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Meet Our Team

Rob LaVigne
Agency Owner

Email Rob, here.

Since most people don’t really understand insurance I believe in educating our customers first.  I believe smart customers are happy customers. As a resident of the Columbia River Gorge for over 25 years, I consider myself fortunate to call the Pacific NW home.  This is an incredible place to call home, to raise a family, to play and lead a wonderful life. I love the combination of taking care of someone and knowing that doing the right thing can make their life better. I love to ride bikes and play guitar. I’m in a Dad-Band called “Family, Man” and every year I pick one big cycling event to set the tone for all my training.  I’ve done the Leadville 100 Mtb.  Last year was Seattle to Portland (STP – 205+ miles).  Who knows what’s next? I love to play with my family wherever we are the mountains, the river, the coast, you name it. I just can’t get enough of the How-To YouTube videos. I love to coach my kids sports and give back to the community wherever I can.

Megan Taylor
Licensed Sales Producer

I really enjoy working in the insurance industry and the daily challenges that come with it. There is always something to learn! I grew up on the San Juan Islands in the beautiful PNW! I moved away for several years, living in Florida then Texas, before moving back this way. I love to learn- so having a career that constantly stimulates my mind is amazing. Passing that knowledge on to my customers is priceless. My daughter is my world. Together, we spend as much time outside as possible- hiking, camping, fishing, bug catching… everyday is an adventure! Days off are usually spent with family or out in the woods- or both! But I do like the occasional lazy PJ day around the house. I have a very large collection of agates/rocks (and beach glass) that I can’t part with- and it keeps growing! I am an Ambassador for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and hope to eventually be more involved with the community.

Gabriel Nobles
Business Development

Insurance runs in my family if you will, my father ran an insurance agency.  I remember how much he enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to helping people find insurance solutions with Big River Insurance. I grew up in the Mid-South in Memphis Tennessee.  You’ll catch me using southern slang like “Y’all” now and then. I love helping people. I enjoy giving people peace of mind and confidence that they are in good hands when it comes to their insurance needs. Some of my favorite past times are, volunteering in community service, trying new food, outdoor recreation, and of course spending time with my friends and family. When I am not in the office you can typically find me engaged in my favorite form of community service, or visiting natural jewels here in the beautiful PNW with my family. One of the many things I’m passionate about is a healthy lifestyle, especially when it comes to food! I participate in a bible education program that helps people improve their lives.

Jodie Beth Snovelle

I got my start in Washington state, where I received my insurance license in 2017. I am happy to now call Big River Insurance home now! I moved from Portland to Goldendale in the mid-’90s. I am and will always be a PNW girl at heart. I really enjoy being able to truly help people with either coverage or price, whatever their need is. In my free time, I enjoy lots of activities, everything from knitting to working on my car or truck. I am an avid reader and a movie big buff. When I am not at work, I can be found playing video games, walking the dogs, working on the car (or truck) with my husband and our two amazing sons. Something many may not know about me is I am an avid Syfy reader with a post-apocalyptic life skill… I knit!