Our Team

Timothy Batanian

Financial Advisor

Tim joined New York Life as an agent in 1991 and specializes in holistic financial planning. Tim is committed to helping his clients with risk management, wealth accumulation, and asset protection, while managing income and sharing income tax strategies. As a Member Agent of The Nautilus Group®, a service of New York Life Insurance Company, Tim has access to an exclusive, advanced planning resource for estate conservation and business continuation strategies. Tim is also an Investment Advisor Representative with Eagle Strategies, LLC, allowing him to provide financial planning services. Tim has been recognized for high levels of production as a member of New York Life's Chairman's Council (most recently in 2020), the Million Dollar Round Table, as well as Top of the Table.

Tim is a graduate of Hillsdale College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Marketing and Psychology. During his time at Hillsdale College, he played football and was a member of the 1985 National Championship Team. Tim is married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, and they have 4 children, Lucas, Max, Zach, and Sarah.

The Million Dollar Round Table is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.

Awards and Accolades

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Jill Nowogroski

Executive Operations Manager

Jill Nowogroski is the Executive Operations Manager for Batanian Financial Group. She works with the high net worth clients and corporate executives facilitating portfolio analysis, retirement planning, estate planning and data base management.

For over a decade Jill has utilized her core values of integrity, professionalism, and aptitude in the financial and hospitality industries to demonstrate an effective blend of proficiency and customer service that, along with a winning team, has enabled the Batanian Financial Group to serve its clients and community in a manner befitting the group’s mission and ethical guidelines.

Jill joined the Batanian Financial Group family in 2018 and is a significant asset to the team in facilitating the organization's success. Reflecting her continued strive for improvement, Jill holds her Life & Disability license and SIE certification and is currently furthering her education through work related studies.

A Tacoma native, Jill attended the Annie Wright School and ultimately Eastern Washington University where, through her work ethic and perseverance, she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance. On her down time, Jill enjoys spending time with friends and family, feeding her hunger for world travel, and relaxing with a good book.


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Yvonne Gonzalez

Office Manager

Yvonne joined the Batanian Financial Group in May of 2018. She quickly established herself as a very valuable team member with rare dedication. Her hard work and high standards were soon recognized and in under two years as an Administrative Assistant has been promoted to Office Manager. She oversees the office processes and procedures and directs the team effort to provide excellent policy service to our clients.

Although Yvonne was new to the insurance industry, she is a quick study and continues to learn and adapt with grace. During her time at Batanian Financial Group she has developed excellent working knowledge of the financial and insurance industries. Yvonne has a great rapport with our clientele and staff members alike.

A transplant from the San Francisco Bay area, Yvonne now calls Fircrest home. She lives here with one husband, two children, and three rambunctious dogs. Yvonne's background includes working as a Lead Marketing Resource Manager for eBay and in Product Management and as a Client Services Manager at Apple. Yvonne diligently serves our valued clients with enthusiasm and integrity making her a great fit for Batanian Financial Group. In her spare time Yvonne likes watching movies, playing trivia games, taking naps and getting to know her new home, Washington.


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Rachel Ng

Senior Administrative Assistant

Rachel Ng has been an administrative assistant for Batanian Financial Group since the summer of 2019. Her principle duties include scheduling appointments and preparing Tim to meet with clients, but once he is prepped and out the door her focus changes to assisting clients that are filing a claim or updating their policy. Rachel is married to her childhood sweetheart, Josh, and when she is off the clock she enjoys traveling to historical sites, sampling obscure cheeses, and patronizing the local farmer’s market.


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Ricky Persaud

Director of Marketing

Ricky joined the Batanian Financial Group Family in October of 2019. With an intrigued mindset for exploring a career in the world of finance, Ricky has hit the ground running at BFG. Throughout the process of attaining his Washington State Insurance License, he has gained the tools and knowledge to be of service and of value to this organization and our clients. Ricky is a Licensed Service Assistant and has been Tim’s main catalyst for all marketing essentials. Utilizing all relevant social media platforms, Ricky has made sure Batanian Financial Group is expanding in order to reach as many people as possible that may benefit from our services. Ricky is constantly on an everyday exploration to how BFG can continue to grow and become the key solution to many families, individuals, and businesses.

A Southern California native, Ricky attended Azusa Pacific University where he learned architecture and was a coach in his spare time to an adolescent football team. Ricky has come to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to build a career in the financial industry and to be an added asset to the Batanian Financial Group. Ricky’s infectious positive energy and professionalism in conjunction with his effortless skill to provide stellar customer service solidifies that there is more success to come his way here at the Batanian Financial Group family.


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Laura Batanian

Administrative Assistant

Tim and his wife Laura met during their high school years in Toledo Ohio. Laura has most recently been with New York Life since February 2018. She had previously worked with Tim for a few years in the early 1990’s. During that time she also worked as a pharmacist, graduating from the University of Toledo. Beginning in 1998 she spent the next 20 years raising their 4 children and staying active with family activities and volunteering.

Laura’s primary responsibilities include policy service work and marketing as well as helping prepare Agent Batanian for his weekly appointments. She is in the office part-time and helps the team in any way she can, excited to be back working with Tim and serving the clients of Batanian Financial Group.

In her free time Laura enjoys spending time with Tim and their children. She loves animals, the outdoors, and hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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Susan Napiontek

Administrative Assistant

Susan was born and raised in Olympia, WA, moving to Montesano when she married her late husband Gregg, who passed away in 2007 from Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. She and Gregg raised two children, Alyssa, and Kyle. In 2014 Susan married her husband Rick, extending her family to five children and six grandchildren. Susan is semi-retired working two days a week as her Church's Secretary/Treasurer, maintaining BFG's financial books, and spending the remainder of her time working in their workshop. When not working or getting covered in cedar/alder dust, Susan enjoys playing with the grandchildren, camping, traveling and following the World of Outlaw Sprint Car circuit.

Susan joined New York Life in 2008, working for another agent's office in Montesano.  She continued to work for NYL when Tim took over the Montesano office, working three days a week until the office was moved to Gig Harbor.  Susan maintains the practices financial books: preparing payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, as well as preparing financial reports and statements.