Kirby Brown

Kirby Brown is a benefits Specialist for Starr Investments and Benefits.

After graduating high school in the small town of Brewster Washington, Kirby spent 2 years at Wenatchee Valley Community College and transferred to Eastern Washington University.  He graduated there, with a degree in business administration with a focus in operations and human resources management.  He immediately entered the insurance and benefit’s industry in 1994, where he has spent the last 25 years.  He took a position as a sales director for a regional carrier managing 5 states. However, he missed working one on one with his clients, and moved back to the retail side of the industry.

Kirby’s passion is providing 1st class service and finding solutions for his business and personal clients as each have unique needs, at different stages of life. 

As a Registered Representative with United Planners Financial Services, and working under his mentor Jim Starr, he assists in helping individuals, families and businesses with their investment goals. Kirby is also a licensed Insurance producer for all lines of Property & Casualty, Life, Health & Disability products.  He has an over abundant portfolio of products for businesses when it comes to Group Health, Life, Dental, and Short and Long Term Disability. He has benefits for individuals and families and is also licensed and certified to offer Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage Plans in Washington and Idaho for retirees.

Kirby spends his time working outside, enjoying the outdoors, golfing, fishing and boating.  He loves life and enjoys spending time with his family and looks forward to another 25 years in this ever changing business!

Tyann Bennett

Tyann Bennett is the Office Administrator for Starr Investments & Benefits. Working closely with our Broker/Dealer relations and keeping our firm FINRA and SEC compliant. She is also the Executive Assistant to Jim Starr and Kirby Brown and handles all our Life Insurance application processes.

After 25+ years in the dental industry as an Office Manager, Tyann went back to school and received her Accounting Clerks Certificate.  Upon graduating she was offered a position with Starr Investments & Benefits and went on to get her Washington State Life, Health and Annuity License.

Tyann’s passion is to be able to provide outstanding and personal customer service for our clients, new and existing and to continue to learn about the ever-changing world of Investments and Benefits.

Outside of the office Tyann enjoys spending time with Family & Friends. Enjoys the outdoors, camping, boating and wine tasting! She lives by, “You're never to old to go back to school, or start a new career at any stage of your life, always continue to learn!”

Jim Starr

Jim Starr is a Financial Professional and founder of Starr Investments & Benefits. Jim graduated with honors from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Economics and minor in Mathematics and Business Administration. Jim was President and founded Insureco Inc., an Insurance and Investment firm started in 1980. He sold his insurance interest in 2014 and started Starr Investments & Benefits. Jim holds an all lines Insurance brokers license, and a Series 6 and Series 63 Securities license as well. He is licensed in multiple states to do business.

Jim’s passion is to work with Business Owners and like-minded individuals that value our experience in using tax strategies with retirement plans and Individual IRAs’ and annuities’. And also offering the wrap around benefits that other Investment Firms do not offer, such as Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage plans along with Dental and Health Insurance.

Jim spends his time off time working outside, hiking, biking, boating, traveling and exercising. Most of these activities are done on the weekends where he lives at his Seven Bays Washington home. Jim is President of Ridgeview Heights HOA and Treasurer of Ridgeview Estates HOA on beautiful Lake Roosevelt.