As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business. Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.
Hugh, President and Founder of Thorne Financial & Insurance Services, Inc., (The Thorne Group) graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Political Economies, and then obtained his MBA in Finance from the University of Santa Clara. An insurance professional since 1992, he has experience in life/health, commercial and personal insurance. Hugh and his wife Sandy, live in Southern California and enjoy spending time with their two adult children who also live in the area. Having lived in Santa Cruz, Honolulu, and now Southern California, Hugh enjoys spending his free time boating, surfing, mountain biking and hiking with Sandy.
Having worked for large corporations and insurance agencies in the past, Hugh established Thorne Financial in 2005 with the goal of building an agency small enough to allow for true personal service for his clients, yet large enough (via his affiliation with American Alliance Insurance Brokers) to have access to the majority of preferred insurance companies in order to have the right insurance solution for Thorne Group’s Clients.
Hugh feels truly fortunate to work with such a professional and personable team at the Thorne Group!
Janna was born in Santa Cruz, Ca. and at the age of eight, moved with her family to Honolulu, HI where she attended La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls. There she learned the true meaning of “Aloha” and also learned to surf, sing and hula. Janna also attended Loyola Marymount University where she studied Communications, and received her Bachelor’s Degree. She has always been outgoing and friendly – she has the true ability to create quick rapport with just about anyone.
Janna prides herself on having integrity and making sure her clients’ needs are met first and foremost. She enjoys both getting to know her clients on a personal level and advising them on the best way to protect their assets. A firm believer that the key to a successful business is providing superior customer service, she looks forward to many years of working with her fellow team members to serve her clients.
With 30 years of professional insurance experience, Dave has been with The Thorne Group from day one. He has been an integral factor in the growth of the company, and he and his wife of 39 years, Dianna, are now experiencing the joys of being Grandparents (3 grandchildren to date)! Dave has both an MA and BA in Education, and effectively uses these skills to help educate his clients regarding insurance to ensure they’re correctly protected at the best available price.
Dave continues to work on a selective basis consulting with and advising new clients regarding their insurance needs. Dave also enjoys volunteering at a local college by mentoring young men in both academic and life decisions.
With The Thorne Group since 2007; Debbie is the primary policy servicing agent for Thorne Group and enjoys helping our clients better understand their insurance needs. She always strives to provide excellent service in a timely manner. Debbie currently resides in the Rim Country region of Arizona with her husband, the 2 youngest of 4 children, and their 3 dogs.
Colleen Netzel was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Phoenix, Arizona when she was 10 years old. She is still a die hard Cleveland Browns fan. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a minor in Tourism. Colleen is Thorne Group’s primary Renewal Manager tasked with ensuring our clients are matched with the right insurance company at the most competitive rate at renewal. She has been in the insurance industry for 24 years and truly enjoys working with clients. She always puts the clients first, because she believes in treating each one of them as if they were her only one.