Darren McGraw

Darren is our lead advisor and engineer of case-specific risk management plans.  Darren’s been in the risk management field since 1991 and has earned the Advanced Chartered Personal Risk and Insurance Advisor (ACPRIA), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations and is a founding member of the Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) and is its Western Region Chapter Co-founder and Co-chair.  Darren earned his MBA from the University of Montana, has a certificate in business analytics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania,  certificates in cybersecurity risk management from both Harvard and MIT, and his BA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.  He is currently working toward a Doctor of Business Administration at George Fox University.

Darren lives in Sammamish with his wife where they raised two daughters, enjoys travel, music, boating, and is a martial arts instructor.  Click here for Darren’s links to articles, press interviews, publications, and detailed work history on LinkedIn

John Mechelsen

John is our lead insurance manager and executes all plans and services.  John’s dad started the firm in the 1950s and John now leads the management of services to the over-$4 Billion of assets managed at Mechelsen, Inc.  John earned his BA from the University of Washington.

John lives in Sammamish with his wife and two children and enjoys traveling with them.

Jim Mechelsen

Jim makes sure our office runs perfectly so we can deliver concierge-level service to our clients.  Jim has more than 30 years of work with the firm.  Jim earned his BA from the University of Washington.

Jim lives in Sammamish with his wife and enjoys learning of history, music, and computers.