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 graduating from high school in 1995 in northern Illinois, I followed my father and grandfather’s footsteps into managing large-scale HVAC mechanical projects. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to learn the importance of time management, working well with many kinds of people, and how to understand that it is small, individual elements that make for a complete and successful project.

In 2011, my family ventured to north Idaho to vacation on Twin Lakes. My wife and I, as well as our three children, fell in love with the area and wanted to make the Idaho dream a reality. So, in April of 2014, we went from city slickers to living in the mountains and raising cattle, allowing my children to experience a fuller and more complex life. Though I continued my HVAC work, my satisfaction with it diminished because of the required travel and time away from my family. It was definitely time for a change.

I began my transition to insurance business in February of 2016 and started Glidden Group in 2019. Growing my team has been both challenging and rewarding, but the most gratifying aspect of this life altering change has been helping people acquire the insurance coverage and protection they need and want. Through this journey and working with so many people I have realized that the Einstein quote is correct – “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”.

My family, which includes my wife and three children, have been and continue to be active participants in the Glidden Group. My oldest daughter, a high school student and Real Life middle school youth group leader, frequently visits our office and helps out as she can. It was my hope that my son would work with me someday, but as of now he is shooting for the stars with NASA and has even attended Space Camp. My youngest daughter, though she has shown a little interest in my work, competes all over the Pacific Northwest in endurance horse racing. It is my wife, however, who manages to keep the show that is all of our lives functioning smoothly. She keeps the team running, giving me the opportunity to not only run the Glidden Group but enjoy our family to the fullest.

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

Dereck Tonasket

I was born and raised in Coeur d Alene, Idaho. I went to school for my bachelor’s in Ministry Leadership at Grand Canyon University as well as Northwest University. I am married to my beautiful wife Hailey. My passion is people. I love to create. I believe that we as people are better together, and I am available to help my community and lead a life of humility and grace. I am extremely grateful to serve our community alongside the team here at Glidden Group.

Contact Dereck: dereck@gliddengroup.com

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1118 W Ironwood Drive Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814



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