Kevin Klaas


Kevin is the founder of Monarch Solutions, and has worked in the insurance arena for almost 2 decades. He graduated from Judson University in 2002 with a degree in Business Finance. Kevin and his beautiful wife, Jennie, have six children: Gabriel, Vienna, Ellis, Janelle Joy, Jude and Liam Brave. 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.”

Gray Mills

Lead Advisor & Business Development

H. Gray Mills holds extensive leadership experience, having served as president for numerous Fort Worth-based organizations, including the Association of Life Underwriters, the Business and Estate Council, the Chapter of American Society of Life Underwriters, and the Million Dollar Round Table. An accredited Chartered Life Underwriter, he began his financial career in 1977 with the Mills Financial Group, where he specialized in estate planning, business insurance, and employee and executive benefit plans. A longtime member of PartnersFinancial, Gray has always played an active role in his community. A past board chairman of Baylor All Saints Hospital Foundation and Citizens Bank, he has also served on the boards of the Juliette Fowler Home, the Gill Children’s Service Center, and the Fort Worth Academy. As past president of the Fort Worth Breakfast Club, Gray is proud to have also served on the board of the local ALS support group. Gray is a graduate of Texan Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Having lettered in football and baseball, he went on to attend graduate school at George Washington University. Gray is an Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. Today, he lives with his wife, Nelda. They have two children, Kyle and Kristen, and two grandchildren, Holt and Clark.

Louisa James

Insurance Advisor

Louisa joined Monarch Solutions in February 2013. She has a background in business administration and teaching math. Louisa and her husband, Jonathan, run a mixed martial arts gym in Roscoe, IL. With their free time, they enjoy traveling and going to the park with their dog, Lola.

Palmer Klaas

Business Development

Palmer has worked in the insurance and financial services industry for over 40 years. As a seasoned veteran, he merged his insurance practice with Monarch Solutions in early 2019 and now enjoys a business development role within our team.

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 (Jake) and Joseph and three precious grandchildren: Juliana, Noah and Vienna. She was born and raised in Rockford and spends her free time with family or reading, boating, biking, traveling and Crossfit.

Melanie Molloy

Director of New Business & Underwriting

Melanie brings 17 years of experience to Monarch Solutions which includes Operational Director for an NFP Producer for 8 years, handling all aspects of client management and new business and was with Ash Brokerage, one of the largest General Agencies for 9 years, solely responsible for 50+ advisers managing all aspects of new business, underwriting and negotiating risk with the carriers. In Melanie’s free time, she enjoys playing with her puppy Bella, creating abstract paintings, working on her tennis game and spending time with her family and friends at the beach.

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.

Megan Peterson

Medicare & Health Insurance Adviser

Megan joined Monarch in December 2019. She is recently engaged and planning to get married in the summer of 2020. Megan was born and raised in Illinois, has a daughter, Vienna, and spends her free time traveling, writing, and spending time with family.

Kim Allen

Lead Underwriter

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Michael Fontanini

Advanced Planning, Product Advisory and Case Design