Hudsonville MI Headquarters Staff

We ALWAYS do our very best to make and keep you happy clients!

Hello Everyone! I have been working in insurance in one way or another for most of my life. From helping my parents between the ages of 15 and 20 to continuing to work with my Father, Roger Simmons, who had his insurance license for over 50 years, until around 2000, when he finally decided to retire.

I have worked in a range of industries during my working years – from restaurants, to factories, to mortgage banking. I decided to start my own insurance agency in 2002.

I am married to Dawn and with 5 adult children in the Hudsonville area, life is busy and great! Our main goal at Shield Insurance Agency is to help people and our community. Even if it means referring you elsewhere!


Hi everyone! My name is Dawn Simmons. I am Andy’s wife and mother and stepmother of our 5 children. I started with Andy when we first started our Agency back in 2002. Since then I have stepped back and now just work on clerical part time in the office.

The rest of my time is devoted to all the errands and upkeep of our home & business. Our 5 children have become amazing adults (but they will always be our “kids”) and we are now officially empty nesters! We now have our first 2 beautiful granddaughters. On my off time, I do enjoy reading, scrap-booking, painting and just being a mom, grandmother and a wife. Feel free to stop in sometime to our office and say HI!! We have fresh coffee waiting for you!


TJ Simmons, CLCS
call Direct at 616.377.4398

My name is Tj Simmons, I own a Rental property in the NE Grand Rapids Creston Neighborhood, and live in Wyoming with my Fiance Brianna and our fur babies: Scooby-Doo (2.5Yr dog), Velma (10 Month old Dog) and 4 crazy cats Shaggy, Fred, Mango, and Nina.

I am the youngest member of the Grand Rapids Rotary Club, and I am a part of their Membership Committee. I am on the Social Committee For the Grand Rapids Young Professionals (GRYP), and I am also a very active member of the Hudsonville Chamber of Commerce.

My Favorite part of Insurance is working with Business owners. Finding ways to write their insurance that maybe another Agent did not take the time to think about, and putting money back into the owners pocket. While also creating long lasting relationships between Our Family Business, and theirs. Please feel free to reach out if you would ever want to tell me more about
yourself , your business, or you just simply want to get lunch!.


Welcome to Shield Insurance! My name is Tammy Kaptein. I have been with Shield Insurance since 2008. I am a licensed agent as well as customer service representative.

My favorite thing about my job is helping people meet their insurance needs & understand their insurance. I have lived in the Hudsonville area my whole life & love the close community. I am very blessed to have a wonderful husband & 4 very active, amazing kids. Away from work my time is eaten up quickly attending many football, soccer, volleyball & basketball games. When there is extra time I enjoy scrap-booking, shopping, spending time as a family camping & attending school & church functions.


Hello everyone! My name is Melissa Hunt and I have been with this wonderful agency since July 2017.

I am a licensed insurance agent, account manager and a satisfied client for over 6 years now. Our agency prides itself on building trust & loyalty with our clients and I am so thankful to be apart of Shield Insurance Agency. I grew up in Jenison and am now raising my kiddos in Hudsonville. I have a hard working husband of 13 years and we have 3 children together. We enjoy going to amusement parks, beaches, and campgrounds. Our busy schedules keep us hopping but we are loving it all.


Meet Valina!

Hello! I previously spent five years working claims for Farmers Insurance. After exploring other career options, I truly missed helping others. My first thought was returning to insurance. Now here I am, and the rest is history. When I’m not busy working you can find me spending lots of time with my huge family. I call us the modern day Brady bunch. I look forward to helping you with all of needs.


Dan DuPree
call Direct at 616.777.3202

Dan DuPree is our newest personal lines insurance agent working with Shield Insurance Agency. Dan is working alongside our seasoned agents at the firm as he grows his territory. He has helped countless families find affordable insurance that meets their needs. He became an insurance agent because he wanted to make a living while helping people out. Insurance allows him to not only help people, but also provide for his family. When he’s not on his computer or phone, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and enjoying nature, or dusting off the golf clubs for a round of golf. He is happily married, with three beautiful children. His oldest is his son Kayden, then there’s Ava, and last but not least, Madeline. We look forward for you getting to know Dan!


My name is Sara Koeman and I have grown up in the Hudsonville/Jenison area. I have been married for 15 years and have 3 beautiful, smart and talented daughters. I have worked in the auto field for over 6 years which has now taken me into the insurance area. In my free time I love being on the water in the summer and in the fall/winter cheering my daughters in their sports and theater.