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Biographies

Kelly Walter

President

Kelly Walter, President of KW Consulting, Inc., has over twenty years of health care insurance and benefit consulting experience. In 2021, our firm celebrates 15 years of delivering first-in-class service to our client base.

In her practice, she assists individuals and families with health insurance programs and Medicare plans suitable for one’s coverage needs and budget. Walter is certified in Ohio on the Healthcare Marketplace/Federal Exchange for individual insurance plans and obtains her yearly America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Medicare Advantage and Part D Plan Certification along with numerous independent appointments from top national and regional insurance carriers.

Prior to starting her own consulting firm, Kelly held positions in business development, marketing and sales at regional and national health insurance carriers and hospital-based systems across the Midwest. She has a widespread understanding of underwriting practices and risk management. Kelly also spent several years in marketing and communication positions for both the for-profit and non-profit sectors providing a wide range of marketing communications, promotional, project planning and management of benefit-based communications.

Kelly frequently speaks at various business organizations and employer groups, assisting retirees and early retirees with health care planning into their retirement years. She works closely with CPAs, financial wealth advisors and estate planners in assisting mutual clients with planning for long term health care needs.

Kelly holds her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Organizational Management and Communications from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. She is also an active member of the National Association of Heath Underwriters (NAHU). A native of central Minnesota, Walter is an honorary Ohioan and resides in Geauga County with her husband and two daughters.

Sara Patterson

Account Manager

Sara Patterson is our licensed Account Manager and is starting her fourth year with our agency. She assists with everything from new client set-up to complex claim issues, renewals and new application processing and everything in between! Sara is our direct liaison with our carrier partners and our agency IT staff, working tirelessly to improve our internal processes and increasing efficiencies. She also oversees our CRM Software management and development.

A native to Geauga County, Sara graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a Minor in Psychology. Sara’s background includes internships with the Pennsylvania Public Health Administration, as well as social service positions with an achievement/respite camp for children with disabilities and several years in the hospitality industry.

Sara enjoys traveling, anything outdoors, time with family and friends and coaching local track and cross country high school teams.

Sara is always willing to go the extra mile to assist and has been critical to our agency’s success.

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Gabby Spangler

Administrative Sales Support

Gabriela (Gabby) Spangler, Gabby works as our Administrative Sales Support. We were happy to bring Gabby onboard during our busiest open enrollment season and she survived . . . so we knew immediately she was a great fit for our organization!

Gabby’s background includes several years in a fast-based Business Service/Office Supply organization. She boasts a strong Customer Service background . She has graciously accepted new tasks and roles and has been eager to have ‘all-hands-on-deck’ when called upon. Gabby’s ‘can-do’ attitude has been critical in our service delivery to our clients. She is responsible for all new client set up in our CRM software and assists with monthly renewals for our clients as well. Gabby also handles all product marketing material and assists with outreach to our carrier partners.

Outside of her professional life, Gabby shares her passion for people with her large Italian family. In 2018, she took on her favorite title, “Mommy” when she welcomed her beautiful daughter into the world. From family get-togethers to her daughter’s dance shows, Gabby loves spending time with her family and friends as they enjoy riding trails, boating and everything outdoors.