Our People


Frederik W. H. (Rick) van Oppen II, CPCU
Direct Line: 307-733-7485
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Rick is an Insurance Broker with 25+ years’ experience.   He specializes in assisting Architects, Engineers and Environmental Service Firm Property & Casualty Insurance and coordinating Risk Control support services.

In 2008 Rick founded VOCO2, a specialty firm for AE&E clients which currently have offices in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Colorado, Connecticut, North Carolina and Washington serving clients nationwide.   The company is staffed with veteran insurance personnel dedicated to providing clients with comprehensive, affordable and pro-active insurance solutions and service. VOCO2’s service platform includes Risk Control, Contract Review and Risk Profile services.

Rick holds insurance industry designations of Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS)  and is a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.


Bobbi McGee-Zavala, CRIS
Account Executive/Service Group Leader
Direct Line: 303-993-4551
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Bobbi has 25+ years experience in the insurance industry. Bobbi started her insurance career working for an independent agent in personal lines while attending college. She received her personal lines license in 1994 and worked in personal insurance sales for three years. After a brief period of time living in Puerto Rico, she returned to the States in 2002 and resumed her insurance career as a Healthcare Syndication Administrator with Aon Risk Services. Prior to joining Van Oppen & Co. Bobbi spent 10 years in Client Service and Account Management positions in the Property and Casualty insurance arena working with clients in the Construction and Oil and Gas sectors with IMA of Colorado, Inc. and HUB International.

Bobbi joined Van Oppen & Co. 2 in 2014. Bobbi manages the VOC2 service desk making sure our clients’ needs are met in a timely and accurate manner. Her services include assisting with insurance program design, insurance call out review, certificates of insurance and working closely with clients whenever changes to their insurance program may be needed.

Bobbi is a graduate of Western Business College. She has continued to further her education and insurance knowledge. In 2009 she obtained her Construction Risk Insurance Specialist certification.


Richard (Rich) P. DeMusis, Jr.
Broker / Business Development
Direct Line: 720-306-9680
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Rich is a highly accomplished business development executive with a deep commitment and understanding of the needs of Environmental Service Firms as well as related industries. Prior to joining Van Oppen & Co. 2 Rich served as a territory manager for EDR (Environmental Data Resources) from 2008 through 2014 managing growth at EDR and an 8 state territory with over 600 Environmental Service Firm clients. Rich is active in Environmental industry associations and has been a board member of Rocky Mountain Environmental Professionals Association (RMEPA) from 2010 to present.

Rich joined the Van Oppen & Co. 2 team in July 2015. Rich’s role at VOC2 is in focused on helping the company grow by attracting new clients and as a relationship manager with clients to help ensure that our client’s needs are identified and met.

Rich is a graduate of Providence College, Providence RI with a degree in Business Management.

Dane Gorton
Vice President Canada
Direct Line: 778-262-1105
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Dane is an Insurance Broker with 10+ years in the insurance industry primarily assisting various businesses with their Property and Casualty insurance needs. Prior to joining Van Oppen & Co. 2, Dane was with BFL Canada where he founded their online division and lead the team. Dane has also previously worked for Monarch Insurance Brokers specializing as a broker in Commercial Insurance and has worked for RSA Insurance as an Underwriter.

Dane joined Van Oppen & Co. 2 in February 2021 as Vice President and adds to the VOCO2 team’s specialty brokering capabilities focusing both on Business Development and working with the team to follow through with the high level of customer service our AE&E insured’s require. Dane is dedicated to insured clients specializing in Professional Liability as well as all lines of Property & Casualty and related Risk Control initiatives for AE&E firms.


Brenda Todd, CIC
Account Manager
Direct line: 720-924-7050
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Brenda entered the insurance industry in 2007.   She is a licensed property and casualty broker with a specialty in commercial insurance.   Prior to joining VOC2, Brenda spent over 5 years with Wyoming Financial Insurance, Inc. the Evanston WY office.

Brenda joined Van Oppen & Co. 2 in March, 2016.  Brenda is an Account Manager assisting insured clients to make sure their questions and insurance service needs are met. Her services include assisting insurance call out review, certificates of insurance and working closely with clients whenever changes to their insurance program may be needed.

In July of 2014 Brenda obtained the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation by attending 100 classroom hours and taking five comprehensive written exams. In addition, she attends continuing education courses every year to update her knowledge and skills, to ensure that you always receive the attention, care, and current information necessary to make your coverage decisions.


Samantha Coplan
Customer Service Representative
Direct Line: 719-985-2137
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Samantha entered the insurance industry in 2000. She is a licensed property and casualty broker with many years’ experience specializing in assisting clients with business insurance. Prior to joining VOCO2, Samantha spent over 5 years with Twin T Insurance in Colorado Springs, CO and then Brown and Brown following the sale of Twin T Insurance to Brown and Brown. Most recently she was with Farmers Insurance providing service as a Commercial Lines specialist. She also has a number of years’ experience with placing Surety Bonds.

Samantha joined Van Oppen & Co. 2 in July, 2017. She is a Customer Service Representative assisting our insured clients make sure their questions and insurance service needs are met. Her services include assisting the service desk with policy review and policy checking, certificates of insurance, issuing auto ID cards, endorsement requests and Client portal set up and assistance.

Heather Kekac
Business Development
Direct Line: 203-285-8331
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Heather entered the insurance industry in 2002 on the Employee Benefits side.  In addition to service experience for insurance customers, Heather has a background in customer support and sales.  Prior to joining Van Oppen & Co. 2, Heather spent time in with ERIS and EDR providing Environmental Risk Information account management and support.

Heather joined Van Oppen & Co. 2 in April 2020 and serves as a Business Development Specialist.  Her role is to assist Brokers in the process of reviewing coverages, gathering information from prospective and current insureds to help our team make sure they have the best insurance program available.   Heather also works with our Insurance Brokers and Service Team to assist with the smooth set up new accounts to make certain they have a positive experience onboarding as an insured client of Van Oppen & Co. 2 and supports us with special events and education opportunities for clients.

Frank Martin
Business Development, Los Angeles
Direct Line: 818-409-9544
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Amie Taubman, MSOL
Account Manager
Direct Line: 719-284-2155
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After many years in the Financial industry with First Data, Amie entered the insurance industry with Progressive Insurance Group in 2013.   After two years with Progressive she joined an Insurance Broker in Denver, Colorado and most recently worked as an Account Manager specializing in business insurance account services specializing in HOA Management Insurance.

Amie joined Van Oppen & Co. 2 in October 2020 as an Account Manager.  Her services include working with clients on their insurance questions, assisting with renewals, certificates of insurance and insurance call outs from clients, and working closely with clients on any changes they might need to their insurance program.

Amie holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Project Management (MSOL) from Regis University, Denver Colorado and Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Denver.   Currently, she is studying for the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and is expecting to receive her designation in  the Spring of 2021.