Personal Archives | VAST
July 12, 2022

Janet Pinar


I was born and raised in the Western Upper Peninsula and moved to Marquette to attend NMU and fell in love with the area, so I made it my home. Outside of work I enjoy time with my family and friends, tending to my flower and vegetable garden, walks with my dog, and kayaking. At VAST I am an Account Administrator for Personal Lines. I am happy to serve our clients with their day-to-day needs.

April 22, 2022

Chris Barber


At VAST I am an account manager helping customers manage the risks in their personal lives. I am here to help you understand your policies and how they keep your family protected. In my personal life you can find me coaching hockey, cheering my kids on at the soccer and football fields and watching their band concerts. When I’m not chasing my kids, spending time with my wife or working on my honey-do list I like to escape to a local stream and catch brookies or hunt grouse with my dog.

November 18, 2021

Austin Johnson


I am an Account Administrator for the Personal Lines team here at VAST. The Upper Peninsula is where I was born and raised. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing the piano, listening to music, and playing basketball. Helping others is important to me and I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of this team.

August 17, 2021

Erin Berry


A Chicago girl at heart, Marquette is now where I call home. Outside of work you can find me doing what I love most – spending time with my family, reading a good book, watching a good film, or out exploring Marquette’s beautiful trails. At VAST, I work as an account administrator on the commercial team, focusing on building relationships with our clients.

January 14, 2021

Torrin Grange


I was born and raised in the U.P. I grew up playing travel hockey and have played around Michigan and Canada. I graduated from Northern Michigan University and had interned with VAST during my senior year of college and the experience has been awesome. I was extremely happy to join the team full time upon graduation. When I am not in the office I am fishing/hunting/filming or editing video. I also enjoy all of the local activities around Marquette. I love the U.P. and Lake Superior.

June 29, 2020

Lucy Marana


I am lucky enough to have been born & raised in the U.P. I live in Marquette with my husband, Lee, & our dog, Raji. I enjoy spending time with them & my family & friends. I especially love music, golfing, being outside, and spending time at our camp in Big Bay, MI. During my 8-5, I work connecting callers to my VAST teammates who can help with their insurance needs.

January 29, 2019

Steve Hintsala


At Home, my wife and I have three young children that keep us on our toes. In the summer you’ll most likely find me out on the golf course or on a baseball diamond. At VAST, I’m here to help our clients find solutions for all of their personal insurance needs.

June 7, 2017

Nicole Marshall


I was born and raised in the UP and I am an NMU Alumni. Outside of work you can find me on the golf course, floating in a boat on the beautiful Lake Superior, or inside with a good book. In the office, I am working as an account administrator for our personal lines team.

November 17, 2015

Matt Wuokko


As a Personal Risk Manager at VAST, I work with clients to uncover, define, and provide solutions for their auto, home, and life insurance needs. Originally from Marquette and a graduate of Northern Michigan University, I feel blessed to be able to serve the community I grew up in. Outside of the office, I love spending time with family and friends while taking full advantage of all of the activities the U.P. has to offer.

June 8, 2015

Corey Hanycz


As U.P. native you will find me doing all things outdoors, but my passion is tending 3rd base at Hurley Field and shanking golf balls on the course. During my 8-5 work week I am working diligently as your dedicated personal insurance account manager.

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