About Our Staff

Ryan Richter
Owner, Principal Agent

Connie Tinker

Born and raised in Oregon, Ryan Richter got an early start on his insurance career when he first became licensed in 2001.  Since then he has worked for a few select agencies as he gained knowledge and built his client base.  In 2018 he took the plunge and bought his independence, moving himself, his co-workers, and clients to his very own agency, Mt Hood Insurance.

Ryan has been voted a 5-star insurance agent by Portland Monthly Magazine for the last 8 consecutive years.  An honor of less than 10% of our areas insurance agents enjoy.

Ryan lives in Gresham with his wife Alicia and their two daughters.  They are a true Oregonian family that loves to hike, hunt, fish, and camp in the great outdoors.

Ryan is also passionate about his community and has been an active member of the Gresham Breakfast Lions Club since 2003.  He helps to host their annual golf tournament fundraiser each year which benefits the vision and hearing impaired, as well as scholarships for local high schools, food, and gifts for needy families at Christmas, and so much more.

Connie began her insurance career in 2002 and learned the business working for American Family Insurance and Farmers Insurance before deciding to come work with Ryan Richter in 2008 as an independent agent.

She lives in Gresham with her husband Brian and their dog Tuff.  Brian and Connie fell in love as high school sweethearts and have been together ever since.  In the spring you can find Connie on the river catching chinook salmon.  In her downtime, she is probably planning her next big hunting vacation, which could be anywhere from Africa to Australia.

Connie is also passionate about wildlife conservation and ensuring a healthy population of animals for generations to come.  She is currently a board member for the Lewis & Clark Chapter of Safari Club International where she helps to promote local and national conservation efforts.

Katie Paden
Office Manager

Mike Bowman

Katie moved to Oregon 20 years ago and settled in Gresham with her husband Randy and their two boys. Katie has been in insurance for 22 years and has decided to make the switch to join the team at Mt. Hood Insurance.

Katie likes the small-town feeling of Gresham and the friendly atmosphere. She enjoys working and serving in her community to make it a better place for everyone to enjoy. Katie is actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America where she helped her two boys became Eagle Scouts, and currently holds the title of District Commissioner. Katie is also an active member of St Henry’s Catholic Church, as a Catholic Daughter.

A native Oregonian, Mike was raised in NE Portland, attended Grant High and earned a BS from Portland State in 1981. During those years, he earned his Eagle Scout badge and developed a passion for backpacking. In 1983 he married the love of his life and was offered a job at his father and brother in laws insurance agency, Ernie Smith Insurance. Along with helping raise two children with his wife, Laurie, Mike was active in Toastmasters, Kiwanis and Meals on Wheels.

For fun, Mike and Laurie enjoy taking their travel trailer to different campgrounds in Oregon and Washington to see the sites. In the winter, Mike skies the slopes of Mt Hood with his two grown kids. And as a stress reliever, Mike takes his 1967 Triumph TR4a roadster on the back roads east and south of his home in Gresham

David Scott

Alicia Richter
Marketing Director

David is a 3rd generation insurance agent. He began working in this industry in high school,  became a licensed agent in 1994, and had been working for the Ernie Smith Insurance since 2007 before joining Mt Hood Insurance.  He received his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation in 2003. 

David lives in Gresham with his wife and son. His activities in the community include being a member of the Portland Tesla Owners Club. He is a participate in the Gresham’s GREAT Business program, a recycling and sustainability program for area businesses. He is a founding member of Cloud City Garrision, the local Star Wars costuming club, where he helps raise money for Doernbecher’s doing costumed appearances as a Stormtrooper. 

Alicia is the better half to Owner and Agent, Ryan Richter. She is also a native Oregonian.  After graduating from Clackamas Community College in 2009 she spent a year volunteering with Americorps where she lived in Nevada and helped with desert conservation work. This stint solidified her passion and love for the outdoors which led her to pursue other outdoor employment opportunities such as spending a summer as a Forest Service Ranger at Mt St Helens as well as working with a High School Forestry class.   She graduated from Portland State in 2014 with a BS in Environmental Science.

After graduating, her and Ryan got engaged and were then married in 2015. Alicia has been helping Ryan with his business in some form or another since then. She currently handles all of the social media content and marketing.

When she is not working she is staying home with their two little girls, Audrey and Abby. As a family they love being in the outdoors and exploring all Oregon has to offer.