Meet the Team

Agency Owner

Alice has been a licensed insurance agent since 2007, the same year she graduated from University of Washington with a B.S. degree in Psychology. Over the next 10 years of her insurance career, Alice became a top producer in a national brand agency and used the experience to help many people in her community. 

AYAO Insurance - Team AYAO was established in May of 2018 and is located in beautiful Downtown Kirkland. Alice and her team have been actively involved in Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and in local events such as Big Climb Seattle to support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Alice is very proud to have the opportunity to represent Allstate, a trusted national-brand that stands behind its promise to help protect what’s most important to her customers and their family. 

Alice is a licensed Property & Casualty agent in Washington State and she is also licensed in Series 6 and Series 63.

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Gretchen Benson

Sales Agent
Gretchen has lived in Kirkland since 2002 and she is proud to call this place home. Gretchen began working in the insurance industry in 2018, the same year she joined Team AYAO. In her spare time, Gretchen enjoys attending local cuisine events, baking, cooking and spending time with her two wonderful children.
Customer Relations Agent
Joti joined Team AYAO in 2019 with many years of customer service experience. Before moving to Washington in 2018, Joti lived in Atlanta, Georgia. Joti enjoys helping customers with all of their insurance needs and having fun participating in local events with her team. Outside of the office, Joti loves cheering on her sons in their soccer matches, riding bikes with her husband, and going to gym.
Alice's Office
Alice's Office
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Alice's Office

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We Enjoy What We Do
More importantly, we look after one another and work together as a team. After a hardworking day, you can find three of us hanging out around town and enjoying a glass wine, maybe two.

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