Glidden Group LLC is a full-service health insurance agency located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We can help with:


  • Private individual or on exchange health insurance plans
  • Employer Benefits
  • Medicare supplements as well as Part C and D


Our knowledgeable agents are here to assist you with your insurance needs.

Brian Glidden

After completing high school in 1995 in northern Illinois, I chose to follow in the footsteps of my father and grandfather by pursuing a career in managing large-scale HVAC mechanical projects. This opportunity allowed me to grasp the significance of effective time management, collaborating with diverse individuals, and understanding the importance of attention to detail for achieving successful outcomes.

In 2011, my family embarked on a vacation to Twin Lakes in north Idaho. It was during this trip that I, along with my three children, instantly fell in love with the area and aspired to turn the Idaho dream into a reality. In April of 2014, we made the transformative decision to transition from city life to residing in the picturesque mountains, embracing a lifestyle centered around cattle raising. This shift provided my children with a more enriching and multifaceted upbringing. While I continued my work in HVAC, I found myself increasingly dissatisfied due to extensive travel and time spent away from my family. It became evident that a change was overdue.

In February of 2016, I embarked on a transition into the insurance business, and in 2019, I established the Glidden Group. Building and expanding my team has presented both challenges and rewards, yet the most fulfilling aspect of this life-altering shift has been assisting individuals in obtaining the insurance coverage and protection they require and desire. Throughout this journey, while collaborating with numerous individuals, I have come to appreciate the wisdom in Einstein’s quote: “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”

My three children have actively participated in the Glidden Group and continue to do so. My eldest daughter, currently a high school student and dedicated middle school youth group leader, frequently visits our office and offers her support. Although it had been my hope for my son to join me in this venture, he has set his sights on NASA, pursuing his dreams of space exploration and even attending Space Camp. As for my youngest daughter, although she has only shown a modest interest in my line of work, she enthusiastically competes in endurance horse racing events across the Pacific Northwest.

Regenerate response

Contact Brian: brian@gliddengroup.com

Leslie Wolf

Originally from Seattle, I moved to Alaska in 1979 and finally settled in Coeur d’Alene in 1996. I have an extensive background with seniors, starting at a nursing home and moving to be an activity director and business administrator at an assisted living facility. I have worked in the medical field for 40 years, many of which helping with those with alzheimers and dementia. I teamed up with Brian in April of 2019. I am passionate about my relationship with Christ and am active in my local church. In my spare time, I love reading, crocheting, and being with my grandchildren while teaching them how to bake. I enjoy embarking on many traveling adventures with my family and am always ready and willing to take on anything.

Contact Leslie: leslie@gliddengroup.com

Mike Gruhlke

I was born in Minnesota, and at a very young age my family moved to California. Between the Navy and civilian retail jobs I have over 50 years of customer service experience. I love to help people, and I believe in the importance of caring for people and their needs. I am married to my lovely wife Lori, have two beautiful daughters Jennifer and Cassandra, and have eight grandchildren. I am so happy to be working for the Glidden Group.

Contact Mike: admin.team@gliddengroup.com

Christine Woeller

I have grown up and lived in North Idaho since 1994. I graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in mathematics and teaching, as well as an MBA in finance from Gonzaga. I joined Brian in April of 2019 and have enjoyed getting to help ease the insurance process that can be stressful to many people. In my spare time, I like to stay involved with local community events and organizations such as YoungLife, The Teacher Fund, and Coeur d’Alene High School. In my spare spare time, I like cooking, playing ping pong, and playing the accordion.

Contact Christine: christine@gliddengroup.com

Alec Forshag

I was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. I went to school for my bachelor’s in Business Management at Washington State University. My passion is helping people. I love to create. I have spent countless hours learning how to serve people in Medicare and Individual Health Insurance. I am extremely grateful to serve our community in Idaho and Washington State alongside the team here at Glidden Group.

Contact Alec: alec@gliddengroup.com

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402 W Canfield Ave # 2, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815



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