Meet Our Team
Manna Insurance Group
Daniel Vander Kooi
Husband | Dad to 3 awesome kids | Avid Mariners Fan | Owner/Agent!
Daniel started his insurance career in 2010 after spending the prior 8 years as a Youth Pastor in Lynden, WA. Laid back, down to earth and someone who just simply does the right thing is a way people describe Daniel. Daniel loves spending time with his wife and three kids. You can often find him out in the yard playing whiffle ball with his kids or at a local school coaching Baseball. He is an avid Seattle sports fan with a deep-rooted love for “HIS” Seattle Mariners. He also spends a lot of time working with Eagles Nest International in Guatemala where he currently serves as the Board President. Eagles Nest is an orphanage, feeding center and school that serves over 300 children on a daily basis.
“Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been." - Walter Gretzky
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Husband | Sports Enthusiast | Account/Office Manager!
Adam began his career at Manna Insurance Group in January of 2016, and has been in insurance since 2013. He graduated from Central Washington University with an Accounting degree in 2012. He has spent a few years helping with youth ministry and currently coaches baseball at Lynden Christian High School. In Adam’s spare time, he enjoys watching sports, grilling, playing softball and going golfing. He loves to spend time with family and friends as much as possible.
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Livestock Enthusiast | Loves the Seahawks| Insurance Agent!
Juan is currently a student at the University of Wyoming where he is working towards a degree in both Agriculture Communications and Animal & Veterinary Science, while being a member of the highly competitive 2018 Colligate Livestock Judging Team. After being adopted from Guatemala, Juan has been raised on Stoney Ridge Farm, an apple, pumpkin, and Christmas tree farm in Whatcom County, where he also raised and showed cattle on the side. He was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA growing up, showing livestock and competing in competitive speaking and livestock judging contests around the country. In his free time, Juan enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as attending livestock shows and teaching and helping others learn about livestock judging and animals. He is appreciative for the opportunity to work at Manna and is looking forward to better serving others and learn more about the community.
Wife | Mom to 3 amazing kids | Account Executive!
Julie started with Manna in October of 2017 after working for Edaleen Dairy for the previous 10 years as the Regional Store Manager. With this new change she hopes to continue to have a close connection with the families of our community. Julie is married to her best friend Rick and has three amazing kids. She loves cooking and entertaining family and friends at their home in Lynden.
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Wife | Gonzaga Basketball Fan | Insurance Agent/Marketing Coordinator!
Kailey began her insurance career in May 2015, while receiving her degree in Business Administration with focuses in Marketing and Finance from Seattle Pacific University. Kailey’s favorite aspect of the job is being able to work with customers and businesses to make their insurance needs a simple and easy process. She looks forward to growing deep, meaningful relationships within the community. Kailey grew up in Lynden, where she met her husband, Ryan. In her free time, she loves going camping with family, attending Seahawks games, or any sporting event.
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Husband | Father of 3 beautiful girls | Insurance Agent!
Kyle began as an Insurance Agent in March of 2013. After graduating with a BA from Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, BC, Kyle was a middle school youth pastor for a local church and has since joined the insurance business to continue building meaningful relationships. In his free time, Kyle loves to date his wife Jennelle, spend time with his daughters, and play golf occasionally. Kyle also loves to coach and invest time into the younger generation, challenging them to reach their full potential.
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Husband | Daddy of 2 | Seattle Sports Fan | Insurance Agent!
Kyle started his insurance career in January 2016, after working in youth ministry, the service industry, and sales. He joined the Manna Team in December 2017. Kyle graduated from Lynden High School in 2000 and Trinity Western University (Langley BC) in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. He and his wife Denica are the proud parents of Riggs and Zoey. In their free time, they enjoy watching sports, especially Seahawk and Husky football, spending time on the water with family, and trying out local breweries and wineries. Kyle’s biggest desire is to help people protect what’s most important to them, and become friends in the process.
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Wife | Mother of 2 | Long Term Care/Disability Agent!
Leah began her career with Manna in 2017. A graduate of Central Washington University, where she earned a degree in Community Health Education, Leah has worked in different positions centered on Patient care through clinics, family practice, and physical therapy. Leah has spent the last 6 years working part-time in ministry, and now serves alongside her husband Chris who is a local Youth Director. While raising their two energetic and entertaining boys the family loves to camp, hike, and play at the beach. Leah has a passion for serving people and began her career with Manna with the hopes of helping others plan the best future for themselves and their families, in the midst of the unknown.
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Husband | Father | HS Coach | Local Sports Fan | Insurance Agent!
Nate started with Manna Insurance Group in 2016, after being the Senior Estimator with Lynden Door since 2007. His primary goal with Manna is to come alongside others in the community to help and support them with their insurance needs. Nate enjoys spending time with his wife & two daughters Emma & Kyra. He also loves camping, BBQ's, and getting together for sporting events with friends and family. He is also part of both the football and baseball programs at Lynden Christian High School and is grateful for the opportunity to coach, teach & mentor the next generation of young men.
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