swimming.

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Shannon Brynn

Individual & Medicare Specialist

Shannon Brynn was born and raised in University Place, WA but has traveled up and down the West Coast obtaining her education from Irvine, Los Angeles and Seattle. She comes from a diverse background with an Associates in Merchandise Marketing and Business Development from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Cornish Collage of the Arts.

Shannon has a strong passion for helping others and customer service. When she is not in the office she is spending time with family and friends socializing or out exploring the Puget Sound with her dog.

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Danielle Brown

Eligibility Specialist

Danielle joined our team in April, 2016 as an Administrative Assistant and has recently obtained her WA Life and Disability License. She has been an entrepreneur since 2009 where she and her mom started a Rhinestone Manufacturing and Apparel Business and was a Personal Financial Representative at a bank previous to that.

With over 15 years of experience in customer service, Danielle is looking forward to helping the Olympic Crest Team deliver excellent communication and customer service our clients have grown to expect. She primarily handles eligibility and is the friendly voice that will most likely greet you when you call.

She’s a workaholic, but the things she loves most in life are spending time with family and friends, her pets, cooking, going on new adventures and trying new restaurants.