History and Direction

In the spring of 1989, I was a Junior at the University of Colorado working toward dual degrees in Environmental Conservation and Creative Writing. Unsure of my path and restless, I opted to take a semester off for a month long kayak adventure in Baja Mexico followed by an internship with the National Park Service at a National Monument that I'd never even heard of called Joshua Tree. It's probably accurate to say that semester did more to steer my life than any other.

Between my time paddling in Mexico and that spent in the Mojave desert, my introduction to the arid country was entirely enchanting and life altering. Just as I was immersing myself in that "desert solitaire" however, and planning a trip to actually meet personally with my literary hero at the time, Edward Abbey, he died on March 14 of that year. Less than 10 days later, the Exxon Valdez struck Bligh Reef and belched out nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound focusing the world's attention north toward an environmental disaster the full consequences of which are still not understood some 20+ years later. Though unknown to me at the time, my path was set.

After finishing my degrees a year later, I immediately headed north to Alaska on behalf of a small environmental journal out of Boulder. Thus began my love affair with the Last Frontier and a decade plus of building a life, a home and several successful guiding businesses there. Fast forward another decade, and you'd have found me back in CA building an insurance agency branded with iconic images from that Mojave landscape that I have never been able to shake.

And so, Mojave West Insurance Services, now has it's home and accounting office in my adopted playground of Haines, Alaska and proudly services clients throughout Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California. As we continue to expand our operations and staff down the West Coast however, don't expect to see us suddenly taking up corporate office space in some high-rise monstrosity. Instead, you'll find our tech savvy agents and staff using our cloud based infrastructure to ensure better service for our clients than they've ever had before by delivering it straight to their desktops 24/7. Meanwhile, you'll find our sustainable focus being maintained as we minimize our own carbon footprint and impact by running all of our annex offices out of highly efficient co-working spaces in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles. It's a new model for a new century and we believe in it 100%.

So please keep your eye on us and stay in touch! We're excited to continue sharing our dream of "Insurance for a Sustainable Future". With your help, our model will continue to expand as more and more clients find that both our ideals and our expectations for customer service are in line with their own. We believe that the green revolution is here, and we're excited to be a part of it! We hope that you'll join us.


Zbigniew Rozbicki
Founder and Principal
Mojave West Insurance Services

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