We’re always looking for good people to join the Walker Insurance team. If you like what you see, feel free to send your resume and a brief note about yourself to info@walkerinsures.com. We will keep you information on file for any future openings!

Jeff Eckburg

Jeff Eckburg

Jeff Eckburg has been an insurance agent since 1989. A native of Pecatonica, Jeff graduated from Eastern Illinois University where he studied journalism and communications. He joined the Agency upon graduation from college. Jeff is an active parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church where he sings in the choir and serves as a cantor.

Julie Buelow

Julie Buelow

Julie Buelow is originally from Durand, Illinois and attended Durand High School. She joined Eckburg in 1998 as a customer service representative, and now acts as the office manager for the agency. Julie enjoys being outdoors, whether it is gardening, biking, skiing, or hiking. She spends her free time volunteering for her church and the Rockford Rescue Mission. Julie likes being involved with the sports that her son plays, too.

“Customers always appreciate honest answers. I’ve had situations when offering a quote when it made more sense for the person to stay with their current carrier instead of changing. While reviewing their coverage I offered suggestions for coverage changes to improve their policy and they thanked me because I took the time to review, explain and give my honest opinion even though I didn’t take over their policies.”

Ryan Haedt

Ryan Haedt

Ryan is a Northern Illinois native who has been with the Agency since 2004. His primary specialty is business insurance but he is also an expert in auto and home coverage, particularly with higher valued dwellings.

Ryan and his wife Jamie live in Rochelle and have 3 children. He is an active member of the community—especially with coaching youth sports.

Graciela Rios

Graciela Rios

Grace started her insurance career with the Walker Agency in 2015 after several years in banking. She serves as an auto and home customer service agent. She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys assisting her clients in navigating the ins and outs of insurance. As a resident of Belvidere, she and her daughter are caretakers for elderly family members and her selfless spirit shines through to her insurance clients.

Ogaliz Lopez

Ogaliz Lopez

Having been a resident of Belvidere since the age of 4, Ogaliz started her career as the Walker Agency receptionist in 2012. She quickly shifted to a customer service role specializing in auto and home insurance. She now manages both personal and business accounts for the agency. She and her husband Ray have 3 kids and are members of St. James Catholic Church in Belvidere. She speaks fluent Spanish and has been used as a translator since the age of 7. She loves returning to her native Mexico whenever possible.

Susan Young

Susan Young

Susan joined Walker Agency in 2017. Prior to working at Walker, she spent 7 years at Country Financial in Rochelle where she specialized in auto and home insurance, farms, and small commercial accounts. She serves in the same capacity at Walker. Susan and her husband Greg have four daughters. When not at work, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Angie Burkhart

Angie Burkhart

Angie joined Walker in 2017 after spending the previous 15 years at other local agencies. She and her husband Denny have 1 son and all three are graduates of Rochelle Township High School. Angie writes and services both personal lines and commercial polies with a special focus on manufacturing, contractors, and small businesses. She is an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church where she teaches Sunday School.

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