Kevin Klaas


Kevin is the founder of Monarch Solutions, and has worked in the insurance arena for more than a decade. He graduated from Judson University in 2002 with a degree in Business Finance. Kevin and his beautiful wife, Jennie, have five children: Gabriel, Vienna, Ellis, Janelle Joy and Jude. He enjoys water skiing, studying the Bible, hunting and fishing and vacationing on a beach with his bride!

“I enjoy focusing my attention on one thing; bringing really impactful solutions to the table for my clients that will meet their goals, help them sleep better at night and create value for them and their heirs for generations to come. I really enjoy specializing in this one primary skill because having a narrow focus allows me the ability to really excel at what I do best.”

Louisa James

Insurance Advisor

Louisa joined Monarch Solutions in February 2013. She has a background in business administration and teaching math. Louisa was born and raised in Rockford and spends her free time learning, traveling, and working out.

Rebecca Peterson

Personal Advisor

Rebecca joined Monarch Solutions in May 2016. She has a background in business and medical administration. Rebecca and her husband, Tim, have four children: Andrew (Becca), Jessica, Megan and Joseph and two precious grandchildren: Juliana and Noah. She was born and raised in Rockford and spends her free time with family or reading, boating, traveling and doing missions work.

  • p: 815-847-6229

Mike White

Business Development

Mike has worked in the insurance arena for over 40 years and is a wealth of information. Mike’s seasoned approach and contacts in the community make him an asset to Monarch and a trusted advisor in many ways. As he moves into more of a semi-retirement mode he enjoys the flexibility of that our industry affords and operates as a consultant and producer on many levels. Mike and his wife enjoy traveling south in the winter and to northern Wisconsin in the summers to their vacation homes there.

Mary Schorsch

Administrative Assistant

Mary has lived in the Rockford area since 1992. She is married and has raised 3 children. She enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling, and all things related to family.

Kim Allen

Lead Underwriter

  • 815-847-6229

Michael Fontanini

Advanced Planning, Product Advisory and Case Design

Josh Ullrich

Director of Business Development

Josh has specialized in various forms of Business Development for more than 15 years throughout his career. He holds his MBA and enjoys high level conversations with sophisticated and accomplished individuals. Josh and his wife Tricia enjoy family life as they have 6 children and counting.

Sue Sawchuk

Director of first impressions and catalyst

Sue joined the Monarch Solutions team in September 2017, and has a background in administration. Sue and her husband, Anthony, have two sons, Zachary and Blake. She was born and raised in Belvidere, IL. Sue spends her free time cheering on the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears, and taking long walks on the bike path with their rescue dog, Wubby.

Grant Thompson

Business Development

Grant joined the Monarch Solutions team in 2017. His focus is in growing Monarch’s clientele. Grant graduated from the University of Iowa with a business degree in 2015. He has a background in marketing and sales in the RV industry. In his free time you can find Grant playing rugby, skiing, and spending free time with his wife Cassandra and dog Stewy.